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The Amazing Results of Reverse Osmosis

Clean water for drinking, commercial or industrial purposes can be achieved in a variety of ways. One way in particular is to utilize reverse osmosis to create purified water. Local reverse osmosis water treatment San Diego systems provide clean water that has a variety of applications, but the main job of the RO process, with its very important associated pretreatment, is to:

  • Remove chlorine, chloramines, insecticides, and pesticides
  • Remove 99% of everything dissolved in the water including minerals, metals, salts, and compounds. This includes, but not limited to, hardness, iron, manganese, sodium, arsenic, lead, fluoride, sulfate, alkalinity, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Filter suspended solids to 0.002 microns for the removal of silt, bacteria, viruses, and cysts. This is augmented with ultraviolet light after storage to be certain that all microorganisms are dead or unable to reproduce.

The net result is water quality superior to distilled water done in an efficient and cost-effective way.

After the water is purified it is reconstituted within the whole house system. This reconstituted water is clean and pure making it “better” for the human body. With the whole house system, the purest water is available on-tap for drinking, washing and food preparation. Some of the added benefits of the whole house reverse osmosis system include:

  • Adding bicarbonate alkalinity to the water, increasing the pH to produce an alkaline water
  • Adding magnesium to the water with trace calcium. Essential electrolytes that support health at a cellular level. Magnesium is also helpful for the GI and endocrine systems
  • Adding a small amount of molecular hydrogen to the water which acts as an antioxidant as the ORP becomes negative.
  • The elevated pH and calcium decrease the corrosiveness of the water to protect household plumbing and fixtures.

The water produced by the whole house system isn’t just cleaner, it is also superior to more mainstream water filtration systems. The pure water has the right amount of beneficial minerals added to help increase the health of all who use it.

Reverse osmosis may not be as common as more mainstream filtration systems. The plain fact is, RO systems provide exceptional water quality, far superior to more popular models. The Dime Water whole house reverse osmosis system doesn’t simply create pure water, it creates superior water.

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The Office Water Cooler

Seldom is a business able to provide something to all employees that is appreciated and healthy while simultaneously saving the business money and helping the environment. Office water coolers rented or purchased from VibrantH2O offer a business this opportunity, our cooler does the water filtration for you and never have to buy a refill bottle.

Having a dedicated water cooler tells employees that the boss cares about their health.

Providing fresh, purified drinking water for employees means upper management wants their employees to have access to refreshing, healthy hydration. Office water coolers also cut down on unwanted wandering around the building looking for a water source or heading out to find a drinking fountain. Water coolers add health and efficiency.

Never need a water bottle refill service again.

Unlike other local commercial reverse osmosis water systems, the office water coolers VibrantH2O provides have built-in state of the art Reverse Osmosis filtration systems that produce refreshing, healthful drinking water. The water is chilled to the perfect beverage temperature PLUS a hot water dispenser for making that perfect cup of tea with the same fantastic water.

Another perk of having an office water cooler is the location.

Employees and employers will find the social aspect of a water cooler an appealing break to the sometimes-monotonous work day. While idle chatter shouldn’t be the only reason to have a water cooler, having a space to meet and take a short break will lead to happier employees. If they know they have an unofficial meeting place where they can take a few minutes off, get hydrated and chat with fellow employees or even management, the work staff will be much happier and much more productive.

Whether purchasing or renting an office water cooler, it is less costly than the delivery of huge bottles. With the large bottle system, the finished bottles sit empty, collecting dirt and littering the office. Not the best look for a busy office.

The VibrantH2O office water cooler is also better than bringing in cases of small bottles that are served warm. The quality of the water is often marginal at best and the taste is lacking.

Equally important, the office water coolers eliminate the environmental mess of discarded plastic bottles and the fuel consumed by the huge trucks delivering the large bottles.

No mess, no waste and happy employees all at a cost saving!

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Yet Another Bottled Water Concern

The BPA issue has been put to bed — or at least that’s what has been written– and now a new problem has presented itself. According to researchers at the University of New York at Fredonia plastic microfibers are appearing in bottled water. Not so good.

