Of course softer water is great for your home’s pipes and household appliances, but is it safe to drink after being treated?

If you’re using a salt-based water softener, there’s a chance that a bit of extra sodium may wind up in your drinking water. The amount added is mostly negligible for adults, but could be problematic if you’re using the water for baby formula or if you have certain types of health conditions.

However, if you choose a salt-free water softening system, no salt is used, and therefore there is no change in the sodium levels.

Even though your water is softened, it is important to keep in mind that it’s not purified. There can still be traces of metals present in the water, and–more importantly, softening water doesn’t get rid of any harmful pathogens that may be present.

For the best scenario–water with no increased sodium levels, and no water with bacteria and pathogens, we recommend getting a combo of a salt-free water treatment system, and a bacteria shield to kill harmful pathogens. With this combo, you can feel assured that your water has the benefits of softened water, and lacks things that can make you sick.

If you want even more toxin protection, you can look into a Toxin Shield. It’s great for people who drink city water, as it catches contaminants such as chlorine & chloramines, pesticides, industrial chemicals, VOCs, disinfection byproducts & more.

As you can see, while soft water is great to drink, how you soften it (salt vs. salt free) can make a difference, and softening alone won’t remove other threats from your drinking water, so it’s a good idea to research what else you can do to get your water to the highest quality it can be.

For a consultation on how to improve your home’s drinking supply, call Clear Water of San Marcos today–we’d be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your needs and find the perfect solution for you!