Accessing clean and healthy water is a fundamental desire for all of us. However, sometimes the geographic location we reside in may limit the quality of water we receive. Thankfully, Best Water Technology (BWT) is here to address this issue. With their innovative water treatment solutions, BWT ensures you have access to clean, great-tasting water that benefits you and preserves our environment for future generations.
Hard Water vs Soft Water
Although tap water is filtered and treated to reduce any impurities from the water, it doesn’t mean you’re getting access to high-quality, luxury water. One of the main factors that affect the quality of water is whether it is hard water or soft water. Over 60% of the UK is living in hard water areas.
But what is the difference between hard and soft water?
The main difference between them is the amount of minerals the water contains. Hard water contains higher mineral content, primarily calcium and magnesium.
Geography is the contributing factor to hard water. A large proportion of the UK sits on limestone rocks, so as the ground absorbs rainwater, it collects the minerals from the limestone as the water runs into reservoirs that supply properties with its water.
While hard water isn't harmful to our health, it presents several challenges. Limescale build-up is a common issue on showerheads, taps, and around plug holes, which can be challenging to remove. Household appliances like kettles, washing machines, and dishwashers are also affected, leading to reduced efficiency, shorter lifespans, and increased energy consumption.
Eventually, the build-up of limescale will reduce the water flow rates to your taps, which isn’t good news given the current cost of living crisis. As your boiler works harder to heat water, the pound signs on your gas bill will soon start to tot up.
Thankfully, BWT offers a range of water-softening products that can transform hard water into soft, luxurious water. The primary advantage of soft water is the prevention of limescale build-up, resulting in numerous cost savings.
Appliances operate more efficiently and last longer, while boilers experience improved water flow and increased energy efficiency. Additionally, using soft water reduces the consumption of cleaning and personal hygiene products, saving you money in the long run. You could make savings of up to 50% on products including shampoo, soaps, washing-up liquid and clothes detergent. You use less of these products when using they lather up better, making your products last longer.
If you find that glasses and cultery come out of the dishwasher smeary, it’s because of the minerals in the water. With soft water, your dishwasher load will come out sparkling clean without having to buff away unsightly scum stains.
BWT is dedicated to caring for our Blue Planet and prioritizes sustainability in every aspect of its operations. Their products are designed to benefit consumers while minimising the environmental impact.
Did you know that 1.2 million single-use plastic bottles are sold every minute? By choosing BWT's water treatment solutions, you can enjoy clean, refreshing water that is both eco-friendly and cost-effective without having to buy single-use plastic.
BWT manufacture a full range of compact filter solutions that are easy to install, require very little maintenance and do not cost the earth.
With BWT's wide range of water treatment products, achieving soft water and improving water quality is easier than ever. Whether it's whole-house systems, under-sink filters, or filter jugs, BWT has a solution to remove minerals and impurities from your water, providing you with cleaner and healthier water.
Switching to BWT's water softening solutions not only benefits you but also contributes to a more sustainable planet. With soft water, you can enjoy a range of advantages while minimizing your environmental footprint.
For kitchen and bathroom retailers considering offering BWT water softening solutions to their clients, it's a win-win situation: maintaining a sparkling environment and prolonging the lifespan of appliances. Explore the range of BWT products today and discover how you can improve the quality of water for yourself and your clients.
Visit the BWT website for more information.