Tips all around Drinking Water Systems and Water Filtration

Your Water, The Universal Solvent!

Water is considered the universal solvent. As it passes from liquid to vapor and back again, it tends to dissolve everything it touches - whether in the air as water vapor were it can mix with sulfur from smoke stacks forming acid or from the ground, absorbing calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lead and limestone - water can have a negative impact on you, your household and your pocketbook.
Depending on where you live, contaminants from sewage, industrial waste and agricultural run-off can also seep into your water supply.

Hard water produces scale.

If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs ...
if you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair ...
or if your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water.

If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.

Water softeners eliminate the effects of hard water.

They "soften" the water by removing the calcium and magnesium found there, extending the useful life of water heaters, coffeemakers, humidifiers and household plumbing by as much as 30%.

Soft water makes a difference you can see and feel, all over the house.

In the Bathroom: Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer and not as dry. No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs or toilets.

In the Laundry: Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter. Plus they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too.

In the Kitchen: Dishes will clean more easily, and be spot free, without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.

Throughout the House: Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers using hard water can wear out 30% faster.

Soft water works for you!

What's the harm in hard water?

Hard water harms nearly everything in your home, leaving mineral deposits and scale build up on everything the water touches. Hard water is especially tough on plumbing and appliances that use the water, resulting in more repairs and more frequent replacement of appliances.

Consequences of Hard Water in your Home:
- Pipes become clogged with scale, reducing water flow
- Water heaters scaled with mineral deposits require more energy to heat your water
- Faucets crusted with hard to remove deposits
- Clothes and towels are dingy and rough
- More time and work involved in cleaning
- Increased expenses for detergents and other cleaning supplies

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis called R/O for short, involves separating water from a solution of dissolved solids by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane. As pressure is applied, water and other molecules with low molecular weight pass through micropores in the membrane.

Larger molecules, such as organic dyes and metal complexes, are retained by the membrane. The R/O membrane system features crossflow filtration to allow the concentrate stream to sweep away retained molecules and prevent the membrane surface from clogging or fouling.

We service and install both under the sink R/O and whole house R/O.


Water pumps pull or push the water from the source to be used. The two main types we deal with are Submersible pumps and Jet pumps. Submersible pumps actually go under the water and push the water. Jet pumps spin the water creating a suction to pull the water. Different applications require different pumps.

Pressure Switch

Pressure switches turn the pump on and off. When the desired pressure is reached the contacts open shutting the pump off. when the pressure drops below the cut on pressure the contacts close turning the pump on.

Pressure Tanks

Pressure tanks use a rubber bladder with air in it. Water is forced into the tank until the desired pressure is reached. Then the water is pushed out of the tank by the air pressure in the bladder.


The aerator disperses gasses trapped in water by exposing them to the air. Water is sprayed into the large tank allowing the gasses to escape.

Sulfur Block Unit

The sulfur block is an enclosed unit which injects air into itself oxidizing gasses in the water then removes them with carbon and Kdf. The advantage of a sulfur block unit is no additional pump and pressure tank is required to pump water out of it. The Kdf is also known to prevent bacteria growth.