Problems Associated With Water Softeners

by Editor on April 30, 2013


If you’re a homeowner, you may be familiar with the idea of ‘hard’ water versus ‘soft.’ Some people say that minerals like calcium, magnesium and other contaminants can build up in pipes and result in a compound that damages the equipment it passes through. This can affect the taste of what you drink as well as the quality of what you use to bathe, clean and take care of your pets and plants.

While many can agree that it’s necessary to soften water that’s hard due to a build up of minerals, not everyone agrees on the best method to do that. Some methods have problems associated with them such as waste, a negative environmental impact, use of chemicals or unsafe materials or simply being ineffective. In addition, many solutions to this problem are extremely costly or inconvenient, such as drinking only bottled sources. Because of these problems, some cities have even banned the use of certain softeners altogether, due to the harmful discharge they can leave behind.

A company like LifeSource Water provides a service and system to soften your H20 source that is known to have far fewer downsides associated with it. Here are some reasons why investing in such a filtration system makes sense when compared to other methods.

  • More for your money: A system like this not only softens your H20 source, but also acts as a comprehensive filtration system, providing extra benefits.
  • No salt: Using salt to soften your source of the wet stuff can result in an unpleasant, briny discharge. This system is salt-free, so it is permitted for use even in cities that ban conventional softening systems.
  • Cheaper than other methods: Some methods are effective softeners, but cost way too much to be a feasible solution for many homeowners. This method not only softens at a reasonable rate, but also gives you an added bonus of filtering your entire system.
  • No maintenance necessary: Buying a system is one thing, but maintaining one can be another cost entirely. Not so with this alternative, as it self regulates and doesn’t require any costly servicing.
  • Doesn’t harm the environment: Systems and solutions that produce a lot of waste, rely on plastic bottles or result in an unnatural discharge may solve your problem, but they’re not good if you look at the big picture. With this system, you can solve your household water problem without having a negative effect on the environment.
  • Retains healthy components: In an effort to remove unwanted contaminants, some systems remove healthy elements from your source as well, which is unnecessary and even harmful.

If the hardness of your household H20 supply has been bothering you for some time, considering all the potential solutions – as well as their downsides – is a good idea to figure out a plan of action.

One of Mary’s favorite things to write about is water conservation. For more information regarding LifeSource Water, please visit

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