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

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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5 Benefits of Water Softeners

Monday, February 6th, 2017

golden-water-faucet“Hard water.” It’s a strange phrase when you first hear it. Isn’t hard water called ice? No, hard water is a condition where water has a high amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in it. This isn’t something to worry about when it comes to health. But it does has other effects throughout a home that can damage the plumbing and appliances.

If you have noticed a film or residue on your hands after using soap, then that’s a sign of hard water. What’s happening is that the soap is reacting to the calcium in the hard water and creating soap scum. You’ll also notice this soap scum on glass and porcelain surfaces. Hard water usually enters the water supply through municipal pipes, and it’s common in urban areas.

Don’t ignore hard water signs: it needs to be corrected, and the way to do it is to call on expert plumbers who offer water treatment services. They can attach a whole-house water softener to your plumbing that will eliminate the hard water problems.

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When to Schedule Water Testing

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We recently wrote about the issue of lead in drinking water and what you can do about it. The first step is arranging for professionals—like ours—to test your water. This provides you with the vital information necessary to start improving the water with treatment systems, such as water softeners and reverse osmosis filters.

However, you may not know if your home needs this important testing. When should you have it scheduled? We have advice below:

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Getting Rid of Lead in Your Drinking Water

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Concern about the quality of drinking water is rising in homes—that’s probably why you’re reading our post. Lead is one of the main concerns, and for some pretty good reasons. If there is excess lead in your drinking water, you’ll want to find solutions. We’re here to give you useful information on lead in residential water and what can be done about it.

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What Is a Reverse Osmosis System? And Should You Get One?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

When you want better quality water in your house, there are a few different options available for installing whole-house water treatment systems. Water filters and various types of water purifiers are the most common types, but it’s vital that you depend on a professional to find what exact kind of treatment system will do the job you need: there is no such thing as a universal water treatment system that targets all types of contamination.

One of the choices for water treatment available to you is a reverse osmosis system. This is an extremely powerful way to remove pollutants from water that works through a natural process.

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