Are you curious about water treatment options for your home or business, but aren’t sure how you can find the right product for you? The current COVID-19 public health emergency has disrupted much of our daily lives. However, you can still get access to expert guidance on water treatment solutions for your home by booking a virtual demo with Rayne Water.
Rayne Water is an essential service, so we’re continuing to help our community members find the right water treatment solution for their needs. One of the ways we are doing that is by rolling out new virtual demos, which give you an opportunity to explore water treatment systems from the safety and comfort of your home.
The COVID-19 public health emergency has changed nearly every facet of our daily lives, and it is hard to understate how the pandemic is continuing to reshape how we live and interact. It is important to communicate where we are at currently, and what we are doing to protect our customers.
At Rayne Water, we’re closely monitoring guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local health officials. Though stay-at-home orders have caused many businesses to temporarily cease operations, Rayne Water is considered an essential business and is continuing with normal operations.
We have implemented best practices recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO), including practicing safe hygiene, keeping hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes available for all employees, and encouraging employees who don’t feel well to stay at home. A comprehensive list of actions we’ve taken so far can be found at our COVID-19 Update.
One of the ways that we are striving to protect the health of our customers and employees is by expanding our use of technology to bring our products to you through virtual demos. We’ll continue to seek out new ways to provide the same great service we always have and get you access to quality water treatment options.
A virtual demo can help you identify the right system for your needs. Understanding what different water treatment options are available to you can be a challenging task. There are many different types of products on the market, including water softeners, water conditioners, and reverse-osmosis water filtration systems. A virtual demo is one way that you can be quickly introduced to the various types of water treatment systems we offer, including how they work, what the advantage of the system is, and why you might choose it.
One of the best ways to narrow down your search for a water treatment system is to begin by determining what you want the system to do. Think about what specifically you don’t like about your water.
If you are tired of dealing with the impacts of water hardness, you’ll probably want to take a look at water softening systems. If your water has an unpleasant smell that you’d like to get rid of, a water conditioning system might be right for you. If you are looking for a cost-effective drinking water filtration system, you’ll probably want to start by taking a look at reverse-osmosis systems.
By starting at the problem and working your way back toward a solution, you’ll be more likely to find a solution that is right for you. Our technicians will also help you through this process by asking questions to find out what you don’t like about your current water and finding a treatment method that addresses that issue.
Whether you are tired of dealing with hard water, want to remove bad odors and tastes from your water, or are looking for a cost-effective alternative to bottled water, there’s a water treatment system that can fit your needs.
One thing to keep in mind when exploring water treatment options is that there generally isn’t a system that does everything. Rather, water treatment systems are usually highly effective at removing some contaminants and not others. This is because different treatment processes tend to have high effectiveness at certain types of contaminants, but are less effective against other contaminants.
The most common types of water filters for residential and business use tend to be water softening, water conditioning, and reverse-osmosis water filtration. Let’s take a look at how each of these functions in a bit more detail.
Water softening is the most common method of dealing with hard water. Hard water is water with a relatively high amount of dissolved minerals. These minerals include calcium, magnesium, and heavy metals such as lead and aluminum.
Water softening systems use a process known as ion-exchange to actually remove the heavy minerals from water. In a water softening system, hard mineral ions in water are exchanged with softer sodium ions.
Softened water won’t cause the scaling and soap scum that are common symptoms of hard water. Clothes washed in hard water tend to be more durable and their colors will last longer. Bathing in softened water allows your soap to lather fully, and it is easier to rinse off completely. Hair washed in softened water has more volume and vibrant color.
The benefits of water softening can be immense if you have hard water. Water softeners are a point-of-entry (POE) system so they provide softened water throughout your entire home. But, while water softeners will soften water by removing hard minerals, they won’t remove other contaminants that might be in your water. This is why some people choose to install a reverse-osmosis filtration system under their kitchen sink to provide filtered drinking water for their entire house in addition to a water softening system.
Water conditioners are sometimes considered a salt-free alternative to water softening systems, but this description doesn’t capture the differences between these two systems. Water conditioners and water softeners function in different ways and produce different results.
Water conditioners are typically used to remove the chemicals and compounds from your water that cause it to smell or taste bad. They do this through the use of granulated activated carbon, which is a special type of carbon that has been treated with heat or oxygen to give it a very large surface area. As organic contaminants pass through the activated carbon they are trapped on the surface of the carbon through a process known as adhesion.
Water conditioners are incredible for removing the disinfectant chlorine, chloramines, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other substances in your water that cause it to have an unpleasant taste or smell.
Some water conditioners can also be used to provide some of the benefits of softened water. These water conditioners don’t actually soften water, they alter the structure of the hard minerals so that they don’t cause scaling. The Rayne Spartan Series is an example of a water conditioning system that provides some of the benefits of softened water.
If you want a cost-effective alternative to bottled water, a reverse osmosis filtration system is a great place to start. Reverse osmosis systems filter out the vast majority of unwanted contaminants in your drinking water. They do this through the use of a specialized membrane that contains very small pores. These pores allow water molecules to pass through but block larger molecules.
Reverse osmosis is the same technology used in industrial-scale desalination plants, and the reverse osmosis system in your home will also remove salts from water. However, reverse osmosis systems remove far more contaminants than just salts. Reverse osmosis removes viruses, protozoa, bacteria, and coliforms. It also removes hard minerals, salts, arsenic, fluoride, nitrates, sulfates, and heavy metals such as copper, lead, and chromium.
Under sink reverse osmosis systems for residential use are most-often installed at a point-of-use (POU), to provide drinking water for the household. These systems are capable of providing many gallons of drinking water per day, making them a cost-effective alternative to bottled water. If you transition to reverse osmosis from bottled water, you’ll also produce less waste.
At Rayne Water, we are doing everything in our power to continue to provide you with the cleanest water possible and the best water treatment systems on the market. As an essential business, we have remained open while closely adhering to safe practices outlined by the CDC and WHO. As the situation develops, we will continue to keep our customers and community members updated.
As part of our effort to continue to provide you with the best water treatment options, we’re deploying a new virtual demo option. Aren’t sure what type of water treatment system is right for you? Sign up for our virtual demo! Our knowledgeable technicians can introduce you to our lineup of systems and help you narrow down the treatment option that’s right for you.