Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Treatment systems’

A Look at the Different Types of Well Pumps

Monday, March 6th, 2017

water-dropletsNot every home has the benefit of a connection to the municipal water system to bring potable water into the household plumbing. These homes instead use a ground well.

If your home’s plumbing relies on a ground well, there are a number of crucial components in place necessary for it to work. One of these is the well pump. Unless you walk out to the well daily with a bucket to draw out the water you need, the water in the well won’t reach your house without the action of a well pump. And not just any pump will do: there are different models to match with different well depths.

We’re going to take a closer look at the different types of well pumps commonly used for residential ground wells. Finding the model that fits your home’s needs when it’s time to either install a pump for a new well or replace an aging pump is a job to leave to professional plumbers. You can depend on our skilled plumbers for a great new well pump installation, as well as future repairs and maintenance.

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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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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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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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How Do I Improve the Quality of My Water?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Water quality should be on the minds of every homeowner. Even if you get your water from a municipal source, it’s imperative that it be potable and ready for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. But is yours? Can you trust that it’s actually clean and ready for use? 

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