The glasses are always the reminder.
When you have been away from your dad’s home for several weeks or several months, it is always a shock when you see the glasses that they drink from every day. After every visit, you swear that you are going to buy he and his wife some new drinking glasses. Ones that are not etched with residue, not cloudy with hard water marks. When you leave, however, the state of their drinking glasses slips from your mind and you do not remember again until you return and next find yourself setting the table for lunch. Even the feel of the glasses is unnatural. Again, you promise yourself that when you get home, or at least somewhere with the internet, you will order then new drinking glasses.
At one time your father had a water softener in his home, but he felt like the maintenance was more than he could handle. In hindsight, however, you wish that you would have just paid a contractor to take care of the water softener. Now, you are not sure that your dad is willing to make the change again, but after replacing their drinking glasses, you hope to at least start a conversation about going back to using a water softener.
How Safe Is the Water That You Are Drinking?
In a time when more and more communities are dealing with tainted water sources it is important to do what you can to make sure that the water that your family uses and drinks is as safe as possible. Local water problems, if not discovered and quickly remedied, can cause big problems, especially for the youngest and oldest in our society. Water softeners and other residential water systems can help home and business owners provide an extra layer of protection for the their families and workers.
The facts and figures about the condition of water sources throughout the country is indication enough that Americans need to make sure that their family and employees have access to safe and reliable water:
- Smelly water is never a good sign. In fact, a strong smell when you turn on your tap water may be an indicator that you need to treat the water that your family uses.
- Americans spend nearly $1.22 a gallon on bottled water every year. When you consider that tap water costs less than a penny a gallon on average, bottled water costs more than 300 times what tap water costs.
- Very few locations in the country have new water systems. Even new homes in new subdivisions eventually connect to old water pipes. Pipes that may be corroded with lead and other dangerous chemical built ups.
- Estimates indicate that 85% of American homes have hard water. A water that contains high levels of both calcium and magnesium.
- Water problems should be addressed sooner rather than later. Letting a problem get worse can endanger your infants or any older family members living in your home.
- As many as 500,000 tons of pollutants pour into lakes and rivers each day in the U.S. alone. Even private home wells can fall victim from contamination from these lake and river resources.
- The average American household uses 350 gallons of water every single day.
- Everyone needs a safe source of drinking water because it is such a valuable resource to our health and well being. In fact, water makes up about 66% of who we are, and influences 100% of the body’s processes. Too little water consumption can lead to problems both large and small, including headaches. In a study on the effects of water on headaches, for instance, participants experienced complete relief from their headaches within 30 minutes of drinking two cups of water.
- Research by medical experts indicates that chronic dehydration is the hidden epidemic, and as many as three of every four of all North Americans are chronically dehydrated.
What are you doing to make sure that your home and your office have access to SAFE WATER? Through the use of water softeners and water purification systems you can improve the quality of the water that your family and your employees drink. A home testing kit can help you evaluate the water that you use.