The largest source of freshwater on the planet is found in the Great Lakes. But, just because there’s a large supply doesn’t mean homeowners don’t have water quality concerns.
Water-Right and its network of trained dealers serve a large number of homeowners in the Upper Midwest. Our water treatment experts have plenty of experience working with problem water around the Great Lakes region.
We spoke with three of Water-Right’s regional sales managers: Mark Selvig, Mike Speicher, and John Degeneffe, to find out about typical issues in the following states:
Reverse osmosis (R.O.) drinking water truly is the purest choice for any home. It’s water the way nature intended us to drink it. But how exactly do these systems work, and what do they do to your home’s water? Osmosis is defined as the process of molecules passing through a semi-permeable membrane from a less-concentrated solution into a more-concentrated solution. An example or osmosis from nature is the roots of plants drawing water from the soil. Reverse osmosis is simply the opposite of that process.
Retreating to your family’s cabin in the woods or cottage by the lake is a relaxing way to spend the summer. It’s a special place with all the comforts home, yet you are miles away from the daily grind of everyday life.
Water softeners can make life more convenient for many homeowners. Unfortunately, there are quite a few myths about residential water treatment that people believe. Some of them are just misconceptions, others are complete lies. Here’s the truth about what happens when you use a water softener in your home as we bust eight different soft water myths.
Travel across the United States and you’ll encounter different people, landscapes, and weather. The quality of water also differs greatly from region to region.
To help homeowners understand the types of water problems that are typical in certain parts of the country, Water-Right has put together a series of articles explaining common contaminants relating to water quality in America. We’ll be relying on our trusty regional sales managers for expert insights. They travel the country meeting with our network of dealers, plumbers, and well drillers. Nobody knows water problems better than these guys.
Here’s a confusing question we get from people every now and then …
They’ve got a water softener to help remove the minerals that cause soap scum, scale buildup, and other hard water problems, but they’re still seeing spotting on things like their dishes, faucets, and after washing the car.
So what’s going on? Shouldn’t a water softener keep that from happening?
There are few reason why you may still get spots on surfaces even with a water softener installed.
Living in a home with low water pressure is frustrating and inefficient. If your home has hard water, it could be slowly but surely restricting flow until you’ve got major complications. You’ll typically notice it first when you’re showering. That’s the place where we all enjoy good water pressure and need it to rinse the soap and shampoo away. However, water pressure problems can also impact other areas of your home.
If your home’s water comes from a private well, you may have noticed that certain appliances, including your washing machine and dishwasher require more detergent and additional cycles before they appear clean.
But for many homeowners, an even bigger nuisance than increased detergent use and higher utility costs is the unsightly stains on your appliances and bathroom fixtures as a result of excessive mineral amounts in your water supply.