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Hard Water and Health Issues: Are They Related?

Many homeowners may not be aware of the impact of hard water and the threat it has on their health. The following blog post introduces hard water, defines the health risk, and gives consumers a way to manage it properly. 

What Is Hard Water?  

Subsequently, “hard” water is high in dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and other metallic content. According to a recent study done by the USGS.gov, “if chemicals are located around a water-supply well, hard water can be distributed to homes.” Therefore, the high mineral content is what puts homeowners at risk. Hard water forms over time from natural minerals, but eventually can create problems. It can impact the municipal supply and well water. If left untreated, hard water has the potential to: 

  • leave behind ugly stains in your sink or tub 
  • increase utility costs 
  • restoration costs 

What Are The Health Risks? 

The World Health Organization says; “that hard water has no adverse effects.” However, a recent study done worldwide indicates 1 out of 8 people that consume hard water are at greater risk of getting illnesses. This includes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, hard water can worsen these conditions for current sufferers. It’s also hard on your skin, causing rashes or breakouts. 

Can My Hard Water Be Treated/Managed?

Many people currently manage their hard water with water softener powder or liquids. Some people choose to use a mechanical ion exchange softening unit. It is important to keep an eye on your water and know the signs of water issues so that you can treat it right away.

Call Mosman Well Works Today!

At Mosman Well Works, customers get the service they need without unnecessary equipment. If you are experiencing issues with your well water, we are here to help! Get immediate service on:

  • well water systems 
  • well pumps
  • storage tanks 
  • water filtration 
  • water testing 

With Mosman Well Works, customers receive a no-obligation consultation.

You’re invited to contact us for more details today!