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We have been in the water treatment industry since 1992. We carry water softeners, taste & odor filters, Reverse Osmosis Systems and more! Anything and everything to help with your water treatment needs! Let one of our trained professionals help you with your water treatment, we can help you save money, come up with a plan that fits your specific qualifications, and and enjoy the process!! Call us today at 403-526-3806!

Frequently asked questions

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Water Softener?


Water treated with a water softener versus untreated hard water has many benefits:

  • Cleaner and shinier silverware, glassware, mirrors, tiles, cars, or any plumbing fixtures.

  • Softer skin and clean, smooth hair.

  • Reduced soap curd makes cleaning easier and reduces housework.

  • Uses less soap and shampoo because of the rich lather softened water and soap produces.

  • Softer clothes without hard minerals trapped in the fabric. Fabrics last longer and whites stay whiter without the dingy gray caused by hard water.

  • Preserves the life of all water appliances such as coffee machines, ice makers, dishwashers, water heaters and laundry equipment.

  • Save money on monthly energy costs and damages to appliances.

A water softener is a unit that is used to soften water by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard. When water contains a high level of calcium and magnesium it is called hard water. Hard water constitutes several problems throughout your home that you may or may not have noticed.

Hard water is known to clog pipes, complicate soap and detergent dissolving in water, and leave behind water spots. It creates a scale buildup inside your pipes and water appliances reducing the efficiency of your water heater. This means more energy is used to heat water which will result in increased energy expenses.

Soap is also less effective in hard water because it reacts to form the calcium or magnesium salt of the organic acid of the soap. Skin washed in hard water is typically reported as feeling scratchy and dry as a result of the soap scum. Hair washed in hard water is reported as being dull-looking and sticky. Some may experience a few of these hard water results and others may be accustomed to the feeling of their clothes, bedding, skin and hair after washing. It is mostly important to protect your home with softened water to prolong the lifespan of pipes and home appliances from scale buildup and clogging.


Hard water can be treated with a water softener to reduce the negative impacts of hard water. Water softeners are specific ion exchanges that are designed to remove ions which are positively charged. Anti-scale systems transform calcium ions into calcium crystals which are stable and cannot attach to pipes, surfaces, hardware or other fixtures. The crystals are so small they are easily rinsed away by the water flow. They are harmless, neutral, heat resistant and completely stable and will not attach to any surfaces like your pipes and heaters to cause lime deposits.




7 Benefits of a Reverse Osmosis Water System


Obtain Icy Mountain Water bottled water quality drinking water right from your home! Reverse osmosis systems are filtration systems which eliminate any water-borne particle that’s smaller than a water molecule. In essence, these systems make your water free from lead, arsenic, and a variety of other unneeded (and sometimes unhealthy) minerals. Ridding your water of these minerals is beneficial in a number of ways. So, what are the benefits of a reverse osmosis water system? While you can eliminate many hard minerals from your water with the use of a water softener, water softeners are not equipped to purify water for high-quality drinking purposes. There are many chemicals that only a reverse osmosis water system can handle. A reverse osmosis system: 1. Eliminates Sodium One of the huge benefits of a reverse osmosis water filtration system is that it rids your water of sodium. Sodium is responsible for high blood pressure, liver problems, and kidney disease when consumed at high levels. This is a benefit that is not provided by water softeners, which are only capable of eliminating hard water minerals like iron. 2. Removes Lead Not only does a reverse osmosis water system eliminate sodium, it also eliminates lead. When consumed at high levels, lead can cause a whole host of health issues. These include increased blood pressure, fertility problems, nerve damage, and sometimes even brain damage. 3. Lowers energy costs In general, reverse osmosis water filtration systems use less energy than other types of water filtration systems. This is due to the fact they’re capable of filtering water with much greater efficiency than typical water filtration systems. Saving money is never a bad thing. Plus, you get some of the purest water in the world. It doesn’t get much better than that. 4. Takes up very little space If you’re living in a home which is a little on the small side, a reverse osmosis system can be an absolute lifesaver. These systems are much smaller than the majority of other water systems, capable of fitting under kitchen sinks and in tiny corners. 5. Easy to maintain Our reverse osmosis systems are ridiculously easy to maintain and take care of. Typically, all you have to do to keep them running at their peak capabilities is to change their filters every year and we will call, text or email you to let you know which filers need to be changed. We will also keep track of which filters to change and test & track your water for free! 6. Produces better tasting healthier water While this is, of course, an issue of personal preference, it can be argued that reverse osmosis systems produce better tasting healthier water. By removing minerals and chemicals that influence a water’s natural taste & health, reverse osmosis systems produce water that is more pure and fresh. 7. Replaces bottled water Buying bottled water for drinking purposes is great, but you could have pure reverse osmosis water right from your tap! You’ll essentially have faucets that distribute bottled whenever you want it.




