Eliminate Limescale & Purify Water
Common Problems with water:
- Hard Water – Limescale & Spotting
- Odors & Taste
- Iron/Rust Stains
Hard Water Problems:
Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. While these minerals are healthy, they can cause the following problems:
- Mineral buildup on fixtures and dishes
- Inefficient operation of water-using appliances
- Freshly laundered clothes that look dingy and feel harsh and scratchy
- Higher energy costs and additional repairs on plumbing, and appliances
The ideal solution is not to remove these healthy minerals but to prevent them from forming limescale buildup.
Chlorine is a highly efficient disinfectant, and it is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria that the water or its transport pipes might contain.
However, this disinfecting has not come without a price. The risk of developing cancer is 93% higher in people who are exposed to chlorinated water.
"Although concentrations of these carcinogens are low...it is precisely these low levels which cancer scientists believe are responsible for the majority of human cancers in the United States." Report Issued By The Environmental Defense Fund
"Chlorine itself is not believed to be the problem. Scientists suspect that the actual cause of the bladder cancers is a group of chemicals that form as result of reactions between the chlorine and natural substances and pollutants in the water." (organic matter such as leaves and twigs.) St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press, December 17, 1987
Common exposures to chlorinated water include drinking tap water. Even taking a long bath or shower increases a person's risk for chlorine exposure because chlorine can enter the body through skin absorption or through the eyes, nose, and ears.
Odors & Taste:
Does your water smell and taste bad?
Common sources of bad taste and odors are sulfur, decaying organisms, bacteria and chlorine. Sulfur can be naturally occurring in many areas, and sometimes peaks during certain times of the year. Sulfur accounts for the rotten egg smell that water can acquire, along with a bitter taste. Chlorine smell comes from chlorination, the most universally used water purification method. Excessive amounts may be used and the lingering smell comes from a high concentration remaining in your pipes.
Another common source of odd smells and tastes in tap water is metals from the pipes used to carry your tap water. Copper, iron, and lead have all been found in tap water, and lend unique smells and tastes.
Stains from Iron:
If your water is leaving you with rust stains, then you have iron in the water. Iron can leave your laundry with yellow, orange, or brown stains. When iron starts to corrode, it forms rust, a substance that often causes the unsightly brownish stains.
When we turn on the faucet, we expect clear, cool, life sustaining water to flow. We can go without food for many days; but we cannot live for a week without water. However, run-off and acid rain as well as pollutants from many other sources flow into our streams, lakes, and aquifers.
Of the many infectious microorganisms found in the environment, bacteria and viruses may be found in water. These microorganisms can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. In healthy adults, these illnesses are usually mild and do not last long. In infants, children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems, these illnesses can be more severe.