The water that flows through your home’s pipes serves a variety of purposes—from washing the dishes after a dinner party with friends to rinsing shampoo from your child’s hair, and even to fill your glass after a tough workout. It can be easy to take your water for granted, but it doesn’t mean you should. The water that flows out of your taps should always be safe and clean, and our water treatment solutions are here to help your water be the very best.
There are a number of issues that can affect your tap water. While they may not always be apparent, these issues can lead to serious consequences for your family. The water in your home can carry contaminants, such as agricultural pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria or have an unbalanced pH which can cause other problems. Our water treatment experts can diagnose any concerns with your water, and create a comprehensive and effective plan to address the issues.
Drinking Water Regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined a number of regulations for drinking water to protect the public’s health. Known as the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), these regulations are intended to set limits on the amounts of contaminants allowable in water provided by public water systems, so that those using the water will not be exposed to dangerous amounts of contaminants. The EPA works with state, local, tribal, and other authorities to monitor the public water supply and implement these regulations.
Symptoms of Water Problems in Your Home
It can be difficult to tell if your water is in need of treatment, but there are signs you can watch for to understand the quality of your water. If your home uses public water, your water supply should meet all SDWA regulations, though it is possible that you may still be able to improve its quality. For homes relying on well water, however, it is especially critical to monitor your water and ensure that it is safe and convenient. Below are some signs that your water requires further treatment.
Signs of Inadequately Treated Water:
- Water spots or foggy glassware after washing
- Dry or irritated skin after showering
- Brittle or dull hair
- Cloudy water or an odd taste or smell
- Plumbing fixtures show mineral build-up
- Water has a sandy texture or has noticeable sediment
- Frequent illness or stomach issues after drinking the water
Common Water Issues
The problems you may encounter with your water can vary greatly, depending on the source of your water. Different water sources and uses for your water may require different treatment methods. Here are some of the most frequently treated issues.
Municipal Water Issues:
- Disinfectants (chlorine, ammonia, chloramines)
- Contaminants ( industrial waste, agriculture runoff, chemicals)
- Hard water
Well Water Issues:
- Acidic Water (pH)
- Hard water
- Ferrous Iron
Solutions to Your Water Issues
Depending on the condition of your water, our water treatment professionals may recommend a single solution or combination of treatments to ensure that your water remains crystal clear and safe to use. We offer a variety of treatment services to protect your home’s water.
Our water filtration services rely on the topwater filtration systems, which are a whole-home, maintenance-free system. These cutting-edge filtration systems use five stages of filtration and conditioning to clean a variety of contaminants out of your water, leaving it clean enough for any use. These systems are perfect for those who use municipal water or who rely on a well. Additionally, we can prevent bacteria from circulating through your water supply with the Viqua UV light, an advanced UV light sanitation system.
Water is classified as “hard” or “soft” based on the presence of calcium and magnesium. Form the health standpoint, these minerals should have no adverse effects if they are present in your water, since each is a necessary daily nutrient. Soft water, or water lacking these minerals, can be more convenient. Soft water doesn’t leave a film or build up on dishes, clothing, fixtures, and skin the way hard water can. Our water softening treatments use the advanced ion exchange technology of SoftMAX water softening systems to remove calcium and magnesium from your water. For those using well water, this can eliminate hard water deposits and build up. We also use FerroMAX and NitroMAX to remove ferrous iron and nitrates from your water, if necessary. Our water treatment professionals also rely on the Reionator Pro Ultra system, which can address hard water, contaminants, bacteria, and more!
For crystal clear drinking water, you simply can’t beat reverse osmosis filtration. Reverse osmosis can remove up to 99% of dissolved salts, particles, organics, bacteria, and other contaminants from your water, leaving it fresh-tasting and perfectly clean. We use a 6-stage reverse osmosis system with an Ayer’s Rock Alkaline Filter for superior filtration results and an exceptional tasting result.
Enjoy Better Water Today!
Our state-of-the-art water treatment systems are here to protect your family’s health and ensure that your home’s water is in top condition. We can address any issue, from purifying well water to improving the quality of municipal water. Our plumbers and water treatment experts are highly trained and experienced, so you can feel confident when you call Horizon Services to address your water issues. Let us go above and beyond for you.
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