Hidden Health Hazards of Water Softeners

Hidden Health Hazards of Water Softeners - Hidden Health Hazards of Water Softeners

When searching for a solution for hard water issues, many homeowners assume that water softeners provide their only option to combat their problems. Many are unaware that there is an ecofriendly water softener alternative that is an effective limescale eliminator which also prevents new scale from forming. An electronic water descaler is safe and, unlike water softeners, does not pose any health risks to your family or pets. Our next series of articles will cover some of the hidden health hazards of water softeners.

We begin by noting that water softeners work by exchanging the magnesium and calcium ions in hard water for sodium ions. This process is known as ion exchange. As a result, water softener systems can increase the sodium content of your water, which in itself comes with some hidden hazards.

Not Heart Healthy

If you are on a low-sodium diet or have certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, this can be a concern. People on a low-sodium diet must limit their sodium intake. One cup of softened water can contain up half of the recommended intake. An electronic descaling system, on the otherhand, does not add sodium to your water.

Inefficient Softening

Ion exchange via a water softener is not 100% effective. Some magnesium and calcium ions will remain in the softened water. Additionally, the exchange resin beads in the softener tank can become fouled with iron and other minerals over time, reducing their efficiency. As a result, you may still experience some hard water problems even after installing a water softener system. An electronic water descaler is an efficient, ecofriendly water softener alternative that does not use any chemicals or resin and requires no ongoing maintenance.

Our next article will cover more hidden hazards of water softeners.

If you are seeking an effective, healthy, and affordable ecofriendly water softener alternative, look no further. ScaleBlaster is a hard water descaler that does not add chemicals to your water supply and is easy to install. Best of all, this electronic water descaler is an extremely effective limescale eliminator that also prevents new scale from forming. Homeowners can purchase residential models in-store at Home Depot and online at Home Depot and Lowe’s.

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