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Water Doctor 101

Hard water and soft water? What does this have to do with my life?

         Water is an essential part of people’s lives. Living in Canada, you may never pay attention to water quality in your daily life, but do you often find hard-to-clean stains on bathroom tiles or household equipment? Do you often find dry and itchy skin after bathing and washing your face? Do you often find washed clothes feel hard and have fading problems? In fact, these are related to the hardness of water.

         The difference in water hardness is the mineral content in the water. This usually refers to the content of calcium and magnesium ions in the water. The higher the content, the harder the water quality. Canada where we are located belongs to North America, where up to 85% of the water is hard water. The content of calcium and magnesium ions in the water is also much higher than in other regions, which directly leads to the hard water quality of household water.

        For domestic water, the government’s industrial circulating filtration system only does the most preliminary coarse filtration, that is, the sediment and large suspended solids in the water, but for some small suspended solids and other impurities, rust, bacteria, viruses, and colloids in the water. Substances such as these can’t filter. In order to make the water quality up to the use standard and make the water look cleaner, the water plant will also add drugs and chlorine during the filtration process to achieve sterilization and bleaching effects, but in fact the excess chlorine contained in the water is harmful to our health. Impact. At the same time, it is inevitable that there will be impurities in the tap water pipes that are transported to various users. Long-term use will cause the aging problem of the water pipes, so it is likely to be infected again in the process of transporting water.