Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Treatment Systems’ Category

How Healthy Is Your Water?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Closeup shot of a father helping his baby girl wash her hands at a tapIt’s relatively easy to take clean water for granted, given the advancements made in the last few decades in city infrastructure and municipal water treatment plants. However, it’s important to know that you can’t 100% rely on your city to provide your household with perfectly clean and healthy water at all times.

Municipal water treatment systems are effective, but that water has a long way to travel before it reaches your taps, meaning there is room for contamination. The best way to protect your home and family from them is to have a separate water treatment system in your water line. But how do you know if you actually need one? We’ve shared some signs below to help you out. If you discover any of these to be true in your home, be sure to reach out to a professional plumber in Maple Grove ASAP.

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Does Your Home Suffer from Hard Water?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Pouring water in the kitchenMost water supplies in modern homes have a high level of filtration and conditioning before they even reach your faucets. Plus if you use ground water—a private well—you probably have your own Andover, MN water treatment system in place on site. However, something many people don’t realize is missing from their property and plumbing system is protection from hard water.

Hard water is the name given to water that has a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are, fortunately, harmless to ingest, however, they can do a lot of damage to your plumbing system. Hard water needs to be managed with a water softener as it enters the home, so that it doesn’t put your pipes out of commission. Keep reading to learn the signs that your home does in fact suffer from hard water.

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Is Hard Water Really a Big Deal?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

water softener salt tank being filledThese days, most municipal water supplies have a good level of filtration and conditioning before they reach your faucets. And if you use ground water from a private well, you probably have some sort of water treatment system on site. However, something that most people don’t realize is missing from their homes is protection from hard water. But is it really that big of a deal?

Hard water is the name given to water with a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless to ingest, but can do a lot of damage to your plumbing system, not to mention your quality of life. You can resolve this with a Brooklyn Center, MN water softener installation from experienced professionals. In the meantime, we’ve covered below why hard water is, in fact, a big deal.

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3 Signs You Need a New Water Treatment System

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It’s a new year, and it’s time for you to assess your home and figure out how to make some positive changes. A new water treatment system brings fresh, clean water to your whole home. Whether you are brushing your teeth or rinsing fruit, you know that the water coming from the tap is free of lead, bacteria, and other common water quality concerns.

But is this really necessary for your home? Here are three signs it is worth considering this addition to your home.

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Do You Have Hard Water? Know the Signs

Monday, February 29th, 2016

You may have heard someone complain about the effects of hard water before. Maybe they were upset about the streaks hard water leaves behind on the shower door. Maybe they believed that the quality of the water actually affected the taste of their food. The fact is that hard water takes on many characteristics, but the worst symptom is the one you can’t see.

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Consider Installing a Water Softener Today

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Many people don’t call a plumber until there is a major problem with the pipes or fixtures in their homes. But plumbers do more than just fix pipes. They can also install many optional plumbing components, including those which can actually prevent plumbing damages from occurring in the first place.  

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Which Type of Water Treatment System Is Right for My Home?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Your family’s health and happiness is the most important thing. And one of the best ways to stay healthy and happy is by drinking plenty of water. Studies show that drinking more water increases concentration, wards off sickness, gives you energy throughout the day, and may even boost your mood. So to keep your family members in the best shape that they can be, you want to ensure they get plenty of clean, potable water.

If you get your water from the municipal water supply, it usually runs through a water treatment facility first. This filters out many particles that could be contaminating the water. Furthermore, the city adds chemicals such as chlorine to kill microorganisms like bacteria and viruses and may add fluoride for residents’ dental health. But some particles may still find their way into your pipes, which is why many homeowners seek additional water treatment. Here are some of the water treatment systems you can use to protect your water.

  • Filtration Systems: A standard water filter generally filters out most of the particles that could enter your water supply, such as some bacteria and sediment. Water passes through a series of filters that strain these substances out, usually installed as cartridges attached to your pipes.
  • Specialty Cartridges: In your home, you may be concerned about specific contaminants because they are common to your area or because a family member is particularly sensitive. In this case, you can install a specialty cartridge that targets specific contaminants such as arsenic or nitrates.
  • Water Softener: Hard water is common to many homes, and for some people it may not become a problem. But the minerals in hard water—most commonly magnesium and calcium—may eventually cause blockages in the pipes, reducing the water pressure and ruining large appliances such as the dishwasher. A water softener replaces these minerals with sodium so you won’t need to replace your plumbing and fixtures too soon.
  • Reverse Osmosis System: Finally, a reverse osmosis system is perhaps the most powerful filtration system, removing even very small particles via a thin membrane which only allows water to pass through. Reverse osmosis can even filter out the sodium ions produced by your water softener.

To choose the right system for your home, you need professional advice from experts who can test your water for common contaminants.

To schedule water treatment system installation in Andover, or to have any lingering questions answered, call the technicians at Air Mechanical, Inc.

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