If you’ve done any research on water softeners, you’ve come to realize that there are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a water softener for your home. In making the purchase decision, you can be sure you’re getting a top-notch water conditioner that has gone through rigorous testing and meets industry standards when you see the UPC Symbol.
What does International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) R&T UPC Symbol Mean?
Lead contamination is a growing concern throughout the nation and how lead can be removed from drinking water is a question we’re often asked.
Since the incident in Flint, Michigan brought the national spotlight on lead, a number of other cities have since found excessive levels of lead contamination in their water supplies. Read more
Do you have a sinking suspicion that your water softener isn’t doing its’ job and is no longer softening your water? Perhaps you’re seeing water spots on the shower door or you’ve noticed a sudden change in household water pressure?
How often a water softener will regenerate or recharge, is controlled by the valve of a water softener system. The valve or “control valve” is the ‘brain’ of the softener unit, since it gives the commands as to when the softener regeneration process will occur. But first, let’s discuss WHY regeneration occurs. Read more
Perhaps you own a water softener, but are wondering if a pre-filter should be installed before your softener? Or perhaps you’re considering installing a water softener but want to get it right from the get go?
Depending on the quality of water coming into your home—a pre-filter may indeed be what you need!
What about that fishy smell? What’s the reason–and what can be done?
Here at WaterTech, we’ve been manufacturing water softeners and conditioners for more than 27 years. We have thousands upon thousands of customers who are big fans (and repeat customers) of WaterTech’s Reionator water conditioning system.
While the internet is a great place to get information about almost any given topic, it’s also a place where misconceptions (and even myths) can be circulated repeatedly. One of those fallacies is the idea that softened water removes minerals and nutrients needed by our bodies. This simply is not the case. Let us tell you why. Read more
So you’ve recently purchased a water softener (or are considering a purchase) and are wondering about the ongoing expenses associated with water softening? After the initial water softener system purchase, there will be two main expenses to properly maintain your system:
- Salt (consumable)
- Servicing of the Unit
Salt: How Much Salt Will You Need to Purchase?
First of all, ion exchange softeners require salt (sodium chloride or potassium chloride) pellets in order to soften the hard water coming into your home. This salt is held in a “brine tank” which sits next to (and is connected to) your water softener.
When high-efficiency (HE) laundry washers were introduced a few years back, many consumers suddenly began paying more attention to the laundry soap they were buying. High efficiency machine manufacturers warned that using “regular” laundry soap rather than an “HE detergent” could void the machine’s warranty.
So what about a water softener system? Does it matter what type of soap is used after a water softener or conditioner is installed?
We’ve been discussing all things relating to RO in recent blog posts, but thought we would tackle a few more inquiries that have yet to be addressed. The following are commonly asked questions regarding Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water Systems: Where is an RO unit stored? Can RO hook up to a fridge or ice machine? Is RO noisy?