Quality Products Installed by Cal’s Plumbing
Removing pollutants in the water that comes through your pipes is a vital part of your everyday health. Most people don’t tend to think about the bacteria that may be in their water supply or the minerals that could be floating around in the pipes, both of which could cause serious consequences to your health and the health of your plumbing. However, if you want to do something about them, then a solution may be easily obtainable! There is a wide variety of great products on the market today, many of which are extremely effective and affordable on nearly any budget.
At Cal’s Plumbing, we offer installation and maintenance services for these products, including a product you may have purchased off Amazon, from a home improvement store, or from any other source. When you trust the installation work to us, we’ll make sure your new equipment is working exactly as it should, that your plumbing equipment is making the most of it, and that you’re truly enjoying the cleaner and safer water you’ve always wanted. Our team services almost any make and model of water filter system, and we make getting the labor needed for a proper installation as simple and available as possible.
Recently purchased a new water purifier or water treatment system? Looking for someone to complete the installation properly? Don’t make the mistake of trying yourself; call Cal’s Plumbing at (520) 622-2257 (CALS) today and schedule your appointment.
Benefits of Whole Home Water Filtration
What makes a whole-home water filtration solution one of the best things you can invest in? There are tons of answers to this question, but here are a few of the most popular. For starters, you’ll enjoy better-quality water everywhere. That means everything from showers to shaving to washing your hands to doing laundry and even cooking and cleaning will all yield better results and leave you feeling great. You’ll also enjoy better-tasting water, meaning no strange odors, flavors, or textures from the water that comes from your tap.
Whole-home water filtration also solves a number of plumbing problems, including:
Scale buildup on faucets & fixtures: Are you tired of that chalky white residue showing up on your faucets and fixtures? This is called limescale, and it’s a pain to get rid of. However, a proper whole-home filtration system removes the minerals that create this residue, leading to better-looking and cleaner faucets and fixtures.
Clogged water lines: That same chalky residue can build up in water lines under certain circumstances, resulting in clogs that are extremely difficult to get rid of. However, pure water doesn’t have this problem.
Excessive corrosion in water lines: Water that’s too acidic or alkaline can slowly corrode metal water lines, including steel and copper lines. However, purer water doesn’t struggle with this issue as much, meaning you’ll actually preserve your water lines even longer.
Reverse osmosis, commonly abbreviated as RO, was first introduced in North America through home purification systems in the 1970s. This purification method uses a semipermeable membrane, which filters out water contaminants and various compounds. If the particle is larger in size than water molecules, it’s trapped by the membrane.
Conversely, particles smaller than water molecules typically remain in the drinking water, so RO systems effectively remove harmful contaminants such as lead, arsenic and nitrates. They also remove a high percentage of added fluoride, which has become a controversial issue. Fluoride is added to many municipal water systems in the United States to deter cavities, although too much of it is toxic and leads to a variety of side effects. RO systems come in a variety of different sizes and filter options.
What is a Water Softener?
A water softener is made up of three main components:
- Control Valve - determines when regeneration is necessary, the direction of water flow and the amount of time spent in each cycle
- Pressure Tank - holds the resin that exchanges sodium for hardness minerals and is under water line pressure
- Salt Tank or Cabinet - holds the salt that makes the brine solution used to regenerate the softening resin
How Does a Water Softener Work?
- Raw water runs through a bed of sodium charged softening resin contained in a pressure tank
- Hardness ions attach to the resin, exchanging with the harmless sodium ions
- Eventually the resin contains only hardness minerals and has to be regenerated
- The control valve monitors water usage and determines when to regenerate
- The resin is backwashed to rinse away impurities
- A strong brine solution is then drawn through the bed and hardness ions are exchanged for sodium ions
- The hardness ions are then rinsed to the drain
- The softener is now ready to soften again
REACH OUT TO THE PROS AT CAL’S PLUMBING FOR QUALITY FILTRATION AND PURIFICATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION SERVICES! SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY CONTACTING US TODAY.