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How Long Does a Water Softener Last?

If you live in Arizona, you may know that this region has some of the hardest water in the country. In fact, that’s why you installed a water softener several years ago—to combat the hard water in Phoenix that can reach over 16.0 grains per gallon (gpg). Remember, anything over 10.5 gpg is considered “very hard.”

After years of enjoying softened water in your Arizona home, you may wonder how much life the appliance has left. Take…

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Drinking Tap Water vs. Purified Water

Life in the desert can be harsh. With average summer highs exceeding 100 degrees F in Phoenix, Arizona, it’s vital to stay hydrated. Of course, this means you need uninterrupted access to clean, safe drinking water. For many people, the kitchen or bathroom faucet is their go-to source for a glass of water. But is it safe to drink from the tap, or should you purify your water first?

You may be surprised to learn that there’s a big…

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Is Phoenix Water Safe to Drink?

Nowhere is water more important than in a place like Phoenix, where summer temperatures can reach as high as 120 degrees. People need water to stay hydrated, and so access to clean drinking water is vital. Is the water in Phoenix safe to drink? Sometimes it can smell or taste bad, or even stain your utensils, faucets, and appliances. Why does this happen? And does it mean that Phoenix water is not safe to drink?

Phoenix water is exposed…

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How Much Chlorine Is in Tap Water?

You expect to smell chlorine in some places, like a public pool, but do you ever smell it in your tap water? If you do, should that concern you? Let’s take a look at some reasons for chlorine is in your tap water, the potential risks to your health, and the levels that are safe to drink.

First, why would chlorine be in your tap water? It’s all about disinfection. In the past, and in underdeveloped parts of the world today, access to…

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Bottled Water vs. Water Filters


Avoid the Hassles, High Costs, & Health Issues of Bottled Water

Are you still buying bottled water? What a hassle and negative impact on our environment, even if you do recycle every single bottle. Meeting the U.S. demand for bottled water takes more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually. And most of these bottles end up in landfills. Stop lugging water bottles…

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Water Softener Benefits

The Benefits of Water Treatment From Kinetico Water

You might be wondering what the benefits of water system treatment are or if you need a water softener for your home in the Phoenix, Gilbert, or Scottsdale, AZ areas. At Kinetico Water, we’re dedicated to ensuring homeowners have the tools they need to minimize plumbing and pipe issues caused by hard water and enjoy better results from washing and cleaning with soft water. Read on to…

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Fall Home Improvement Plans

Kinetico Water Helps With Fall Home Improvement in Phoenix

Fall is here, and temperatures in the valley have finally started to drop. At this time of year, when the weather becomes more bearable, many homeowners begin to think of improving their homes. If you’re a homeowner in the Phoenix metro area whose thoughts have turned to home improvement projects, make sure your plans include Kinetico Water.

Kinetico Water Protects Your…

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Why Do I Need a Water Softener?

What Is a Water Softener?

The water from your tap contains more than just H2O. Depending on where you live and the condition of the soil in the area, you’ll find a variety of other things in your water supply, the most common of which are minerals. While minerals are a natural part of water, the higher the level of minerals, the “harder” your water. Minerals like calcium and magnesium can wreak havoc on your plumbing system,…

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50 Years Anniversary
Kinetico Celebrates 50 Years!

Kinetico Incorporated came into existence 50 years ago when its two founders, Bill Prior and Jim Kewley, were asked to design a better water softener valve. What they ultimately created was a business that would make the world a better place while protecting our most precious resource – water.

Maricopa Water Processing Systems is an authorized Kinetico dealer that serves the Phoenix area. Kinetico provides water treatment products to…

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How to Choose a Water Company

Ensuring you have fresh, clean water is an essential but sometimes overlooked element of maintaining a healthy life and home. Especially in Arizona, where our water can be extremely hard.

Wells and public water systems contain impurities, hardness minerals, chlorine, and chemicals that can affect the water’s taste and smell. This can impede your enjoyment of water by itself, mixed into other beverages, when your ice melts, or when you…

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