Drinking water is important for keeping you hydrated and healthy. However, you don’t have to rely on single-use water bottles to get your supply of water away from home. In fact, you can recreate the same type of water used by commercial water bottlers at home from your kitchen. When you learn how to get pure water at home, you can cut your waste and budget.
Bottled Water Waste
Plastic water bottles contribute significantly to landfill waste and pollution. Despite ostensibly being recyclable, up to 75% of water bottles do not get recycled in the United States. Those that do go into recycle bins travel overseas for transformation into other products in China. This overseas transport can contribute to greenhouse gases from the exhaust produced by the ocean freighters. So, using water bottles produces a negative impact on the environment.
Additionally, the bottled water produced and sold in the same state does not fall under federal jurisdiction from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These types of bottled water account for the majority of brands sold, making regulation and guarantee of quality of these products difficult. Plus, those products that are regulated by the FDA can also have issues, but bottled water recalls often do not get the same press that food or drug recalls receive.
So, what can you do to avoid the possible issues of bottled water?
Better Drinking Water on the Go
You can get better drinking water on the go. The first thing that you need is a hydration bottle, also known as a water bottle. These come in many different styles, forms, and sizes. Choose a material that you can easily care for. Options include plastic-free metal and glass bottles if you want to reduce plastic use in your life.
Many public places, schools, and office buildings are integrating purified, refrigerated water dispensers into their water fountains. These dispensers are specifically made to make using your personal water bottle easier. Plus, you get cold, purified water for free and without the plastic bottle waste. But, what do you do when you’re at home?
Improve Your Home’s Drinking Water
At home, you can also get the same purified water that you drink from commercially bottled water. With a home water filtration system, you can enjoy filtered water. To get even purer water, use a reverse osmosis water treatment device. These systems remove almost all contaminants and impurities from water, leaving you with the best water you can get from a tap.
Use the purified water for drinking, cooking, and to fill your hydration bottle before leaving home. When you do, you will enjoy clean-tasting water that doesn’t require you to buy or waste plastic bottles.
Contact Oceanus for Filtration or Purification Options to Improve Your Home’s Tap Water
Get started on your quest to enjoy pure water from home. Contact us at Oceanus to schedule a visit for installation of a reverse osmosis water purification system. Additionally, you can browse our website, BestHomeWaterTreatmentSystems.com, for other ways to treat your home’s water to filter, soften, or condition it. Let Oceanus bring the flavor of bottled water to your home’s tap while helping you to cut down on plastic waste.
During 2020, American shoppers encountered problems with supplies of soap, detergent, and cleaning products. While supplies have mostly restored to previous levels, some products are still in short supply, including soap in some places. You may be wasting soap and needing to buy it more often than you should. Find out how to use less soap at home without sacrificing the amount that you clean yourself and your home.
Soap and Suds
One of the reasons that makes soap so effective is how it expands and covers more space through creating suds. The amount of suds that your soap products depends more on your water, though, than on the brand of soap that you use.
Soap bubbles or suds form from the soap trapping small amounts of water inside. To reduce the amount of strength the soap needs to hold water inside, the layers of soap form spheres.
If you want to produce the best bubbles or suds from pure hand soap, you will need to use distilled water. Standard soap reacts with hard water minerals calcium and magnesium to create soap scum that prevents better bubble formation. Liquid detergents don’t form soap scum as readily from hard water, making them produce better bubbles.
Soap and Hard Water
As noted, soap tends to create scum when it reacts with hard water. Therefore, you won’t get as many suds from using soap, and you probably will add more to your hands or shower to get clean. However, you will find that you may have to clean out your shower or tub more often to get rid of the extra soap scum.
Those with hard water typically use much more soap than those with soft water. In fact, you may use 33% to 50% more soap than someone without hard water.
Use Less Soap
To save money on soap and reduce your trips to the store, change your home’s water, not your soap. Have a whole home water softening system installed to reduce the amount of soap that you use. Installing a water softener system can cut your soap use by up to 50%.
Let Best Home Water Treatment Systems Help You To Use Less Soap with a Water Softener
Make your home water softer and your soap last longer by contacting us at Best Home Water Treatment Systems. You can reduce the money you spend on cleaning products. Use the savings to invest in your home. We can help, but you first have to make the call or connect with us through our website.
When choosing a system for treating your home’s water, you need to know the difference between water conditioning and water softening. While similar, these offer different benefits and use varying mechanisms to produce better-tasting water.
What Are Water Softening Systems?
Water softening systems help to reduce hard water by getting rid of the minerals that cause the problem. Our system reduces hardness to less than one grain per gallon after treatment. By reducing the minerals in the water, you will need less soap for cleaning. Additionally, the treated water will not leave a sticky film on your hands or your make your clothes feel stiff after washing. Both of these effects happen frequently in homes with untreated hard water.
