Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We want to address any questions or concerns you have about water treatment or services. See our FAQs below for quick answers to common questions or contact us for further information.

Water Treatment FAQ

Volatile and organic chemicals are dissolved in any water supply either municipal or rural (water wells, lakes and rivers). The chemicals found in your water are numerous and can cause serious health issues.

Ordinary tap water typically contains chlorine, chloramines, and flouride in addition to other chemicals and impurities. Whether you rinse or soak your food, these chemicals and impurities can be absorbed into the food you are preparing.

No. Your water must be safe to drink before you condition the water with a softener. If you are concerned about the safety of your drinking water, contact us for a free water analysis.

The minerals that make water hard usually contain calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium in water interfere with the cleaning action of soap and detergent. They do this by combining with soap or detergent and forming a scum that does not dissolve in water. Because these minerals react with soap and detergent, they remove the soap and detergent, thereby reducing the effectiveness of these cleaning agents. You can overcome this by adding more soap or detergent. However, the scum that is formed can adhere to what is being washed, making it appear dingy.

An automatic water softener connected to water supply pipes removes magnesium and calcium from water and replaces them with a trace amount of sodium. Sodium does not react with soap or detergents. This will reduce the amount of soap you would need to use, and insures it will not remain in or on the item being washed, whether the item is tile, glassware, clothes, skin or hair.

This indicates the presence of iron in your water. Iron in your water cause reddish staining in your sinks, toilets and tubs and on your clothes. It can also build-up in your pipes and water heater. You may also notice a metallic taste in your tap water.

Iron filters can be used to remove iron from your water.

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