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Can you consume softened water?

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First off, what is the difference between soft and hard water?

Hard water is water that has an excess of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals in it. These minerals can cause a buildup in your pipes and on your plumbing fixtures. Soft water has the calcium, magnesium, and other minerals removed and filters the water with either salt or potassium. Some water softeners also include an additional carbon filter to further filter the water.

Is hard water safe to drink?

The safety of unfiltered tap or hard water has been widely debated and depending on your search terms, you can probably find the answer you want from a reputable source through a cursory internet search. In the end, the consumption safety of hard water depends on the cleanliness of the water in your area, your own personal comfortability, and any dietary or medical restrictions. Any specific medical or dietary concerns (such as salt intake) should be consulted with your trusted medical professional prior to choosing a water softening or filtration system.

Is soft water safe to drink?

Yes! Soft water is safe to drink. Most salt softened water has been filtered to the point where it is considered by the FDA to have a “very low sodium content” per glass. This means that you can enjoy your soft clean water without the worry of high sodium content. Potassium softened water is also safe to drink and may be a viable option for those concerned about sodium intake.

Is soft water safe to cook with? 

Absolutely! Cooking with softened water means your water will be free from excess minerals, leaving cleaner water to consume.

Softened water is safe to cook and clean with and can help prevent water spots and calcium buildup on your plumbing fixtures. Adding a water softener to your home can help to ensure that your family is getting clean crisp water with every glass! To learn more about the different water softener systems that we offer and for information on pricing, please visit our Water Softener page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the benefits of using softened water for cooking?

A: Using softened water for cooking can improve the taste and texture of your food. Since softened water is free from excess minerals, it allows for a cleaner and more pure taste. Plus, it helps prevent scale buildup on your cookware!

Q: Can softened water affect my plants?

A: Softened water is generally safe for plants, but if you’re using a salt-based water softener, it’s a good idea to check the sodium levels. Some plants are sensitive to salt, so you might want to use unsoftened water for them. If you’re using a potassium-based softener, it’s generally safe for all plants.

Q: Is softened water safe for pets?

A: Yes, softened water is generally safe for pets to drink. However, if your pet has specific dietary restrictions or health concerns, it’s always best to consult with your veterinarian.

Q: How does a water softener affect my home’s plumbing?

A: A water softener can extend the lifespan of your home’s plumbing by preventing mineral buildup in the pipes. This can also improve water pressure and the efficiency of water-using appliances.

Q: Do I need to adjust my soap and detergent usage with softened water?

A: You might find that you need less soap and detergent with softened water. Because it lathers more easily, you can often use less to get the same cleaning power, saving you money in the long run.

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Instant Plumbing and Rooter LLC is a family-owned and operated plumbing business in Phoenix, AZ. We’re a family of reliable professionals that use the latest techniques for dependable plumbing services. Since 2001, we have been taking care of our community’s plumbing needs promptly and professionally.

Through our work, we aim to change the perception of plumbers in our community. Our goal is to make homeowners like you more informed, as well as show others that being a plumber is not just about unclogging toilets.

A plumber brings hygiene, sanitation, and comfort to everyone, and that’s what we’re here to help you with.

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