In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the minerals that are commonly found in drinking water and whether or not they’re harmful when consumed. At Aquathin NJ, we have worked for years to provide residents of New Jersey with the cleanest water possible. In that time we’ve learned a thing or two about the minerals that can be found in the water. Today we will cover a couple more minerals that you should be aware of when testing your water source.
When talking about minerals that are dangerous for consumption, sodium is going to be one of the minerals that is a little bit more concerning. This mineral is found in varying amounts depending on the water source and is more common in open bodies of water like lakes or rivers. Similar to iron, sodium finds its way into water sources by either being washed in by the surrounding dirt or it’s soaked up from the land.
Though sodium has quite a bit in common with iron, it’s much more difficult to remove from your water source than iron. Even so, it is still not one of the minerals that you need to be overly concerned about if you find it in your water source. In the case that you do find sodium in your water, the one thing that you’re going to want to incorporate into your water system will be a water softener.
Sodium is extremely rough and will leave marks on anything that it touches while also wearing down the clothes that you’re washing. Aside from that, there’s not too much that you need to be worried about when you find sodium in your water source.
Groundwater is the type of water that you’re consuming in your home, and it has a strong chance of sulfur getting into it. In the case that sulfur does find a way into your groundwater, you can almost always anticipate it both tasting and smelling a little bit different. More often than not, sulfur is found in well water, where it has a higher chance of making its way into the water source.
Sulfur is in a good amount of the foods we eat and the supplements we take — our bodies need it! That being said, there’s no real harm in drinking water that has some sulfur in it. In fact, more often than not water with sulfur in it will rate very highly when being tested. The only reason that most people choose not to drink it is because they can’t get over the smell or taste that the sulfur brings on.
Quite honestly, the biggest issue that you’ll come across with water in your drinking water is the smell. Of course, it will still leave stains on your kitchen sink, shower and in your plumbing fixtures, but those are all to be expected. Healthwise, it may cause an upset stomach when you’ve consumed too much sulfur, but that’s about it.
Minerals Based on Location
The four minerals that we’ve listed in our blog series — calcium, sodium, sulfur, and iron — are some of the more common minerals that are found but they surely aren’t the only ones. Minerals are one of the reasons that water consumption is so important for us! Depending on where you live and where your water is being sourced, you may find countless other minerals or variances in the amount of minerals — so it’s always good to get your water professionally tested so that you can get a well-rounded idea of what is truthfully inside a glass of your drinking water.
Let Aquathin NJ Improve Your Water
If you’re looking for a solution to your water that is loaded with minerals, then it’s time you reach out to Aquafin NJ. We provide individuals in the New Jersey area with the quality water that they need at home. From water filters to water softeners, we carry a wide selection of solutions so that you can get the care that you need.
Contact us today to learn more about the solution that could help improve the water your drinking and keep an eye out for further blog posts geared toward empowering and educating you on the wellness of your water.