Water Softener and Water Filtration Systems – The Difference
A water softener system is used primarily to reduce calcium and magnesium. They’re the minerals that make water hard. They leave film residue on dishes, and on everything. More importantly, that film builds up and corrodes water heaters and plumbing pipes. And that leads to costly plumbing repairs and replacements.
A water filtration system reduces or eliminates micro contaminates such as bacteria, viruses, lead and copper. All local water districts must comply with government standards on the number of contaminants allowed. However, levels of contaminates that remain could still harm those with compromised immune systems, some elderly and infants. Water districts must also use chlorine to disinfect water. That chlorine often irritates sensitive skin.
Very “Hard” Water in San Diego County & Temecula
It’s easy to find out exactly how many minerals and chlorine are in our tap water. Just click on your water district’s web site listed below and follow the link for their “Consumer Confidence Report” required by the EPA.
Fallbrook Public Utility
Rainbow Metropolitan Water District
Temecula Rancho Water District
Vista Irrigation District
You’ll find that they all report some of the highest levels of calcium and magnesium in the country. While these minerals are actually good for our bones, they are VERY BAD for our plumbing, fixtures and water heaters. Plus and they leave a milky film on dishes, skin and hair. We can remedy that with our water softener solutions.
Salt vs. Salt-Free Systems
We don’t recommend salt-free systems unless customers realize that they will not eliminate the minerals that cause hard water. Over time, they may somewhat reduce minerals, but never truly eliminate them. Some people don’t like the smooth feel of soft water. In that case a salt-free system could be a good match. Salt-free systems produce great drinking water. But be aware of chloramines, a derivative of ammonia disinfectant in your tap water. Standard carbon will not sufficiently remove chloramines. Please call us for a free consultation to establish what you want to accomplish before deciding on a salt or salt-free system.
A water filtration system delivers clean, filtered water.
A good water filtration system removes the chlorine that can irritate sensitive skin and cause brittle hair. Plus it further filters out micro-contaminates left in tap water. A good water filtration also provides fresh, great tasting water at a fraction of the cost of bottled water.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis is a filtration process that provides the highest quality of water used for drinking and preparing food. As water flows in from the source, the reverse osmosis system pressurizes the it through a filter. That filter retains the inorganic solids from the tap water and flushes it down the drain. The purified water then passes through the faucet.
We Install and Service Water Treatment Systems
In this geographic area, many people need a total water treatment system – BOTH a water softener system and a water filtration system. We’ve specialized in installing and servicing a variety of water treatment systems for over 30 years.
Over 30 Years Servicing a Variety of Water Systems
With our years of experience working with water softener and water filtration systems, we know the types and brands to recommend and install based on your current tap water quality and on your unique needs.
Our team has the skills to properly install and subsequently service a variety of water treatment systems. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured for your protection.
Benefits of Water Treatment Systems
Here are just a few benefits benefits water filtration and softener systems:
- appliances last longer
- energy bills lower
- fewer repair bills
- skin softer
- dishes sparkle
- brighter clothing
Saves Up To 30% On Plumbing Maintenance & Hot Water Energy
Our hard water here in Fallbrook, Temecula and Vista is hard on our plumbing. It damages pipes and every appliance connected to water. That means more money for repairs and more frequent replacements. The minerals in hard water also builds up layers of scale in appliances that are water dependent. For hot water heaters, even scale the size of a pencil point could increase water heating costs 30%.