RainSoft of Huntsville – RainSoft Water Treatment Stops the Build-up of Hard Water Scale

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RainSoft water conditioning and water softening systems soften and polish the water used throughout your home. Soaps and shampoos rinse out more completely, leaving skin and hair cleaner and more residue free. Water conditioners allow you to use less soap, and your water-using appliances will last longer without that scale build-up present in hard water.

It’s simple to have a RainSoft water test performed in your home. A RainSoft water treatment professional can assess a home’s water treatment needs with a complimentary, in-home water analysis.

Save up to 4 gallons of water by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth and Other Water Facts

Water Trivia Facts | EPA

  1. Only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water.  97% of the water on Earth is salt water.
  2. The water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s fresh water.
  3. 68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.
  4. 30% of fresh water is in the ground.
  5. 1.7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable.
  6. Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface.
  7. Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.
  8. More than 25% of bottled water comes from a municipal water supply, the same place that tap water comes from.[i]
  9. A ten meter rise in sea levels due to melting glaciers would flood 25% of the population of the United States.
  10. There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all of the rivers on the planet combined.
  11. If all of the water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere fell at once, distributed evenly, it would only cover the earth with about an inch of water.
  12. Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.
  13. Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
  14. Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation.
  15. In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
  16. It takes six and a half years for the average American residence to use the amount of water required to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool (660,000 gallons).
  17. It takes seven and a half years for the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second (750,000 gallons).
  18. American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day.
  19. Americans use more water each day by flushing the toilet than they do by showering or any other activity.[ii]
  20. In 1900, 25,000 American’s died of typhoid. By 1960, thanks to the use of chlorine in water treatment, that number dropped to 20.[iii]
  21. At 50 gallons per day, residential Europeans use about half of the water that residential Americans use.[iv]
  22. Residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons of water per day.[v]
  23. The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute.  You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
  24. Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water.  A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
  25. A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
  26. The New York City water supply system leaks 36 million gallons per day.[vi]
  27. If you drink your daily recommended 8 glasses of water per day from the tap, it will cost you about 50 cents per year. If you choose to drink it from water bottles, it can cost you up to $1,400 dollars.[vii]
  28. There are approximately one million miles of water pipeline and aqueducts in the United States and Canada, enough to circle Earth 40 times.[viii]
  29. The first water pipes in the US were made from wood (bored logs that were charred with fire).
  30. The first municipal water filtration works opened in Paisley, Scotland in 1832
  31. A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
  32. A cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds
  33. An inch of water covering one acre (27,154 gallons) weighs 113 tons.
  34. Water vaporizes at 212 degrees F, 100 degrees C.
  35. It takes more water to manufacture a new car (39,090 gallons) than to fill an above ground swimming pool.
  36. It takes more than ten gallons of water to produce one slice of bread.[ix]
  37. Over 713 gallons of water go into the production of one cotton T-shirt.[x]
  38. 1000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of milk.[xi]
  39. Roughly 634 gallons of water go into the production of one hamburger.[xii]
  40. Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.
  41. At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.
  42. Water makes up between 55-78% of a human’s body weight.

[i] Reader’s Digest, [ii] Florida Water Environmental Association, [iii]  Florida Water Environmental Association, iv] World Water Council, [v] World Water Council, [vi] New York Times, [vii] New York Times, [viii] Florida Water Environmental Association, [ix] Water Footprint Network, [x] Water Footprint Network, [xi] Water Footprint Network, [xii] Water Footprint Network


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Hard Water Costs Money

Is Hard Water Costing You Hard Cash?

Do you know how hard your water supply is? Your water could be costing you efficiency, energy, and even detergent.

Hard water runs through the homes of at least 85 percent of Americans. If you’re one of them, your hard water could be taking years off your appliances – and money out of your pocket.

