It is important to know how to by-pass your water softener and everybody should know this. There are several different by-pass valves. Some you must push something, others you turn knobs. It is very important for you to figure this out before you have an emergency and realize you do not know how to do it.
The Clack valve comes with a high quality easy to use by-pass, two red handles on the back of unit.
Unit in service
Unit on by-pass
The red handles have a more pointy end to the handles, so when they are pointing towards each other the unit is by-passed. When unit is by-passed, the water is no longer going through the system and the water is coming straight from the meter. So, if you have any issues with the water softener you can by-pass it.
If you have a white by-pass you are to push in the by-pass. Others have a solid black one with two dials, you turn both a quarter turn and it will by-pass. The units will say by-pass and arrow will dedicate direction to turn.
A Whole House Filter removes the chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, and organics. It is a filter that works in conjunction with the water softener. It is a type of carbon filter.
Your refrigerator has a carbon filter on it, that is why the water from the refrigerator tastes better than the water from the tap. The carbon removes the chemicals and makes it filtered water therefore it tastes better. For example a Brita filter is a carbon filter the water passes through, that is why it tastes better.
So, when you have a Whole House Filter the water at all faucets tastes like the water coming out of the refrigerator. But the other important thing is when you are in the shower, you are not breathing the chemicals into your lungs, and it is not on your skin. A Whole House Filter cleaner friendly water for your family.
If you want to know more about Whole House Filter or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at Simple Water Softeners. Call Lisa at (210) 960 2555. or use this contact us form.
Do you live in San Antonio?. Save your hot water heater, the average replacement of a hot water heater is $2,000.
With the hard water in San Antonio (average is 18 GPG) you are shortening the life of your hot water heater by 30% if you don’t have water softener. If you have a hot water heater with a tank and have no water softener you should be draining the hot water heater every 6 months to maintain it to its optimal potential.
When scale builds up in the hot water heater it takes 30% more energy to heat the water. Your heating elements must work so much harder when they are caked in calcium.
If you have a tankless system, read your warranty, when your water is harder than 10 to 11 you void your warranty.
It’s best to have a qualified and trusted water softener professional help with your water softener needs and Simple Water Softeners Co. will gladly be of assistance. If you want more information please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.
Water containing excessive amounts of dissolved calcium, magnesium, iron, and other compounds is called hard water. While it isn’t harmful to consume, and most people can use it safely for everyday tasks like cooking or bathing, it does cause several problems. Simple Water Softeners has worked in this industry for a long time and has seen the impact of hard water. Here’s a look at the issues it can cause:
Hard water spots and film will build up very quickly in San Antonio and surrounding areas. The shower doors, dishwasher, dishes will begin to develop a white film, Faucets, showerheads will actually become clogged up.
Hard water doesn’t taste as refreshing and clean as its counterpart. You can taste the chlorine and other substances in the water if it isn’t purified through a carbon filter. Hard water also has a sharp metallic taste due to all of the metal compounds present in it. Substances like mercury, copper, iron, lead, and even arsenic can ruin the water’s taste enough to make the drinking experience unpleasant and alter the taste of your meals.
Washing clothes with hard water can be difficult. Most detergents don’t dissolve entirely or lather well in this water, which means they don’t penetrate the clothes sufficiently to remove stains or odors. Hard water also leaves behind patches and white stains on clothes that can compromise their appearance significantly.
Washing dishes can also be challenging if your home receives hard water. Dishwashing soaps don’t react well to the compound, and the cleaning is less efficient. You will also notice some patches and stains on the utensils even after they have been rinsed well. This can ruin your more delicate ceramics and dishes.
Hard water causes damage to the bathroom and toilet fixtures like bathtubs, sinks, showerheads, and commodes. It can leave limescale deposits on the fixtures, which can be difficult to clean and even cause damage over the long term. People that have hard water in their homes are forced to replace their fixtures more often.
Limescale can also build up in faucets, pipelines, drains, and other such plumbing fixtures. That can cause blockages, compromise drainage, and even clog up appliances like water heaters. Regular build-up can cause long-term damage to your pipes and faucets, so installing a hard water treatment system can help save a lot of money.
Washing hair with hard water can damage it and make it appear dull. Mineral deposits will rob it of its shine and block moisture penetration, both of which can take a toll in the long term. Unfortunately, the problem can worsen with repeated washing and shampooing.
If you want to know more about hard water or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at Simple Water Softeners. You can call 210 960 2555 or use this contact us form.
