Is Hard Water Bad for You?

Is Hard Water Bad for You?

By: Baylee Maust

No, but it could be bad for your plumbing and fixtures.

Hard water is simply water that has high levels of calcium and magnesium. And even though these minerals are not harmful to us (in fact, they can be quite good for us), hard water can corrode faucets, shower heads, and pipes. These necessary household appliances can become costly to repair and ultimately reduce the longevity of the plumbing in our homes. So how do you know if you have hard water?

Have you ever noticed dried spots on your fancy glasses after a dishwasher cycle? Or maybe you've felt a slimy residue after washing your hands even though you’re sure you rinsed off all the soap. These conditions are signs of hard water.

How is hard water created?

Before the tap water enters our faucets, it starts out as rain from the sky. Once on the ground, the water is filtered through rocks and soil, where it dissolves and absorbs minerals. If the water is left unfiltered, these minerals remain in our tap water.

As mentioned before, some of these tap water minerals are beneficial, while others, like arsenic and lead, can be harmful. It turns out, our tap water is filled with all sorts of things, good and bad. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with tap water sediments and contaminants.

To get rid of hard water in your dishwasher, fill a bowl with white vinegar, place it in your dishwasher, and run a load with your other kitchenware. White vinegar is an inexpensive trick to make water spots disappear without spending too much money on costly chemical water-softening treatments.

Another sign of contaminants is tap water that’s cloudy, foggy, or even milky in appearance. This "white" water may be a sign of TDS, or total dissolved solids, present in your tap water. These common dissolved solids are sediments like dirt, iron, manganese, and algae that can slip into your drinking water and lower your home’s water quality.

A clean water source is crucial to keeping your plumbing in good working order and help you feeling energized, refreshed, and healthy. If you’re not totally confident that your home has high-quality drinking water, it's time to invest in a water cooler supplier that prioritizes removing contaminants for healthier drinking water.

Brio Water Technology’s coolers are equipped with a water-filter system that removes many tap water contaminants, foul smells, and impure tastes. Bottleless coolers are easy to install directly into your home’s water line so you can begin refueling with water that’s clean, cold, and fresh. You’ll also reduce bottled water costs, plastic waste, and your chances of catching a waterborne illness.

Recommended Product: 400 Series Brio Reverse Osmosis Water Cooler

You deserve to feel confident that your home’s drinking water is contaminant-free. Brio ensures that the water you drink looks, smells, and tastes excellent beyond your expectations.

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1 comment

I was surprised when you said that hard water is bad for plumbing. My son and his wife have hard water in their home. This info should convince them to have a water softening system installed soon.

– Deanna Lynne

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