At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Treatment’

Hard Water Should Be Taken Seriously

Monday, April 9th, 2018

water-softening-systemHard water is a very common problem in our part of the world. In and of itself, it’s not actively harmful. It’s merely water with a high mineral content: usually calcium and magnesium, which are harmless to the human body if swallowed in such amounts. But that doesn’t mean that hard water can’t affect your home in detrimental ways.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. A good plumbing service can provide options for handling hard water in your home, and know that hard water needs to be taken seriously.

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3 Ways a Water Treatment Systems Benefits You

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Water treatment systems are used to remove minerals from hard water deposits, as well as clearing up bacteria and other contaminants from your water. Hard water isn’t actively harmful – the deposits are usually benign minerals like calcium and magnesium – but it can cause a lot of problems in your household, and here in Park City, UT, it can be a constant issue. Water treatment systems help you get around all of that, making for a healthier and happier household. How exactly? We’ve provided a quick list of 3 ways a water treatment system can benefit you.

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Fight Back Against Hard Water

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Hard water is a fairly common problem here in Salt Lake City, UT. The term refers to water which has a high amount of minerals in them, usually calcium or magnesium. It’s not dangerous – you can consume hard water without ill effects – but it can create a number of problems in your plumbing system. You can fight back against hard water with the installation of a water filtration system, which clears those elements out of the water and leaves it cleaner as a result. What are the benefits of a water filtration system? We’re provided a quick outline below.

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Which Water Treatment System Do You Need?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Everyone should have access to clean potable water, which is why well water and municipal water supplies alike undergo treatment. At a municipal water treatment plant, water goes through several processes, including filtration, sedimentation, and disinfection. Unfortunately, these processes do not always filter out every potential contaminant. This is when a whole-home water treatment system becomes necessary.

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Water Treatment FAQ: What Is a Reverse Osmosis System?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Water treatment in Salt Lake City, UT is often important for a home to receive high quality water from its taps. The water in a municipal supply can contain multiple impurities that result in inferior taste, unpleasant smells, health issues, and plumbing damage.

Installing a whole-house water treatment system can alleviate these problems, but you need to have the right type of treatment system to address the specific water quality issues you have. We’ll look at one popular water treatment installation in this post: the reverse osmosis system.

For installation of a variety of water treatment systems in Salt Lake City, as well as the water testing that will pinpoint the issues you need to address, contact At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

Reverse osmosis systems

These treatment systems solve the most water problems of any available system. They have an almost unmatched level of particle filtration—superior to any standard filter—and can help balance out the pH level of your water.

Reverse osmosis works through a natural process wherein different levels of pressure force water from one area to another. This works in a water filtration device by separating two areas of water between a semi-permeable membrane capable of removing the minutest contaminants. However, water will not naturally flow through such a fine membrane. To push the water from the municipal supply through the membrane, a reverse osmosis system creates two different pressure areas, so the side with the higher concentration of molecules (the water entering your home) moves to the lower concentration side, passing through the membrane and removing the particles.

You can have a reverse osmosis system installed for individual faucets (point-of-use), but a whole-house system will take care of all the water entering your home. This is especially useful if you need to address problems with hard water—excess magnesium and calcite minerals—that can negatively affect your plumbing. If you already have a water softener installed, but it places excessive salt into the supply, a reverse osmosis system will remove the salt to balance the water. Reverse osmosis will also extract sulfur dioxide, the source the “bad egg smell” that sometimes affects a home’s water.

Schedule water testing

To know if a reverse osmosis water treatment system will address your home’s needs, or if another treatment system may work better, call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air to schedule water testing. Our specialists will analyze water samples from around your home and find out what pollutants treatment can remove. They will then recommend the steps to take, and our experts in installing water treatment in Salt Lake City, UT will take care of the rest. Call us today to start down the road toward better quality water.

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