SWFL Well Water Solutions

As a longtime Southwest Florida resident, I have come to understand that our drinking water quality is not something we should be taking for granted. For over 20 years, our water specialists have been helping your SWFL neighbors get better drinking water through water filtration systems. You might need a drinking water purification system to protect your family from water contamination. In my personal experience, I have come to learn that private well water can be affected by any number of contaminants. Even municipally treated water that meets all federal guidelines can at some point contain bacteria, viruses and protozoa, along with a host of other contaminants. The only way to know if your water is contaminated or not is to have a water expert, like Clear Water Treatment, come out and test it.

At Clear Water Treatment, we can provide you with the very best drinking water possible without the plastic bottle waste or hassle. Our clean water specialists are happy to come out to your location and help you understand what exactly is in your water with a free water home consultation. Once we analyze your water we can then custom design a drinking water system that best fits your specific water treatment needs and budget.

Pure, clean water is called H2O, and anything else found in water is basically a contaminant and you don’t want to be drinking it. There are many different ways that contaminants can make their way into water and affect its quality. We’ve seen homes with a variety of water issues like iron, hardness and sulfur (which smells pretty bad). In our years of experience we have seen some homeowners continually struggle with water that contains bacteria, viruses, volatile organic compounds, total dissolved solids and a number of other contaminants that can be harmful to the body.

Today we want to talk to you about your HOME WELL WATER. Do you really know what the quality of your well water is like? Does your home water ever smell bad? If you live in the Southwest Florida area and have a private well, you, as the homeowner, are responsible for the quality of the water in your home. This water will affect you and your family through your daily use while showering, cooking, cleaning and drinking. We suggest you have your well water tested every year because we have found that many people only test the water’s quality when they build or purchase their home. Did you know that even if your well water tests fine, your water must travel through the pipes in your home before it reaches your tap. Those with older homes or those homes who have water pipes that have not been replaced in years may want to have their water tested for lead. We have seen cases of these kinds of contaminants in the drinking water and we know how to help homeowners solve these issues. Therefore, it’s important to have your tap water tested to make sure it is contaminant free.

One of the reasons I started this blog is to educate people because I realize that most people don’t really know much about the quality of their well water. And worse yet, they don’t know how to solve their water problems once they realize they have them. At Clear Water Treatment we can help you by testing your water and see if it contains anything of concern. After we get a clear picture of exactly what water problems you are having then we are able to recommend any needed solutions. Call us to schedule your FREE water analysis consultation today! 239-458-5597

Clear Water Treatment is all about creating awareness and empowering you the reader and homeowner with all the necessary facts, details and information about the water you drink and what you can do to have the safest water possible.

At Clear Water Treatment, Inc. we know you have options when it comes to water treatment systems. We understand that your top priority is looking out for the best interest of your family’s health and budget. Clear Water Treatment, Inc. has been serving the Southwest Florida areas with water treatment solutions for over 20 years! Our passion is clean water and serving our customers is our greatest joy!

We specialize in serving the Southwest Florida area with Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Carbon Filtration Systems, Water Purification, and drinking Water Systems. Our systems eliminate hard water, chlorine, taste and odors, yellow water, and sulfuric odors.

Please feel free to give us a call at 239-458-5597 if you have additions questions we can answer or to find out how you can get on the road to cleaner, clearer, healthier water! We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to like our facebook fanpage, follow us on twitter, connect to us on linkedin, subscribe to our newsletter and blog if you haven’t already done so!

Let us design and install a water treatment system for you! Call us at 239.458.5597.

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More on Contaminants in Water

We recently blogged on the importance of drinking clean water and the effects of contaminants in the water have on the body. People are increasingly concerned about the safety of their drinking water so this is a subject we will continue to research, get facts and blog about to keep you updated and informed. Clear Water Treatment is all about creating awareness and empowering you the reader and homeowner with all the necessary facts, details and information about the water you drink and what you can do to have the safest water possible.

