Hard water contains minerals, heavy metals, chlorine and other contaminants.
What are the signs? Soap not lathering sufficiently, clothes feeling rough to the touch, buildup of limescale, hair and skin issues.
Water dissolves chemical compounds. When rain falls onto sedimentary rock, it dissolves small amounts Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Lead, Copper and more.
From there, the water(containing minerals) travels through the ground, into rivers, lakes and reservoirs eventually coming through our pipes at home to be used for drinking, cooking, washing and heating.
To prevent contamination, water companies add a disinfectant, such as Chlorine or Chloramine, to kill germs such as Salmonella, Campylobacter and Norovirus.
While helpful in destroying harmful bacteria, chlorinated water is drying to our skin and hair.
Chlorine byproducts gets released as a gas in hot water, prolonged exposure can also lead to health risks.
Hard water can contain heavy metals such as copper, lead, arsenic and more. These are a result of human-led processes — such as pesticides that enter the water supply through chemical waste from factories, city sewage, or rusty old pipes.
Here’s why we exist:
Solent Water softeners will help to rescues skin and hair from the drying effects of hard water.
Our customers notice:
Your hair isn’t ‘just like that.’ After using soft water our customers notice: