Salt softeners are not just bad for your plants in the short term, but in the long term as well. An experienced gardener knows that the nutrients in the soil are the key to plant growth, and the sodium from a salt softener can really stick around in the soil for a long time. Gardens that have been tended with sodium-rich water for an extended period of time can become inhospitable to new growth. The soil can be saved by leaching, or soaking the soil with a healthier water source over a long period of time to push the sodium down past where plant roots will get to it, but that requires water that hasn't been treated by a salt system and a lot of it.
You may know the basics of hard water, but what about a deeper understanding of not just hard water but also what our system does to stop it? If you’re interested in a deeper look, this is the right place for you. Let’s discuss how we think about hard water, what it really is, and how different treatment methods work at a chemical level.
Have you Heard about Hard Water?
You may have heard of hard water but are not sure what that is, and if you own a home you owe it to yourself to learn more. It may not be a problem yet, but hard water is the kind of issue that can be easily ignored until it costs you.
Despite the year 2020 being a hectic and confusing time for everyone, we here at NuvoH2O have been excited for the holiday season and all the cheer it brings. And this year we have been especially excited to provide our employees with a chance to give that holiday cheer through Community Christmas, a charity that serves the area around our main offices and warehouse.
We were amazed by the work Community Christmas did this year, and happy to support a charity that inspires us to do more for our community, friends, and family. In fact, we were so impressed with Community Christmas we wanted to tell you more about them and how you can help.
There are a lot of myths still circulating about water softeners, and because of that, many people believe they’ll be wasting, rather than saving, their resources by adding a water softener to their homes.
It’s actually the opposite.
NuvoH2O salt free water softeners offer conservation-minded homeowners a number of great advantages. They’re easy to install, low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and help homeowners improve their daily lives in a number of ways, which we will explore later in this post. First, let’s look at a few of the most common myths surrounding water softening systems, and debunk them!
How Does Hard Water Affect the Body?
Hard water contains a high concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium that are highly beneficial to a healthy body. We don’t strip those minerals away from your water, thus depriving your body of essential nutrients. We simply stop those minerals from forming scale in your pipes and water-based appliances, as well as on your fixtures and shower walls.
Softening your water has some obvious advantages when it comes to running a household, but it also has a few notable health benefits, too!
You love your home, but after spending so much extra time there during the coronavirus crisis, have you identified a few things here and there that you’d like to change? Are high energy bills one of those things?
There’s always room for improvement, particularly when it comes to a family’s energy consumption, and summer is the perfect time to take on projects that will both enhance your living space and save you money.
We’ve shared a few of our ideas below.
If you’re on the fence about installing a water softener system in your home, or you rejected the idea in the past because you thought the “cons” outweighed the “pros,” we’re here to help clear up any confusion. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about water softening, but once you separate fact from fiction, it’s a lot easier to decide whether it’s the right move for your home and family.
If you live in a colder climate, you most likely appreciate the power of salt, given that this basic compound helps to make roads safer for travel during the winter. In fact, an estimated 20 million tons of sodium chloride is spread across US roadways every year to melt ice and snow. That breaks down to a whopping 123 pounds per person!