What is in your drinking water? The only way to know is to have it tested.

Drinking water can become contaminated at the original water source, during treatment, or during distribution to the home.

Possible Health Effects of Contaminants in Water

The risk of poisoning to death by toxic substances is not considered immediate even for heavily polluted water because the concentration in Contaminated-water is generally not high enough. However in certain cases the levels of contaminants in drinking Contaminated-water might be sufficient to cause nausea, lung irritation, skin rash, vomiting or dizziness.

Chronic health effects are more likely to be caused by Contaminants. These effects become observable long after repeated ingestion of small amounts of chemicals took place.

Examples of chronic health effects that could be attributed to contaminants in Contaminated-water include cancer, liver and kidney damage, disorders of the nervous system, damage to the immune system, and birth defects.

Four Groups of Contaminants

Microbial Pathogens. Pathogens in drinking water are serious health risks. Pathogens are disease-producing micro-organisms, which include bacteria (such as giardia lamblia), viruses, and parasites. They get into drinking water when the water source is contaminated by sewage and animal waste, or when wells are improperly sealed and constructed. They can cause gastroenteritis, salmonella infection, dysentery, shigellosis, hepatitis, and giardiasis (a gastrointestinal infection causing diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and gas). The presence of coliform bacteria, which is generally a harmless bacteria, may indicate other contamination to the drinking water system.

Organics. People worry the most about potentially toxic chemicals and metals in water. Only a few of the toxic organic chemicals that occur drinking water are regulated by drinking water standards. This group of contaminants includes:

  • Trihalomthanes (THMs), which are formed when chlorine in treated drinking water combines with naturally occurring organic matter.
  • Pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.
  • Volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), which include solvents, degreasers, adhesives, gasoline additives, and fuels additives. Some of the common VOCs are: benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), styrene, toluene, and vinyl chloride. Possible chronic health effects include cancer, central nervous system disorders, liver and kidney damage, reproductive disorders, and birth defects.

Inorganics. These contaminants include toxic metals like arsenic, barium, chromium, lead, mercury, and silver. These metals can get into your drinking water from natural sources, industrial processes, and the materials used in your plumbing system. Toxic metals are regulated in public water supplies because they can cause acute poisoning, cancer, and other health effects.

Nitrate is another inorganic contaminant. The nitrate in mineral deposits, fertilizers, sewage, and animal wastes can contaminate water. Nitrate has been associated with “blue baby syndrome” in infants.

Radioactive Elements. Radon is a radioactive contaminant that results from the decay of uranium in soils and rocks. It is usually more of a health concern when it enters a home as a soil gas than when it occurs in water supplies. Radon in air is associated with lung cancer.

As people hear about the possibility of contaminants in their drinking water, they worry about potential health effects. Water supplies once considered to be pure may have various contaminants, often from natural sources. These are usually at levels below those considered to be harmful.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment is used to reduce the levels of:

  • naturally occurring substances that cause the water supplies to be unhealthy or unappealing (foul tastes, smells or colors).
  • substances that have contaminated the water supply resulting in possible adverse health effects or decreased desirability.
  • total dissolved solids and suspended matter.

Whether you are looking for an R.O. System for under your sink or to supply your whole house, the systems work basically the same way. There is a pre-filter to trap the large debris or sediment in your water, protecting the workhorse of the system, the membrane.

The membrane separates the water, where the purest water goes through the membrane pores and to a storage tank while the high solids in the water are too large to fit through the pores and they are sent to drain. Then, the good water in the storage tank goes through a final filter to raise the pH and polish the water for an excellent, clean taste. Whether it’s city or well water, home or a commercial workplace.

If you are concerned, test your water. For more information on water quality, testing, and treatment, please contact Clear Water Treatment, Inc. at  239-458-5597 today!

