Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Water Softener Truths and Myths

There is a lot to know about water softeners, although not everyone is privy to all of the finer points that come with this type of filtering system. Here is a look at six of the most popular myths about water softeners and the actually truths.

Myth #1: Water that has been softened actually feels soft or slick on the skin.

Truth: The term soft water describes water that has a decreased level of ions. While there is a noticeable difference in the minerals that are in soft water, the difference does not show itself to one’s sense of touch.

Myth #2: Water softeners create salty water within your home.

Truth: There are slight traces of salt in water that is softened, although it is undetectable when it comes to taste. This is also just a minute fraction of the amount of sodium that is recommended for daily intake. The reason there are small traces is because a brine solution made of salt is what flushed out hardness ions from your system.

Myth #3: Using a water softener will result in purified water

Truth: Water softeners remove certain minerals from water and even can take out the iron. However, water softeners do not purify your water as there are some heavy metals that may still infiltrate the water.

Myth #4: Soft water provides a fresher, cleaner taste.

Truth: This may differ from one person to the next as taste varies among people. However, people do not purchase water softeners for the taste, unlike bottled spring water. The main benefit of water softeners is not in the area of consumption.

Myth #5: Water softeners are expensive.

Truth: The installation of a water softener is relatively inexpensive with Brown Well Supply Company and there is also the need to consider how much it will save on energy bills. The cost of water heating can be reduced by as much as 1/3 of the previous cost. Also, half the dish and laundry detergent is required when using soft water instead of hard water.

Myth #6: Softened water will damage septic tanks.

Truth: Studies have proven that salty discharge from water softeners do not negatively impact septic tanks at all. Even any traces of salt have no effect on the functionality of a home’s septic tank.

Now that you know the facts, are you ready to consider a commercial or residential water softening system? Brown Well Supply can add a water softener or water filtration system to your home or business and make sure the installation is done right. The professionals at Brown Well Supply also specialize in all types of well repair in Salisbury, NC and the surrounding areas.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Homeowner Benefits of Using Well Water

Homeowners can experience a great deal of benefits when they opt to use well water. It is always a good move to invest in either well drilling or well repair and here is a look at why that is such a favorable option.

Takes Away Water Bills
The use of well water does not come with the high prices that is synonymous with most water usage. As long as there is water in the well, it is free to use. That means you don’t have to worry about the rising cost of taking long showers or doing excessive loads of laundry. A little well repair somewhere along the line is a small price to pay for never having to pay a water bill.

No Reliance on City Water
Municipalities send water to residents and the treatment plants responsible for sending that water may not always remove all contaminants. Certain chemicals, such as pharmaceutical drugs, often finds their way into that water supply and can have a long-term health impact. In other cases, chemicals likes chlorine and fluoride are added to the water by the city or state. The potential issue of this being a public health concern has been an ongoing debate for years. With your own well, there is no need to worry how effectively your local municipality is treating the water sent to your home. You can also test your own water and for additional protection, and even add a water filtration system.

At-Home Treatment
The cost of adding a water filtration system for added protection is a relatively small investment. It is also important to note that theses filtration systems use very little electricity, so you will not see a bump in your monthly energy bills when using a filtration system. 

Better Taste
Most people contend that well water has a better taste to it. Having no additives in this water provides a taste that is known to be fresher and cleaner. There are also natural minerals found in well water that actually have health benefits. The minerals that typically show up in city water are the kind that are more detrimental to your health.

Tax Benefits
The use of well water provides most homeowners with tax benefits. Be sure to ask your accountant about which tax breaks you are entitled to due to the use of well water throughout your home.

Having a well drilled or using an existing well is not just convenient, it is also an eco-friendly way of bringing water into your household or business. Brown Well Supply Company is ready to provide your home with well repair or well drilling in Salisbury, NC and the neighboring areas. Our team of technicians is also ready to provide your home with the water filtration system of your choice.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Lowdown on Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems

Reverse Osmosis may sound like a bit of a complex procedure for a home water filtration system. However, it has proven to be an effective way of ensuring that a home is always supplied with clean water and here is a closer look at how it works.

The Process

The Reverse Osmosis (RO) process ultimately results in the production of purified water which has the capability of extracting contaminants while also separating small molecules and ions. Essentially, the RO process is one that is capable of removing salt from salt water and turning it into drinking water. That kind of process can be applied to home based systems in which water is purified. An RO system typically treats three different kinds of water: saltwater, fresh water and brackish water. Fresh water is considered tap water, or the water provided by a municipality.

The Perks

There are other water filtration systems on the market, so what makes an RO system so special? For starters, it is capable of blocking mostly all contaminants. Some water filtration systems claim to purify water, but they are not always able to remove all contaminants, such as calcium and carbonate. An RO system is able to efficiently purify drinking water and can also do so on a large-scale basis, which is a perk for businesses according to well supply companies.

The Parts

RO systems depend largely upon its membrane, which is essentially the heart and soul of the system and responsible for the purification of water. An RO system also contains filter cartridges which are responsible for keeping the taste of the water palatable. A variety of pumps are available and serve the function of controlling the pressure of water flowing throughout the system. Lastly, a control panel is used to manage the system’s various settings.

The Performance

Because there are a number of parts that are responsible for the purification process, maintenance may be a little more frequent with an RO system. Performance has proven to be very effective which is why this is a popular option in both the residential and commercial sectors. The process of filtration in an RO system also requires no additional energy.

For variety of water filter installation services in addition to an abundance of well repair services look no further than Brown Well Supply, the oldest company in Rowan County. Brown Well Supply employs a team of fully trained and experienced technicians who are ready to take care of all of your well repair in Salisbury NC and the surrounding communities.