Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Treatment Systems’ Category

Does Your New Home Need a Water Softener?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

It might! We obviously can’t give you a yes or no answer, at least not on a blog post. Why don’t you call our team and talk about your unique situation and then we can give you a much better opinion on the matter?

In the meantime, if you’re confused as to the concept of hard water in general, then this is the blog post for you. Water softener installation is something that not enough homeowners invest in, and it shows. We see people struggling with detergent in their laundry machine that won’t dissolve, skin and hair problems from minerals in their water, and soap stains on their dishes. Hard water is a perpetual problem in our area, and it might be time you did something about it.

Let’s talk about whether or not your home is ready for a water softener installation to deal with your hard water problem!

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The Science Behind Water Softening

Monday, October 26th, 2020

You might not have paid much attention in your high school chemistry class, but we’d like you to pay attention now. If you’re looking into options for water softening in your home, and you’re sick and tired of dealing with hard water, then this is the blog post for you. Wouldn’t it be nice for someone to tell you exactly how water softening actually works? Not just some layman’s terms description, but a really accurate scientific description?

Well, it’s time to dive into the science of water softening. We’re going to talk about how water softeners work, the chemical process that takes place, and why it’s such an effective method at cleaning your water and leaving you with a grateful plumbing system.

If you’re interested in this type of technology, be sure to call us to install a water softener in your home.

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Benefits of a Water Softener

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Do you have minerals or sediment in your water? You might not be able to notice if you’ve got problems with hard water since the issues tend to affect your plumbing system more than they do your personal health.

Hard water is completely safe to drink, use for bathing, and for cleaning which is why it can be hard to notice when your plumbing is really struggling to keep up. The only personal effect that you might notice is an effect on your skin and hair because hard water makes soap and shampoo less effective. Basically, it might be time for you to install a water softener.

If you’ve never heard of a water softener before, you’re not alone. These are pretty niche systems, designed for homes that have water with a high concentration of calcium and magnesium, minerals that often build up and erode your pipes.

Think your home might need a water softener? Well, keep reading and find out!

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What a Water Softener Can Do for You

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

We look at a lot of pipes. When we say a lot of pipes, we mean a whole lot of pipes. So trust us when we say that there are many homeowners that don’t know how affected they are by hard water. Not only that but in an age of so many DIY home remedies for skincare and haircare, it’s a huge surprise to us when more people don’t mention the benefits of a water softener.

When we inspect pipes, we notice calcium and magnesium build ups pretty regularly. It’s not just a problem in our area, it’s a problem in lots of areas in the United States where there are a lot of minerals in the ground where the water comes from. If you’re having problems with hard water in your home, perhaps it’s time to install a water softener in Cincinnati, OH to combat the side effects.

Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with quite a lot. Keep reading to find out what we mean.

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How Does Hard Water Get That Way?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

water-softener-tankOne of the important services we offer to our customers is the installation of water softeners. A water softener in Mason, OH is the best way to counteract the common problem with water hardness in the area. We live in a region that has among the highest levels of water hardness in the country, from 181 to 250 milligrams of calcium carbonate per liter of water. As a comparison, water that has less than 60 mg per liter is considered “soft.”

This high concentration of hard water minerals (which also includes gypsum and magnesium) wreaks havoc on plumbing systems. The build-up of scale inside pipes causes an increase in water pressure, high incidence of leaks, and frequent clogging. Scale can also damage water-using appliances; the water heater is especially at risk. Water hardness creates nuisances inside a home, leaving a film on surfaces, causing fabrics to fade in the wash, and making it difficult to get rid of soap residue from showering and bathing.

But why does this happen? Where is this hard water coming from that makes water softeners a necessity in many homes?

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Water Quality FAQ: How Does a Water Softener Work?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

tapwater-down-metal-sinkWe’ve previously discussed the trouble with hard water in a home’s plumbing before on our blog. There’s a good reason for this: hard water is a problem found across the country, in particular in large cities and their suburbs. In some homes, the hardness level of the water is minor and doesn’t cause noticeable issues. But your home may be one of those where hard water is creating a number of detectable signs—and when you see those, it’s definitely time to schedule water testing so you can find out the type of water softener necessary to counteract the hard water.

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Hard Water vs. Your Laundry

Monday, September 25th, 2017

water-testingOn our blog, we’ve addressed the problem with hard water in your home and the many different troubles it can cause: high water pressure from a drop of the volume in pipes, damage to water heaters and other water-using appliance, ugly film left on surfaces, and trouble with developing soap lather.

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How Does a Water Softener Work?

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

water-flowing-from-tapHard water is one of the most common types of water quality issues homes encounter. No matter how well water is purified at a water treatment plant, hard water minerals (magnesium and calcium) can seep through ground water and into the municipal pipes carrying the freshwater to homes.

Fortunately, hard water isn’t a health hazard. But it is a major plumbing hazard, leading to build-up in pipes and damage to appliances such as water heaters. Installation of a whole-house water softener is the best way to combat hard water if you notice symptoms of it in your house. Our water treatment experts are here to help you with water softener installation as well as other water softener services.

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How Do Whole-House Water Filtration Systems Work?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

water-from-faucetIf the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the words water filtration is a pitcher with a water filter cartridge in it, you should know there are much more effective ways to provide clean water to your house. A simple water pitcher can do some good, but it certainly doesn’t help your whole home, and there are many impurities that may escape it. Point-of-use filters attached to individual faucets have the same drawbacks.

The best alternative is for a whole-house water filtration system installation in Cincinnati, OH with our water treatment specialists. They’re glad to speak to you and go over the various options available to provide you with cleaner water for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

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What Water Testing Can Tell You about Your Home’s Water

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

People today are more concerned than ever about contaminants in the water that enters their homes. And they have good reason to be cautious in this regard: lead in drinking water is often a serious problem, even with the best reduction efforts under 1986 and 1996 regulatory requirements. We’ve previously looked into the issue of lead in your drinking water and the dangers it poses. It’s one of the main reasons we strongly recommend all homeowners arrange to have professionals test their water and find what water treatment systems will help.

Water testing, however, is broader than hunting for lead only. When you schedule professional water testing in Cincinnati, OH with our team, you’ll receive a complete rundown on all the contaminants in your water supply that can pose problems for household health and the plumbing system.

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