Benefits to your Body
- Personal Grooming - The first noticeable effect of hard water is that it impedes proper sudsing for bathing and washing hair. Soap and hardness minerals combine to form a curd that sticks to the body, leaving an unclean, sticky feeling. More soap is required. Hair washed in hard water is encrusted with that same curd, which makes hair brittle, hard to keep clean, difficult to manage, and robs it of natural highlights. More shampoo is necessary. Hair washed in softened water is thoroughly clean, smooth, natural looking and easy to manage. Many persons remember collecting rainwater in a barrel to use for washing hair and clothing. There was a reason for it. Rainwater is naturally soft.
- Clothing - The gray in clothing results from hard water impeding the cleansing action of soaps and detergents and combining with them to deposit a curd on the clothing. To try to overcome the problem, one must use more cleaning agents, resulting in greater cost. The life of your clothing and household linens is reduced by hard water. The minerals in hard water act as an abrasive on clothing, causing fibers to break. Hard water can cut the life of clothing by as much as one third and linens can wear out twice the normal rate, depending on how hard the water is. Softened water can increase the serviceable life of clothing and linens while keeping them cleaner, softer and brighter.
- Cleansing - Today's householder spends less time in the home because of outside employment or other activities. We value our time more than ever. But hard water can rob us of it. Softened water can ease our household chores and cut the time it takes to do them. A year-long study was made at six motels in the Chicago area to determine what savings could be expected from the use of softened water. Savings in maid service, housekeeping supplies and plumbing repairs and supplies ranged from 5.7% to 28.5% -- an average savings of 15% -- attributable to softening water. The greatest saving was in the cost of maid service because softened water had prevented formation of the ever-present curd on sinks, tubs and faucets that was difficult, and sometimes impossible, to remove. Softened water in your home could save for you by shortening the time you spend in cleansing and reducing the cost for cleaning materials. Another thing, softened water eliminates annoying and embarrassing spotting of silverware and glassware. They sparkle with softened water.