Q: What are the benefits of treated water at the point of use versus bottled water?
A: The benefits of treated water versus bottled water are:
- Contributes to the reduction of the greenhouse gases by eliminating bottles;
- Eliminates bottle handling;
- Water available at all time;
- Cheaper than bottles of water.
Q: What are the benefits of a Reverse Osmosis System?
A: Reverse Osmosis System at the point of use offers many advantages and a dramatic difference in many ways.
- Drinking water:
- Water with a fresh taste will incite you to drink the 8-10 glasses of water recommended daily. Remember that drinking purified water helps to eliminate the accumulated toxins in your body and offers you a well-being sensation.
- Use purified water to cook your food (pasta, rice, potatoes, vegetables, etc.). You will notice a change in the taste. (Regular tap water contains chemical products, mineral salts and other contaminants interfering with the natural flavors of your food).
- Coffee, tea, juices, etc.:
- Using purified water in your concentrated juices will enhance the flavor. You will also appreciate the natural flavors of your coffee, tea, herbal tea, etc.
- Ice cubes:
- Your ice cubes are cloudy or melt too quickly? The mineral salts in the water are responsible. Use purified water and you will obtain hard and clear ice cubes which will last longer. More over, they won't leave residue in your mixed drinks or spoil the flavor of beverages.
- Low sodium diet:
- Reverse Osmosis system produces perfect water for a low sodium diet. (Excess sodium intake has been linked to hypertension and weight gain).
- Baby Formulas:
- Nothing better for the preparation of baby formulas and food than purified water, free of contaminant.
- Rinsed with purified water, your hair will become softer and will have more brilliance.
- Use also purified water for your plants, photography, steam iron, etc.
Q: What are the advantages of treated water?
A: The advantages of treated water:
- Eliminates contaminants such as arsenic, chlorine, lead, nitrates, fluorides, bacterias, cysts, virus, etc. while assuring you superior quality water;
- Eliminates the handling of water bottles;
- Helps daily household chores;
- Helps maintaining fabric colors;
- Helps reducing green house gases;
- Cleanses the body of toxins that affect our well being;
- Reduces cleaning products consumption (soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc.) and creams which means more money in your pockets;
- Electrical appliances last longer.
Q: How can one reduce the lead content in water?
A: The installation of a water purification system at the point of use will reduce the lead content in water. In addition to reducing the lead content, this system of filters will come to reduce other undesirable contaminants which are also in water.
Q: Where does the lead in our tap water come from?
A: Lead, bluish gray metal naturally present in small quantities inside the Earth's crust can also be found in the water, ground, air, and food because of its use by humans (gasoline, painting and plumbing).
The lead which is in tap water comes from corrosion of lead weldings of joints used in the assembly of copper pipes. The water which circulates in the pipes dissolves fine metal particles which remains in suspension in water and goes out the tap.
A low pH, the high time of stagnation, and the length of the pipes are factors which contribute to increase the lead content in water.
Attention: Lead even in tiny quantity is harmful for the babies, young children and pregnant women if aspired or swallowed.
Q: How do we treat turbidity in water?
A: Turbidity in water is treated with a multi-media filter.
Q: What causes the turbidity in water and its effects?
A: Turbidity is caused by small particulates of solid matter in suspension in water. It leaves a cloudy or muddy appearance that blocks light rays and makes the water opaque.
Q: How do we treat acidic water?
A: Acidic water can be treated with a neutralizing filter or with a chemical metering pump.
Q: What is acidic water and its effects?
A: We say that water is acidic when its pH is below 7.0 and has high carbon dioxide content which reacts with brass and copper pipes and fittings.
Acidic water effects:
- Is hard on water purifier systems;
- Is corrosive for plumbing fixtures;
- Leaves green stains on sinks and other porcelain bathroom fixtures.
Q: How do we eliminate chlorine from our water?
A: With a specialized filter installed at the point of use: kitchen tap or shower head.
Q: Is chlorine a hazard for our health?
A: In the shower or in the bathtub:
- Chlorine can be inhaled and absorbed by the skin during hot showers, leading to potential health problems;
- Chlorine irritates and dries your skin;
- Chlorine damages hair texture and fades color.
High concentrations of THM (Tri-Halo Methanes) are suspected carcinogenic.
Q: How do we eliminate iron from our water?
A: Iron can be partially removed with a water softener. Great quantities of iron should be oxidized and removed with a filter.
Q: What are the disadvantages of iron in our water?
A: Iron in water causes:
- Stains on clothing and plumbing fixtures;
- Bad taste to food, water and other beverages.
Q: How do we treat hard water?
A: Hard water is treated with a water softener which eliminates minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
Q: What is hard water and its effects?
A: Water containing dissolved compounds of calcium and magnesium and sometimes, other divalent and trivalent metallic elements. Those two elements react with soap creating lime deposits on plumbing fixtures, in sinks and sanitary devices.
Effects of hard water:
- Reducing the effectiveness of cleaning products and hot water heater;
- Staining and reducing the life of clothing;
- High consumption of cleaning products equals high cost;
- Dish staining;
- Reducing the effectiveness of soap;
- Lime build up on plumbing fixtures.