Top 4 Questions About Water Softeners- ANSWERED- Ecowell India

Is nobody around to answer those common queries about water softeners? Somebody told you that it is not safe for consumption or it carries bad odour but do you also stand confused whether to trust that person or not? We have your hand:

Top 4 Questions About Water Softeners- ANSWERED- Ecowell India

I know, I know..you’re not here for any useless content and want a straightforward answer to all your questions. Here begins the answer to the top 4 queries with respect to water softeners and its usage:

  • Is soft water safe for consumption?

Well, that’s a tricky question to answer. Though, in majority cases, soft water is safe for consumption. However, it depends on people’s preferences whether what type of water they choose to drink. Many people get a drinking water tap installed at the same time when they get softener mounted, as they prefer taste of hard water. In the softening process, salt is not added to the water which is ultimately supplied through the output vent. The process uses blocks or bags of salt to clean the layer of resin present in the softener but none of it gets mixed in the supplied water or in simple words, the water which you eventually use. Also, soft water has high level of sodium, lonely which is different from regular table salt (NaCl). As per a study, water with sodium level of 200ppm is fit for consumption.

  • Is it fine to keep using water while regeneration process?

Profoundly No. Water softener regeneration process in simple terms mean, recharging water softener. It is essential to sustain the efficiency of the softener and also to ensure that you keep receiving quality soft water. But, people often carry confusion whether they can use water from softener while the regeneration process is underway, BIG NO! If we put forth in common language, you do not use any appliance while it is being cleansed or serviced, do you? You do not. Just like any other appliance, using water while regeneration process is ongoing, might damage the water softener from within, severely affecting its efficacy and often, due to this malpractice hard water clogs the pipe (output vent) by creating a residue layer in the inner walls of the duct and further hamper or disturb softener’s normal functioning. One should foremost allow the regeneration process to complete and thereafter move ahead to use the water from softener.

[Also read: Tips for maintaining water softeners]

  • Is soft water good for plants?

It is recommended not to use softened water for gardening purposes. Soft water which is treated has typically high amount of sodium which is derived from salt. Plants cannot resist such high amount of salt. High sodium quantity deceives plants and makes them believe that they have consumed enough water and this makes plants succumb to thirst. Not only this, soft water, apart from being detrimental for plants also further builds up a layer of salt in soil and restricts future growth of plant/s.

  • Why does soft water still have bad odour?

Water softeners are used for removing high mineral level present in water; it does not have any role in removing foul smell present in water. Putrid or rotten smell is because of presence of hydrogen sulphide in well/s or smell of bleach in chlorine treated water. Both the cases can be resolved by having activated carbon filter feature added with water softener. Seldom, hot water rods also impart a kind of weird odour in hot water; this can only be eradicated with the help of a plumber or any professional expertise.

[Also read: Top 5 benefits of water softeners]

We tried adding answers to frequently asked questions with regards to water softeners and we firmly hope our this informative post will give you all a clarity to a certain extent and we will come again with a set of well answered FAQs for water purifiers. Stay Tuned! 

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