Have you ever noticed a strange taste and smell from your tap water? How about discoloring around your faucets and showerhead? Do you see lime scale in your sinks and in your tub? This is what hard water will do, and it’s what Old World Plumbing can help prevent with our water treatment services. Furthermore, our water treatment systems are also designed to disinfect bacteria and improve the quality of the water you consume.
Water treatment services for homes in Kane, Kendall, Cook and DuPage counties
At Old World Plumbing, we are proud to provide solutions for your water problems, including softening hard water and filtering out contaminated water.
Removing iron and other minerals and softening the hard water can provide a number of benefits, including better tasting water, improved plumbing lifespan, more effective soap usage, elimination of water spots, cleaner clothes, improved energy efficiency and longer appliance lifespan.
Better tasting waterSome water looks bad and tastes worse, but with a water treatment system, pathogens, bacteria and minerals are removed to provide a more pleasant drinking experience.
Improved plumbing lifespanHard water builds up over time, reducing the flow of water both in and out of the home. A water treatment system softens the water, significantly reducing buildup.
More effective soap usageHard water doesn’t work well with soap, which means showering, doing laundry and other water-related household tasks are less effective. Bringing a water treatment solution in to your home will alleviate all these issues.
Elimination of water spotsAnother problem with hard water is that your dishes never look completely clean because of the water spots caused by soap that hasn’t fully dissolved or hard water.
Cleaner clothesNot only are clothes washed in soft water cleaner, they’re brighter and they will last longer. You’ll also cut down on the amount of laundry detergent you have to use.
Improved energy efficiencyWater heaters run more efficient with soft water — in some cases as much as 30 percent more efficiently.
Longer appliance lifespanBecause the harmful substances are removed, your dishwasher and washing machine will last longer.
Which water treatment system is right for you?
Residents in Kane, Kendall, Cook and DuPage Counties have many options for water treatment system installation.
Old World Plumbing can assist with this decision by evaluating your water chemistry and determining what system will physically suit your type of home. The most frequently installed systems include carbon filtration, ozone, sand filtration, ultraviolet sterilization, reverse osmosis, ion-exchange softening and sediment filtration.
Carbon filtrationAbsorbs chlorine and improves the taste and clarity of water. Also removes various organic contaminants.
OzoneEliminates many inorganic, organic and microbiological elements in water.
Sand filtrationFlocculated water is filtered through sand to trap particles and reduce bacteria.
Ultraviolet sterilizationConsidered among the most effective in removing disinfecting bacteria using ultraviolet rays.
Reverse osmosisPopular with many bottled water companies, this process uses a sediment filter and semi-permeable membrane as well as a carbon filter.
Ion-exchange softeningCalcium and magnesium ions in hard water are exchanged for sodium, which doesn’t interfere with soap or cause scales.
Sediment filtrationTakes suspended particles out of the water for better clarity.
Whole-house water filtration system services
A whole house water filter will treat all of the water coming into your house. Most of these systems utilize a carbon filter to provide clean water for drinking, cleaning, cooking and other tasks.
The units are installed so that all water sources in the home will dispense treated water, providing cleaner, better tasting water that will help improve the life of water-consuming appliances. Whole-house water filtration systems can also be combined with water softener solutions for a comprehensive approach to treated water.
Residential water softener installation services
Hard water contains minerals like calcium and magnesium that are found in most city water supplies. When rain hits the ground and filters through rocks and soil, it picks up these minerals. These mineral deposits are not only unsightly, they’re bad for plumbing systems and contribute to off flavors and odors in drinking water. Furthermore, hard water reduces the effectiveness of soap and detergent.
A water softening system reduces mineral deposits, making it a perfect solution for residential use. The process replaces the calcium and magnesium with sodium ions. All of this occurs in the treatment system before the water enters your home’s water supply, so once it goes through to your water heater or to your cold water fixtures, it has already been treated/softened and is ready for use.
Improve your overall well-being with water treatment and water purification
Old World Plumbing offers both softening solutions and treatment solutions. We specialize in installing systems that will improve the overall health and well-being of our clients, their plumbing systems and appliances.
Call us at (630) 315-0888 to discuss your water treatment service options.