Licensed Plumber LICENSE #CO88900054
Call For a Licensed Plumber: (317) 859-9999

Drinking Softened Water depends on your overall health.

by Lisa Carter, RN, BSN, Cancer Coach – owner Carter’s My Plumber

Drinking Softened Water can be safe based on your overall health.  What are the Health Effects of drinking softened water? Water softeners remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium from the water supply to your home by a local utility or from a well. The two major components of most water softeners are: a filtration unit that contains charcoal, resin beads and sand to remove contaminants, and a saltwater tank used to flush out the filtration unit and recharge it. There are pluses and minuses about a water softener and your health.

Improves Skin and Hair Condition
Hard water can make detergents less effective and thus, utilization is higher. The minerals present in hard water combine with soap, forming a residue known as soap curd or soap scum. This sticky substance can remain on the skin after a bath or shower.
drinking-water-standards1-150x150
As a result, it may be harder to remove dirt and bacteria. The soap curd may prevent skin from returning to its usual slightly acidic pH level, causing irritation. Residual soap and minerals in the hair can also accumulate and affect its health, rendering it dull and harder to groom.

Is it Safe to Ingest Softened Water?
Regular tap water contains very little sodium. The amount of sodium a water softener adds to tap water depends on the “hardness” of the water. Hard water contains large amounts of calcium and magnesium and most water-softening systems replace calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions. The higher the concentration of calcium and magnesium, the more sodium needed to soften the water. Even so, the added sodium doesn’t add up to much.
An 8-ounce (237-milliliter) glass of softened water generally contains less than 12.5 milligrams of sodium, which is well within the Food and Drug Administration’s definition of “very low sodium.” Thus, it’s unlikely that sodium in softened water would pose a risk for most healthy people.
However, if an individual is on a very low-sodium diet and concerned about the amount of sodium in softened water, they may want to consider a water-purification system that uses potassium chloride instead. Another option is to soften only the hot water and use unsoften cold water for drinking and cooking.
In any case, it’s important to keep in mind that the majority of sodium in an average person’s diet comes from table salt and processed foods.

Kelson Carter

Article reviewed by:

Kelson Carter, aka, The Prince of Plumbing

Kelson is a 3rd generation Plumbing Contractor. His family business is located in Greenwood, Indiana, and provides Residential Plumbing Service to the Indianapolis Metro market.

Kelson grew up watching his grandfather and father do plumbing. After graduating high school, Kelson went to Trade School and became a Licensed Master Plumber and Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He is also Certified in Backflow Prevention. He currently owns and operates Carter's My Plumber with his parents.


Instagram

Schedule Your Appointment Now

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
New Commercial...

Dropped..🎤⬇️
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
317-859-9999
cartersmyolumber.com
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
317-859-9999 / cartersmyplumber.com
Call Today!
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
317-859-9999
Five Star Review!!
(317)-859-9999
cartersmyplumber.com
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
317-859-9999 / cartersmyplumber.com
We Sometimes Do More Than Plumbing!
Another One in The Books!
317-859-9999
At Carter’s we have started a new program to help others in need, called CARTER CARES. We are donating 1 water heater plus the installation per month and we need YOUR help. If you know of someone who could benefit from the installation of a new water heater, please submit an application on our website. (Link in Bio). Please call our office at 317-859-9999 if you have any questions. It’s an honor to serve our community and together we can help others!
Call Today For a Free Assessment on Your Plumbing Issue! 317-859-9999.
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
Tonya is the Best! Call Carters Today for Your Plumbing Needs! 317-859-9999! “Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
It is usually #GoldenFriday . But, this will work. Meet our new pal!
Call Today! 317-859-9999 / cartersmyplumber.com
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
Call For Services! “Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
Five Star Review! 317-859-9999
cartersmyplumber.com
Ain’t she purty! “Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!” 317-859-9999!
Call Today For Any Plumbing Issue!
(317)-859-9999 / cartersmyplumber.com
Five Star Review!
“Hot Water Today or It’s You We Pay!”

We are open for business and taking every precaution possible for COVID-19 safety.

X
Carter's My Plumber Logo

Get your home tips here

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!