At Rayne of the Valley, we’re often surprised when we talk to someone with obvious problem water, but who decides not to start using a water softener due to the price. What this person is reacting to, however, is simply the start-up cost. What they haven’t seen (and what we try our best to make clear to them) is how, in subtle ways, they are already paying out of pocket because of the state of their water. Here are a few ways you’re already paying for soft water.
At Rayne of the Valley we’re very familiar with what people expect from good quality water. People want water that tastes clean, carries no off odors, is crystal clear, and doesn’t leave any residue when it evaporates. Whenever these expectations are shattered, Rayne gets called in to fix the situation, bringing back the peace of mind that comes with a clean, reliable drinking water source. With that, here’s a list of five common things people can’t stand to have in their water, along with a quick diagnosis of how to get rid of them.
At Rayne of the Valley, we love to keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest water news, so in case you’ve been living under a rock on the Red Planet itself, by now you’re aware that NASA has confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars. It’s a truly historic event, not just for the jokesters on twitter posting funny tweets about how Mars should send some of its water to California, but also for the scientific community, because the likelihood has increased that a manned mission to Mars could be successful, simply because any ship sent from Earth wouldn’t have to bring along all of its own water. It may only need to bring enough water to get there, and bring with it the equipment needed to filter Martian water to make it drinkable by humans.
You probably think they only exist in comic books, films, and TV shows, but superheroes are real. Not only are they real, but odds are they’ve saved somebody on your block from the clutches of hidden dangers lurking within their plumbing. The superheroes I’m talking about don’t wear capes, but they do carry around fancy equipment, possess fascinating powers, and fight nasty, determined villains. I’m talking, of course, about the friendly neighborhood water treatment professionals, like the ones at Rayne of the Valley. But in case you think we’re exaggerating, here are 4 ways water treatment pros are secretly superheroes in disguise.
At Rayne of the Valley, we believe it’s not enough to just match our customers’ to the right equipment for their needs, but to educate them on how it works, and how a particular water treatment device will improve their situation. We’ve often been asked by our clients exactly how their water softener works, and whether it’s a good investment in the long run. Knowing this information will not only give you insight into water treatment, but will also keep you on your toes when less-than-reputable dealers come around offering seemingly magical water treatment products that have no foundation in science.
Over the last two decades, Rayne has noticed, consumer buying habits have been subject to a digital revolution. With the rise of online shopping, purchases that would have been made locally, or even via mail-order, are now being made at lightning speed over the internet. It’s really a head-scratcher to think of something that can’t be bought and paid for through a computer. Water treatment is no exception. From the most basic of under-sink water filters to premium whole-house water filters and softeners, a healthy cross-section of products from all over the water treatment industry are able to be purchased online. But with anything you buy online, and most crucially with water treatment equipment, it’s important to keep in mind one of the most essential pieces of advice. Most of the time, when you’re looking to save a few bucks online, you often find that you get what you pay for. Here are just 4 reasons why buying local beats buying online.
“I hate soft water! I tried it once at my sister’s house and it was so slippery!”
“We tried soft water a couple years back, but we stopped because it never seemed to wash the soap off my skin.”
At Rayne of the Valley, we come across many variations of these objections to the feeling of soft water when we meet with potential clients. A good number of people understand the benefits of soft water—reduced mineral build-up on appliances and inside pipes, as well as reduced soap costs—but are turned off by the unique sensation caused by bathing in soft water. Adjectives sometimes used to describe the “soft water feeling” include silky, smooth, slick, slippery, slimy, oily, etc. But to dismiss something that can provide major benefits and savings for a homeowner, based simply on the way it feels at first, can mean a customer is, to paraphrase an old cliché, throwing out the baby with the soft water.
If you’re one of the many people across the country who get their daily supply of water from the ground, you’re keeping alive a tradition that has been going on for thousands of years. Although many of today’s wells in the USA use modern equipment, many others are not too far away from the wells of long ago. That includes their benefits as well as their risks, which is why it’s good to know as much as possible about where you get your water from, and how you can fix it if there’s a problem with it that can compromise its quality or safety.