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Knowing which water softener, iron filter, and reverse osmosis systems are best for your home or office can be a huge headache. Trust #1 Plumbing Co. to bring you the most modern information on these systems and to get your home or office outfitted with the system that makes the most sense for you.

Water Softener Repair & Installation

Water is considered “hard” if it contains certain dissolved chemicals and substances. Dissolved rock such as limestone (calcium carbonate) or metal such as iron is common, though there can be other compounds as well. The higher the concentrations, the harder the water. You can have hard water whether you are on a municipal system or a private well.

The compounds that make water hard are responsible for a host of problems from spotty glassware to iron stains in your sink, yellowed laundry, and soap that won’t foam up or rinse out of your hair. The chemicals form crusty white build-up on your fixtures and inside your appliances, making them inefficient and short-lived.

The water softener contains resin — beads that are electrostatically sensitive. As the water flows through the resin chamber, the beads attract and hold ions from the hardness minerals, releasing non-harmful ions such as sodium or potassium instead. Out with the bad, in with the good, now the water is soft.

Are you tired of the buildup of muck on your appliances and faucets? Hard water can cause all sorts of problems, from clogging up faucets and appliances to causing red, irritated skin. A water softener installation can fix those problems and more!
Foul odor? Stained pipes and laundry? Yellow, reddish or brown water? Remove iron and manganese to improve water quality!

Water Iron Filtration System Repair & Installation

An iron filter works much like a water softener. When your water is underground in your well, it is usually clear in color, even though it may contain high levels of iron. This is known as “ferrous” or clear water iron. Iron filters take this clear iron and transform it into rust or ferric iron in the process known as oxidation. These trapped particles are periodically and automatically backwashed out to drain, usually once or twice a week. Most iron filters remove both clear water iron and ferric iron.

When the level of iron in water exceeds the recommended limit, the water may appear a red, brown, or yellow color and stain laundry and fixtures. The water may also have a metallic taste and an offensive odor. Water system piping and fixtures can become restricted or clogged, and appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines can become plugged with rust and sediment.

Reverse Osmosis System Repair & Installation

Reverse osmosis is a water filtration process in which water pressure pushes tap water through a membrane to remove impurities. Reverse osmosis systems help reduce particles, bacteria, and dissolved minerals commonly found in tap water. Moreover, it helps to remove some harder-to-detect contaminants that can be harmful to your health, such as lead and arsenic.

Bottled water may seem like a better option to tap water, but bottled water is not always contaminant-free. Some bottled water has gone through minimal or no processing, while others might have gone through the same filtration process of reverse osmosis. By having your own reverse osmosis system, you can stop running to the store for bottles and create better quality water at home. Plus, you will become more eco-friendly by limiting plastic use.

By removing impurities, water is going to taste better. Minerals influence water’s natural taste, and a reverse osmosis system will produce water that just tastes like water. Cooking with freshly filtered water also will result in better tasting food. Reverse osmosis water is the healthier, safer choice for you, and your family’s health.

Most bottled water is purified through reverse osmosis, but producing bottled water wastes more water than a reverse osmosis system. Think about all the water required to make one bottle of water. When bottled water is purified, wastewater is sent to the drain, and producing the bottle uses water and petroleum. Petroleum is used again to deliver the bottled water to the store. A reverse osmosis system provides water just as pure as bottled water without as great of a cost to the environment.

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Contact #1 Plumbing Co. today to learn more about how a water softener, iron filter, or a reverse osmosis system can help you.

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