Water touches practically every room in your home. Its quality affects how your water tastes and smells, the food you cook, how your skin and hair feel and even how your appliances, fixtures and plumbing look and last. There are so many ways that better water can make a difference in your life. We invite you to learn more.
Hard Water and Limescale
Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and, in many cases, iron. Most homes have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. Hard water eventually forms a rock-like scale buildup over time as it interacts with your water fixtures and appliances.
Hard water scale is obvious on shower doors and fixtures, but it will also form in places you can’t see. Common problem areas include pipes and hot water-using appliances, such as your water heater and dishwasher.
Homeowners frequently purchase expensive cleaners and chemicals to remove the scale, or chip away at it with sharp objects, however, they are often disappointed with the difficulty, expense and effectiveness of their efforts.
Take the first step and find out how hard your water is and if there are any other issues. Your local Kinetico water professional will be glad to arrange for a free, in-home water analysis.
Solutions for Hard Water : Kinetico Water Softeners
Cloudy, murky or grayish water is usually caused by dissolved or suspended solids. This is also known as “turbidity.” Water can become turbid naturally or from land disturbances such as construction, storms and urban runoff.
The turbidity of your water can range from low to high. But even if your water looks clear, it could still contain a high level of dissolved solids. That’s why, whether your water is turbid or not, we recommend you have it tested. A Kinetico water professional will perform a free water analysis and plumbing audit. Based on the results, they’ll recommend appropriate treatment approaches if needed.
Solutions for Cloudy Water : Kinetico Drinking Water Solutions | Whole Home Specialty Filters
Stains can be caused by water hardness, iron, dissolved minerals or natural acid in your water, or a combination of these. These water stains are usually orange, black or bluish green and can appear anywhere that water comes into regular contact and can lead to stained fixtures, clothing, and even hair. As anyone who has tried to clean them can tell you, these stains can be difficult to remove and they come back quickly after cleaning.
Your local Kinetico water professional will be happy to perform a free, in-home water analysis to see what’s causing stains in your home. From there, they will suggest options for treatment if needed.
Solutions for Water Stains : Kinetico Water Softeners | Whole Home Specialty Filters
Since the 1850s, chlorine has been used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the pipes that transport it. It has helped end a number of major threats to public health. Although chlorine in water is essential at the treatment plant and in the water distribution system, it is no longer necessary once the water reaches your home.
Though chlorine is vital for stopping the spread of disease, its benefits come at a price. Chlorine tastes and smells bad. It dries skin and hair, fades clothes (bleach is made of chlorine) and can dry out the rubber seals in appliances, shortening their lives.
Kinetico’s chlorine removal systems and drinking water solutions eliminate chlorine from your water. Call your local Kinetico water professional to set up a free in-home water analysis and to discuss your options.
Solutions for Chlorine : Whole Home Dechlorinator | Kinetico Drinking Water Solutions
Bad Tastes and Odours
In its pristine state, water is colourless, tasteless and odourless. But, water can take on unpleasant odours due to coming into contact with several natural or man-made contaminants. Decayed vegetation or algae can cause an earthy or musty odour, hydrogen sulphide or sulphur leads to a very noticeable “rotten egg” smell, and dissolved metals such as iron or zinc will cause water to have a metallic taste.
Water that smells or tastes funny is the primary reason people turn to bottled water, which is expensive for you and harmful for the environment—millions of barrels of oil are used each year to produce and transport it and billions of plastic bottles are added to our landfills. So, if your water tastes or smells strange, you owe it to yourself to request a free water analysis from your local Kinetico water expert so you can put bad tasting water in the past.
Solution for Bad Tastes and Odours: Kinetico Drinking Water Solutions | Whole Home Specialty Filters
Water Source Concerns
How safe is your water source? It depends. With public water, the government and municipalities work very hard to ensure your water is safe to drink. Unfortunately, some contaminants may be difficult to detect or realistically treat on a large scale, or may enter the water system through gaps in the infrastructure, such as aging pipes. Also, it is necessary to add chemicals such as chlorine or chloramines to effectively treat and distribute water to households over long distances.
Private water sources bring their own challenges and deserve extra attention and precautions, including regular testing for safety. Water that comes in contact with annoying or harmful contaminants, both natural and man-made, can carry them along into your home.
Take the first step to put your mind at ease by scheduling a free in-home water analysis with your local Kinetico water professional.
Solution for Water Source Concerns : Schedule a Free Water Analysis With Your Local Kinetico Water Expert