Archive for November, 2015

Feeling Helpless Against Copper Pipe Leakage?

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Municipal water facilities use a variety of processes in order to make our drinking water safe for consumption. Many water districts, specifically in Orange County, are now using chloramines to treat their water supply. Chloramines are comprised of a mixture of chlorine and ammonia that work together to extend the disinfecting power of chlorine. They ensure that the water supply is free of bacteria, viruses and other disease causing pathogens. While chloramines are highly effective in this regard, the downside of this disinfection process is their harmful effect on copper piping. Since the switch was made to chloramine disinfectant, there have been thousands of reports of pinhole leaks in copper pipes. California is one of several states which restricts the use of plastic piping, while promoting the use of copper piping in their plumbing systems. According to the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CalPASC) there is currently an epidemic of copper pipe leaks in the state and it is being attributed to this shift to the use of chloramine. Needless to say, homeowners are greatly distressed by the added expense to replace damaged pipes. There is a solution to the problem however; the Rayne Chloramine Buster. The Rayne Chloramine Buster 1500 and the Rayne Chloramine Buster 2000 were specifically designed to considerably reduce the damaging effects of chloramines and other compounds such as hydrogen sulfide before they enter into the home’s plumping system. Installed at the home’s water main, they remove chloramine and other noxious sulfides before they have the opportunity to enter the plumbing system and cause damage. Both the Rayne Chloramine Buster 1500 and Rayne Chloramine Buster 2000 are equipped with a custom media application produced from high quality coconut shell carbons. This media modification allows for superior water treatment capabilities right at the source. They are able to remove much larger quantities of not only chloramine, but other organic species which may also be present in the water. Homeowners no longer have to feel helpless against copper pipe failure, by just installing a chloramine buster they not only have peace of mind that their pipes are not going to develop leaks, but also know they are potentially saving thousands of dollars in water and pipe damage. ]]>

Are Water Softeners Bad for the Environment?

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PE VideoWe are all well aware of the need to protect and preserve our environment. With that thought in mind, we thought we would take a look at the most environmentally friendly way to soften hard water.  Our conventional, modern water softeners are certainly more environmentally friendly than the older models; however there is another way to have soft water with virtually no environmental impact at all. The Rayne Portable Exchange (PE) Tank System for soft water delivery is the most environmentally superior way to soften your hard water. When consumers utilize the PE Tank System they will receive the exact same softened water that conventional water softeners supply, but without the use salt in the home. The water softening process takes place in our state of the art facility without any water being wasted or salt discharge added into septic systems. This video explains how the process works and why it is so environmentally superior. Another reason why this type of system so environmentally friendly is that even the used exchange compounds are stored in a tank and returned to the Rayne facility to be regenerated. The frequency of the exchange is customized depending on the number of people in your home as well as the level of water hardness. For one monthly fee, homeowners are guaranteed to always have softened water available without any work on their part or any extra expense. Our customers who utilize this service tell us that they just love it. The tanks require no electricity in the home and no drain because our technicians simply exchange the tank when needed. If you have hard water and are looking for a more environmentally responsible way to soften it, take a look at our PE Tank Water Softening System, it might just be the way to go!  ]]>

Hard Water during the Holidays

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hard water to deal with. Homes without a residential water softener will spend too much time dealing with mineral buildup and too little time socializing and entertaining our guests. This holiday season, the best thing you can do is install one of our home water softeners before your guests arrive. Anyone living with hard water knows that it isn’t unsafe, it is just a hassle. Calcium and magnesium deposits leave stains on silverware and glassware, clog pipes and water appliances and make hair, skin and clothing dull and lifeless. None of these issues are ideal for holiday entertaining. No one wants guests drinking from glassware that has white limescale buildup and looks dirty nor should they have to deal with a film on their skin after using your shower. Entertaining guests with hard water can be embarrassing for sure.  After hosting guests, you may also have to spend additional time in the kitchen scrubbing your dishes and glasses to remove the buildup or dealing with water appliances that are clogged from the mineral buildup. There is no ideal situation and the best option is a water softener. Our residential water softeners come in a variety of sizes and models so that you can get exactly what your household demands. We have models that work for smaller apartments and others that can handle the demands of larger homes and entertaining guests during the holidays. No one wants to live with hard water, but this time of year is the perfect time to invest in something that will make your holidays more enjoyable and smooth. Our water softeners have the ability to monitor regeneration needs, household demands, peak flow and so much more. A residential water softener can eliminate hard water buildup, give life back to your hair and skin, keep colors brighter in your clothing and extend the life of your pipes and water-using appliances. Smart and efficient, make this holiday your best holiday yet by investing in one of our residential water softeners. Entertaining just got a whole lot easier!  ]]>

How to Choose a Drinking Water System

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Drinking water systems are becoming the gold standard in many homes today. Water quality and safety are one of the top concerns among homeowners. Couple that with the fact that buying bottled water is not only expensive, but has a huge environmental impact, and you can see why drinking water systems and water filters are quickly becoming a requirement for many homeowners. But how do you choose from all the different drinking water systems on the market today? Knowing what contaminants you want to filter out of your water is the first step toward choosing the correct drinking water system. Most systems will filter out the major contaminants such as chlorine, copper, lead, parasites etc., but there are drinking water systems that filter out some contaminates better than others. Our LINX Drinking Water Systems for example, can reduce nitrates down to a zero detect level whereas most other systems can reduce nitrate levels, but not down to the zero detect level. If you happen to reside in an area with a higher nitrate contamination, the best choice would be a system with superior nitrate filtration.   If your water filtration needs are fairly simple, then most standard drinking water systems would do the trick. A reverse osmosis (RO) system would be a good choice in this instance; they do a fantastic job at water filtration and will produce great tasting water at the tap. There are RO systems that can produce up to 50 gallons of drinking water a day, or if you don’t require as much, there are smaller options as well. Another consideration when choosing a drinking water system is their environmental impact. With many counties in our area under heavy water restrictions due to drought conditions, it would make sense to choose an environmentally friendly system. Unfortunately, a reverse osmosis isn’t the best choice when it comes to preserving water; the water waste created by a RO system can be pretty dramatic. It can take almost eleven gallons of water to make just one pot of coffee, so needless to say, water conservation is definitely not a top priority with a RO. Our high-efficiency LINX Drinking Water System, on the other hand, is a fantastic choice for water conservation. It can operate with up to 90 percent less water waste than an RO and still provide superior filtered drinking water. Another great feature is that it comes equipped with a water saving automatic shut-off built right into the system. The LINX system also has the ability to provide virtually unlimited filtered water; the tank can regenerate in minutes versus hours for an RO. If you are still unsure, and have more questions on what type of drinking water system is right for you, give us a call and we will answer any questions you have, while helping you make the best decision for your home. ]]>