How a Reverse Osmosis System Will Benefit Your Family

Reverse Osmosis System

Have you thought about installing a reverse osmosis system?

When it comes to your family’s drinking water, you have your choice of a few different types of filtration systems. The best feature RO technology, purifying water by using pressure to push it through a semi-permeable membrane. To see what makes reverse osmosis the ideal water treatment solution, read on.

Safer and Cleaner Water Supply

One of the greatest advantages of installing a reverse osmosis system is knowing that your household has water that’s nearly free of impurities. The RO process can remove up to 99 percent of common contaminants, including arsenic, lead, nitrate, bacteria, viruses and particulates.

Great-Tasting Drinking Water

With an RO system removing unwanted contaminants from your water, every glass you drink will have a clear, refreshing taste. Water filtered through reverse osmosis is widely considered to be the best for drinking and cooking, and you’ll love having a virtually unlimited supply.

Savings that Quickly Add Up

You can say goodbye to bottled water after installing an RO system, and by doing so, you can save quite a bit of your hard-earned money. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on single-use bottles each year, you’ll be getting your drinking water for just a few pennies per gallon.

Reduced Environmental Impact

Plastic is recyclable, but did you know that roughly 70 percent of the water bottles we use end up in a landfill? Install an RO system, and you’ll be doing your part to benefit the environment – you won’t need to buy single-use bottles, and that means your family will produce less plastic waste.

Ready to Reap the Benefits of Reverse Osmosis?

If your home is in Salt Lake City or the surrounding area, Kinetico Utah is the water treatment company to call. Our innovative RO systems outperform others on the market in several ways, as they’re designed to:

  • Provide a constant flow, delivering water at about twice the speed as other filtration systems
  • Conserve water, using up to 93 percent less than filtration systems made by other manufacturers
  • Make maintenance easy, as you can change filters with a simple twist – and the indicator lets you know when it’s time for filter replacement

In addition, Kinetico RO systems are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation to remove more contaminants than any other system you can buy. Choose Kinetico, and you’ll feel confident in not only the quality of your family’s drinking water, but also in the quality of your filtration system. Ours are made to operate for up to twenty years, but for your peace of mind, we also provide an industry-leading warranty.

For more information on water filtration, or to schedule a free consultation to discuss the benefits of installing a reverse osmosis system with the Kinetico Utah team, contact us today.

Hard Water and Soft Water – What’s the Difference?

Utah soft water systems

You could have hard or soft water in your home – and chances are, it’s the former. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, about 85 percent of the country has hard water, and in Utah, the percentage is certainly much higher.

If you’re not sure how hard and soft water differ, you’re not alone. Here, the Kinetico Utah team shares the answer and explains how to know what type of water is flowing through your taps.

Hard Water

When rain falls from the sky, it’s naturally soft. As it works its way through the earth and into our groundwater, it picks up minerals like magnesium and calcium – and this turns it from soft to hard water.

The higher the concentration of minerals, the higher the ranking on the hardness scale. And while hard water isn’t harmful to ingest, using it for showering can lead to dry skin and hair. It can also affect your faucets, fixtures, pipes and water-using appliances.

Soft Water

Soft water doesn’t have a high concentration of harsh minerals. As such, it’s gentler on your body. And, using it won’t result in issues with your plumbing or household appliances.

Most Utah homeowners aren’t lucky enough to have naturally soft water. Fortunately, hardness is easily dealt with – a water softening system works to remove the magnesium and calcium, thereby making the household supply soft.

What Type of Water Do You Have?

You can’t tell whether you have hard or soft water by looking at it. But, you can watch for the telltale signs of hardness. These include:

  • Cloudy spots or film on your dishes
  • Scale buildup on your faucets and fixtures
  • White or cream colored stains in the toilets and sinks
  • Dull, flat hair and dry, itchy skin
  • Clothes that feel rough or look dingy after a few washes

If you’ve noticed any of the above, checking with the professional team at Kinetico Utah is your next step. We’ll come out to your home, complete a customized analysis of your household supply and suggest treatment options to meet your needs.

When hardness is a problem, installing a softener is the solution. However, softening systems don’t remove impurities, pollutants or contaminants – and if you have any of those, installing a reverse osmosis system is the best way to get clean, safe and delicious drinking water. Many Utah homeowners choose to install both types of systems, and you may benefit by doing the same.

