Entries by Tim

What is this pink slime?

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, not harmful to humans or pets, with an abundant supply in […]

How Does a Water Softener Work?

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 […]

Hard Water in Your Home

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 […]

What is a Bypass?

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 […]

Filling Your Salt Tank

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 […]

Types of Water Softener Salt

It can be difficult choosing among the many different types of water softener salt sold today.  The choices range from pellet, solar, rock, 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. […]

Salt Tank Bridge

The water in your home doesn’t feel soft.  The water softener sounds like it’s making soft water and the salt tank is full of salt, but the water doesn’t seem or feel right. After weeks the salt in your salt tank hasn’t moved any closer to the bottom.  The effects of hard water are present […]

Water Conservation Tips

Water…We take it for granted.  It seems to be an abundant resource, but yet we waste it, pollute it and let it run down the drain.  Every home takes for granted that when a faucet is turned on, that faucet will supply an unlimited amount of water.  For all the water wasted each day, there […]

Types of Drinking Water Systems

Did you know the average American will consume only one percent of the water that enters the home each day?  It sure doesn’t seem like a lot of water, but it’s one gallon.  High quality drinking water has become an integral part of everyday life.  Many homes already use a filtration system including carafe filters, […]

Sediment Water Filters

The first question asked of us is, why do I need a sediment pre-filter?In order to get water into the home, a well and pump must be dug into the ground to varying depths.  Once a clean water pocket in the ground is found, then water is brought to the home.  In those water pockets, […]