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Four Reasons Salt in Your Water Is Bad for Your Health

Four Reasons Salt in Your Water Is Bad for Your Health

20th Jul 2023

Salt is a common ingredient in water softeners, and while it can help remove minerals from hard water, it can also be bad for your health. While salt can be beneficial in moderation, too much can have a detrimental effect on your body. Many people don’t realize that the salt used in traditional salt-based water softening systems can cause several negative effects. Our team at  NuvoH2O is here to discuss them! We specialize in salt-free water softeners so you can enjoy softer water without ever having to worry about health risks. Learn more and reach out to our team to find the right salt-free water softener for your needs today!

Excess Sodium Consumption

We all need sodium to help us maintain healthy blood pressure, but too much of a good thing can be bad for you — and that includes salt in water softener systems. Using a traditional salt-based system can double the sodium content in your drinking water. Then, when you consume it, you’ll be taking in more than your recommended daily allowance for sodium. According to the American Heart Association, this can cause an increase in blood pressure and put people at risk of developing heart-related diseases.

Skin Irritation

Salt is a natural element that can irritate your skin. If you’re using a salt-based water softener, the sodium content in your water can cause your skin to become dry and irritated. This is especially noticeable in areas that need more hydration, like hands, feet, and elbows. As an added bonus,  NuvoH2O's salt-free systems won't strip away natural oils from the skin, so you can enjoy softer water without ever worrying about irritation.


Salt-based systems increase the sodium content in your home’s water supply, and this can cause staining on surfaces that come into contact with it. Your sinks, faucets, bathtubs, and other fixtures can be affected by these stains if you use a salt-based water softener. The stains can be difficult to remove and even require special cleaning agents that often contain harsh chemicals. With a salt-free system from NuvoH2O, your fixtures will stay clean and stain-free!

Damage to Appliances

Salt also has the potential to damage your appliances due to its corrosive properties. It can corrode the metal parts of water-using appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, leading to costly repairs. With a salt-free system from NuvoH2O, you can enjoy softer water without having to worry about damage to your appliances. Our technology uses citric acid as a chelation agent to bind to the minerals from the water so that you can save money on repairs and replacement costs.

Using a salt-based water softener can harm your health and cause numerous other problems. Fortunately, you can avoid all of these issues by switching to a salt-free system from NuvoH2O. Our systems are designed to soften your water without the use of salt, providing you with softer water that is free of adverse effects on your health and home. 

Contact our team today to learn more about our salt-free softeners! We offer a wide range of water softeners and filters to meet your specific needs. Whether you're looking for a traditional salt-free water softener, or a softener with chloramine, sediment, iron, or taste filters, we've got you covered!

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