If you have a health condition that requires you to carefully monitor your sodium intake, you may prefer a water conditioning system that does not add sodium to the water. As with all medical concerns, talk to your doctor, first.
What Are Water Conditioning Systems?
Water conditioning systems help to prevent the scale that builds up in your pipes from hard water without adding sodium to the water. Water conditioners differ from water softeners because they don’t change the hardness of the water as water softeners do. Instead, water conditioners prevent hard water from causing damage to your plumbing system.
If you need a salt-free alternative to a water softener, consider our Healthy Home system that uses conditioning to improve the quality of the water without sodium. Like water softeners, these systems reduce chlorine in your home’s water. You also get filtered water at every tap.
Find Your Best Water From Us
Whether you need a water softener or a water conditioner, you can always rest assured that you will get a quality system and stellar service from us at Best Home Water Treatment Systems. Phone us today at 951.737.1500 to start the process of having a water treatment system installed in your home.
At Best Home Water Treatment Systems, we operate a small business in California. Due to the recent events with the Coronavirus, we have seen other area businesses struggling and want to help. Here, we will provide you with some important resources and information to help your company to avoid permanent closure from the impact caused by COVID-19.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
PPP is a loan option for small businesses to help them maintain their current number of full-time workers. Those who get funding from a Small Business Administration (SBA) approved lender can get complete forgiveness of their loans by adhering strictly to their terms. These requirements include keeping the same number of people paid and using at least 75% of the loan amount for payroll.
Small Business Debt Relief Program
Another option for small businesses that don’t take advantage of PPP is the debt relief program. This option allows small businesses to request the SBA to pay their loan payments for up to six months. Loans that qualify for this program include microloans, 504, and 7(a) loans. While business owners can take out PPP and participate in this debt relief program, the funds from these programs cannot cover the needs of the other. For instance, debt relief will not pay for PPP loan payments for amounts not forgiven. This option can help small businesses that continue to make loan payments during this economic downturn.
Make Small Businesses Your Priority for the Future
As recovery continues, choose small businesses to help them keep in operation. You may discover new favorite places such as bookstores, restaurants, and more by exploring the local offerings in your community. And, if your home needs a water treatment solution, contact us at Best Home Water Treatment Systems. We’re here to serve our community and you.
If you suspect that your California home has hard water, but you are not sure, now is the time to find out. Hard water causes a variety of problems with your plumbing and pipes, which can be costly if not taken care of now.
Did you know that 85% of the homes in the U.S. have hard water? Hard water can cause issues with clogged plumbing, excessive soap scum in showers and sinks, wreak havoc on appliances, and more.
If you think your home may have hard water, a simple experiment can let you know. Here’s what to do:
- Fill a clear container 1/3 full of water
- Add 10 drops of pure liquid dish soap into your container
- Shake for 10 seconds
Result time! Soft water will produce a lot of bubbles at the top, with clear water below. Hard water will not have many bubbles at all, and the water beneath will look cloudy.
The Science Behind the Experiment
Minerals like calcium and magnesium in hard water prevent soap from creating bubbles and cleaning effectively. The soap binds with the minerals and makes the cloudy liquid in the experiment, which is really the residue you see in your shower, glasses, hair, and clothes.
If you find it difficult to lather up in the shower, have dull and dry hair and skin, and have a bathtub that is covered in soap scum, chances are good that you have hard water.
Hard Water in Your Southern California Home? Oceanus Water Systems Can Help
Oceanus Water Systems can help with the hard water issues in your California home with a water treatment system for the healthiest and purest water for your family. Learn more about a best in class water filtration product line designed and built with an emphasis on quality and integrity. Contact Oceanus Water Systems, Southern California’s leading sales and service for home water treatment and water filtration systems.
You may have heard the term “hard water” used to describe the water coming from the faucets in your home. When you hear this, it means that the water in your Southern California home has a higher than average mineral content. Hard water contains a good amount of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that occur in both city water and well water.
The more of these minerals the water contains, the harder the water is considered to be. Hard water is safe to drink and bath with, but over time it can cause unsightly stains in sinks and tubs, higher water bills due to appliances working harder, and the hard water may even destroy clothes and linens!
Here’s how to tell if you have hard water in your home:
Signs of Hard Water in Your California Home
- White chalk-like spots or residue on your dishes and in your dishwasher
- Rough feel and dull look to your clothes and linens
- Low water pressure from showers and faucets
- Scale buildup on faucets
- Dark stains on white porcelain
- Dry skin and lifeless hair due to soap residue that won’t totally rinse clean
If you find yourself with these water issues, Oceanus can help! Contact us today to learn about home water treatment systems such as a water softening unit, that can help to reduce the hardness in the water to less than 1 Grain Per Gallon (GPG) so you have amazing water coming from the faucets in your California home.