Design Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Treatment’ Category

Could Your Water Use Reverse Osmosis?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

woman-and-child-getting-water-from-kitchen-sinkWhen it comes to home comfort, or your health and safety, it’s easy to forget about the quality of your water. But thinking about it is important! The quality of your water can impact your quality of life in addition to your health and the health of your family.

If you have hard water, which is water with a high level of mineral deposits in it, a whole-house water softener can get your plumbing system back to normal. Some water supplies need something a little extra though. Think about it—even though your municipal water plant does a great job of purifying the water in your area, it has a long way to travel through pipes from that plan to your home.

It can pick up contaminants along the way! And that’s where a reverse osmosis (RO) system comes in.

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5 Signs You Need a Water Softener

Monday, January 4th, 2021

salt-being-poured-into-water-softenerIn our area, water supplies go through a large amount of filtration and conditioning before that water reaches your home’s faucets and plumbing appliances. Alternatively, if you use groundwater from a well, you probably have your own water treatment system on site. But what many homeowners in either case don’t realize is that they may be in need of a water softener to resolve hard water issues.

Hard water is the name given to water that has a high level of minerals in it—namely calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. If these minerals sound harmless, it’s because they are. At least, they’re harmless for you and I to ingest. However, they’re not so harmless when it comes to your plumbing system and your quality of life. In fact, hard water can lead to plumbing leaks, faded clothing from the washing machine, and more.

But this can all be prevented with the installation of a whole-house water softener. So how do you know if you need one? Read on as we uncover some signs that this is the case.

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How Healthy Is the Water You Drink?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

woman-smiling-with-glass-of-water-in-her-hand“My water is coming from a city water main, not a well, so the water quality is fine, right? My water is going through a treatment process already.”

You are correct. However, something to keep in mind is that this water has miles and miles to travel before it enters your home. Along the way, it can pick up contaminants. No water treatment plan can be 100% effective at removing all the impurities from your water.

There’s always a chance that some trace elements such as lead or cyanide can make their way into your home’s water supply. There is no “safe” level of exposure to these materials, either. If you want to add a layer of protection to your home’s water supply, then you should consider the installation of a whole-house water treatment system. This is particularly true if you notice the following symptoms.

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Upgrade Your Drinking Water with Reverse Osmosis!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

shot of a boy drinking a glass of waterThere are a number of Salt Lake City, UT water treatment systems on the market today that help homeowners achieve cleaner, fresher, and healthier water in their living spaces. Filtration systems help remove larger pollutants, while water softeners can be used to combat the problems with hard water.

Another water treatment product that’s been growing in popularity in recent years is the reverse osmosis system. This system creates two different areas of pressure inside your plumbing in order to force the incoming water through a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane removes much smaller particles than a standard filtration system is able to, making reverse osmosis filters one of the most powerful ways to treat your water.

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Watch for These Signs You Need a Water Softener

Monday, May 29th, 2017

signs-need-water-softenerMost municipal water supplies today, including ours, have a hefty level of filtration and conditioning before the water reaches your faucets. And if you’re using a private well to access ground water, you very likely have your own water treatment system on site. But something that can be missing in either of these scenarios is anything to protect against hard water.

Hard water is the name given to water with a high concentration of minerals in it—namely calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless for humans and pets to ingest, however they could be having a negative impact on your quality of life, plus hard water can damage your plumbing system.

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Is a Reverse Osmosis System a Worthy Investment for Your Home?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

reverse-osmosis-systemAre you looking for a quality water treatment system for your Taylorsville, UT home? Obviously, drinking water is a healthy alternative to soda or juice, but that water needs to be properly treated in order to give you the best in health benefits.

Reverse osmosis systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. A professionally installed and serviced reverse osmosis system will remove potentially harmful contaminants from your drinking water, such as arsenic, nitrates, sodium, copper, lead, some organic chemicals, and the municipal additive fluoride.

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Why a Water Softener Should Be Your Next Home Purchase

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Hard water is not a problem that is unique to any one part of the country. It affects just as many homeowners here in Utah as it does anywhere else. The good news is that hard water isn’t particularly unhealthy. It’s water that consists of high amounts of mineral contents—typically calcium and magnesium—that your body can safely absorb.

However, just because hard water won’t make you ill doesn’t mean it’s good for your quality of life. In fact, in addition to impacting how you cook and clean, after time hard water can actually damage your plumbing system to the point that you need repiping or leak repair.

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Three Reasons You Can’t Live Without This Water Treatment Product

Monday, October 10th, 2016

There are a number of water treatment products and services on the market today to improve the quality of your drinking and bathing water. Although hard water isn’t one of the unhealthy water quality issues, it’s certainly inconvenient and can cause a number of problems with your plumbing system, among other home components.

Hard water is water that has a higher-than-normal mineral content, consisting of calcium and magnesium that your body can absorb safely. However, hard water causes considerable issues with your quality of life. Its impact may be subtle, but that doesn’t mean it’s not damaging to your household. The solution lies with a water softener system—a water treatment product you can’t live without, but why?

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Why Schedule Professional Water Testing?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If you think that the water coming from the taps in your home is inherently of a high quality, you may want to rethink your stance. While homeowners with water coming from a municipal supply are certainly at less risk of exposure to dangerous contaminants in their water than those with private water supplies, there are plenty of instances in which any homeowner may be wise to schedule professional water testing in Salt Lake City, UT. You should never ignore any signs of problems with your water, even if it does come from a reservoir overseen by a governmental body. Below are some tips regarding when to schedule professional water testing. When you decide to do so, make sure that it is Design Comfort that you call.

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Why Use a Water Softener in My Home?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

It is easy to take potable water for granted in this day and age. After all, we need only open a tap or activate the washing machine, and water comes pouring forth as needed. Just because you have such easy access to water throughout your home, though, is no reason to assume that the water you have access to is of the high quality that you deserve. One common problem that many homeowners encounter is hard water coming from their plumbing systems. If you have hard water, the best solution to pursue is the use of a water softener in Cottonwood Heights, UT. To learn more about available models, or to schedule any water softener services, just give the pros on the Design Comfort team a call.

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