“Hard” water contains a high level of minerals like calcium and magnesium. So what does that actually mean to you? Well, according to Oregon State University and consumer review website Angie’s List, water with a high mineral content can cause…

  1. Calcium rings or deposits in tubs, sinks, or dishwashers
  2. Spots on dishes or shower doors
  3. Reduced foaming and cleaning abilities of soaps and detergents
  4. Reduced hot water supply
  5. Dingy and yellowed clothes with soapy residues
  6. Clogged pipes, shower heads, or faucets
  7. Leaky pipes

Here’s what you can do…

Test your water

If you suspect you have hard water, the first step is to determine whether it’s a problem. To get an idea of whether hard water is prevalent in your area, check out the U.S. Geological Survey’s water hardness concentration map. If you’re connected to a public water supply, your city may be able to tell you how hard the water supply is. According to Oregon State, “water is considered hard when it exceeds 3 grains per gallon (GPG).” Obviously, the harder the water, the more the potential for problems.

If you’re connected to a private supply, you may have to pay to have your water tested. Companies that specialize in water conditioning often do it free. But Angie’s List suggests getting at least one other opinion, because a water conditioning company would have a vested interest in the outcome of your water hardness test. (In other words, if they tell you it’s hard, you might hire them to solve the problem.)

Soften your water

If you do have hard water, you might want to consider buying or renting a water softener. There are two basic types: ones that use salt (traditional water softeners) and ones that don’t (also known as water conditioners or descalers). If you’re on a low-sodium diet, don’t worry: The Mayo Clinic says traditional water softeners only add a negligible amount of salt.

To start, read Consumer Reports’ What you need to know about water softeners. Then check out Angie’s List’s tips for buying a water softener…

  • Decide if you’re better off renting or buying: Water softeners range from a few hundred dollars to more than $1,000, and some companies rent them out for a monthly charge plus installation.
  • Research available products and service companies, and insist on a money-back guarantee.
  • Use a company whose technicians are certified by the Water Quality Association.
  • Follow the maintenance instructions for keeping the unit operating properly.

If you’re handy or brave, the Better Homes and Gardens network’s DIY website offers step-by-step instructions for installing a water softener yourself.

The benefits

Whether you end up paying hundreds or thousands to soften your water, your softener or conditioner could eventually pay for itself. In addition to saving you money by eliminating or lessening the seven problems I’ve already mentioned, a water softener could also save you energy and detergent.

A 2009 study commissioned by the Water Quality Association found that water softeners are one of the best ways to save energy. They keep water heaters and appliances running efficiently, and they keep shower heads and faucets flowing freely.

This past year, two studies funded by the WQA – and conducted by a different company – found that water softeners also allow you to wash your clothes in cooler temperatures and to use less laundry and dish detergent. In other words, they’re saying that if you have a water softener installed, your clothes will come out just as clean even though you reduced the temperature and detergent by 50 percent.

RainSoft water conditioning and water softening systems soften and polish the water used throughout your home. Soaps and shampoos rinse out more completely, leaving skin and hair cleaner and more residue free. Water conditioners allow you to use less soap, and your water-using appliances will last longer without that scale build-up present in hard water.

Many RainSoft water conditioning systems incorporate our proprietary EC4 technology. This smart control water softening system actually learns how your family uses water, saving you money in water consumption and salt usage.

EC4 and TC Series Water Conditioners

Both of our premium series of water conditioners are available in many designs with various features that support and meet any consumer needs. Each design series is built to last a lifetime, and carries the RainSoft limited lifetime warranty. Both home water filtration systems can be found at a RainSoft dealer near you.

The EC4 water conditioning systems are computer controlled and come equipped with a smart-feature microprocessor controller that is able to process thousands of computations per second.

TC Series water conditioner systems soften, condition and filter out the main components that make up hard water. These water softeners are also powered by an energy saving, low-voltage electrical system.

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Check for Water Violations in Your Community

How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

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To find out if there have been any water violations in your area enter your zip code below.

Click here to find the Consumer Confidence Report for your area. If you have any questions about your drinking water or the any of the reports, call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791Click herefor more information on the hotline.

