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Why Does My Home Need a Water Softener?

Homes are at risk for common water problems and it’s skin, hair, and appliances that suffer the consequences. Often, it’s simply the test of time; pipes waste away, water becomes filled with contaminants, and all of this flows from the faucet and into your hands. Discover what contaminants may be in your water and how Kinetico Water Systems is providing a solution!

Common Water Problems

Our team offers free water analysis for homes. You would be surprised at what a simple water test can divulge about your system. With a proper analysis, you can identify your water issue and find your custom Kinetico solution.

Hard Water

Many homes suffer from some level of hard water. The term “hard water” refers to the presence of excess calcium, magnesium and/or iron. Hard water damages water heaters, disposal units, plumbing, washing machines and septic systems.

Iron & Manganese Staining

We’ve all been there; be it in our own homes or otherwise. Iron and manganese can leave rust stains on clothing, appliances and fixtures. What’s more, these metals can make your water taste and smell bad. If the water coming out of your faucet has a metallic taste, we have solutions available to make it clean and fresh again. Usually, pipe corrosion is responsible for the metallic taste in water. It can also lead to stubborn rust stains in sinks and bathtubs. A simple test can identify the mineral content in water and determine whether it is safe to drink.

Rotten Egg Odor

There’s nothing worse than turning on your sink faucet and being hit with the horrible smell of rotten eggs. This smell is caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas. Though it isn’t harmful to drink, it can be extremely unpleasant.

Chlorine Odor or Taste

Does your tap water smell or taste like chlorine? While chlorine is not harmful, it is highly unpleasant to smell and drink regularly.

pH Levels

Does your water taste metallic? It could be due to high levels of acidity in your water. High levels of acidity can damage pipes, stain laundry, and stain sinks and drains. Kinetico CGC Water suggests that homeowners test the pH and alkalinity levels of your water to determine its acidity. As a general guide, the pH level of pure water is 7, and anything lower is typically considered acidic. Anything higher than 7 is considered basic. The ideal pH level of drinking water is between 6-8.5.


When water is not properly treated, it wears down lead pipes along your water supply line. After years of neglect, lead from the pipes can waste away. Consuming lead can lead to very serious health issues including stunting growth in children and damage to the nervous system and organs.


Arsenic, an odorless, tasteless, colorless semi-metal, is a common water issue in many states. It can enter the water supply and at high levels, it can be a potential health risk.

Clean Water Straight From the Tap

If you’re still not sure whether you need or want a water softener, consider the following benefits of owning a Kinetico water softener and drinking water system.
  • Water softeners reduce the workload on your water heater, saving you money on your energy bill.
  • Soft water eliminates lime, extending the life of your appliances. With soft water, heavy-duty appliance have a good chance of outliving their warranty.
  • Water softeners saves you money on expensive cleaners once you rid your house of the scum and buildup that required them in the first place.
  • See, feel, and taste the difference with Kinetico Water Systems. It’s not just your water that will benefit, your clothes will look and feel better! Softer water allows your detergent to completely lift dirt away from your clothes, leaving them softer and smelling clean.

The Kinetico Solution

Actually, we can name 5 reasons why you should choose Kinetico Water Systems.
  1. No Electricity Needed That’s right! It’s all in the name! Kinetico harnesses kinetic energy from the water running through the system. This means lower energy costs and electricity bills for you!
  2. Fast, Self-Cleaning Systems Kinetico is all about efficiency. Our systems clean themselves at an average of 11 minutes. That’s 5x faster than any other systems. Plus, there’s no flow disruption during the cleaning cycle!
  3. Environmentally Friendly Kinetico Water Systems use less water. Compared to traditional water softening systems, Kinetico only uses 7 gallons of water versus 50-70 gallons.
  4. Less Salt Kinetico Water Systems use one pound of salt; one. Traditional water systems use between 6 to 18 pounds of salt.
  5. Born and Bred in the U.S. of A! Kinetico Water Systems are all manufactured in the United States. This allows us to service and replace broken parts or systems easier!
So, what are your options? Kinetico CGC Water offers a variety of systems that are fit to handle a variety of water needs. Whether you want to eliminate tough stains, harsh odors, or want to save money on your energy bill, our team always suggests one of our high-rated water softening system.

Kinetico Premier Water Softeners

Kinetico Premier Series water softener systems are the ultimate water conditioning solution. Engineered to tackle even the toughest water challenges, the Premier Series water softeners work more efficiently and reliably because they are not confined to electrical components or computers. Our Premiere Series has your home’s best interest at heart. That means little to no disruption. With dual tanks, one tank is always in service while the other rests in standby or regenerates. This means you get the water you want, when you want it. Contact Kinetico CGC Water to schedule your water analysis today. We are servicing Jacksonville, Florida, as well as Ann Arbor, Brighton, and Hartland, Michigan.

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