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

5 Potential Contaminants in Your Water

Monday, January 15th, 2024

If you’ve been thinking about a whole-house water filtration system in Salt Lake City, you may be wondering if it’s really necessary. Is the water quality in our area really that bad? Water service providers, take extra strength steps to clean and treat water before channeling it through the city and into your home.

But that doesn’t mean that 100% of contaminants get removed from the water. We are highlighting five common contaminants that are found in tap water. Even at very low levels, these contaminants can pose risks to your health. You can keep reading to learn more about contaminants found in tap water and how a whole-house water filtration system can help.

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What’s In Your Water? Why You Need a Water Softener

Monday, June 5th, 2023

hot water faucet

The water that comes from your taps is essential not just to your health and safety, but to your enjoyment of your home as well. You drink it, cook with it, use it to bathe, and wash dishes and your clothes in it. When your home suffers from hard water, it can affect a number of things. It leaves behind ugly deposits, can dry out your skin and hair, and in a worst-case scenario, can contribute to damaged pipes. 

So what’s the answer to hard minerals in water? A whole house water softener is a great option for water treatment systems in Salt Lake City, UT. Read on to learn about hard water, what’s in it, why it’s no good, and what you can do to remedy its ill effects.

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Exploring Your Water Treatment Options

Monday, June 20th, 2022

woman-drinking-glass-of-waterIf you get water from the city in which you live, versus getting it from a ground well on your property, then you likely know that this water goes through a pretty heavy filtration process at the water treatment plant before it makes its way to you. What you might not know, though, is there could still be impurities with your drinking and potable water, as it has many miles to travel between the water plant and your home. It can pick up some contaminants along the way.

As a result, there’s always a small chance that some level of harmful contaminants can make it into your home’s water supply. If you notice any symptoms, such as cloudy water, soap scum left behind after washing dishes, or an oily film on top of your water, it’s time to explore your water treatment options. In fact, even if you just want to improve the overall taste and health of your water, then you may want to consider a water treatment system. Read on to learn what these options are!

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Signs Your Water Quality is Suffering

Monday, March 14th, 2022

hand-holding-glass-of-water-being-filled-at-sinkDid you know there could be a perfectly legitimate reason you don’t like the taste of your tap water? It might actually be contaminated with particles or minerals that while not always harmful, definitely impacts the water quality, quality of your plumbing, and therefore your quality of life!

Whether it’s bad taste or smells in the water, there is a solution, and that’s finding you the right water filtration system or a combination of filtration systems. How do you know, though, if that’s really what you need?

We’ll get into some of the signs of poor water quality below… first let’s dive into what type of water filtration systems are on the market that we install. Read on!

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Do You Know What’s in Your Water?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

view-from-under-waterWater is essential for our survival and plays a crucial role in our health. Clean water is necessary to keep us hydrated. We use it for cooking our food and for taking care of our hygiene. These are all obvious facts that we’re sure you already know. What isn’t so obvious is what could lurk in the water you use at home in your everyday life.

You might be surprised to learn that your water supply could be full of contaminants that can harm your well-being. Even if the water does not have contaminants, it could contain dissolved minerals that can wreak havoc on the plumbing and any appliances that use water. Also called hard water, the mineral deposits from the water can result in irritated skin, dry hair, and several other problems throughout the house.

Investing in a Salt Lake City water treatment system could play a critical role in keeping you and your family and plumbing safe from contaminants and minerals in the water.

This post will tell you about some of the benefits of installing a water filtration system so that you can make an informed decision on how to get a safer water supply at home.

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Should You Invest in Professional Water Testing?

Monday, May 10th, 2021

glass-of-waterIf you get water from a main line from the city, rather than a well on your property, then you probably understand that the water goes through an extensive treatment process before it reaches your home’s faucets. The effectiveness of these water treatment facilities does vary, though they’re all mostly good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials. Still though, there’s a long way to go between that plant and your home, and there is always a small chance that some trace elements of contaminants can make their way into your water supply.

There is really no “safe level of exposure to these contaminants. If you want to truly protect your water supply, then you’ll want to have a water treatment system professionally installed. Before you reach that step though, you’ll want to have your water tested to see exactly which water treatment system or combination of water treatment systems will help. Read on to learn some signs that you may have water quality problems, then give us a call when you’re ready for professional water testing!

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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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