Kinetico is a trusted industry leader, known for manufacturing top-quality water softeners and reverse osmosis systems. And here at Kinetico Utah, we have a solid reputation as well as many loyal customers. To arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation and find out if you have hard or soft water, contact us online or give our office in Draper, Utah, a call today.

Reasons to Consider a Kinetico Drinking Water System

Kinetico Drinking Water System

If you’re looking for a drinking water system for your Utah home, you’ll find numerous options. But as with any type of product, certain brands and manufacturers are inherently better than others.

Kinetico is one of the most trusted and most popular brands for water treatment systems. When having the best drinking water system is the goal, turning to Kinetico Utah is the best plan – here’s why.

Exceptional Quality

Kinetico’s reverse osmosis system outperforms those made by other manufacturers. It not only removes more pollutants and contaminants, but also produces clear, great-tasting water that rivals the top bottled brands.

Constant Water Flow

Getting a drink takes almost no time at all with a Kinetico reverse osmosis system – the flow is fast, about twice the speed of other water treatment systems and remains constant.  Unlike other systems where the water flow slows until it’s eventually a dribble.

Easy Maintenance

When it’s time to replace the filters in a Kinetico drinking water station, you’ll know, as the patented indicator alerts you. Changing the filters is simple, too, a task you can easily handle on your own.

Long Service Life

Kinetico products are built to last. Their drinking water station also comes with an impressive 10-year warranty – which, if you also own a Kinetico water softener, includes the membrane. If you don’t, you may want to invest in one, as softening extends the lifespan of a reverse osmosis system.

Eco-Friendly Filtration

Investing in a Kinetico drinking water station means saying goodbye to bottles and excessive plastic waste. The filters are known to be environmentally sound, too, and the filtration process in a Kinetico system uses up to 93 percent less water to produce a single glass than other brands.

Affordable Products

Having a supply of clean, clear and delicious drinking water doesn’t have to break the bank. Kinetico specializes in developing cost-effective treatment solutions, and Utah homeowners who choose our products come to realize substantial savings.

Are you ready to learn more about what Kinetico has to offer?

An industry leading brand, Kinetico has been manufacturing innovative, high-quality water softeners and reverse osmosis systems since 1970. And Kinetico Utah, based in Draper, has a team of specialists who can test your household water supply and recommend products that meet your needs and your budget.

Countless people in the greater Salt Lake City area and throughout northern Utah rely on our reverse osmosis systems, and we’re proud to have many loyal customers and referral clients. For more information on our products and services – or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate for a Kinetico drinking water system — visit our website our give our office a call today.

Water Purification – Carbon Filtration vs. Reverse Osmosis

Is RO better than carbon filters?

If you’ve been looking into getting a water purification system for your home, you’ve no doubt noticed the two most popular technologies – carbon filtration and reverse osmosis (RO). And you wouldn’t be the first person to wonder about the differences between them.

Here at Kinetico Utah, we often get questions about the options for water purification. The following guide should provide some answers, but you can always reach out to our professional team for more information on carbon filtration and reverse osmosis systems.

Carbon Filtration

Carbon filtration is the older of the two technologies, and it works by running the water through a special carbon substrate. Contaminants and impurities become trapped inside the filter, which works to improve taste, reduce odor and can make the water safer for drinking.

With carbon filtration, the options run from inexpensive standalone systems and pitcher filters to high-end water filtration systems that also include reverse osmosis technology. Carbon filters have various particulate ratings, but most excel at removing larger particles and chlorine.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis is an advanced method of water purification, and systems that feature this technology are capable of filtering out many potentially harmful particulates – much more so than any carbon filter system.

The RO process involves forcing water to flow through a semi-permeable membrane. Because the membrane’s pores are incredibly small, this action effectively removes a vast range of chemical and physical contaminants. High-quality purification systems, such as Kinetico’s K5 Drinking Water Station, are also customizable to eliminate specific impurities present in the household supply.

Which Type of Water Purification System Should You Choose?

