Hard water is the pits. The time will come when a homeowner will need to replace water treatment equipment or purchase new. The tough decision is to rent or buy and the decision depends on each homeowner’s situation. Purchasing is not the only option. Companies do rent water softeners for a short term lease, which can be cost effective for a homeowner. We’ll dive into the pros and cons of each option to help make a decision, which is best for each family. Read more
soft water is the result of having a water softener in your home.
Like humans, plants all need water to grow and oftentimes need specific soil conditions in order to grow healthfully. When you are watering your household plants, it is best to use the watering information for the specific plant. We offer general information in this blog post. No matter the water you use, watch for stunted growth of your plants. If this is the case, it may be necessary to change the type of water used. Read more
My home is on city water so my water is just fine to use, right? I don’t need a water softener in my home, right? I won’t get any buildup on my water fixtures because I’m no city water, right? The answer is no to these three questions. Please don’t be alarmed, city supplied water is safe to use and drink. We are discussing the effects of hard water within your home. City water does have hardness, even when the supplier softens the water. There is a misconception of being on city water, your water is good to use. Read more
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
Many times a water softener is overlooked as an essential appliance in the home. Think not. A water softener should be rank high. Why? A water softener allows other appliances throughout the home to last longer by removing hardness and iron from the water. This benefit alone should make a homeowner want to have a water softener in their home.
The first step to having a water softener installed in your home starts with a home water test. It is essential to have a home water test Read more
Homeowners do not need to live with hard water and the effects listed above. A Kinetico water softener will eliminate the hard water in a home and let the homeowner live a clean, soft water life. Kinetico water softeners use a demand initiated regeneration allowing the homeowner to save on money and water. The twin tanks allow the home to have soft water 24 hours per day. There is no need to adjust for either more or less water usage at a specific time the Kinetico adjusts to your water use. Read more