Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Treatment Systems’

Does Your Water Quality Need a Boost?

Monday, January 18th, 2021

More and more people have begun to switch over to reusable water bottles in an effort to cut down on plastic use. This is great but can be a bit of a challenge if you can’t simply turn on your kitchen tap and get fresh, drinkable water. Needing to purchase an attachable water filter or an entire pitcher to give you filtered water tends to make the desire to switch over a bit more of a hassle.

Talking to a plumber in Ramsey, MN can help. A professional plumber should know what the biggest challenges are going to be regarding the water quality in your area and exactly what water treatment systems will provide the best solutions.

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What Does a Reverse Osmosis System Do?

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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A good water filtration system can make a huge difference in how easily your home operates–and how much bottled water you purchase. The right filter can allow you to enjoy water that is better for both your pipes and your access to drinking water.

With all that said, there is more than one choice when it comes to selecting a water filtration system for your home. The one we would like to focus on for a moment is the reverse osmosis system. These are wonderful filtration systems that a professional Maple Grove plumber like one from our team would be happy to install.

To see if a reverse osmosis system is the right fit for your needs, we have provided some key details on these filters to give a bit more insight into what they are and how they work.

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Here’s How We Can Treat Your Water

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Blegh! Contaminants in your water got you down? We totally understand why poor water quality is such a big deal! Let’s face it: you need the water coming out of your taps to be potable, and if it isn’t, it can certainly be a quite a nuisance.

Of course, we don’t think you should have to deal with poor water quality forever, which is why most plumbers offer a variety of water treatment solutions. There are a number of water treatment systems on the market today, each designed to eliminate specific types of contaminants from your water. So no matter what your needs are, we will be able to match you with the right system for your home.

Below, we have listed some of the most common water treatment systems available and how they can help you. Keep reading to find out more!

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Water Filtration FAQ: How Do I Know If I Need a Water Testing Service?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The water supply in the Blaine area comes from many different sources. The municipal water sources are routinely checked for mineral, ion, and metal levels. But that doesn’t mean it’s completely free of contaminants that can affect its taste or cause health problems for some people.

Water Testing Benefits

Air Mechanical provides complete water testing services for home water supplies. We will analyze your water for minerals, salts, ions, metals, nitrates, carcinogens, and all other potentially harmful contaminants. We will explain the results and consult with you about the best way to clean you water, if necessary.

Ground water may contain harmful metals such as arsenic, and toxic chemicals from pesticides and agricultural runoff, such as nitrates and nitrites, and this can get into some systems accidentally. Our high quality testing services can detect even small amounts of these substances in your water. If you need a specialty cartridge to remove these contaminants from your water supply, we can set it up for you and explain how it works.

At Air Mechanical, we’re serious about water quality. We want you to have the peace of mind that the water you and your family are consuming is as safe as can be. Here are the types of water tests available and when you should request one.

Types of Water Tests

We recommend that you get your water tested every 12 to 24 months. We will check for acidity, bacteria and other microorganisms, and levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) which includes most of the common chemical contaminants found in municipal water supplies and wells. Water quality testing is particularly important if you or a neighbor recently had construction on your property that could have disturbed the underground piping.

Even if previous tests have shown that your water is safe, you should have it checked periodically. Water sources change over time, and minerals, metals, and toxic chemicals can enter the water supply from runoff and storm water.

Clean water is essential to good living. Having your water tested can give you the peace of mind that you and your family aren’t being exposed to contaminants that can build up in the body and cause health effects over time.

Call Air Mechanical today, and we’ll explain the full range of our Blaine water testing and water purification services.

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Signs that You Have Hard Water in Apple Valley

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Hard water is fairly common, especially in certain regions of the country. It is called hard water because of the minerals in it, such as calcium, iron and lime. Depending on how “hard” the water is, it’s usually perfectly healthy, but can cause some other problems throughout your Apple Valley home.

Hard water can negatively affect the durability of household appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, as well as pipes and fixtures throughout the home. How do you know if you have hard water? Here are some common signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for:

  1. A white, scaly, filmy residue left behind on plumbing fixtures. In particular, you may notice these on showerheads, on stainless fixtures like the basin of your kitchen sink, on your silverware or in the coffee pot.
  2. Clothes that are not getting as clean as they should in the laundry. This is because hard water is less effective at washing away dirt. Likewise, you may notice soap scum residue in your tub or shower.
  3. Little or no lather from shampoo or soap while showering.
  4. A reddish tinge to hair over time. This is due to iron in the water that can temporarily change hair color in the shower.
  5. Water takes a long time to heat, or heating costs that are higher than usual. This is because hard water requires more heat than water with fewer minerals in it.
  6. A foul odor emanating from your water.

If you notice any of these signs, or a combination of them, you may have hard water. There are certain things you can do to control the effects of hard water, such as using a commercial mineral remover to dissolve deposits left on showerheads and other fixtures. Vinegar also works well.

However, the best thing to do is to treat hard water so that it does not damage your plumbing system. A licensed Apple Valley plumber can help you do this by adding water softener to your water supply, among other treatments. These are things that need to be done on an ongoing basis, but will help extend the life of your expensive appliances and plumbing system.

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