This week we will bust the top 5 myths that we run into when it comes to water treatment and focus on the facts instead.
1. MYTH: YOU CAN NEVER FULLY WASH OUT SOAP USING SOFT WATER.
FACT: Showering in soft water can make your skin feel “slippery” and may give you the
sensation that soap and shampoo are never truly rinsed away. In fact, by removing the
hardness from your water, a softener removes the barrier to the moisturizing agents
within soap and shampoo. With hard water, soap residue leaves skin dry, and hair dull.
But with soft water, you get to experience your skin and hair how they were always
meant to be experienced – shiny and full of life. Clean, soft water is the instant boost
your body never knew it needed.
2. MYTH: SOFTENED WATER TASTES SALTY.
FACT: Some believe that because a water softener uses salt to remove water hardness,
that the water that comes from a water softener must also taste salty. This is markedly
false. In fact, most do not realize how little sodium is in soft water. The average amount
of sodium in a quart of water from a water softener is 75 to 100 mg. That’s less sodium
than a slice of white bread. Another solution? Add a Reverse Osmosis water filter for
completely sodium-free drinking water.
3. MYTH: WATER SOFTENERS WASTE LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER.
FACT: Hague’s technological advances in water softeners began in 1960 and are more
energy-efficient than most conventional water softeners on the market. With the use of
patented technology such as directional flow screens, our systems are fast, use minimal
salt and waste little water.
4. MYTH: SALT-FREE AND SALT-BASED WATER SOFTENERS ARE THE SAME.
FACT: While many salt-free or saltless water systems do exist, they are almost always
“descalers,” not true water softeners. This means that they only break down the hardness
from the water entering your home. They do help prevent the buildup of scale in pipes
and appliances, but all the other benefits of soft water are forfeited.
5. MYTH: BOTTLED WATER IS MORE CONVENIENT, CHEAPER, AND CLEANER
THAN SOFT WATER.
FACT: Bottled water may be convenient, but it is definitely not cheap. Buying bottled water
can result in paying 240 to 10,000 times more per-liter than making the most of your tap
water. Not to mention the negative effects on the environment by using and throwing away
all those plastic bottles. Bottled water can sometimes be perceived as “pure water” or
“purified water,” but in most cases, bottled water is no purer than tap water.
If you have any questions about the facts of treating the water in your home or you would like a water treatment system serviced or installed, contact EPA Water Consultants, your Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey dealer of water softeners and water filtration systems. We provide service all over the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including towns like Quakertown, Allentown and Newtown, PA.
EPA Water Consultants have been working with homeowners, home builders and businesses for years throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey to solve multiple water-related problems. Each install is completed by an EPA Water employee as if it was our home – no subcontractors! With our 100% water quality guarantee, EPA Water Consultants will provide the best water available to you and your home or business!