We specialize in Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Carbon Filtration Systems, Water Purification, and Drinking Water Systems in the Southwest Florida area. Our systems eliminate hard water, chlorine, taste and odors, yellow water, and sulfuric odors.

Please feel free to give us a call at 239-458-5597 if you have additions questions we can answer or to find out how you can get on the road to cleaner, clearer, healthier water! We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to like our facebook fanpage, follow us on twitter, connect to us on linkedin, subscribe to our newsletter and blog if you haven’t already done so!

Let us design and install a water treatment system for you! Call us at 239.458.5597.

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The Importance of Water

We recently blogged on the importance of clean water and the effects of contaminants in the water have on the body. People are increasingly concerned about the safety of their drinking water so this is a subject we will continue to research, get facts and blog about to keep you updated and informed. Clear Water Treatment is all about creating awareness and empowering you the reader and homeowner with all the necessary facts, details and information about the water you drink and what you can do to have the safest water possible. Below is some valuable information on why you need to keep your body hydrated with clean water on a regular basis!

Do you ever feel like your dying of thirst?

Well, you just might be. It sounds so simple. H20 – two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. This substance also known as water, is one of the most essential elements to health and is so important that your body actually has a specific drought management system in place to prevent dehydration and ensure your survival. Water might be everywhere, but one must never take it for granted.

Water makes up more than two-thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen. (Are you having trouble reading this? Drink up!) Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. Pretty scary statistic for a developed country where water is readily available through the tap or bottle water.

Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions that make up our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.

  • Water serves as a lubricant
  • Water forms the base for saliva
  • Water forms the fluids that surround the joints.
  • Water regulates the body temperature, as the cooling & heating is distributed through perspiration.
  • Water helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste – the best detox agent.
  • Water helps to regulate metabolism

In addition to the daily maintenance of our bodies, water also plays a key role in the prevention of disease. Drinking eight glasses of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50% and it can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer. And those are just a few examples! In the coming months we will continue to blog about how water can aid in the prevention and cure of many types of diseases, ailments and disorders that affect the many systems of our bodies.

Since water is such an important component to our physiology, it would make sense that the quality of the water should be just as important as the quantity. Drinking water should always be clean and free of contaminants to ensure proper health and wellness.

At Clear Water Treatment, Inc. we know you have options when it comes to water treatment systems. We understand that your top priority is looking out for the best interest of your family’s health and budget. Clear Water Treatment, Inc. has been serving the Southwest Florida areas with water treatment solutions for over 20 years! Our passion is clean water and serving our customers is our greatest joy!

We specialize in Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Carbon Filtration Systems, Water Purification, and drinking Water Systems. Our systems eliminate hard water, chlorine, taste and odors, yellow water, and sulfuric odors.

Please feel free to give us a call at 239-458-5597 if you have additions questions we can answer or to find out how you can get on the road to cleaner, clearer, healthier water! We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to like our facebook fanpage, follow us on twitter, connect to us on linkedin, subscribe to our newsletter and blog if you haven’t already done so!

Let us design and install a water treatment system for you! Call us at 239.458.5597.

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Contaminants in Water

People are increasingly concerned about the safety of their drinking water. As improvements in analytical methods allow us to detect impurities at very low concentrations in water, water supplies once considered pure are found to have contaminants. We cannot expect pure water, but we want the safest water possible.

The health effects of some contaminants in drinking water are not well understood, but the presence of contaminants does not mean that your health will be harmed. Southwest Florida drinking water is generally of high quality and free from significant contamination. Public water supplies are tested, and regulated to ensure that our water remains free from unsafe levels of contamination. However, small private water supplies, including wells, are not regulated by drinking water standards, and the owner must take steps to test and treat the water as needed to avoid possible health risks.

What is in your drinking water? The only way to know is to have it tested.

Drinking water can become contaminated at the original water source, during treatment, or during distribution to the home.

