Many people have no idea what is lurking in their tap water. There are many substances that are damaging to skin and hair, which is difficult for people who already have issues related to aging. The elements and chemicals that contribute to psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema are removed from the water in homes using a whole house water softener system.

The Bad Guys – Chlorine and Residual Chemicals

According to Aqua Science, chlorine causes serious skin conditions in the elderly, and contributes and exacerbates skin problems in any age group. Municipalities use chlorine to disinfect the water that flows into its resident’s homes. Chlorine does kill germs to make the water safer for cooking and drinking, but the damage it does can make you very uncomfortable. When you shower or take a bath in water treated with chlorine, your skin is stripped of its natural oil. Dry flaky skin develops, and itchy rashes can cause much distress. It contributes to premature aging signs, wrinkles, and dry skin. Chlorine damages hair and causes dryness and breakage. If your hair is tinted or permed, it can cause discoloration. Chromium VI has been found in measurable amounts in the tap water of over ninety-percent of American cities. It causes contact dermatitis and is a known carcinogen.

Whole House Water Filtration

According to Pelican, when you install a whole house water softener system, you will be rid of chlorine, Chromium VI, and other chemicals that have found their way into your water supply. There are many other benefits as well. Calcium and magnesium are removed from your water, and your detergent can be more effective in getting your clothes clean. You will use less than half the amount of detergent that is required in a home with no filtration system. Your body will regain soft and healthier skin and you hair will be much shinier because all the dulling chemicals and minerals are gone. Even your house will be healthier because your pipes won’t be clogged, you won’t have stains in your toilet and sink, your water heater will last longer, and you will experience reduced energy costs due to decreased mineral build-up. A whole house water softener system is an investment in your home that will pay off while you are using it and again when you sell.

Have a whole house water softener system installed in your home soon, and enjoy the amazing benefits it will provide.