There are many benefits to owning a water softener. We won’t list them here, but one of the chores to having clean, soft water is to fill your salt tank from time to time. We’re all busy and tend to forget to fill your salt tank on a regular basis. When you do run out of salt, what happens? Does it ruin your water softener? What will my water be like? Read more
When you soften water using a water softener, does the sodium level increase in my water? Is it safe to drink soft water? Will my water taste salty from using salt and a water softener? How much salt is added to my water using a water softener? These questions are presented to our staff when discussing water, specifically using a water softener within a home. As part of the water softening process, salt must be used to make soft water. How much salt is needed depends on the hardness of your home’s water, the number of people living and size of the water softener in the home.
In an Environmental Protection Agency study, an eight ounce glass of soft water has less than 12.5 milligrams of sodium. This falls in the “very low sodium” category according to the Food and Drug Administration. Read more
With its heightened awareness around the country in recent years, exposure to lead in drinking water has been a hot topic. Many people know there are related health issues with lead, which causes concern. Lead in drinking water seldom occurs from dissolved rock as water travels through the earth’s crust, like other elements. It enters drinking water as a result of corrosion of service pipes or wearing away of the materials used in the water distribution system, and fixtures with lead solder, especially using hot water. Homes built before 1986 Read more
Arsenic is a naturally occurring element within the earth and when it comes in contact with water, it dissolves naturally into the water. In Illinois, it is found in deep bedrock formations and shallow glacial materials. If not properly tested and resolved arsenic can be harmful to the human body. Read more
Have you ever turned on your faucet and a rotten egg smell is so strong you have to plug your nose. It can happen. Known as hydrogen sulfide, it will make anyone not want to turn their faucet back on. This gas colorless and the good news is we dissect this odor and how you can rid it from your water. Read more
It’s that time of year where we clean our adopted road, Johnsburg Road. Our company has been doing this for over 5 years twice a year. Every year, our employees find interesting trash and they all look for the best find. This is one way to give back to our local community who has given us the opportunity for many years to grow as a business. We’d like to thank all those who drove by, honked at us, and gave us a wave.
Known as the universal solvent, water dissolves a little bit of everything as it enters the ground and seeps into the earth. As it does this, water dissolves minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Iron is the mineral which stains our clothes, toilet, shower, and bathtub. High amounts of iron will turn our hair an orange color. It’s not pleasant and does not clean up well. It can be one of the most troubling and unstable contaminants we as water professionals deal with. Read more
If you are on city water, it is likely your water is treated with a disinfectant. It is common for municipalities to use chlorine and it is what homeowners will smell when they turn on their faucet. There is a new disinfectant that some municipalities are using and it’s chloramines. What are they? Why are they being used?
Have you ever turned on your bathtub and the water is yellow. It looks gross. You think to yourself my water is rusty. Is it or could it be tannin in the water? Tannins are not a common in our region, but there are specific areas where we’ve found tannin in the water. Read more
Salt Free, Saltless Water Systems. We’ve received more inquiries in the past few years about these types of systems with customers wanting to install them in their home. They seem convenient, easier to maintain, and are environmentally friendly. Do they work? Do they remove the hardness (calcium and magnesium ions) from the water? The main question about salt free, saltless systems is do they provide the same benefits as a water softener? 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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