250 samples from a list of who’s who in bottled water were tested. Samples from 9 countries and representing 11 brands were included and 90% had an average of 10.4 of these fibers per liter of water. This is twice what was found in tap water based on an earlier test. Bottled water is more expensive than tap water and now you know you’re possibly getting something more for the money — wanted or not.

The unknowns at this time are the composition of the plastic, its source, and the adverse health effects. Drink up— someday the study will wind its way through layers of bureaucracy and we’ll know if plastic microfibers are a viable dietary supplement. Or you can take charge, eliminate this whoops and other unknowns in bottled water, save money and help the environment by installing a VibrantH2o Water Reverse Osmosis unit in your home. It will:

– Filter your drinking water to 0.001 microns 1/75000 of a human hair. Plastic microfibers be damned.

– Remove 90%+ of dissolved solids from your water along with chlorine and chloramines

– Reduce bacteria, viruses and cysts to virtually zero

– Protect you from pharmaceuticals, insecticides, pesticides, radioactive materials

Enjoy great water and stay healthy!

A short history of water softeners

water softener san diego, water softenersWater softeners have been in existence in one form or another for almost 100 years. They were developed to treat hard water or hardness-a name derived from machinists in the early 20th century complaining that it was hard to make the soap solution used for cooling metals as they were being cut or formed in certain localities. The term soft water as produced by a water softener was used because soft is the opposite of hard.

Today many of the older softening water technologies have become part of history and current water softeners are built around ion exchange resin. This material is usually referred to simply as resin and is made from two materials-styrene (88-92%) and di-vinyl benzene (8-12%).  The components of hardness are primarily calcium and magnesium with the main culprit being calcium which creates scale in water heaters, pipes and appliances along with soap curd rings and poor performance of soaps, detergents and shampoos. Water softeners rely on exchanging calcium and magnesium for a more application friendly material such as sodium or potassium from salt packaged for this application.

The above describes the heart of water softeners with various manufacturers and assemblers utilizing water softener designs to minimize salt and waste water use, provide consumer information through elaborate electronics and employ some distinctive appearance features. Important for the customer when contemplating a water softener purchase is to select one where repair parts are available from more than one source (yes, service is sometimes needed in the expected 15-20 year life of a water softener) and be skeptical of claims for water treatment beyond water softening–most are water softeners and do not cure bacterial issues, remove harmful elements or enhance water  in any way. If it sounds too good to be true than it probably is.

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Arsenic in Water can Affect IQ

In a  recent study, exposure to arsenic (As) via drinking water is negatively associated with performance-related aspects of child intelligence (e.g., Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory).

Read the full Study on EHjournal.net

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Do You Need a Water Softener in San Diego?

Southern California has some of the hardest water in the United States. San Diego water travels a long way through soil, rock, sand and piping to reach us and it picks up a lot of excess calcium and magnesium along the way. Straight from the tap, San Diego water contains about 15.4 grains/gallon of excess mineral content.

You may need a water softener in San Diego if you struggle with the following problems:

  • White, crusty scale buildup around faucets, the bottom of tea kettles, etc.
  • Dishes emerge dull and spotted from the dishwasher
  • It takes more soap, shampoo, detergent, etc. to get anything clean
  • Clothes feel scratchy and their colors dull quickly
  • Your skin is dry and itchy
  • Water using-appliances burn out faster

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How to Service a Residential Reverse Osmosis System

Residential Reverse Osmosis System Service Guidelines

As a water treatment professional, it should be our goal to provide services that meet a certain professional standard even though profitability may be be the underlying goal. So before you rush through your next residential reverse osmosis system service call, at least make sure to follow these generally accepted service guidelines.

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Drinking Water Purification

Exactly what impurities are present in drinking water?

In General there is not really such thing as naturally pure drinking water. In nature, almost all drinking water possesses various toxins. Since water passes in rivers, rests in lakes, and filters by way of layers of earth as well as layers of rock in the ground, it disintegrates and absorbs the chemicals which it contacts. Most of these chemicals are usually harmless. In fact, some people choose mineral water specifically due to the vitamins and minerals and for the pleasing taste.

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