I am sure you have heard about superfoods, the kind a food that is regarded as nutrient dense and therefore good to include as part of your diet. Should you eat more kale? What about those chia seeds you didn’t know about two years ago? Is chocolate a superfood? The list of foods changes according to the source and no one can argue it isn’t good to know more about what we eat. There is one superfood however, that oftentimes stays under the radar. I would assume it is because you can find it almost everywhere and therefore suffers from not having a mystical aura. I am talking about water.
The one thing in nature you can’t live without is not chocolate, sorry about that, it is water and drinking plenty of water it is sure to improve your overall health. Since everybody is different, please find out what is the right amount for you. Now, water comes in many varieties. Whether it comes from a natural spring, a well or a lake it is likely that the water you drink at home has been purified in a certain way. Purification means the water has gone through a process to remove contaminants such as solid objects, bacteria, viruses and fungi (to mention a few).
During the purification process the hardness of water might be addressed to a degree. Yes, water can be hard and hardness refers to the amount of minerals dissolved in water (mainly calcium and magnesium). Even though according to the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water published by the Government of Canada, “a maximum acceptable level [of water hardness] has not been established because public acceptance of hardness may vary considerably according to the local conditions”. There are many implications of using hard water at home. Hard water will require larger amounts of soap to produce a lather and could damage water pipes, boilers and other household items by scaling them. The opposite of hard water is soft water and it is regarded as more pleasant for drinking and cooking and better for your skin, your clothes and your appliances.
There are some intuitive tests that you can perform to know the hardness of the water at your home (Determine if you have hard water) Taste or the amount of residues in your bathtub will give you an indication but the best way is to perform a professional test. At that moment you will have the reassurance of your water quality or have the information to improve it.
At Lifetime Water Systems we have your best interest in mind. We have put together a simple approach to perform a professional water test that is free of cost and free of hassle for you. These are the steps:
Our method is very convenient and has been proven successful over time. Nonetheless some people prefer that we visit them, answer the questions they might have, and take the sample ourselves. We are delighted to serve you in that manner as well. If we are not in your community right know, you want to ask a question or you want to book an appointment please give us a call today at (647) 660-5224
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