Most water contains more than water. Almost all water found in the U.S. is hard water. Hard water is water that is contaminated with dissolved minerals – like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lead and limestone – that can have a negative impact on you, your household and your pocketbook.
Depending on where you live contaminants from sewage, industrial waste and agricultural run-off can also seep into the water supply. Hard water produces scale. If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs, or if your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water.
If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers.
Water softeners eliminate the effects of hard water. A water softener can extend the useful life of appliances and household plumbing systems by as much as 30%.
Soft Water makes a difference you can feel and see all over the house. In the bathroom your soap and shampoo with lather better and you will feel noticeably cleaner and softer. There will also be no soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs and toilets. In the laundry clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter – plus they will last longer. In the kitchen dishes will clean up more easily and be spot free. Throughout the house the water using appliances will last longer and run better.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined a number of regulations for drinking water to protect the public’s health. Known as the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), these regulations are intended to set limits on the amounts of contaminants allowable in water provided by public water systems, so that those using the water will not be exposed to dangerous amounts of contaminants. The EPA works with state, local, tribal, and other authorities to monitor the public water supply and implement these regulations.
It can be difficult to tell if your water is in need of treatment, but there are signs you can watch for to understand the quality of your water. If your home uses public water, your water supply should meet all SDWA regulations, though it is possible that you may still be able to improve its quality. For homes relying on well water, however, it is especially critical to monitor your water and ensure that it is safe and convenient. Below are some signs that your water requires further treatment.
Municipal Water Issues:
Well Water Issues:
Depending on the condition of your water, our water treatment professionals may recommend a single solution or combination of treatments to ensure that your water remains crystal clear and safe to use. We offer a variety of treatment services to protect your home’s water.
Our water filtration services rely on the top water filtration systems, which are whole-home, maintenance-free system. These cutting-edge filtration systems use five stages of filtration and conditioning to clean a variety of contaminants out of your water, leaving it clean enough for any use. These system are perfect for those who use municipal water or who rely on a well. Additionally, we can prevent bacteria from circulating through your water supply with the Viqua UV light, an advanced UV light sanitation system.
Water is classified as “hard” or “soft” based on the presence of calcium and magnesium. Form the health standpoint, these minerals should have no adverse effects if they are present in your water, since each is a necessary daily nutrient. Soft water, or water lacking these minerals, can be more convenient. Soft water doesn’t leave a film or build up on dishes, clothing, fixtures, and skin the way hard water can. Our water softening treatments use the advanced ion exchange technology of SoftMAX water softening systems to remove calcium and magnesium from your water. For those using well water, this can eliminate hard water deposits and build up. We also use FerroMAX and NitroMAX to remove ferrous iron and nitrates from your water, if necessary. Our water treatment professionals also rely on the Reionator Pro Ultra system, which can address hard water, contaminants, bacteria, and more!
For crystal clear drinking water, you simply can’t beat reverse osmosis filtration. Reverse osmosis can remove up to 99% of dissolved salts, particles, organics, bacteria, and other contaminants from your water, leaving it fresh tasting and perfectly clean. We use a 6-stage reverse osmosis system with an Ayer’s Rock Alkaline Filter for superior filtration results and an exceptional tasting result.
Our state-of-the-art water treatment systems are here to protect your family’s health and ensure that your home’s water is in top condition. We can address any issue, from purifying well water to improving the quality of municipal water. Our plumbers and water treatment experts are highly trained and experienced, so you can feel confident when you call J&J Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to address your water issues. Let us go above and beyond for you.