If you want to substantially reduce or remove the disinfecting chemicals that water companies put in your water here in San Antonio we recommend you put a carbon tank before the softener. All municipal companies in San Antonio and south Texas adds Chlorine, Chloramine or Chlorite that are required by standards.
In the shower your skin absorbs the chlorine products while you are breathing them into your lungs. You are washing and cooking food, and giving pets water with chlorine products. So, for these reasons we suggest you put a carbon tank before the softener, we feel this is the correct way to substantially remove the disinfecting chemicals, odor and taste from your water to every faucet in your house.
Chloramines can be substantially or completely removed by upgrading carbon to catalytic carbon. Simple Water Softeners installs a separate tank with one to one and a half cubic foot of carbon. Many companies will install a single 4” by 10” or 20” single carbon filter. Which you the home owner will have to change about every three months to have it functioning. The tank of carbon you will change the carbon about every two to three years. The price to maintain will be close in cost, yet a whole lot less work for homeowner with the tank.
Unlike the individual carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure to drop the tank will not. They are available with an in- out valve which will filter the whole house. They can also be purchased with a W.S.1 valve to optimize the tank to its full capabilities. The media inside tank will be determined by the chemistry of your water. Chlorine is the number one thing that breaks down your resin, with the carbon removing the chlorine the resin life is extended.
Abel also believes having the carbon in a separate tank from the resin the overall cost of maintaining the unit will be cheaper in the long run, compared to a single unit tank with media combined. He has several other reasons why the double tank is his preference. We will be happy to demonstrate at showroom and answer any questions you have regarding this. We encourage you to research and ask questions, so you can determine what chemistry of water you want for your family and then we will be there to help you get it. If your limited-on space we do carry the dual media tanks, check out our Premier Units.
If you want more information about how carbon tank can help your water please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.
Our pets, our loved ones.
If you do not like the water, then your pet probably does not really enjoy either. He or she is just thirsty and has no option since the municipal water facilities in San Antonio area are adding more and more chlorine 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. Read this article from the Global Healing Center for more information: http://www.bioray.com/content/Chlorine.pdf
To substantially lower or remove chlorine completely from your water add a whole house filter before the water softener and have filtered water from every faucet and water outlet in your house. When giving pets water from the tap they would be getting a cleaner healthier water.
If you want more information about Simple Water Softeners products can help you please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance we all have it, health, auto, home, car so be sure to have it for all the appliances that use water in your house and everything that the water touches in your house. In San Antonio and surrounding areas, a home without a softener will suffer the ugly consequences. A Softener is one of the most important appliances you will own. A water softener is the insurance policy for everything dealing with water in your house.
A water softener protects the plumbing in your house. Keeps the pipes from becoming full of limestone.
The first appliance the water softener protects is the hot water heater. An average cost for a hot water heater is $1800 not to mention you may end up with a cold shower. Have no softener with the water as hard as it is in San Antonio you will need to drain your hot water heater twice a year. If you have a tankless read your warranty. Most companies void your warranty if the water is more than 10.5 grains hard if there is no softener. Your hot water heater uses approximately 25% more electricity when there is no softener.
The expensive appliances we all buy today. The upgraded washing machines, the refrigerators, dishwashers, coffee machines and steam machines all have a longer life with a softener. Work more efficiently.
The spa like bathrooms with the expensive faucets, shower doors, upgraded vanities keep their spa quality looks. Clothes, linens, and towels are expensive. You can keep them looking newer brighter and softer for a longer time period. With the softener protecting so much buy a quality softener from Simple. Give us a call protect and preserve what you have worked so hard for.
So many people I guess because the softener is usually in the garage or out of site will buy a low-grade softener. Something that works intermittently. People think because the unit is using salt it is working. Not always true. Buy a softener that has quality parts and you will be problem free for many years. Softeners with quality parts can be repaired. Quality softeners set up correctly and sized properly will be much more cost efficient over the years.
At Simple Water Softeners we feel everyone in San Antonio and surrounding areas should have a quality softener. With the substantial savings we offer our customers we are making our systems the most affordable water softener in San Antonio.
If you want more information about water softeners and Simple Water Softeners products please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.
Water one of the essential elements to good health. Water is essential for every cell that makes up your body and getting your daily requirement of water helps your organs function, supports digestion, makes your skin look younger more youthful and eliminates toxins from the body.
So, how much water do you need to drink in a day here in San Antonio? It is recommended to drink eight cups a day or one cup for every 20 pounds of body weight. If you exercise regularly, it is recommended to drink even more water to replenish the water lost during the workout. You can determine if you are drinking enough water by the color of your urine. If your urine is dark yellow, then it is a sign that your body is dehydrated, and you should increase your water intake. Pale yellow or colorless urine is a good sign of hydration, keep it up! Go ahead look in the toilette it is your health.