You wanted clean filtered water for your family, so you purchased a whole house filter. A whole house filter removes chlorine, herbicides, pesticides and organics and it gives you nice water. Whole house filtration needs to be maintained, if not properly maintained you will get adverse effects from it. The media or the filter in a whole house filter needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Find out from your installer what is their recommendations.
The big blue filter has a carbon filter in it and needs to be replaced 3 to 6 months. If you have a separate tank full of carbon two to three years depending on the size of tank and what type of carbon you have. Whole house filtration is water goes through carbon. Over time carbon can harbor bacteria. There is different kinds of carbon used, some will last longer. But the key to having a whole house filter benefit your family is maintain it properly. If you have not had time to change the carbon as scheduled by-pass it. You will get better water without it than using one that is too dirty.
Simple Water Softeners whole house filter on by-pass until you get time to have changed out. Give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the media changed out of your whole house filter.
If you want clean filtered water for your family so you have to purchase a whole house filter. Whole House Filtration System Removes chlorine, herbicides, pesticides and organics and gives you nice water. An important thing to consider is Whole house filtration needs to be maintained. If not properly maintained you will get adverse effects from it.
The media or the filter in a whole house filter needs to replaced on a regular basis. Find out from your installer what is their recommendations. The big blue filter has a carbon filter in it and needs to be replaced 3 to 6 months. If you have a separate tank full of carbon two to three years depending on the size of tank and what type of carbon you have. Whole house filtration is water goes through carbon. Over time carbon can harbor bacteria. There is different kinds of carbon used, some will last longer. But the key to having a whole house filter benefit your family is maintain it properly. If you have not had time to change the carbon as scheduled by-pass it. You will get better water without it than using one that is too dirty.
If you want more information about Whole House Filtration System please call me at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.
Do some research and ask questions like, will this bring my water down below three grains of hardness?. In San Antonio the average hardness is around 18 grains per gallon. It makes a mess of your house with the white film, dries your skin out, bad hair days and you cannot put enough of a product in dishwasher.
A water softener that uses salt truly softens the water, your water will go from 18 to around a 1. All the water inside the house is soft, only a tiny bit if any of the calcium is in the house, this is called an ion exchange unit. Yes, you carry the salt but you have soft water!!!. Only soft water comes into the house and the issues of hard water are gone.
A water conditioner adds chemicals to your water and changes the molecular structure of the water. It makes it to where it will not adhere to the pipes and plumbing. But if you have 18 grain hard water you will still have 18 grain hard water coming out of every faucet in the house. It will come out of the shower head, into the dishwasher, laundry everywhere, it does not soften the water. When 18 grain hard water dries it still makes a film your hair and skin still have the hard water.
Advertisements are done by professionals to attract you to their product, so make sure you research a little deeper get the truth before you get a water conditioner. We at Simple Water Softeners in San Antonio encourage the ion-exchange units for our area. We feel this gives our customer the results they are truly looking for a Simple Soft Water.
With San Antonio city water specifically, anyone should use around 1 to 1 ½ bags of salt per month (40Lb bags). Put 3 to 5 bags each quarterly year and all should be good. The hardness of the water and size of softener will determine the amount of salt it will require for each regeneration. If a system is sized correctly, it should regenerate about once a week, so at the end of the month using 1 to 1 1/2 bags of salt. (Calculations are with average of 4 in household) **Water softeners should not regenerate every night.**
If you are on well water systems the hardness of the water will determine how much salt you will use. Some houses have hard water 148 over by our office. But typical San Antonio water is 16 to 22 hard typically. There are different levels of water hardness throughout the city.
Salt comes in different forms; crystals, pellets, tabs, grained, etc. The bags are actually color coded while crystals and solar salt come in the blue bags. Pellets come in yellow bags. Green bags are for people on well water that need to treat their water for iron. The manufactures tend to change the look of some of the bag however, the color system stays in place, regardless of hue.
If you want more information about how much and how often should my water softener be needing salt please call me at (210) 960-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our pets, our loved ones. Where do you get the water from they are drinking? Do you just get it from the tap at the kitchen sink? Do you drink the water from the tap? If you do not like the water, then your pet probably does not really enjoy either. He is just thirsty and has no option. The municipal water facilities are adding more and more chlorination systems or even chloramines to our water, making it taste and smell.
The chlorine and chloramines being added are very necessary but like everything else there is adverse health risks to it also.
A Water Softener will Substantially lower or remove chlorine completely from your water. Filtered water from every faucet and water outlet in your house will give your pets water from the tap and they would be getting a cleaner healthier water.
If you want more information about our Water Softeners please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.