Iron in Your Water – The Advantages and Disadvantages for Australians
Water that has not been filtered contains a wide range of minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron. However, water that has a high concentration of these minerals can cause limescale deposits to form in pipes, equipment, and appliances. Using a Hydrosmart water conditioning system can break down scale and mineral deposits into a greater concentration of beneficial minerals.
Like many households in Australia, you may have high levels of iron in your water supply. Although iron is already part of the human body, and some people take supplements to get more iron if their body doesn’t produce enough, there can be downsides to having too much iron in the water you drink and wash with.
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of High Iron Levels in Water?
Many people believe that unfiltered water (also known as ‘hard water’) that has a high iron content is much better for your body than water that has gone through a filtration process (so called ‘soft water’). Iron is an essential mineral that our bodies need for growth and development.
However, water that contains high levels of iron can have a range of disadvantages. Hard water with high iron content causes limescale build-ups and has an unpleasant metallic taste. If your water supply has too much iron, then it will also take on a dirty, brownish colour. Too much iron can cause skin infections and conditions such as eczema. Water that is overly rich in iron can cause diabetes, digestive problems, nausea, and damage your heart, liver, and pancreas.
Iron Scale Removal and Anti Corrosion
Hydrosmart technology can reduce the levels of iron in your water. The innovative Hydrosmart iron scale removal system works by generating resonance frequencies that disrupt the bonds between minerals and charged compounds. This reduces the size of the particles and the amount of iron and other minerals in your water supply. As well as scale removal, water that has been treated by a Hydrosmart unit also has better anti corrosion properties.
Visit the Hydrosmart website to learn more about our water conditioning technology and how treating your water with our systems can help you life healthier.