Most people here is San Antonio and South Texas do not drink enough water in the day because they do not like the water. So first you must make the water to where you like it. There are solutions, for some people a whole house filter removing the chlorine, taste and odor will work. You can also put a reverse osmosis and get bottle quality water at your fingertips. Want water with a higher PH. We can add a filter and bring the PH to 8, right there in your kitchen. When you like the water you will drink the water. Your body will begin to crave it to where water will be what you enjoy drinking. It must taste good to you, to drink it.
If you want more information about how reverse osmosis Simple Water Softeners products can help you please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this blog post we want to talk a little bit about tankless hot water heaters in San Antonio, Texas area.
Before installing a Tankless hot water heaters, we suggest putting a water softener in to help protect your new investment. Tankless water heaters are expensive and special care must be taken to protect them. San Antonio and surrounding areas have some of the hardest water in the United States. The average is 17.5 GPG hard and this is a lot.
Limescale build up has bad effects on a tankless hot water heater. Even a small amount of limescale will affect how it operates, costing you more money to operate and will significantly shorten the life of the unit. Many company’s warranties state if water hardness is beyond 10.5 you must have a water softener. Please read your warranty. Without a softener you will need to clean the hot water heater several times a year, with a softener about every three to four years.
If you want more information about how Simple Water Softeners products can help you please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.
What Is This Water?
Filtered or Reverse Osmosis
What is the difference in filtered water and reverse osmosis water.
Reverse Osmosis is bottle quality water. A point of use system, the water has gone through a four, five or six stage process. A sediment filter, one or two carbon filters, a polishing filter right before you dispense and most important a semipermeable membrane. They remove salts, minerals, and dissolved inorganic compounds. Total dissolved solids have been reduced 96.5%. Arsenic V 97.8%, Cysts 99.99%, Fluoride 96.3%, and Lead 98.0%. This unit is installed under the kitchen sink and has a separate faucet for just Reverse Osmosis water. At some houses the refrigerator can be hooked up to the system also. You can use this water to rinse off food, cook with, give to the pets and have bottled quality water for your family.
Filtered water means it has gone through carbon. The water from your refrigerator is filtered. The filter you replace is a carbon filter. A filter pitcher the water is passing through a carbon filter. The carbon filter removes chlorine, taste, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odor. Making it much more appealing than regular tap.
Many people are adding the carbon filters which are referred to as whole house filters in conjunction with their water softeners. The city seems to be putting more and more chlorine into the water. The chlorine destroys the resin in the softener, but it also bothers some people a whole lot. One person in the family says it smells so bad and another in the family will say I smell nothing. When using water from your kitchen sink faucet you are washing vegetables and cooking with the chlorine in the water. When giving the pets water they will be getting the chlorine. Your skin soaks up the chlorine when bathing, but in a hot shower you are breathing it into your lungs, which has been proven not good for you. A whole house filter in conjunction with the water softener will reduce the chlorine levels tremendously if properly installed and maintained. Therefor the whole house filtration will give you filtered water out of every faucet.
When deciding what kind of water, you want your family to drink, you will have to do your own research and make the decisions for your family’s water quality. What you see best for your family someone else could have different opinions.
To discuss the difference between bottle quality water Or filtered water Feel free to call Lisa at (210) 960-2555.
If you are on a municipal water supply meaning if you pay for your water Chlorine or Chloramine has been used to disinfect water. Chlorine has been used to eliminate waterborne disease for decades. It is extremely effective at killing pathogens and diseases. It is widely used because it’s inexpensive and easy to control and monitor. Chlorine and chloramine easily maintain a residual level in the water distribution that continues protecting drinking water supplies from bacteria growth. This is why chlorine and chloramine are considered the best disinfecting agents. Despite its effectiveness and inexpensive ability to disinfect the water supply, chlorination systems have some problems of its own.
When chlorine, and chloramine are used as a water treatment, it combines with organic matter in the water to form byproduct compounds called Trihalomethanes (THMs). These compounds are toxic when consumed, inhaled, or applied to the skin. Research conducted on the health effects of chlorinated drinking water has demonstrated a variety of toxicity issues. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that there is evidence to support a potential association between long term exposure to high levels of THMs and some types of cancer. In addition, the Environmental Research Foundation does agree the disinfectants have other negative issues associated with them. Water disinfection is extremely important to rid of the bacteria and viruses in the water.
