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The Effects of Hard Water

By June 1, 2021blog

Hard water is water with a high mineral content (in contrast with “soft water”). It forms when water percolates through deposits of limestone, chalk, or gypsum. These substances are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates, bicarbonates and sulfates.

Every day we think nothing of pulling a glass from the cabinet, filling it with the water from the tap and refreshing our bodies with the requirement of life. What we likely do not consider is the quality of the water we are consuming.

Approximately one in eight people, consumes hard water, which has been identified to be a significant etiological factor around the globe causing many diseases such as cardiovascular problems, diabetes, reproductive failure, neural diseases, and renal dysfunction to list just a few. (National Center for Biotechnology Information) The human body is brilliant in its ability to evolve and adapt to the environment, not so much for our physical space. The mechanical equipment, fixtures, and piping do not have the capability to evolve and correct for excessive Hard Water.

The affects of hard water in our pipes have devasting consequences. Water heaters have reduced life expectancy, and degrading of plumbing fixtures are all signs of the influences of hard water. The good news is there is a solution for these conditions. A comprehensive evaluation of your supply water can be the first step towards a healthy environment. Water softeners, POS water filtration, and periodic maintenance are proven tools in the battle.

Aligning your facility with a professional water chemistry technician is recommended. These contractors have proven results from years of studying and providing corrective actions. MSD, Incis has a solution for your facility! Let our professionals develop the right solution for your needs.