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Do You Have Questions About Water Softeners

When consumers first hear about a Water Softener, they have a lot of questions about what the benefits are and why they would even need a these purifier to begin with. When there are calcium buildups around faucets and appliances (such as coffee pots or the ice maker) that eventually damage the equipment or the appliance, or when it’s used with food, it starts tainting the taste of the food.

Adding a water softening system as water softener to the home when the water is obviously hard (due to the noticeable residue) it benefits everyone in the long run. It’s actually surprising how much less laundry detergent is needed when the minerals are removed and how much softer the skin and hair are when they are washed in cleaner water. Food tastes better, clothes and dishes get cleaner, and that white dusty residue no longer appears when a water purifier is used. water cleaning systems - water softeners

A Metered Water System 268/460i, 24,000 Grain, Model WS3SM-HC by CAI Industries
Another water purification system that does a great job cleaning the water in the house is the Metered Water System; Model WS3SM-HC is a top rated model. This model is designed with the new technology, high capacity “Performa” 1”, 258 valves created by GE/

It has a 24,000 grain capacity microprocessor and a 460i microprocessor valve, plus it’s designed for homes. The design of this model is extremely efficient during the regeneration process due to the method it uses to minimize the method in which it consumes salt.

This model is designed with a brine thank that has an 18” diameter that is 33” tall, and it is also built with a grid and float assembly that adds to the efficient utilization of salt to soften the water. It has a .75 foot three Ionac C-249 ion exchange resin tank. The distributor on this model is a turbulator type that’s priced under $1025.

Consumer reviews stated that they were quite pleased with the quality of the water in their home after this model was purchased, and the customer service at CAI Industries is excellent.

Metered Water System 255/460i, 48,000 Grain by CAI Industries
When consumers are looking for a system that does a great job of purifying the water in the house, the Metered Water System, Model WS1SM is a highly rated model. This model has a 48,000 grain capacity microprocessor that is designed with a three-quarter inch 255 valve designed with a long lasting GE/ copper connection.

This microprocessor on this valve is also designed with a 460i control. What makes this so important is the efficiency that is realized during the regeneration process with the utilization of salt. It uses the minimum amount of salt for the regeneration process. water purification systems - soft water

This model is has a 33” brine tank that has an 18” diameter, and is designed with a grid and float assembly making it extremely efficient. This unit also has a 1½’ three Ionac C-249 ion exchange resin tank with a turbulator type distributor for efficiency. It’s priced under $1080.

Consumer reviews stated that they were very impressed with the unit and with CAI Technologies Customer Service answering all questions both before they purchased the model as well as during installation.

Autotrol Metered Water System 268/762, 64,000 Grain Model WS1SM by CAI Industries
When consumers are looking for a very high performance water softening system, the Metered Water System, with the 64,000 grain capacity is one of their most highly rated models. The microprocessor is designed with a three-quarter inch 268 valve designed with the long lasting copper connection by GE/Autotrol.

This microprocessor on this valve is also designed with a 762 control for long life and durability. This unit does an excellent job of cleansing the water and it is a reliable unit. This model is highly efficient at saving water, salt, and money, and it utilizes a high capacity softening resin for durability and long life that’s easy to program.

This model is has a brine tank that is 33” with an 18” diameter, that is engineered to have a grid and float assembly which makes the unit extremely efficient. In addition, it has a 1½’ three Ionac C-249 ion exchange resin tank with a turbulator type distributor for efficiency. It’s priced under $1350.

The consumer reviews stated that this model does an excellent job purifying the water in the home. It’s easy to install.

When consumers find the white residue around the faucets, their skin is dry, clothes don’t get cleaned as well, then it’s time for an Water Softener. Even though these are models that use salt to soften the water, they are all very efficient with the utilization of the salt so that the minimal amount is used.

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Water purification filter with activated charcoal and other filter substrates

These models are reliable and designed to be long lasting providing high quality, good tasting clean water for a long time to come. Consumers will notice a difference in the taste of their coffee when the water is cleaned, along with other improvements. More on this website



Preventative Tips and Good Maintenance for the Home

Water Service:

Know the location of where your shut offs for your water are. These include the main valve, fixture valves, hot water heater, water softener, ice maker, and any other area of concern.
Test and confirm that these shut offs actually do shut off 100%.
As a back up precaution, have a water meter key and know how to use it. A water key can be purchased at any Home Depot or Lowes, and the instructions should be attached.
When traveling out of town for an extended period of time, shut off the main water service to prevent any unanticipated flooding while your home is unattended. If a house sitter is there, then make sure that he/she knows where the shut off is. If you are on a well, then shut the power off to the pump. plumbing services
Always keep an eye on your water bill. If your usage increases without more demand, then you may have a need for leak detection. This may prevent flooding in the future. Always remember that small leaks usually turn into big leaks.
Drain the calcium and other foreign matter from your hot water heater annually. Use your drain valve and hose at the base of the hot water heater to do this.

Sanitary Sewer (City or County):

Know where your main line cleanout (sewer access) is located.
If you don’t have a main line cleanout, then you need to have one installed. It is a very wise investment in case of any back-up.
Make sure that you have a wrench on hand to remove the cleanout cap. This will put the sewage back-up mess outside of your home as opposed to inside of your home. Test and confirm that the cap is removable.
Use environmental Bio-One drain treatments. NEVER use acid or strong chemical treatments. This can cause more damage than good.
To clean your drains, we recommend high pressure drain restoration which will last a considerable amount longer than the results from traditional cable machines.
Follow up every drain cleaning service with a camera inspection of your sewer line. This will make sure that your pipe was really cleaned efficiently. Make sure that the camera inspection service is included with the drain cleaning, and no additional cost to you is incurred for this service. Plumber

Sanitary Sewer Septic Drainfield:

Pump your septic tank every 3 to 5 years.
Know the location of your main line sewer cleanout.
Make sure that you have a wrench on hand to remove the main line sewer cleanout cap. This will ensure that the sewage mess will stay outside of the home as opposed to inside of the home. Test and confirm that the cap is removable.
If your drainfield is maintained properly, then it should last about 16 years.
Remember that drainfields will only take in a certain amount of water in a 24 hour period of time. DON’T overload your system. Spread out your usage to allow absorbtion and evaporation. Fun Fact – Drainfields evaporate 70% of water.
Use Bio-One treatment. Bio-One treatment has 3 trillion live bacteria that survives on food, fat, grease and oil. This will help maintain your system.
Tips Summary
Know how and where to shut off your water.
Know how and where to access your cleanout.
Clean sediment out of your hot water heater annually.
Use Bio-One treatments for all of your drains.
Have your home inspected by Drain Doctors, Inc. to prevent and inform you of any areas of concern.
Remember the 9 top reasons a home will flood:
A washing machine hose burst.
A hose bib breaks off in the wall, usually due to pulling on the hose when it’s attached to the hose bib.
The supply lines to your fixtures bursts.
The ice maker supply line fails/bursts.
The hot water heater lines bursts, or the heater itself bursts due to corrosion.
A toilet runs and overflows.
The washing machine backs up.
The air conditioning drain clogs and leaks.
The shut offs don’t work and/or the homeowner doesn’t know where they are located.

IMPORTANT: A home inspection with a qualified Drain Doctors, Inc. technician that will fill out an inspection form can be done in most cases for the cost of a service call. This can save you thousands of dollars.