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Archive for June, 2017

The Tragedy of Unsafe Water in California

Posted by Rayne Water

We keep seeing that California has had plenty of snow and rain this winter. This is good news – it must mean that the drought is over and all the folks in CA have plenty of fresh quality drinking water now, right? Not so quick, almost 1 million people in the state are still being exposed to unsafe drinking water. Experts are calling this an emergency. Because of the drought, private water companies were forced to help other disadvantaged communities. The effects of the drought are far more widespread than people know. Approximately 1 million people in rural areas of Central Valley still have dry wells and contaminated water supplies. The health effects of the dirty water are frightening. Tainted water found in wells and public water systems in these areas contain everything from naturally occurring arsenic and uranium, to nitrate from fertilizer and dairy farm waste runoff. These contaminates can cause cancer and even death. The groundwater has become so contaminated, and now CA is starting to over-pump the resources, it is harder to make sure the water that people receive is safe. Data shows that 292 California water systems contain contaminate levels so high they violate safe drinking water standards. Meaning, water softeners in the San Fernando Valley, Orange County, and other major cities in California are becoming increasingly more popular to combat contaminates.  This is a crisis, schools don’t even have clean, safe water coming out of their pipes. This is a water emergency. Many that are relying on water from a private well, can’t even shower and do laundry. When they turn on the faucet, air comes out. Wells are dry. Many in these rural areas are relying on bottled water to drink and cook with. Some are even having to shower in portable showers in a local church parking lot. These areas are being forgotten. California is the 6th largest economy in the world and the people in the area are living in conditions like a third world country. While we can’t do anything about the drought, we can certainly make sure your drinking water is safe to drink. A water filtration system has the ability to filter out most harmful contaminates you are going to find in your drinking water supply. We can evaluate the status of your water and give recommendations based on our findings. By installing a drinking water filtration system you will be protecting you and your family from water contamination.

Removing Those Stubborn Hard Water Stains

Posted by Rayne Water

How many times have you stood in the grocery store aisle and wondered what product was going to help remove those nasty white hard water stains? That “stuff” is left behind when you have hard water. It is comprised of calcium and magnesium and it is tough to get rid of!
One of the easiest ways to get rid of water stains is to install a water softener in your home. By doing this, the hard water in your area will pass through a tank where the hard water minerals are removed and soft water enters your home.  It’s a simple process that can help preserve your faucets and pipes throughout your home.
Without all the calcium and magnesium in your water, you shouldn’t get those nasty hard water stains in your bathroom.  By installing a soft water system, or signing up for a soft water delivery service, you will be saving money on cleaning products, energy costs, and even clothes.  Hard water is tough on fabric and clothes just won’t last as long. Hard water also leads to replacing faucets and fixtures more often.
If you have already made the decision to install a water softener – Good for you! Now what are you going to do with those residual stains left on your counters, faucets, toilets, etc.? Well there are plenty of cleaning tips out there to help you get rid of them. Check out One Good Thing for some great tips.
One of the best cleaning tools is plain white vinegar. It’s easy on your home’s surfaces and it does an amazing job of removing hard water stains. Try adding a cup of vinegar to your dishwasher before you run the cycle. You will be amazed at how sparkling clean your dishes will be. It may take a couple cycles to completely rid dishes of the white film, but you will notice a difference right away.
Get rid of those hard water stains for good.  Install a soft water system in your home and enjoy the benefits of cleaner clothes, cleaner faucets, and peace of mind.