Improving drinking water quality in your home should be one of your top priorities. Two of the most prevalent concerns are hard water and chlorine presence, along with several other common contaminants. Aquarius Water Conditioning experts can help you address water quality issues by providing effective solutions, ensuring a healthier home in the process.
Hard Water: The Culprit Behind Mineral Buildup
Hard water is a widespread issue in many areas, caused by a high concentration of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, in the water. While not harmful to health, hard water can create nuisances in daily household tasks. As hard water evaporates or is heated, it leaves behind mineral deposits on surfaces, causing limescale buildup in pipes, appliances, and fixtures. This can reduce the efficiency and lifespan of water-using appliances and lead to clogged pipes.
Solution: Water Softeners
To tackle hard water, consider installing a water softener. Water softeners get rid of hard water ions from the water, replacing them with potassium or sodium ions. This process effectively reduces the hardness of the water and prevents potentially damaging limescale buildup. Softened water not only preserves the longevity of appliances but it also helps with soap lathering, leading to more effective cleaning and a smoother feel on the skin.
Chlorine: An Unpleasant Taste and Odor
Many municipal water treatment facilities use chlorine to disinfect water and kill harmful microorganisms. While chlorine is essential for water safety, it can leave behind an unpleasant taste and odor in the water. Additionally, chlorine can react with organic matter in the water to form potentially harmful byproducts.
Solution: Carbon Filters
Filtration systems from Kinetico can provide you with cleaner, fresher-tasting water. An Aquarius Water Conditioning professional can match you with the best system for your needs and then perform an efficient, effective installation.
Sediments and Particles: Cloudy Water Woes
Sediments, sand, rust and other particles can find their way into your water supply, causing it to appear cloudy or discolored. These particles can be unsightly and may affect the taste and quality of your water.
Solution: Sediment Filters
Sediment filters, also known as particulate filters, are designed to trap and remove particles from the water. These filters are commonly used in conjunction with other water filtration systems or as standalone point-of-use filters. They help ensure that your water is clear and free from visible impurities.
Odor-causing Contaminants: Eliminating Foul Smells
Certain contaminants, such as hydrogen sulfide (which produces a rotten egg smell) or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can cause foul odors in your water.
Solution: Specialty Filters and Aeration
For odor-causing contaminants, specialty filters like activated carbon or aeration systems can be used. Activated carbon effectively adsorbs VOCs and other odor-causing compounds, while aeration helps remove hydrogen sulfide by exposing the water to air and allowing the gas to escape.
By selecting the appropriate filtration system for your specific needs, you can enjoy better water quality and contribute to the overall well-being of your household.
When it comes to improving drinking water quality in your home, no one knows more than the experts with Aquarius Water Conditioning. We have more than three decades of experience, so you can rest assured we’ll take care of whatever issues you’re experiencing. Schedule an appointment by contacting us online or calling 888-741-9025.