Carbon filtration isn’t as powerful as reverse osmosis in terms of the level of purification the process provides. However, it’s worth noting that a premium carbon filter can be a better value than a bargain-basement RO system. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

As you explore your options for filtering or purifying the water in your Utah home, you’ll need to consider several factors. Space constraints could affect your decision on a type of system, and if you’re like most homeowners, price will also play a role. One of the most important considerations, however, is the exact contaminants present in your household supply – and testing is the only way to know what it contains.

At Kinetico Utah, we offer free, no-obligation water testing to homeowners in Salt Lake City and the surrounding northern Utah region. Schedule a consultation, and we’ll answer your questions about carbon filtration, reverse osmosis and what type of water purification system is right for you. Contact our office in Draper, Utah, today.

The Basics of Drinking Water Testing

Do you need water testing in Utah?

Does your drinking water come from the tap? It may look pretty clear, and the taste may be acceptable – which might lead you to assume that it’s safe for consumption. This could be true, but the only way to make sure of that is to get it tested.

What Does Drinking Water Testing Involve?

Do-it-yourself test kits are widely available, but their accuracy isn’t guaranteed. Experts recommend leaving the task to a professional instead – and if you get your water from a municipal source, they should provide an annual quality report. In addition, some water treatment specialists, including the Kinetico Utah team, offers professional testing.

Testing your household supply involves taking a sample and sending it out for analysis. The results will reveal impurities that are present, and you’ll see a breakdown of the specific contaminants in your water. Armed with that knowledge, you’ll be able to find a treatment system that makes what’s coming from your taps safe to drink.

How Can You Improve Your Water Quality?

If your household water supply contains harmful contaminants, a filtration system can remove them. Under-sink and faucet filters are available, some of which target pollutants common in Utah.

However, installing a reverse osmosis filtration system may be your best bet. High-quality RO systems can eliminate a vast array of impurities from your drinking water – your family will be safe from many biological, chemical and physical contaminants and from byproducts of the water disinfection process.

Why Worry About Testing When You Can Buy Bottled Water?

Bottled water is safe, and it isn’t hard to find. You could opt to keep a supply of bottles on-hand instead of installing a filtration system – but going that route could mean spending hundreds of dollars every year just to keep your family hydrated.

Reverse osmosis filtration system installation requires an upfront investment, but advanced models – like the K5 Drinking Water Station designed by Kinetico – can function for decades. Plus, because these systems produce safe, great-tasting water for pennies a gallon, they pay for themselves in a very short time.

What Is The Best Water Treatment Option For My Family? 

If you live in Salt Lake City or elsewhere in northern Utah, the Kinetico Utah team will explain your treatment options. At Kinetico Utah, we offer innovative, efficient and effective filtration, purification and softening systems – all of which are backed by an industry-leading warranty. To learn more, or to arrange for no-cost, no-obligation drinking water testing, contact our Draper, Utah, office today.

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

Utah RO system installation

Reverse osmosis is an advanced water purification process, one that can greatly improve the quality of your water. Installing an RO system is an effective way to get safe, great-tasting drinking water – and the components last a long time, so each glass will cost just a few pennies.

For details on how the water purification method works, what an RO system can remove from your drinking water and answers to your questions about installation, take a look at the following guide.

The Reverse Osmosis Process

Reverse osmosis is a high-tech solution to drinking water quality problems, but the way RO systems work isn’t all that difficult to understand.

The process essentially involves using pressure to force water through a semi-permeable membrane. The holes are just large enough to allow water molecules through – impurities are trapped, and even small contaminant particles get flushed away. As such, the drinking water produced through the RO process is clean, clear and delicious.

Impurities Removed through Reverse Osmosis

Install an RO system, and you won’t have to worry about the quality of your household drinking water – you’ll be providing your family with a supply that’s free of many potentially harmful contaminants. The pollutants and impurities filtered out by the semi-permeable RO membrane include:

  • Arsenic
  • Lead
  • Iron
  • Floride
  • Mercury
  • Copper
  • Sulfate
  • Cadmium
  • Sodium

And that’s just a few of the contaminants removed through the RO process. Organic, inorganic and chemical byproducts of the water disinfection process are also trapped, and high-quality RO systems contain additional filters to remove particulates and sediments.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System

RO systems are typically installed under the kitchen sink or in the  basement or a utility closet.

You can also opt to hook up your reverse osmosis system to a refrigerator or ice maker. And if you already have a water softener or are planning on installing one, you won’t have any issues – in fact, because hard water damages the RO membrane, having a softener will extend the lifespan of your RO system.

