Not all iron is the same. Many homes on well water in Northeastern Illinois are subjected to different types of iron such as ferrous iron, ferric iron, and iron bacteria. Many people are familiar with ferrous and/or ferric iron because it will stain clothes and water fixtures. Both ferric and ferrous iron in your water are easily removed using Read more
Have you ever noticed your glassware looks like it has scratches all over the glassware? This is all part of a process called etching. Etching is caused by pre-rinsing glasses to many times, using too hot of water in the dishwasher, and/or using too much detergent with soft water. This process
There is a myth that drinking softened water will increase the sodium levels within you. There is some truth to this myth, but mostly a false narrative. The sodium level is slightly elevated with softened water, but there is more salt in your diet than one will drink in 2 quarts of water.
Have you ever seen a pink substance in your bathroom toilet, shower, or tile? Don’t be alarmed, you’re not alone. Many homeowners experience this issue. What is it? It is known as serratia marcescens, otherwise known as “pink slime”. It is an airborne bacterium,
Did you know 85% of the homes in the United States are affected by hard water? Even homes supplied with city water have hard water. The best way to rid hard water in your home is to use a Kinetico water softener. Having a water softener in your home provides many benefits, but did you […]
A long standing tradition continues with our Christmas Party Hamburger Cookout. Every year the grill is lit in our shop area, there’s plenty of food to go around, and stories of the past are shared with a lot of laughs. We are grateful to have been able to share this tradition with so many of […]
Hard Water in Your Home Hard water in the home is hard on you and your appliances. Not only does hard water leave your skin dry and your hair brittle, it will also leave a film on the shower door, rings in the toilet and bathtub. Hard water creates more work for you as a […]
It’s the middle of the night and you hear water running in the basement. You walk downstairs only to find water on the floor. It’s coming from the water treatment equipment. Aaaah! Now what? Who do you call? What do you do? The simple solution- bypass the water treatment equipment. What is a bypass? The […]
How full should I fill my salt tank?
Since salt is an essential variable to soft water. Our employees are often asked “How much salt should I put in my salt tank when filling it?”
A family who uses a lot of water can fill the salt tank completely full, but it is strongly recommended the salt tank not be filled until water can be seen at the bottom of the salt tank. Why? If the salt tank is filled full and continually topped off with a few bags of salt, it can cause a salt bridge. Read more
It can be difficult choosing among the many different types of water softener salt sold today. The choices range from pellet grade salt, solar salt, rock salt, block salt, and potassium chloride Which salt is best for your water softener? We dissect the choices and give you helpful information the next time you purchase salt for your water softener.
When choosing a water softener salt, purchase a salt with a low level of impurities or insoluble matter, 99.8% soluble or clean. By choosing a clean salt, there is less potential of impurities Read more
About Our Company
Starting in 1964, Huemann Water Conditioning has been a local water treatment dealer improving the water of residents throughout McHenry and Lake counties in Illinois. We specialize in water softeners, reverse osmosis drinking water systems, specialty systems and water softener salt services.
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Huemann Water Conditioning
3607 Chapel Hill Road
Johnsburg, IL 60051
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