Water hardness is a common water quality problem for homeowners, especially in the metro Phoenix area. If you have lived in the Phoenix area for any given time and have not had the benefit of having a water softener system in place, you know exactly what I mean. Hard Phoenix water will harm your kitchen and bath fixtures over time. It can also leave unsightly stains in your showers, bathtubs and even toilets.
Water typically has no taste. One can say it tastes “refreshing” or “smooth” or add any other adjectives to describe the taste of water, but water typically has no taste or smell. Then there are time where your water is off and may have a foul smell or taste to it. In this case, certain bacteria, minerals, gasses, contaminants, or a plumbing issue may be to blame.
There is not a day that goes by where most of us encounter water throughout our day. Besides the need to drink water to survive, water is in our food and drinks, our plumbing, our industrial processes, our weather, and even our bodies. However, the water you encounter is not necessarily clean and pure water. This most crucial resource for living can be tainted by a number of contaminants that unfortunately cannot be seen by the naked eye.
For a very large proportion of North American homeowners the nuisance and costs associated with hard water just can’t be ignored. Clogged showers, damaged appliances, unsightly scale, and dry skin are just some of the issues that come with hard water. Water softeners provide a much-needed solution to all of these water woes.
Bottled water is an American staple. You see these bottles everywhere – in the hands of runners and walkers, in people’s cars, at sporting events and concerts, handed out for free at may churches and the list goes on. And while the idea of drinking filtered water is more appealing to many than drinking tap water, what happens to all those bottles once they are used? Many unfortunately end up in landfills.
Reverse osmosis is most commonly known for its use in drinking water purification and removes large particles and substances using a semi-permeable membrane. The following infographic takes a detailed look at what reverse osmosis is, how it works and some of its applications.
Here is another infographic that paints a not-so-pretty picture about the water we drink and reinforces the idea of why water treatment products are so important. Think about arsenic, bacteria, and chlorine, just to name a few. Yep they’re all there!
What’s in your favorite drinking water? Minerals – that’s what! And lots of them. Just how much mineral content does one brand have compared with others? This infographic shows 13 popular brands of drinking water along with their mineral content expressed in parts per million (ppm).
The contents of tap water vary from state to state across the country. Some of the chemicals found in drinking water will shock and appall you while the excellent quality of others will quench both your worries as well as your thirst. In the following infographic, you will see that the quality of Phoenix’s water is poor. The infographic goes on to show some various ways to filter water and types of filters.