Water touches practically every room in your home. Its quality affects how your water tastes and smells, the food you cook, how your skin and hair feel and even how your appliances, fixtures and plumbing look and last. There are so many ways that better water can make a difference in your life. Click on any of the following links below to learn more about the issue.
Common Water Problems And Contaminants
Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and, in many cases, iron.
Cloudy Water contains murky or greyish water is usually caused by dissolved or suspended solids.
Chlorine Taste and Smell
Chlorine Taste and Smell chlorine has been used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the pipes that transport it.
Bad Taste and Odours
Bad Taste and Odours – “rotten egg”, earthy flavour and metallic tastes.
Water Stains can be caused by water hardness, iron, dissolved minerals or natural acid in your water, or a combination of these.
Limescale eliminate chalky white marks and stains from fixtures.
Water Treatment Technology
How a Water Softener Works ?
Water Softener Works hard water is softened by removing the calcium and magnesium it contains.
How Reverse Osmosis Works ?
Reverse Osmosis Works water pressure and a semi-permeable membrane removes contaminants from water.
How do I know if my water is hard?
Your local Kinetico water expert can provide a water analysis for hardness, iron, pH and total dissolved solids, typically at no cost to you. Depending on the testing equipment they use, they may be able to perform other tests. They can also direct your water sample to a specialized water testing organization that can provide a more detailed analysis of your water for you. Your local Kinetico water expert will help you interpret the results and determine if any treatment is necessary.
What are the benefits of treated water?
Soap and detergent usage can be dramatically lowered with soft water. Since the water is already soft, cleaning agents have no hard minerals to react with and overcome. This allows cleaning agents to lather more readily and work more effectively. In fact, a large proportion of the ingredients in most soaps and detergents consist of chemical “water softeners” added to prevent the reaction between the detergent and the hard minerals present in most water (the reaction that forms a sticky residue or soap curd). Since, such chemicals are not necessary for cleaning with soft water, less soap is required. Soft water households experience considerable savings on laundry soap, dish-washing detergent, hand soap and many other cleaning products.
Given that soft water contains no scale forming minerals, it leaves the inside of plumbing and water-using appliances free of solidified rock. Appliances operate more efficiently and last longer when using soft water. Leading appliance manufacturers, including Maytag, have recognized the problems caused by hard water and recommend the use of home water softeners to help their own products operate more efficiently.
In addition, calcium and magnesium, the two minerals that make water hard, might actually have some adverse effects on the foods you eat and the beverages you drink.
First, hardness minerals can detract from the taste of the water, as well as any beverage or food made with water, such as coffee, concentrated juice, soup or even gelatin. Other water contaminants can affect foods by imparting bad tastes or unhealthy compounds.
Second, some foods, especially fresh vegetables, don’t cook or taste as good when prepared with hard water because the calcium combines with a protein in vegetable skins, making them tough and sometimes shriveled.
Water Source Issues and Water Testing
Well Water Treatment
if your home’s water is supplied by a private well, you, and only you, are responsible for the water’s quality.
City Water Treatment
City Water Treatment although treated, city water still can have some water quality issues.
Importance of Water Testing
Importance of Water Testing – why do we offer free water tests? Because the more you know, the better off you’ll be.