  • If your water comes from surface water (river or lake), it can be exposed to acid rain, storm water runoff, pesticide runoff, and industrial waste. This water is cleansed somewhat by exposure to sunlight, aeration, and micro-organisms in the water.
  • If your water comes from groundwater (private wells and some public water supplies), it generally takes longer to become contaminated but the natural cleansing process also may take much longer. Groundwater moves slowly and is not exposed to sunlight, aeration, or aerobic (requiring oxygen) micro-organisms. Groundwater can be contaminated by disease-producing pathogens, leachate from landfills and septic systems, careless disposal of hazardous household products, agricultural chemicals, and leaking underground storage tanks.

Possible Health Effects

The levels of contaminants in drinking water are seldom high enough to cause acute (immediate) health effects. Examples of acute health effects are nausea, lung irritation, skin rash, vomiting, dizziness, and even death.

Contaminants are more likely to cause chronic health effects – effects that occur long after repeated exposure to small amounts of a chemical. Examples of chronic health effects include cancer, liver and kidney damage, disorders of the nervous system, damage to the immune system, and birth defects.

Evidence relating chronic health effects to specific drinking water contaminants is limited. In the absence of exact scientific information, scientists predict the likely adverse effects of chemicals in drinking water using human data from clinical reports and epidemiological studies, and laboratory animal studies.

What kind of Contaminants are in Water?

BROMINE:(BROMIDE) Bromine is found in sea water and exists as the bromide ion at a level of about 65 mg/l. Bromine has been used in swimming pools and cooling towers for disinfection, however use in drinking water is not recommended. Ethylene bromide is used as an anti-knock additive in gasoline, andmethyl bromide is a soil fumigant. Bromine is extremely reactive and corrosive, and will produce irritation and burning to exposed tissues. Over 0.05 mg/l in fresh water may indicate the presence of industrial wastes, possibly from the use of pesticides of biocides containing bromine. Bromide is extensively used in the pharmaceutical industry, and occurs normally in blood in the range of 1.5 to 50 mg/l.

TreatmentReverse Osmosis will remove 93-96% of the bromide from drinking water. Since bromine is a disinfectant, it along with the disinfection by-product can also be removed with Activated Carbon, Ultra Filtration, or Electro Dialysis.

CHLORIDE: (C1-1) is one of the major anions found in water and are generally combined with calcium, magnesium, or sodium. Since almost all chloride salts are highly soluble in water, the chloride content ranges from 10to 100 mg/l. Sea water contains over 30,000 mg/l as NaCl. Chloride is associated with the corrosion of piping because of the compounds formed with it;  for example, magnesium chloride can generate hydrochloric acid when heated. Corrosion rates and the iron dissolved into the water from piping increases as the sodium chloride content of the water is increased. The chloride ion is instrumental in breaking down passivating films which protect ferrous metals and alloys from corrosion, and is one of the main causes for the pitting corrosion of stainless steel.The SMCL (suggested maximum contaminant level) for chloride is 250 mg/lwhich is due strictly to the objectionable salty taste produced in drinking water.

TreatmentReverse Osmosis will remove 90-95% of the chlorides because of its salt rejection capabilities. Electro Dialysis and distillation are two more process which can be used to reduce the chloride content of water. Strong base anion exchanger which is the later portion of a two-column deionizer does an excellent job at removing chlorides for industrial applications.

SULFATE: (SO4) occurs in almost all natural water. Most sulfate compounds originate from the oxidation of sulfite ores, the presence of shale, and the existence of industrial wastes. Sulfate is one of the major dissolved constituents in rain. High concentrations of sulfate in drinking water causes a laxative effect when combined with calcium and magnesium, the two most common components of hardness. Bacteria that attack and reduce sulfates, causes hydrogen sulfide gas H2S to form. Sulfate has a suggested level of 250 mg/l in the Secondary Drinking Water Standards published by the US EPA. 

TreatmentReverse Osmosis will reduce the sulfate content by 97-98%. Sulfates can also be reduced with a strong base anion exchanger, which is normally the last half of a two-column deionizer.