Do you have any questions? For expert answers and advice on drinking water purification systems, turn to the professional team at Kinetico Utah.

An industry leader serving residential clients throughout the state of Utah, we’ve been helping homeowners get clean, great-tasting drinking water for more than 30 years. We offer a range of affordable treatment solutions, including the Kinetico K5 reverse osmosis system. To learn more, contact us and schedule a free consultation today.

Is Your Utah Drinking Water Safe?

Safety considerations of Utah tap water

A recent study has revealed that millions of Americans are drinking water that doesn’t meet approved health standards.

Is your family among those millions? Or is your household supply safe to drink?

If you don’t want to worry whether your tap water is fit for drinking, you’ll need to take action. Here’s how to preserve the quality of water in your Utah home.

Test Your Drinking Water

Whether you get your water from a private well or municipal source, testing it is the best way to ensure the supply is safe to drink. If your water is provided by a municipal water company you can contact your water provider or visit their website and view the drinking water report they provide. This will allow you to see which contaminants they are testing for and what the levels are.

Test kits are also widely available, but interpreting the results and figuring out how to effectively eliminate any contaminants that are present can be a challenge.

If you turn to Kinetico Utah, our expert team will offer advice on treatment solutions free of charge.

Install a Filtration System

If testing shows that your tap water is contaminated filtering it can make it safe for drinking. You have your choice of several under sink and faucet filters, and you can get filters that target specific contaminants.

To make sure your family has safe drinking water, however, you may be better off installing a reverse osmosis filtration system. The reverse osmosis process removes the following:

  • Chemical contaminants, lead, copper and arsenic etc
  • Organic, inorganic and chemical byproducts of disinfection
  • Sediments, particulates and physical contaminants
  • Kinetico also offers filters that remove viruses, bacteria and other biological contaminants

Call on the Kinetico Utah Team

At Kinetico Utah, we offer highly effective treatment systems that are backed by an industry-leading warranty. Homeowners across the state rely on us to make their tap water safe, and we’re ready to do the same for you — at a price that meets your budget.

To learn more about our products and the reverse osmosis process, or to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate for a filtration system installation, contact our Draper, Utah, office today.

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Is DIY Water Filtration System Installation a Good Idea?

How to install a water filter

Are you thinking about taking the do-it-yourself approach to water filtration system installation?

Many people wonder it going the DIY route is possible, and yes, the task can be done. But as the saying goes, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. Here’s why you may be better off if you work with a water treatment professional.

Expertise in How to Improve Water Quality is Essential

Saving money is the primary reason people consider DIY water softening or filtration system installation. That might seem to make sense, but is keeping a few bucks in the bank worth the risk that the system installed actually may not do what you wanted it to?

To provide effective filtration, you need to understand how to assess the quality of the water. Without knowledge of what’s wrong with your supply, you can’t determine how to make improvements. And while you can use a kit to test the water yourself, professionals have the necessary expertise to properly interpret the results. Try that on your own, and you might end up choosing the wrong treatment system.

If you want to install a system yourself make sure you consult with a professional to ensure you are getting what you really need.

Improper Installation Can Result in Damage to your Home

Let’s assume you perform your own quality test, and you figure out which system is the best option to meet your water filtration needs. Why not make the installation a DIY project?

The truth is, reading tutorials and watching online videos may not be enough to learn how to handle the task. Installing a water filtration system can be a complex process, and it will involve plumbing modifications. If you make a misstep during the installation, you could inadvertently have leaks which can easily do hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage – which is exactly the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve.

Quality of DIYSystems

When looking to install a water softener or water filtration system the options available for DIY are generally going to be a big box store or find something on the internet. Generally these options are lower quality and need to be replaced much sooner. They may also provide less than the desired results and when parts or filters are needed they are very difficult, if not impossible to find.

We regularly work with clients who have gone this route and within a couple of years we are removing their DIY system and they are telling us that this was the most expensive way they could have tried to improve their water.  This is because the water system didn’t work very well, didn’t last very long or was so expensive to maintain.

Professional Installation Takes Much Less Time

How much time are you willing to spend on your filtration system? Getting a good grasp of how to effectively treat your water and the proper steps to take for installation is going to take a rather large time investment – and so is actually completing the work.

