Complete Water Treatment Solutions
Treatment and Filtration Systems
When water comes from the ground, it collects minerals that change the acidity of the water. If the water running through your plumbing system is too acidic or hard, it can cause a number of problems. Luckily, our expert plumbers at Reed and Son Services offers several solutions to help treat the water your home uses so it is safe for both your pipes and family.
When it comes to filtering your water, there are two options as to when and where that filtration takes place. Which option you choose is up to you, but it depends on your area’s water and how clean you need your cleaning water to be.
Point of Entry Water Filters
These water treatment systems are also called whole-house water filters and will evaluate and clean your water as soon as it enters your plumbing system. This means that all of your water from your drinking water to your cleaning water will be filtered to remove a broad range of minerals.
- Filtration: These systems use mechanical filters, activated carbon filters, oxidizing filters, and neutralizing filters that trap minerals and other particles that make water acidic or absorb the particles and break them down as they pass through the filter.
- Reverse osmosis: This system pressurizes hard water through a membrane and removes around 90% of the impurities using pre and post-filter membrane systems.
- Ion exchange: When water is hard, meaning it has too much calcium and magnesium, we can use ion exchange water softening systems to rid the water of those minerals and replace them with sodium or potassium ions.
Point of Use Water Filters
These water filters are referred to as “point-of-use systems” because they clean your water right where you’re about to use it. These systems are more for areas that have water that’s clean enough to clean with, but not to drink. If you ever have any doubts as to the cleanliness of you area’s water, our experts in water treatment services will always be happy to test your water and give you a reliable assessment you can count on. These systems consist of the following.
- The water filter you would see mounted on faucets and counter-tops
- The plumbed-in filters underneath your sink
- Your refrigerator’s water filter
Our plumbers use chlorination, ultraviolet lights, pasteurization, and boiling to rid water of harmful minerals. To rid the water of the bacteria that usually live in older wells, we usually use chlorination and ultraviolet methods.
Have you ever noticed that, upon getting out of your shower, your hair feels frizzy and dull or your skin feels flaky? That’s probably because you have hard water. While it’s not necessarily harmful to your health, hard water can be quite an inconvenience. It makes your hair and skin dry, your clothes feel itchy and scratchy and can even cause your drinking water to have a metallic taste. The good news is that all this can be solved with the help of water softeners.
Hard Water Causes
Hard water is a water supply that has a high amount of minerals in it. Those minerals can include calcium, magnesium carbonate, and manganese — all of which can damage your plumbing and your water heater unit.
In order to avoid harming these systems, you should have a water softening system installed in your home to rid your water supply of the minerals that cause damage. Plus, having soft water means you’ll also have softer skin, hair, and clothing as well as better tasting drinking water.
Water Softener Units
A water softener that is well-maintained can last 15 years or more. However, the hardness of water may reduce the lifespan of even the best maintained units. Most water softeners have a lifespan around 10-15 years.
- Salt-based ion exchange softener: This method works by replacing the hard mineral ions with sodium ions that are less harmful to your plumbing.
- Salt-free water softener: This method replaces hard mineral ions with potassium chloride instead of sodium and is often an ideal solution for those worried about their salt intake.
- Dual-tank water softener: Dual-tanks allow water to be treated constantly without having to pause the process to recharge a tank system like other systems have to.
- Magnetic water softener: This system uses a plug-in device that changes the electromagnetic properties of calcium-carbonate hard water minerals so pipes repel them.