Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

Hard Water Can Damage Your Skin And Hair

by Alexa Kim

Does your beauty regimen involve avoiding hard water? If not, you could be working against yourself. Hard water is taxing on your plumbing fixtures and even your clothing, so it should come as no surprise that hard water is also damaging to your hair and skin. If you have hard water in your home, learn about just some of the problems it could cause you.

Hard Water and Your Skin

Soap is refreshing and cleansing to the skin, but soap is not intended to remain on the skin. If you've ever taken a shower and missed some areas, the soap residue that was left on your skin was probably itchy and uncomfortable. Hard water works somewhat like a blocking agent.

When you rinse your skin, the makeup of the water makes it difficult for the soap to rinse away fully. You may even feel waxy like residue on your skin after rinsing. Over time, this soap buildup will cause your skin to become excessively dry. Dry skin is more prone to cracking during the colder months of the year, and if you have certain skin conditions like eczema, the hard water will only make it worse.

Hard Water and Your Hair

Hard water causes a similar effect on your hair as it does your skin. When you try to rinse the shampoo and conditioner from your hair, some of the residues will remain on your strands.

In terms of styling, these leftover products add weight to your hair, which can make it more challenging to achieve the hairstyles you want; especially when it comes to those that require the use of a curling iron. Regarding the health of your hair, the buildup caused by hard water may also make your hair more prone to breakage, and too much breakage could lead to an unplanned haircut.   

Resolving Your Issues

If you have hard water, don't think you can't resolve this issue; with a water softener, you can. A whole-home water softener system is designed to remove the excess minerals in your water, much like a water filtration system. However, unlike a faucet filter, the whole-home filter treats all the water that passes through your home. Since there are different types of softener systems, it's best to partner with a professional to determine which type of unit is best for you.

If you have hard water, don't hesitate to reach out to a company like RATCHFORDQUALITYWATER.COM to assist you with finding a water softener for your home.


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Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

After dealing with a debilitating sewage flood a few years back, I decided to turn my attention to the proper care and maintenance of our septic tank. We had never spent much time trying to keep things in good shape, but we didn't want to deal with another sewage problem. To make things right, we met with the septic tank professionals and talked about how to keep our system in good shape. We worked hard to check for problems, and we called in the professionals at the first sign of trouble. Ever since then, we haven't had any issues. This blog is all about keeping your plumbing on point.