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Exploring Why Hot Water Has More Dissolved Substances

Exploring Why Hot Water Has More Dissolved Substances

Have you ever taken a shower and realized that one of the many holes in your shower head is spurting water in a direction that it isn’t supposed to be going? Something is obviously clogging up the shower head to cause all of this to happen. The first idea most people think of is how hard their water must be. While that might be part of the reason, the other reason people seem to overlook is just how hot the water is and how that can affect the water itself.

When water is heated, its molecular motion intensifies, resulting in the expansion of water molecules. This heightened molecular activity enhances the ability of various substances to dissolve in hot water, and when that happens more minerals and dissolved solids can be found in hot water, leading to a higher Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) level compared to cold water.

Additionally, as hot water evaporates, the dissolved solids are left behind, leading to a higher concentration. Sediments in pipes or water heaters can also dissolve more easily in hot water, adding to the TDS level. Evaporation is also a major factor when it comes to the TDS residue as well. Once the water has time to evaporate, the dissolved solids do not evaporate along with the water. Instead, they remain behind, causing an increase in their concentration in the remaining water. This elevated concentration contributes to a higher TDS reading in hot water.

It is important to note that the actual composition and TDS level of water are primarily determined by its source. Factors such as the geographical location, groundwater sources, treatment processes, and the presence of natural minerals or contaminants influence the TDS level. Here at One Water Systems, we strive to treat your water before it gets into your home.

With our state-of-the-art water filtration systems, we eliminate anything that could be harmful in your water. Not only that, but we keep those essential minerals in your water and break them down with our electronic descaler, allowing the potential build up of minerals to be reduced. If you want clean water and cleaner faucets, give us a call at (760) 994-4795 or visit us
at www.onewatersystems.com.