We all relish the opportunity to choose what’s best. Whether it’s the school for our children, the diet for our family, the house we live in, the car we drive—we all have different needs and preferences. c and j water understands the various circumstances in which Hoosiers find
themselves, but we can all agree that the need for clean, healthy water is universal.
Take Advantage of Our Winter Special and Save on Treatment Equipment!
That’s why we are giving you the chance to choose your discount for your water treatment needs. We are offering 5% off one item, 10% off two items, and 15% off three or more items. Maybe your water has a bad taste or odor, or you have stains on your showers, tubs, or fixtures, or perhaps your water has tested positive for bacteria—c and j has treatment options to fit your needs and preferences. Let’s explore some of the most popular equipment options.
Water softeners literally soften water, by removing certain minerals. In most cases, this means excess calcium and other minerals, which are naturally occurring elements often found in well water, but also present in many municipal water supplies. While these minerals aren’t
necessarily bad for your health, when they build up in your plumbing they cause all sorts of household issues.
Saltwater softeners extend the life of your appliances by stopping mineral deposit buildup. They save money, using up to 50% less soap and detergents. Water softener systems keep your hair shiny and soft, keep your skin moisturized, keep your clothes brighter, and make taking showers more enjoyable. Soft water systems are gentle on plumbing and don’t cause rust damage in sinks, tubs, dishwashers, and washing machines.
The most common and conventional type of water softener is the single tank water softener. It relies on a salt brine, like that saltwater you used to gargle for a sore throat when you were a kid. This system works by replacing the hard minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium,
iron, etc.) for sodium, which is softer. You won’t taste the sodium, of course, but you’ll “feel” it, in terms of better soap lather, softer skin, and cleaner dishes. Salt-based water softeners will also help extend the life of your home’s hot water heater.
Conventional water softeners need to regenerate from time to time. This typically happens overnight when everyone at home is asleep and there is no water demand. If freshwater demand persists in your home at all hours of the day and night, you might want to consider a
dual tank system. When one tank is offline regenerating, the other tank kicks in, and vice versa. Dual tank softeners are handy for larger families or folks who work day and night shifts.
Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System
c and j water offer a premium 4-stage Reverse Osmosis System that is a great solution for water used for drinking and cooking. Reverse Osmosis is a filtration system designed to remove dissolved solids, organic and inorganic forms. RO removes metals like arsenic, aluminum, copper, lead, chromium, and many others. It also removes inorganic forms such as nitrates, phosphates, chlorides, sulfates, and many others.
An RO unit is a great solution for water used for drinking and cooking. It removes solids that a water softener cannot and provides the whole family with high-quality water right from the tap. RO also eliminates the need to buy expensive bottled water and helps the environment by reducing plastic container waste.
Chlorine Removal for City Water
Over 98 percent of U.S. water supply systems that disinfect drinking water use chlorine. In the U.S. we have depended on chlorine as our drinking water disinfectant for over a century. The primary purpose of having chlorine in the water is to destroy the bacteria and viruses that can enter a water system in many different ways. Simply stated chlorine is a pesticide, as defined by the EPA, whose sole purpose is to kill living organisms. When we consume water containing chlorine, it kills some part of us, destroying cells and tissue inside our bodies.
Local municipalities don’t use chlorine because it’s the safest or even the most effective means of disinfection, they use it because it is the cheapest. When we drink contaminated water the toxins are partially filtered out by our kidneys and digestive system, but it might come as a shock that most of our harmful exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering.
A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in the water. The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water due to the fact that chlorine and most other contaminants vaporize much faster and at a lower temperature than water.
Inhalation is a much more harmful means of exposure since the chlorine gas (chloroform) we inhale goes directly into our bloodstream. Reverse osmosis will remove the chlorine from the water you drink, but further equipment is needed to ensure there isn’t chlorine anywhere else in the house.
c and j water offer a dechlorinator, in addition to our water softener options. A dechlorinator is an economical whole-house carbon filtration solution for reducing chlorine and other bad tastes and odors and comes with a 10-year warranty.
Ultraviolet Light Pathogen Removal
Bacteria such as coliform and e.coli are a concern to the safety of your drinking water. A UV light can give you peace of mind that the microorganisms in your water are destroyed and your well water is safe to drink. As bacteria in the water passes through the UV treatment
system, the ultraviolet light disrupts its DNA, eliminating the ability to reproduce. If it can’t reproduce, it can’t replicate, ensuring it can’t infect what it comes into contact with.
UV light water purification systems are simple but very effective. Ultraviolet light systems also have
many benefits that other purification applications don’t. They are reliable, do not waste any water, and have relatively low maintenance. Also, UV light disinfection is approved by the EPA because it is chemical-free and doesn’t create any harmful byproducts.
Other Treatment Solutions
We also offer equipment to remove sulfur or rotten egg odors, bad tastes, and even excessive iron. With our winter special discount, you can decide what treatment equipment works best for you. Also, with our special financing options through Enerbank USA, you can make affordable payments while ensuring your family has clean and healthy water throughout the house.
Contact us today to schedule!