If you’re like most Americans, your home is the biggest and most important investment you’ll make in your life. It’s where you spend quality time with your partner, raise your children, entertain your friends, and make memories that last a lifetime. That’s why it’s no surprise you invest considerable time and money to ensure your home provides a safe, healthy living environment for you and your family.
The dangers of hard water
Unfortunately, there’s one often-overlooked factor that can compromise both your family’s health and the condition of your home: hard water. Hard water is water that contains high levels of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, almost 90 percent of U.S. homes have hard water. The hardest water is found in the area that stretches from Southern California to Texas and Kansas.
Over time, hard water causes serious damage to your property. Because it contains high levels of minerals, there’s a greater accumulation of limescale buildup in pipes, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. This compromises performance and energy efficiencies, accelerates deterioration, and shortens the life of your plumbing system and appliances. In addition, hard water affects anything that’s washed in it. Dishes, glassware, and silverware are dull, and laundry feels grimy to the touch. It can make your skin dry and itchy; plus, it can cause your nails and hair to become brittle.
Hard water can also impact your health. While there may be some health benefits to consuming water with moderate levels of calcium and magnesium, recent research suggests that the other minerals in hard water — such as aluminum — could contribute to serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
High levels of minerals aren’t the only thing that can impact the quality-and safety — of your water, however. Some of the most concerning contaminants are man-made chemical elements or compounds such as pesticides, bleach, nitrogen, and even toxins from drugs. Depending on the levels and the length of time the water is consumed, these contaminants can have serious, even life-threatening consequences.
Minimize the Impact of Hard Water
Fortunately, you can proactively protect your family and your property from hard water and contaminated water by installing a descaler and filtration system. WAVE Home Solutions provides two high quality hard water systems that prevent and remove limescale buildup. The HydroCare Smart Descaler® utilizes a revolutionary, patent pending and FCC approved, electrochemical signal to remove existing limescale and prevent future buildup. A built-in computer monitors signal strength and the continuous dynamic signal remains
strong throughout the entire house. The LSX System not only removes and prevents limescale buildup, but it also remediates chlorides, phosphates, sulfates, silica, and silicates.
If you have other problems with your water, regardless of whether you get your water from your municipality or a private well, WAVE Home Solutions offers whole house systems that provide you with clean, healthier water from every faucet.
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