HOW DO WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTERS WORK?


Life is all about enjoying the little things: putting the collar on your dog before a long walk; fresh linens on the bed before you sleep; the smell of sunscreen before your day at the water. But notice that you can’t enjoy those moments without ensuring a little added protection before they happen. The same goes for enjoying clean, healthy water.

Before you determine whether or not a whole house filter is right for you and your family (or which whole house filter, for that matter), you’ll need to learn the basics about how it works.

First things first: a whole house water filter provides clean, filtered water for the entire home — not just your kitchen faucet. This includes when you shower or bathe, when you brush your teeth in the morning, when you wash your vegetables before cooking or when you refresh your guests’ glasses after dinner. In essence, the water filter becomes the point of entry for the water. These systems work to prevent contaminated water from entering the home for all of the uses we mentioned above, and more.

That being said, how it actually works is fairly simple. A whole house water filter cleans your water via a three-step process.

<h4 class="font_4">STEP 1 – THE PRE-FILTER PROCESS</h4>

Water entering the home is put through a pre-filter to remove larger particulates, impurities, and contaminants in your tap water. This step traps anything that is about five microns in size — like sediment and silt. By stopping sediment from entering your pipes, your pre-filter will also prevent long-term damage to your plumbing and appliances and will help keep your water clear.

<h4 class="font_4">STEP 2 – RHINO FILTRATION</h4>

Municipal water companies use chlorine/chloramines to treat your water before they send it to your home. Unfortunately, once they’re in your home, chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) can evaporate in shower steam, contaminating the air you breathe.

Chlorine and chloramines also have long shelf lives and can still leave contaminants like chlorine-resistant cysts and pharmaceuticals untreated. So, it’s at this stage that those chlorine and chloramines get filtered out of your water. How much, you ask?

Our filtration is Certified to remove 97% of chlorine taste and odor. This instantly improves your indoor air quality by filtering the water throughout your home, reducing your body’s exposure to harsh contaminants, and improving the taste and smell of your drinking water.

Next, is the Activated Carbon stage. While this may sound like a new age method to take your juice cleanse to the next level, its roots are actually based in science, carefully crafted by our team of engineers.

Activated carbon is also the most popular water filtration media on the market.

It’s essentially made up of organic material with high carbon content (like wood, coal, or coconut shells). When it’s heated up (in such a way that it doesn’t burn), it results in char. That char is then treated to create a porous material that binds to certain contaminants, pulling them out of the water.

Activated carbon media has also been recorded to reduce the rest of the impurities that were missed through the first two steps, like herbicides, copper, and certain pesticides.

Moreover, the Activated carbon method comes recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give you that extra layer of protection from a wide variety of contaminants that might still be present in your water supply.

<h4 class="font_4">STEP 3 – YOUR POST-FILTER FINISHES THE FILTRATION PROCESS</h4>

While your post-filter is the smallest part of the process, it’s mighty. It essentially acts as a polishing agent, catching any remaining sediment and organic particles that might still be in your water.

Additionally, if you pair your whole house system with an ultraviolet (UV) light, you can safeguard your family by reducing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.

The benefits of whole house filtration are endless. You can customize your whole house system to match your needs, and experience the benefits from every tap across your entire home. The best thing you can do for your family is to protect them from contaminants before they enter your home, so you can drink and bathe with peace of mind. What more could you ask for?





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