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Kinetico Water Softener installation
7 Benefits of a Water Softener

A water softener can have various benefits for your household. It may be difficult to understand the complexities of a water softener, but after reading this article you will learn more about its benefits and how it works.
Benefit 1: Water Softeners Save Money & Energy
Hard water restricts soaps from lathering up properly and completely rinsing away after being used. This means that soap is left behind on surfaces which results in more…

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When to Replace Your Water Softener

When to Replace Your Water Softener
Water is a valuable resource, especially in the hot desert climate of Chandler, AZ and the surrounding area. The best way to ensure your water is usable for drinking, cleaning, and more is making sure you have a water softener in proper working order. However, it’s challenging to know what to look for when determining the condition of your water softener. At Kinetico Quality Water, we understand that…

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How Much Water Do We Really Need To Be Drinking?

 

There are a variety of reasons to drink plenty of water each day.
Adequate water intake prevents dehydration, cleans out the body, and promotes healing processes. Substituting water for beverages high in calories can also help control weight.
Follow the steps below to make sure you’re getting enough of this most basic necessity:
• Drink water before, with and after every meal; it will help you to prevent overeating and…

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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…

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The History Of Clean Water: Filtration Systems Through The Years

Throughout all of time, clean water has been essential to the survival of mankind. With advancements in technology and improvement on it, we’ve now perfected bringing clean water to people and rarely is it hard to find. We may take it for granted nowadays, but the accomplishment of bringing clean water to the masses took a long time to improve. Take a look at how people in history have come up with innovative ways to bring clean water to…

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Hard Water Is Hard On Appliances

Let’s Take A Look At Some Of The Issues That Hard Water Will Bring To Each Of Your Appliances:

Clothes Washers

Many complaints received by service technicians concerning poor washing results can be traced directly to hard water.

Minerals interfere with the cleaning action of soaps and detergents. As a result, larger amounts of cleaning agents are needed to counteract the hard
water, and even then, laundry results are not as…

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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…

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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…

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Septic Tanks-Are There Harmful Effects Of Water Softener Discharges On Household Septic Tanks

Here are the answers to that question and the effects of using a water softener with a septic system.

It is not true that water softener regeneration discharges pose a problem to septic systems or to the leach field. Studies have shown that water softener regeneration wastes do not interfere with the septic tank system drain field soil percolation, but because of the polyvalent water hardness cations in the regeneration discharges improve…

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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…

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