The most obvious problem with chlorine and chloramines in the water is that it leaves an unpleasant taste and smell behind. These products can alter the taste of water, coffee, tea and other beverages. The food you prepare with this water from washing or cooking will be affected and you will be consuming the chlorine or chloramines. Chlorine is ingested from drinking water and is also inhaled in showers. It can even make hair and skin feel dry after showering. The problem not only lies within drinking water, but also in bathing water. Showering and bathing in chlorinated water may expose us to even more chlorine than drinking the by products in the chlorinated water. While showering, chlorine is not only absorbed through skin but also vaporized in the shower and inhaled into the lungs. This means the majority of our daily chlorine exposure comes from showering. When giving our pets water we will be giving them the chemicals. If used in a aquarium immediately from faucet your fish would die. With chlorine you could let the water sit for a while and the chlorine would evaporate eventually from the water. If the water was treated with chloramine you could never use in the aquarium.
Carbon filtration adsorbs the disinfecting chemicals without leaving any negative effects on your water supply. Adsorption takes place when your water comes in contact with the carbon filter. Carbon will substantially remove the disinfecting chemicals and improve, taste, odor, remove organic compounds to deliver clean, filtered water to every faucet, shower-head and water using appliances, in your home.
If you want more more information about whole house filtration products please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having a water softener is a necessity living in San Antonio if you want to protect your home’s value. Dealing with untreated hard water can be damaging for not only your home, but for your wallet too.
San Antonio and other surrounding cities such as Helotes, Shavano Park, Bulverde, New Braunfels and Castroville, have some of the hardest water in the country and if you don’t own a water softener you will clearly see the effects. You will begin to notice Buildup around your shower and sink, dishes being covered in white film, and your skin and hair feeling dry. Over time, Untreated hard water can create a lot of damage to your home that goes unnoticed until it becomes a problem.
Hard water can create serious issues for your plumbing and any appliance that uses water. Your hot water heater will become less efficient and will have to maintained much more frequently. Appliances will also age much more quickly and have to be repaired or replaced much sooner.
Your home is biggest investment and you should protect it. Save time, stress, and money by getting a water softener system installed to your home.
For any more information on how to protect your home from hard water damage and for a free quote, feel free to call Lisa at (210) 960-2555. You can also contact us via email email@example.com and we will revert shortly.
Did you get a tankless hot water heater in your new house? Thinking about putting one in? Live in San Antonio or surrounding area? We suggest putting a water softener in to help protect your new investment. Tankless water heaters are expensive and special care must be taken to protect them. San Antonio and surrounding areas have some of the hardest water in the United States. The average is 17.5 GPG hard.
Limescale build up has bad effects on a tank-less hot water heater. Even a small amount of limescale will affect how it operates, costing you more money to operate and will significantly shorten the life of the unit. Many company’s warranties state if water hardness is beyond 10.5 you must have a water softener. Read your warranty.
You read about both and it sounds like why am I carrying those bags of salt? Be careful do your research completely. Do not stop at what you want to hear. First let’s explain how they work.
A softener that uses salt has an ion exchange process. This means as the water passes through the resin one calcium ion is exchanged for one sodium. The calcium sticks to the resin bead and does not enter your plumbing coming into your house. When the resin beads are coated in calcium and can no longer hold any more calcium the unit goes into regeneration. This is when the unit pulls the brine water into the water softener. The brine water makes it to where the calcium lets go of the resin bead and is washed down the drain beside the softener. The calcium has never entered the house beyond the softener. The resin beads are clean and should be able to go about a week before this process happens again usually in the middle of the night around 2 A.M. The water that enters the fixtures in your house is soft water, usually ranging from zero to two grains per gallon hard.
A salt less system first is not a water softener. It is a water conditioner. It conditions the water, so the calcium and magnesium will not stick to your pipes. It will help protect the plumbing in your house. The plumbing referring to your pipes. So, you must understand the calcium is coming into your house. If your water is seventeen grains hard at your house, the water coming out of your fixtures is seventeen grains hard. The water coming into your house is not soft, it is hard water. The calcium is in the water droplets and when they dry the white calcium is on the shower doors, the dishes in dishwasher, your hair and your laundry. The reviews on these units are so good. If you lived where the water is only six to eight grains hard you might be able to write a descent review for it.
But we live in San Antonio where we have some of the hardest water in the United States. Many areas of San Antonio are above twenty grains per gallon hard. Ten grains per gallon is considered hard water, fourteen is extreme, so San Antonio is off the chart.
For more information about the right Water Softener that uses salt give us a call a call at (210) 960-2555 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.