Water Softeners: The Hidden Hazards

Water Softeners  The Hidden Hazards - Water Softeners: The Hidden Hazards

More and more homeowners are seeking an ecofriendly water softener alternative to combat their hard water problems. This shift comes as people recognize the benefits of an electronic descaling system, which is an effective limescale eliminator that also prevents new scale from forming.

We are continuing our series of articles covering some of the hidden health hazards of water softeners. Our previous article discussed how water softeners are not heart healthy and can also be inefficient, especially when compared to a hard water descaler. Today, we will explore more hidden hazards of water softeners.

Bacterial Growth

Another potential health risk associated with water softeners is bacterial growth in the brine tank. The brine tank is where salt is stored for use in the ion exchange process. If it is not properly maintained, bacteria can grow in the high-concentration salt solution and contaminate your drinking water when the unit regenerates (cleans itself). An electronic descaling system does not have a brine tank and does not require ongoing maintenance.

Can Be Harmful to Aquatic Life

Salt-based water softening systems are the most common type of system, and they work by exchanging sodium ions for hardness minerals in the water. While this is an effective way to soften water, it can also have a negative impact on the environment. The sodium that is added to the water can eventually end up in rivers and lakes, where it can be harmful to aquatic life. In addition, salt-based systems require a lot of energy to operate, which can contribute to climate change. A hard water descaler such as ScaleBlaster is an ecofriendly water softener alternative that is not harmful to either humans or wildlife.

If you have hard water issues, then a hard water descaler is hands down the most effective, cost-friendly, and efficient ecofriendly water softener alternative to consider. Not only is an electronic descaling system a limescale eliminator, but it prevents new scale from forming.  Homeowner models of the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler are available in-store at Home Depot and online at Home Depot and Lowe’s.

If you manage a commercial or industrial operation, we have commercial/industrial hard water descaling models available as well. Contact the commercial / industrial ScaleBlaster dealer nearest to you or e-mail sales@scaleblaster.com today!