White residue on your plumbing, shower glass and dishes?

This indicates the presence of hard water or water too rich in minerals (STD*). The higher the hardness content, the greater the traces of limescale. What’s more, scale build-up is intensified in hot water, resulting in the loss of efficiency of energy-hungry appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers, coffee makers, etc.

Scale is often responsible for problems with equipment such as thermostatic valves and showerheads, as the build-up of scale in the pipes causes a reduction in water flow.

*Total dissolved solids (TDS)

These factors have a major impact on the performance, energy consumption, lifespan and running costs of your appliances. So you’ll understand that hard water that’s visible to the eye can cause a lot of damage. That’s why it needs to be softened as soon as possible.

A water softener works by passing water through a specialized resin. The calcium and magnesium ions that cause hardness attach chemically to the resin beads, and only the softened water continues on its way to supply your home. Thanks to the softening process, the life of your appliances and pipes is extended, their operation is optimized and surface cleaning time is greatly reduced. Soft water reduces your consumption of soap and other cleaning products, and the effort you put into cleaning surfaces. So you can finally say goodbye to unwanted white residue!

Does your water smell like rotten eggs?

Does your water give off an unpleasant odor, which is even more pronounced when you run hot water? This is a sign that sulfur may be present. This gas, hydrogen sulfide, smells like rotten eggs and gives water an unpleasant taste. It also corrodes pipes and can instantly blacken silver and porcelain.

But don’t worry, there are several ways to get rid of them. Ask us for a free water analysis today! One of our advisors will be happy to talk you through your options.

Does your water taste bad?

There’s nothing more unpleasant than water that doesn’t taste like water. Let’s take a look at what can cause a variation in taste.

If your water tastes earthy or musty, it may simply be the result of organic compounds released by decaying vegetation. These can be associated with various forms of algae. They are found in greater quantities in water from surface wells. It’s not toxic, but it’s still a good idea to deal with the problem.

Water with a metallic taste indicates the presence of metals such as iron, copper, manganese or zinc. Iron and manganese are more often found in groundwater, i.e. from artesian wells, without necessarily being absent from other water sources. Copper and zinc can be the result of an aging water distribution system, or corrosion of copper piping and brass fittings. This phenomenon is often observed in older homes.

Rest assured, we have all the solutions to make your water taste good again. Take a look at our offers!

Orange stains on your clothes and appliances?

Your water may be affected by the presence of iron in your well or water system. Iron causes this yellow to reddish-brown coloration. Ferrous water can stain your plumbing or leave particles and stains on your clothes. Iron is often accompanied by manganese, which creates the same types of problems. These two metals are particularly irritating from an aesthetic point of view, as well as for their effects on household appliances. Although iron is not a health risk, manganese has recently been targeted as a health risk for the very young.

Gouvernement du Québec – Agriculture, environnement et ressources naturelles – Contamination of drinking water from a well

Government of Canada Canada – Health Canada – Manganese in Drinking Water

Caution! If you notice yellow stains on your white laundry, adding bleach (chlorine) to your detergent will produce the opposite effect: instead of returning to white, your clothes will be irreparably stained by iron.

Discover our various effective solutions for removing these unwanted stains!

Does your water smell of chlorine?

It’s a comment that comes up a lot, and the reason for the smell is quite simple. In a municipal water system, chlorine is used in the potabilization process.

This is an essential step for a large-scale network like those of Quebec’s cities. Raw water can be polluted and contain various micro-organisms and bacteria. Chlorine’s job is to destroy them and prevent their development as it moves through the various pipes.

Kinetico’s chlorine removal systems effectively remove chlorine from your water.

Contact your local specialist to schedule a water analysis and discuss your options.

Is your water cloudy?

The raw water entering your home contains a number of impurities that can cause turbidity, grayish discoloration or a muddy appearance. Indeed, water can become turbid naturally or as a result of terrestrial disturbances such as construction, storms and urban runoff.

The turbidity of your water can be very low or very high. Even if your water looks clear, it could still contain a lot of dissolved solids. So, whether your water is cloudy or not, we recommend that you have it tested.

A Puribec water professional can perform a free water and plumbing assessment.

If necessary, he will recommend appropriate treatment approaches.

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