Are You Using the Best Water Around Your Home?

The average family in America uses over 300 gallons of water each day in the home, but this isn’t always the best water for the particular task at hand. There are certain types of water that are better suited to cleaning, bathing, cooking and taking care of your pets. Since water is such a massive part of our lives, it is important to use the best water for different activities and tasks, so here we will explore the types of water you should be using around your home.Samsung


Whether you’re enjoying a soak in a bubble bath after a long day or rinsing off the kids when they’ve been playing in the mud, bathing is most beneficial when using soft water. The minerals in hard water react poorly with soaps, shampoos and some ingredients in other body products. This can result in a soapy residue and dry, sticky feeling on your hair and skin. A water softener can immediately alleviate these issues; removing those problematic minerals to allow your soaps, shampoos and shower gels to lather more easily for cleaner feeling skin and hair. So, if you’ve been struggling with dry skin or coarse, frizzy hair, installing a water softener can immediately improve your beauty routine.

Additionally, removing the dissolved minerals from your water can also help to save money on energy bills, without needing to cut down on those hot showers or long soaks in the tub. Soft water is easier and quicker to heat, improving the energy efficiency of water heaters by as much as 29%.

Aquariums and Fish Tanks

Whether you have a modest goldfish bowl or an impressive saltwater aquarium, the right water is vital for maintaining the health of your aquatic habitat and your fish. Maintaining the water quality for your fish tank involves testing the water regularly and changing it weekly.

To promote healthy fish and keep your tank in the best working condition, you need to use the best kind of water. Both saltwater and freshwater tanks require a specific pH to optimize fish health. Too few or too many minerals causes drastic changes in the hardness and alkalinity of the water, altering the pH. To provide the best environment for your pets, you’ll need a filtration media that can remove the hardness, chloramine, chlorine and other organic compounds that can be problematic for aquatic species.

If you want to keep your aquarium looking clean and fresh, it is a good idea to use reverse osmosis water. This water can remove the impurities from your water, allowing you to remineralize according to the needs of specific species of fish.

Baking, Cooking, and Brewing

Whether you’re preparing a family meal or making home-brewed beer, the right water is important. Water hardness, chlorine, and other chemicals can have a massive impact on the taste and quality of your food and drinks.

Water can also have a massive impact on your baking. If you find your brownies are flat or your muffins fail to rise, it could be due to your water quality. Water contaminants can alter the structure of gluten and hinder yeast function.

If you have concerns about your water quality causing issues throughout your home, you should speak to a water treatment professional.

By Mark Williams (NicMar President Mark Williams holds degrees in Applied Science and Industrial Thermodynamics, along with Agricultural Mechanization and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.  He also holds the highest possible industry ranking, being WQA (Water Quality Association) LEVEL 6 Certified.)

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