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Q: What is the health impact of drinking soft water?
A: The sodium added to water by a softener is a non-issue most of the time, even for people on a sodium-restricted diet. One could soften up to 75 grains per gallon water with sodium chloride and still be well within the US Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines for a “Low Sodium” beverage.
Q: Do I still use the same amount of soap in the WASHER, dishwasher, and showers now that I have a water softener?
A: No, the Water Quality Association states soft water can save up to 55% on detergent use. Start with using half the amount of detergent previously used, this can be adjusted up or down based on preference.
Q: Will soft water cause my water or ice cubes to look or taste different?
A: Most people can tell the difference in taste between hard and soft water, it is a personal preference. Ice cubes may look cloudy due to air in water or dissolved minerals, and this will not change because they are made with softened water. A reverse osmosis drinking water system will provide clearer ice cubes.
Q: Will water spots disappear now that I have soft water?
A: Water spots caused by hardness scale will disappear with a functioning water softener. If however, there are high enough levels of other natural minerals dissolved in the water, they may cause spotting. We can provide further water testing to identify and recommend treatment.
Q: Should I use soft water for my plants?
A: Some plants may be sensitive to even minute amounts of sodium. If so, you can place your softener on bypass or water from a reverse osmosis system can be used to water plants.
Q: WHY IS BUYING A GOOD QUALITY SALT IMPORTANT?
A: Salt is to your system like gas is to your car. It’s important to keep it running and the quality affects your system’s life and efficiency.
Q: WHAT TYPE AND BRAND OF SALT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
A: Ours, of course! Why?