Decoding Your Results: The EPA has drinking water standards in place to address more than 90 contaminants that may be found in drinking water. If a contaminant has a drinking water standard, it means that EPA has determined that it may occur in public water supplies, that it may have adverse health effects, and that regulation can provide meaningful health risk reduction.

In setting the drinking water standard for a contaminant, the EPA first estimates what level somebody could drink daily for 70 years without being expected to experience health impacts. In determining this non-enforceable public health goal, the EPA consider effects not just on the general population, but also on people who are more sensitive, like babies and pregnant women.

The EPA then sets the enforceable Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), the maximum level of the contaminant allowed to be in water, as close to the public health goal as feasible, taking into account its ability to measure the contaminant and treat for it, and also the costs. These standards are set using the best available science and the EPA regularly reviews them to make sure they are up to date.

RainSoft has Solutions to Drinking Water Problems

With two premium drinking water systems, RainSoft water treatment delivers a higher quality and better tasting drinking water experience. Not only will the water from a RainSoft drinking water system in your glass taste distinctly better, but so will all of the food and beverages you make with it.

Ultrefiner reverse osmosis water systems are RainSoft’s premier drinking water system. Using advanced RO technology, the Ultrefiner provides highly polished drinking water that filters out smaller particles that can be missed by less refined drinking water systems.

For out-of-the-way convenience, Hydrefiner drinking water systems deliver a continuous supply of clean, fresh water from right under your sink. Utilizing a compressed carbon-block filter, the Hydrefiner eliminates bad tastes and odors from home drinking water.

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Fluoride in Water and Mental Health Issues – Could There be a Link?

Does fluoride in drinking water hurt your brain?

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Published August 22, 2012 | FoxNews.com

Back in 2011, the EPA reversed course and lowered the recommended maximum amount of fluoride in drinking water due to data that the levels then being allowed put kids at risk of dental fluorosis–streaking and pitting of teeth due to excessive fluoride, which also puts tooth enamel at risk.

This conclusion was a discordant note amidst all the accolades fluoride had won, starting with the discovery during the 1940s that people who lived near water supplies containing naturally occurring fluoride had fewer cavities in their teeth.   A massive push ensued, with government and industry encouraging cities and towns to add fluoride to water supplies.

Now, questions about the impact of fluoride on mental health are growing and can no longer be ignored.

A recently published Harvard study showed that children living in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those living in areas where the water has low fluoride levels.  In fact, the study analyzed the results of 27 prior investigations and found the following, among other conclusions:

* Fluoride may be a developmental neurotoxicant that affects brain development (in children) at exposures much below those that cause toxicity in adults.

* Rats exposed to (relatively low) fluoride concentrations in water showed cellular changes in the brain and increased levels of aluminum in brain tissue.

Other research studies in animals link fluoride intake to the development of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic finding in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s dementia).

And research on fluoride also has implicated it in changing the structure of the brains of fetuses, negatively impacting the behavioral/neurological assessment scores of newborns and, in animal studies, impairing memory.

This information is very important, from a psychiatric standpoint, because we have witnessed rising rates of attention deficit disorder, major depression, dementia and many other psychiatric illnesses since the 1940s, and because the United States (which fluoridates a much higher percentage of its drinking water than most countries, including European nations) has some of the highest rates of mental disorders in the world–by a wide margin.

It is not clear, of course, that fluoride is responsible wholly, or even in small measure, for these facts, but the connection is an intriguing one, especially in light of the new Harvard study.

Given the available data, I would recommend that children with learning disorders, attention deficit disorder, depression, attention-deficit disorder or other psychiatric illnesses refrain from drinking fluoridated water, and consult a dentist about the most effective way of delivering sufficient fluoride to the teeth directly, while minimizing absorption by the body as a whole–and the brain, specifically.

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RainSoft Water Q&A

If you have air treatment or water conditioning questions, we have the answer. RainSoft is here to assist you in finding the right solution for your water treatment system concerns or questions. Do you think your city water is good enough without a water softening system? Do you want to know how much sodium is in your drinking water? Or maybe you want to be able to calculate just how much you can gain with RainSoft home water filtration systems?

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