Servicing the Entire Chicagoland Area

Whole House Water Treatment

From expert installation to professional diagnosis and repairs, we will handle it all! 

Water Softeners

Soft water makes a difference you can see and feel…
Soap & shampoo lathers better and won’t leave stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs. Dishes clean more easily and dry spot-free. Clothes come out of the laundry cleaner, softer & brighter. Water Heater & Appliances last longer with less maintenance.

Water softeners use salt to help remove the hardness from the water.  water with zero hardness will be described as soft for some, for others this is slimy.  Water is considered hard at 3.5 grains per gallon of hardness, Chicago water is 7 gpg and even harder the further you get from Chicago.  That being said almost everybody can benifit from a water softener.  Below are several reasons:
 
In the Bathroom: Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer and not as dry. No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs or toilets.
 
In the Laundry:  Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter. Plus they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too.
 
In the Kitchen: Dishes will clean more easily, and be spot free, without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.
 
Throughout the House: Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers using hard water can wear out 30% faster.

Chemical Free!

Iron Filter - IronBreaker III

If your water has the sulfur odor of “rotten eggs”, if there are iron stains on your sinks and bathtubs, if you use large amounts of soap to clean dishes, wash your hair or suffer the “orange hair” effect sometimes caused by iron water, you probably have water that can be successfully treated with an IronBreaker III.

Well water and even city water can be full of iron. You more than likely are aware due to the staining in the toilet and shower. It is possible the well just needs to be chlorinated, this is something well owners should be doing once a year anyway. We will cover how to shock a well in the FAQ page. Iron in the water it can be seen or smelled (rotten eggs, sulfur) or both. The Iron Breaker will remove the iron and the smell. Best of all it uses air to regenerate. Maintenance free!

In the Bathroom:
No more iron stains or rotten egg odor. Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner. And when used with a water softener, your iron free, odor free water will be soap scum free, without mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs and toilets.

In the Laundry:
Without iron or H₂S in the water, clothes will be whiter and brighter. Plus, they will last longer. Add a water softener and increase the life of clothing, towels and linens by up to 33% and add even longer service life to your appliances.

In the Kitchen:
No iron stains on the sink, no objectionable odor while running water for cooking, cleaning or drinking. Dishes will clean more easily and, by adding a water softening unit, your dishes will be spot free without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.

Throughout the House:
Water using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers using iron laden, hard water can wear out 30% faster, while consuming more energy than an appliance using iron free, H₂S free, soft water.

Reverse Osmosis

Whether you just want the fresh, clean taste of bottled water without the expense and waste, or you need protection from waterborne contaminates, a Point-of-Use System may be the best choice for you.

 Frequently asked questions about Reverse Osmosis:

Reverse osmosis water is water that has been passed through “a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles” (Wikipedia)

It is currently the most effective water filtration method available. This technology is used to produce bottled water.

Most RO systems are designed to be installed under the kitchen sink. They can also be installed in the basement if need be.

If it is well serviced and parts are replaced in good time then virtually forever. The typical life span of the membrane is 2-5 years (depends on the initial water quality). The filters should be replaced every 6-12 months.

A water softener will actually extend the life of the membrane. By softening the water it helps to protect the RO unit.

In 1949, the University of California studied the effectiveness of semipermeable membranes (RO membranes) in the desalination (removal of salt) of seawater. Researchers then successfully produced fresh water from the salty seawater, in the middle of the 1950s. However, the process was still not a commercially viable one, and it took a while for the membrane technology to catch up. Scientists had proved it was a viable process, but the cost and technology involved in constructing a membrane with commercial appeal still held back progress. Scientist, John Cadotte eventually made the breakthrough, and by 2001, over 15,000 desalination plants could be found (or were being planned) around the world.

Today, reverse osmosis accounts for 80% of the desalination plants worldwide. The technology has also been converted for the home, and it remains one of the most effective methods of water filtration available to us. The discovery of the reverse osmosis method of filtration, and indeed the ability to do it cost-effectively, may be two of the most important scientific breakthroughs of recent times. With a rapidly increasing population, we are already starting to struggle to feed and water the world. Reverse osmosis has allowed us to source water from practically anywhere, and provided solutions to water shortages in countries throughout the world. Furthermore, water pollution is a bigger problem than ever, and continues to increase and gain massive media attention. Home reverse osmosis systems offer an affordable home solution to this problem. With contaminant rejection rates of up to 99% claimed by manufacturers like APEC, they can offer peace of mind  to families worried about the state of their drinking water.