Does soft water prevent water spots?
Calcium and magnesium account for only a portion of the mineral content in the water supply. Total Dissolved Solids, or TDS, is another term you should become acquainted with. In practise, TDS is the most accurate predictor of water spotting potential in any given supply of water. If your water has a higher TDS, you will notice more spotting on your glassware, shower screen, and plumbing fixtures. TDS cannot be removed by a water softener; other water treatment systems, such as a reverse osmosis or RO filtration system, are required.
This works by applying pressure to a semi-permeable membrane and forcing water through it. Only pure water can pass through it because the contaminants are left on the surface to be flushed away later.
Another potential source of water spotting is your water softener. The calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged with sodium (salt) or potassium ions in an ion exchange water softener (a more benign type of salt). This works well, but the salt can occasionally get onto your glass and other surfaces. This will appear to be a water stain. In reality, it isn't at all. The main distinction is that a "salt spot" can be easily rinsed away with water, whereas a true water spot is more difficult to remove. If you want to remove a water spot, you'll need vinegar and a lot of elbow grease.
NEED OF A WATER SOFTENER ARISES
You may be wondering if you should install a water softener in your home now or not as we've demonstrated that it won't really get rid of water spots and may even cause salt spots. Well, there are some very real advantages to switching to soft water for your home.
The formation of soap suds is inhibited by hard water, reducing the cleaning power of soap and detergent. People try to compensate for these deficiencies by adding more soap, but this is ineffective. Many people are surprised at how little soap they require after switching to soft water. Superior cleaning is possible even at lower temperatures.
The formation of scale is another way that hard water affects our homes. This is visible on our plumbing fixtures, but it can also be found inside our pipes. This will reduce the water pressure and damage the pipes, necessitating a replacement. This problem also has an impact on our water-using appliances, lowering their efficiency and damaging them. This can result in a costly repair or premature replacement.
When we bathe in hard water, the mineral content clogs our pores and causes our hair to become tangled. Rinsing with harder water will have no effect, and the minerals will clog our pores and make our hair brittle. If you have breakouts, dry and itchy skin, or other skin problems, switching to soft water may help significantly.
Everyone can remove hardness from their drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing water by using innovative water purification technology such as water softeners and reverse osmosis, or R.O.
Reverse osmosis employs a partially permeable membrane to remove unwanted particles such as hard water ions. The process keeps the solute on the pressurised side of the permeable membrane while allowing the pure solvent to pass through to the other side of the membrane. This process reduces and eliminates the TDS content of your water, as well as particles and contaminants that degrade water quality and damage household appliances, plumbing, and dishes.
A whole-house reverse osmosis system from NETSOL WATER can provide spot-free cleaning in your home while also extending the life of your fixtures and possessions along with the water softening plants.