The water crisis is a major problem nowadays. The shortage of fresh water is increasing day by day. The amount of water safe for consumption is decreasing rapidly. There is no sense in wasting fresh water to wash our clothes, taking baths, washing dishes and doing other stuff. Freshwater can only be used for drinking purposes. But hard water is also not good for use, then what should we do. The answer here is to use water purification systems so, we can save more freshwater.
How you can check the hardness of water?
If the water smells or tastes unusual then it must be because of its high mineral content. Hard water tastes unpleasant and smells funny as compared to soft water. Another simple way to tell if the water is hard is by checking how much lather is generated with soap because hard water generates less lather than soft water.
If you want accurate measurements of the hardness of water then you can use a TDS meter to measure the hardness of the water. A TDS meter will tell you the amount of total dissolved solids in water which are mainly salts, minerals, and other dissolved impurities.
How hard water affects household appliances?
Hard water can damage any appliance that uses water or in reach of water for example taps, pipes, showerheads, kettles, geysers, steam irons, water heaters, coffee makers, washing machines, faucets, etc. So it’s better to install a whole house water softener system. It will prevent your house from damage caused by hard water and also save your money. For example, if hard water clogs your pipes completely then you have to replace those pipes which will cost you a massive amount of money. Hard water also reduces the lifespan of appliances which results in replacing them more often so, you should use a whole house water softener system.