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The history of water treatment

The treatment of water, or the removal of impurities from water supplies dates back to ancient times and has a long and fascinating history. It may sound a little bold to say, but we at Harvey Water Softeners, like to think that we are a part of that long history with our pioneering technology in home water softeners.

Methods of softening water

As a process, water softening dates back to 1903. Since then, methods have improved and major ground has been gained in the efficiency at which water softening devices operate. We, at Harvey Water Softeners are a major part of that history, our founder Harvey Bowden invented the non electrical water softening unit that could work independently and cleanse itself automatically.

Soft water prevents energy and water loss in the home

With the environment and sustainability on everybody’s mind we are constantly thinking about ways to reduce each of our carbon footprints and preventing wastage of energy and water. Installing a water softener has traditionally been seen as a solution to remedy the effects of hard water in the home. However, a water softener can also reduce gas consumption and the amount of chemicals you are releasing back into the environment and can therefore be an effective means of reducing your carbon footprint.

Single and Double Cylinder Water Softeners

There are many different types of water softener on the market today. We, at Harvey Water Softeners specialise in the twin cylinder non electrical version. We have been pioneering the technology for over 30 years and believe it to be the most definitive softener on the market. To explain we must go over the process of how water softening works.

How much money can I save with a water softener?

If you are based in a hard water area, there are plenty of reasons to install a water softener in the home. By process of ion exchange, the water softener will draw out the magnesium and calcium ions, the mineral content which makes it ‘hard’ in the first place. Having soft water flowing through your household will limit the accumulation of scale and scum and will actually provide treatment to areas where it has formed. You will also notice the water feels different, smooth and silky on the skin providing much more effective washes when combined with soap and washing detergents.

What determines the taste of water?

Water is often said not to have a taste. Which is preposterous, because water does have a taste. What defines the taste of water is usually attributed to its hardness, a complex mixture between local geography, science and of course personal preference.

Introducing the Consumer’s Guide to Softened Water

We’re very pleased to introduce to you our consumer’s guide to softened water. Over the years, we have gained a large amount of feedback from our customers and we thought the best way to address this was to create this guide. We have worked very hard to bring your the most comprehensive resource, detailing both the nature and effects of hard and soft water.

Softened Water and Eczema

Atopic Eczema remains a common skin disorder for both children and adults alike. It is a genetic disorder that can be triggered by various things such as: certain dietary ingredients, changes in atmosphere, and skin coming into contact with various chemicals or fabrics. The results of eczema are usually red sensitive areas on the skin, often these are itchy and cause irritation, loss of sleep and concentration and plain old stress. There has been many studies into the causes and prevention of eczema, unfortunately, there is no known cure for the disease but there are methods of treatment that help lessen irritation and triggers from flaring up.