Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘water testing’

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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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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Copper, Corrosion, and Water Treatment

Monday, February 20th, 2017

leaking-water-pipeAre you at the mercy of leaking pipes in your house? One of the most likely causes of consistent pipe leaks is corrosion.

At this point you might say, “But I have copper pipes. Copper doesn’t corrode.”

But that’s not actually true. Copper is corrosion resistant, not corrosion proof. It won’t corrode under most common circumstances (metal and oxygen in the presence of water) like steel and iron will. But exposure to certain chemicals and compounds sometimes found in water—especially water coming from a well—will create specific types of corrosion in copper.

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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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What Is a Reverse Osmosis System and Should I Have One Installed?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Current events in the news have put concerns about the water quality from municipal sources at the forefront of homeowners’ minds. It’s definitely a wise idea to consider having a type of water treatment system installed in your house: not just a few filters on faucets (point-of-use filters) but a complete whole-house filtration system. There are a number of options available for home water treatment, and one of the most powerful is a reverse osmosis system.

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When You Should Consider Water Testing

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Professional water testing is the way to find out if you need to have a water treatment system installed and what type (or types) will solve the issues in the water. You can call us to arrange for testing. Our team will take samples of water from around the house, send them through a laboratory for testing, and then return with a full rundown of what’s in your water, along with suggestions for how to improve it.

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