Did you know that many of our beverages have a pH measure in them? It is true! The pH stands for Potential of Hydrogen. pH is the measure of acidity in substances. Apple juice, coffee and milk all have a pH level. In fact, our stomachs even have a pH level, level 2 pH. We want our drinking water at a pH level of 7, which is a neutral level. The pH level tells us if the water is hard or soft.
Water that is soft has a pH level of 6.5 or less. Soft water, or water with a pH of 6.5 or less, could contain elements of ions, manganese, copper, lead and zinc. These elements are considered to be toxic metals and can cause damage to piping and can cause the water to taste tart. Not to alarm you, the low pH balance can cause health issues, too.
Water that is considered hard or alkaline has a pH level 8 or greater. With a pH at a level 8 or greater, might mean the water could contain ions that can form scale deposits in pipes, clothes and on dishes. The water may taste bitter and will not quench your thirst. The hard water can prevent soaps from lathering. Although a pH of 8 or greater is not ideal, it is not a health risk.
If your water tastes sour or bitter, the pH levels may be off. Be sure to reach out to the Hague Water team for a complete diagnosis. Hague Water is committed to providing families with clean water. That is why Hague Water offers a FREE in-home water test! If you are concerned about the water in your home, be sure to reach out to Hague Water. Our team of experts is waiting to hear from you and ready to answer your questions!