As people hear about the possibility of contaminants in their drinking water, they worry about potential health effects. Water supplies once considered to be pure may have various contaminants, often from natural sources. These are usually at levels below those considered to be harmful.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment is used to reduce the levels of:

  • naturally occurring substances that cause the water supplies to be unhealthy or unappealing (foul tastes, smells or colors).
  • substances that have contaminated the water supply resulting in possible adverse health effects or decreased desirability.
  • total dissolved solids and suspended matter.

Whether you are looking for an R.O. System for under your sink or to supply your whole house, the systems work basically the same way. There is a pre-filter to trap the large debris or sediment in your water, protecting the workhorse of the system, the membrane.

The membrane separates the water, where the purest water goes through the membrane pores and to a storage tank while the high solids in the water are too large to fit through the pores and they are sent to drain. Then, the good water in the storage tank goes through a final filter to raise the pH and polish the water for an excellent, clean taste. Whether it’s city or well water, home or a commercial workplace.

If you are concerned, test your water. For more information on water quality, testing, and treatment, please contact Clear Water Treatment, Inc. at  239-458-5597 today!

We specialize in Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Carbon Filtration Systems, Water Purification, and Drinking Water Systems. Our systems eliminate hard water, chlorine, taste and odors, yellow water, and sulfuric odors.

Please feel free to give us a call at 239-458-5597 if you have additions questions we can answer or to find out how you can get on the road to cleaner, clearer, healthier water! We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to like our facebook fanpage, follow us on twitter, connect to us on linkedin, subscribe to our newsletter and blog if you haven’t already done so!

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

How Much is Really Enough Water in a Day? This blog is all about helping you understand the importance of clean healthy water in your life and how we can help you accomplish that for your family! We have a number of really good articles to help educate you and create awareness on water in relation to your body, your family your home and even your pets! Read on! 

We’ve all heard that drinking water will help keep us healthy. But how much is really enough?

The experts have always said, on average, that eight eight-ounce glasses per day will suffice. However, that might not be enough. While eight is great, amounts really need to be tailored to meet the needs of every individual. Most adults will lose between two to three quarts of water per day by way of normal body functions, but those who live in or work in warmer environments tend to lose more. Athletes for example, need to drink more water to balance their bodily fluids. For those people, drinking more water will make up for the bigger loss of water they had through perspiration, as well as in the regulation of body temperature.

Our bodies are made up of 55-70% water, but it does not replenish itself, so drinking water helps maintain that healthy balance. But even still, many will walk around dehydrated, most of the time unknowingly. That is because thirst is a poor indicator of dehydration. By the time someone gets thirsty, it is too late! Or, if one is thirsty, they may go for a beverage that does not actually replenish the body. A cold soda may feel nice going down, but beverages with caffeine are not meant to hydrate. Water is the best remedy for dehydration. If mild dehydration sets in, it can decrease one’s energy level and mental functioning and increase stress on the body. Severe dehydration can have far more damaging effects. There are three important rules when it comes to drinking water:

  1. Drink twice as much as it takes to quench your thirst.
  2. Drink frequently throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
  3. Drink at least eight glasses daily, or one cup for every 20 pounds of body weight. For example, a 150-pound person who does not exercise or work in hot climates needs 7.5 cups.

While some fruit juices and green tea may account for some fluid intake, you can count out beverages such as coffee or alcohol. They have a mild diuretic effect, which promotes urination and therefore water loss, which ultimately defeats the purpose.

QUICK TIP: A trick to ensure people are drinking their daily allowance is to fill a pitcher or jug with the allotment of water and keep it on your desk at work, or handy at home. The goal is then clearly marked. As you drink down the water, you know that you are on the right path to drinking enough water.

And finally, those frequent bathroom trips are not a bad thing. The best indicator that one is drinking enough water is when urine comes out pale yellow to clear. A dark yellow color, however, is a sign your body is dehydrated and is concentrating the urine in an effort to conserve water.

