Benefits of Soft Water – old
Better for you, your home, your family and your household budget
HARD VS SOFT WATER
The UK has hard and soft water areas. In its natural form, rain water is completely soft – only when it hits the ground does it absorb the minerals which create hard water.
In hard water areas the ground is typically a composition of chalk and magnesium, which is very easily absorbed. By contrast, in soft water areas the earth is typically hard stone, such as granite. Find out more about the different hard and soft areas of the UK.
SOFTER, SMOOTHER SKIN & HAIR
Did you know that the residue from hard water stays on your skin and clogs your pores? This is a factor in many skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and very dry skin. The scum can also serve as a home for bacteria, leading to nappy rash and itchiness, the mineral build-up in hard water can cause your hair cuticles to stand up, making your hair feel rough and dry.
Softened water can help alleviate skin conditions, leaving your skin and hair feeling smooth and soft.
ELIMINATE LIMESCALE, SAVE MONEY
Hard water leaves behind limescale deposits which prevent your appliances working efficiently, costing you money. It causes scaling of heater elements in kettles, dishwashers and washing machines, as well as in your pipes and boiler.
Softened water helps appliances and boilers work more efficiently and last longer.
SPEND LESS TIME CLEANING
The limescale that builds up on your kitchen surfaces, taps and shower is caused by the calcium and magnesium compounds in hard water. Getting rid of these deposits takes an awful lot of time, elbow grease and cleaning products. If you leave it too long, it can even become impossible to remove at all.
Softened water avoids limescale buildup, saving you time, effort and money.
SAVE OVER 50% ON HOUSEHOLD BILLS
Having softened water can save you money as your appliances last longer and are less likely to break, as limescale won’t be blocking your boiler and pipes. They will run more efficiently which results in a cost saving on your heating bills, as well as less washing powder, cleaning products, shampoo and soap.
You could save up to 53% a month on household bills at the same time as helping to improve the environment for future generations.