Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘water treatment’

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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How to Determine If You Need a Water Softener

Monday, October 14th, 2019

tapwater-flowing-into-sinkToday, most municipal water supplies have a heavy level of filtration and conditioning before they get to your home plumbing. And if you’re using ground water through a private well, then you may have your own water treatment system on-site to filter out contaminants. Something most homeowners don’t realize, however, is they may be missing protection from hard water.

What’s hard water, you ask? It’s water with a high level of minerals in it—namely, calcium, magnesium, and iron. They’re all harmless to ingest, but can do a whole lot of damage to your plumbing system over time. Hard water should be taken care of with a whole-house water softener right when the water enters the home, before it has a chance to put your pipes out of commission. Keep reading to learn some signs that you may be suffering from hard water, and therefore would benefit from a water softener!

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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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How Does a Water Softener Work?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

At one time or another, most homeowners have come across hard water. That is, water that contains more minerals—such as calcium and magnesium—than ordinary water. Calcium and magnesium prevent other positively charged ions from dissolving easily, leading to a buildup of these materials in your plumbing system. Soon you’ll discover deposits of soap, iron and lime in your showers, sinks and faucets. There are various ways to combat hard water, such as using a water softener.

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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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Do I Need to Have My Water Tested?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Access to clean, potable water is something that we here at Design Comfort believe to be a right, not a privilege. If you have any concerns at all regarding the quality of the water that is piped into your home, then we suggest that you schedule professional water testing services in Salt Lake City, UT immediately. There is no reason to ignore any issues with your water, such as a foul taste or any strange odors that it may give off. A number of different problems may lead to the contamination of one’s water, especially if you use a private water source, such as a well on your property. To schedule thorough water testing throughout the area, just give a member of our team a call today.

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