At Clear Water Treatment, Inc. we know you have options when it comes to water treatment systems. We understand that your top priority is looking out for the best interest of your family’s health and budget. Clear Water Treatment, Inc. has been serving the Southwest Florida areas with water treatment solutions for over 20 years! Our passion is clean water and serving our customers is our greatest joy!

We specialize in Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Carbon Filtration Systems, Water Purification, andDrinking Water Systems. Our systems eliminate hard water, chlorine, taste and odors, yellow water, and sulfuric odors.

Please feel free to give us a call at 239-458-5597 if you have additions questions we can answer or to find out how you can get on the road to cleaner, clearer, healthier water! We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to like our facebook fanpage, follow us on twitter, connect to us on linkedin, subscribe to our newsletter and blog if you haven’t already done so!

Let us design and install a water treatment system for you! Call us at 239.458.5597.

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Is there Iron in Your Water?

Do you have Red or orange stains in toilets, sinks and on your driveway or the side of your house?

This is also one of the most common water problems. Notice the orange stain on the wall in the photo on the right. The most likely cause of this problem is high levels of iron in your water.

Rainwater, as it moves through the soil and rock dissolves iron, causing it to seep into our aquifers that serve as sources of groundwater for our wells.

When cooking or making tea, coffee or any other drink that mixes with the water containing the iron, an inky, black appearance and a harsh, unacceptable taste in the drinks. It will turn vegetables dark and make them have an unappealing look.

Even small amounts of iron will leave reddish-brown stains on fixtures, tableware and laundry that are very hard to remove. When these deposits break loose from water piping, rusty water will flow through the faucet.

We have equipment that will remove iron from your water. Call us for more information on iron removal.

More Facts on Iron In Drinking Water

Iron can be a troublesome chemical in water supplies. Making up at least 5 percent of the earth’s crust, iron is one of the earth’s most plentiful resources. Rainwater as it infiltrates the soil and underlying geologic formations dissolves iron, causing it to seep into aquifers that serve as sources of groundwater for wells. Although present in drinking water, iron is seldom found at concentrations greater than 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L) or 10 parts per million. However, as little as 0.3 mg/l can cause water to turn a reddish-brown color.

Iron is mainly present in water in two forms: either the soluble ferrous iron or the insoluble ferric iron. Water containing ferrous iron is clear and colorless because the iron is completely dissolved. When exposed to air in the pressure tank or atmosphere, the water turns cloudy and a reddish-brown substance begins to form. This sediment is the oxidized or ferric form of iron that will not dissolve in water.

Health

Iron is not hazardous to health, but it is considered a secondary or aesthetic contaminant. Essential for good health, iron helps transport oxygen in the blood. Most tap water in the United States supplies approximately 5 percent of the dietary requirement for iron.

Taste and Food

Dissolved ferrous iron gives water a disagreeable metallic taste. When the iron combines with tea, coffee and other beverages, it produces an inky, black appearance and a harsh, unacceptable taste. Vegetables cooked in water containing excessive iron turn dark and look unappealing.

Stains and Deposits

Concentrations of iron as low as 0.3 mg/L will leave reddish-brown stains on fixtures, tableware and laundry that are very hard to remove. When these deposits break loose from water piping, rusty water will flow through the faucet.

Iron Bacteria

When iron exists along with certain kinds of bacteria, a smelly biofilm can form. To survive, the bacteria use the iron, leaving behind a reddish-brown or yellow slime that can clog plumbing and cause an offensive odor. This slime or sludge is noticeable in the toilet tank when the lid is removed. The organisms occur naturally in shallow soils and groundwater, and they may be introduced into a well or water system when it is constructed or repaired.