Let a water treatment professional take on the installation, and aside from the initial consultation and follow-up visit, the project will likely only take a couple of hours. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that the work was done correctly. Given that you’re pursuing water filtration to make sure your household supply is clean, safe and free of impurities, opting for professional installation is in your best interest.

Kinetico Utah, a decades-long water treatment industry leader based in Draper and serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding northern Utah area, offers solutions that are innovative, efficient and affordable. To learn more about our products, or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate for professional water filtration system installation, contact us today.

Are You Concerned About the Quality of Your Utah Drinking Water?

What’s the safest drinking water in Utah?

If you’re worried about your household drinking water supply, you’re not alone. Independent research commissioned by the Water Quality Association (WQA) shows that many people across the country share your concerns.

A non-profit organization, the WQA tracks consumer opinions on water quality with national studies about once every two years. And according to their most recent data, Americans are growing increasingly less confident in their household supply. Here’s a look at the major findings from the WQA study and how to make sure your drinking water is safe.

Key Concerns Regarding Water Quality

When it comes to the quality of water from the household tap, people have several worries. The many reasons for not drinking it include:

  • Concern about contaminants and pollutants in the supply
  • Concern over whether it’s actually safe to consume
  • Tap drinks don’t taste as good as store-bought bottles
  • Water from the tap looks cloudy or has a strange odor

Compared to the results from the 2017 WQA study, these and other concerns regarding drinking water quality are on the rise. And, both those who get their supply from a municipal source and those with private wells are unsure about its safety.

Dealing with Drinking Water Quality Concerns

Most people have at least some familiarity with contaminants in the water supply, and many can name some of the major substances of concern. Consumers are growing more aware of the potential for quality issues, and most rely on bottled water or install home treatment systems.

However, WQA research reveals that many people have a limited understanding of the various types of treatment systems and how they compare. So, some consumers who invest on one may not get the greatest value or the best possible water quality.

Testing and Treating Your Drinking Water Supply

If you’re not confident in the quality of your household supply, getting it professionally tested is your first step – and the expert team at Kinetico Utah will perform one at no cost.

Homeowners throughout Utah have trusted us for water quality testing and high-quality treatment systems for over 30 years. We’ll take a sample, complete a thorough analysis and explain your options for getting better drinking water straight from the tap.

At Kinetico Utah, we offer a range of highly effective filtration, purification and softening systems. And, we back our products with a warranty that’s one of the best in the industry. Turn to us, and we’ll find a treatment solution that makes your household supply safe to drink and meets your budget.

For more information on Kinetico Utah or the treatment systems we install – or to arrange for a free, no-obligation household drinking water quality test – reach out to our office in Draper, Utah, today.

How Soft Water Benefits Detergent Usage

soft water

At Kinetico, we’re proud to provide water filtration systems and expertise that will help you and your family receive clean, healthy water at all times. Our technicians have decades of experience in the field of water decontamination and filtration.

We’re also a top provider of water softener systems, which take hard minerals present in water and remove them to give you a cleaner, less abrasive liquid. And that isn’t the only benefit of a water softener – did you realize that a water softener can also save you major costs when it comes to your yearly laundry and detergent costs? Let’s look at how a water softener saves you soap and detergent costs while also making your water more drinkable and comfortable to bathe in.

Basic Detergent Statistics

You might be surprised at how much a water softener can reduce your home’s detergent use. According to the Water Quality Association, a water softener in the home can reduce detergent use by up to 50 percent – that’s right, half your detergent use can be eliminated just by installing a water softener to remove minerals that might soak up detergent.

Water Considerations

The temperature of water you use might also play a role here. The WQA found that washing clothes using roughly half your usual amount of detergent plus soft, cold water is just as effective at removing stains as a full dose of detergent in hard, hot water – or even more so, in some cases. You also save energy by using cold water, which doesn’t force you to stress your water heater during the wash.

Dishwasher Factors

When it comes to the dishwasher, similar trends abound. Research has shown that areas with hard water can find the same cleaning results by using half the amount of soap, along with water that’s been passed through a water softener in advance.

For more on how a water softener can benefit you, or to learn about any of our water filtration systems or services, speak to the pros at Kinetico today.