Water quality can no longer be taken for granted. And its quality varies from place to place and even house to house. A variety of factors can affect how your water tastes, smells, feels and works in and around your home. Water can pick up a number of contaminants as it travels from the water treatment facility to your home and through the pipes within your home. That’s why we test your water before we recommend how to treat it properly. Below, we’ve listed some Municipal Water problems we commonly see and treat.
Most homes have hard water, which contains dissolved calcium and magnesium. Homeowners often don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes.
Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum in tubs and showers, scaling on faucets and fixtures and dull, dingy laundry. Hard water affects all water-using appliances, resulting in disappointing performance, less efficiency and a shortened life expectancy.
A Kinetico Water Softener can solve your hard water problems!
Chlorine Taste and Smell
Chlorine tastes and smells bad. It dries skin and hair, fades clothes (bleach is made of chlorine), and can dry out the rubber seals in appliances, shortening their lives. Although it has helped end a number of major threats to public health and is essential at the treatment plant and in the water distribution system, it is no longer necessary once the water reaches your home.
Bacteria and Viruses
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there could be as many as 12 million cases of waterborne acute gastrointestinal illness annually in the United States alone. These illnesses are frequently caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa that make their way into the water supply. Even well operated, state-of-the-art treatment plants cannot ensure that drinking water is entirely free of microbial pathogens.
A Kinetico Drinking Water System will rid your water of troublesome contaminants.