Why does my water have funny tastes or odours?

By |2017-03-28T15:27:01+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: |

It depends on where your water comes from. In its natural state, water is colourless, tasteless and odourless—and you should expect nothing less for the water in your home. Common chemicals used in water treatment, natural minerals and bacteria, or man-made contamination may be acting behind the scenes to give your water funny tastes or odours, [...]

Why is my water cloudy?

By |2017-03-28T15:26:32+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: |

Cloudy water can be caused by a number of natural and man-made factors. Whatever the reason, murky water gets in the way of enjoying the water in your home. After Kinetico hydrates your life, your water is restored to its clean, clear self and once again becomes a welcome friend for drinking and bathing.

How can better water make my appliances last longer?

By |2017-03-28T15:25:22+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: |

Hard water is brutal on appliances. The minerals in the water build up inside pipes, sapping water pressure, using more energy and making your appliances work harder and wear out faster. Your water heater, for example, is likely the second-biggest energy user in your home. When your life is hydrated by Kinetico, you'll spend 30% less [...]

Why are there spots on the hard surfaces throughout my home?

By |2017-03-28T15:24:58+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: |

You have hard water—that is, your tap water brings dissolved minerals along with it. These minerals are left behind as the water that carries them is dried or evaporates. These spots can show up on hard surfaces throughout your home like your countertops, stainless steel appliances, glassware and even your car if you're washing it with [...]

Why are my clothes, towels and sheets stiff?

By |2017-03-28T15:24:34+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: |

You have hard water—that is, your tap water has dissolved minerals in it. Over time, these minerals build up in the fabric, trapping detergent and preventing it from rinsing away. Machine-drying clothing that's filled with mineral and detergent residue literally bakes them into the fabric, robbing it of colours and brightness. Your clothes may look dull [...]

Why do I have dry skin and hair?

By |2017-03-28T15:16:11+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: |

There are two common causes for this. The first is hard water—dissolved minerals that are in your tap water. Hard water prevents soaps and shampoos from lathering fully and rinsing away completely, leaving a film on your skin and hair. If you're connected to a public water supply, the second common cause for dry skin and [...]

Doesn’t my municipality already treat and test my water?

By |2017-03-17T15:22:28+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

If your water comes from a public or municipal water system, it is regularly tested for contaminants regulated by federal standards, such as microbial pathogens, radioactive elements and organic and inorganic toxic chemicals. However, it is important to note that these tests are conducted at the source. Therefore, the quality of water that utilities create is [...]

How expensive are water treatment systems?

By |2017-03-11T16:14:31+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

A whole home water treatment system will pay for itself in many ways. Treated water helps your water heater run more efficiently, reducing energy bills. Treated water is easier on your pipes, plumbing fixtures and your water-related appliances resulting in fewer repairs and related costs. Additionally, treated water requires less detergent to wash clothes and dishes. [...]

What exactly is soft water?

By |2017-03-11T16:13:47+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: |

Water very commonly contains hardness elements such as magnesium and calcium, dissolved rock, hence the description of hard water. Soft water is when these minerals are removed through a process known as ion exchange. If you have hard water, you may see staining or scaling build up on your sinks, tubs, showers and clothing; scaling deposits [...]

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