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
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
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.