Organic Iron and Tannins

Iron can combine with different naturally occurring organic acids or tannins. Organic iron occurs when iron combines with an organic acid. Water with this type of iron is usually yellow or brown, but may be colorless. As natural organics produced by vegetation, tannins can stain water a tea color. In coffee or tea, tannins produce a brown color and react with iron to form a black residue. Organic iron and tannins are more frequently found in shallow wells, or wells under the influence of surface water.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment is used to reduce the levels of:

  • naturally occurring substances that cause the water supplies to be unhealthy or unappealing (foul tastes, smells or colors).
  • substances that have contaminated the water supply resulting in possible adverse health effects or decreased desirability.
  • total dissolved solids and suspended matter.

Whether you are looking for an R.O. System for under your sink or to supply your whole house, the systems work basically the same way. There is a pre-filter to trap the large debris or sediment in your water, protecting the workhorse of the system, the membrane.

The membrane separates the water, where the purest water goes through the membrane pores and to a storage tank while the high solids in the water are too large to fit through the pores and they are sent to drain. Then, the good water in the storage tank goes through a final filter to raise the pH and polish the water for an excellent, clean taste. Whether its city or well water, home or a commercial workplace.

If you are concerned, test your water. For more information on water quality, testing, and treatment, please contact Clear Water Treatment, Inc. at  239-458-5597 today!

We specialize in Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Carbon Filtration Systems, Water Purification, and Drinking Water Systems. Our systems eliminate hard water, chlorine, taste and odors, yellow water, and sulfuric odors.

Please feel free to give us a call at 239-458-5597 if you have additions questions we can answer or to find out how you can get on the road to cleaner, clearer, healthier water! We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to like our facebook fanpage, follow us on twitter, connect to us on linkedin, subscribe to our newsletter and blog if you haven’t already done so!

Sandy Wilkin, President
Clear Water Treatment, Inc.
We are the CLEAR Choice for all your water treatment needs
Phone 239-458-5597      
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Water Problems in Southwest Florida

At Clear Water Treatment, Inc. we know you have options when it comes to water treatment systems. We understand that your top priority is looking out for the best interest of your family’s health and budget. Clear Water Treatment, Inc. has been serving the Southwest Florida areas with water treatment solutions for over 20 years! Our passion is clean water and serving our customers is our greatest joy! Call us at 239-458-5597, we can help! Below is a list of common water problems experienced in the Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Southwest Florida areas. 

ORGANICS / TANNINS 

If your water has a ‘weak tea’ looking color to it, it can be caused by tannins. Tannins are created by the breakdown of organic material (leaves, bark etc) that gets into the water in your well. Tannins in your water causes the water to be a faintly yellowish to a tea-like color. The term organics refers to a large category of natural contaminants that are related to the decomposition of natural organic matter, such as plants and trees. Sometimes organics are called tannins, lignins, or humins and they are associated with tastes, odors and color. Organics are a possible indicator of surface water intrusion.

Aesthetically, tannins may make the water unappealing to drink and stain laundry, but they do not present a health hazard. We can eliminate this problem from your water and give you great tasting, clean, clear water.

Bacteria

Bacteria are microscopic organisms that are found just about everywhere. Most bacteria are harmless, but certain types can cause disease, sickness or other problems. Wells used for drinking water should be tested for the presence of coliform every one to two years.

Coliform bacteria can be plant or soil bacteria but this family of bacteria also includes pathogenic organisms. E coli bacteria come from the intestines of warm-blooded animals and represents a serious water quality problem. The water should not be consumed, and the source should be found and stopped. We have disinfection systems to rid your water of bacteria. We can take samples of your water to check for the presence of bacteria.

Hard Water

Hard water is one of the most common water problems. Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum in tubs and showers and spots on faucets and fixtures. It also causes scaling in appliances, which results in less efficiency and costly repairs.

Hard water is caused by the dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, that are found in the water. Hard water causes scale to build up and clog your pipes and other equipment that comes in contact with the hard water.

Hard water can reduce the life of hot water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers and other appliances. Have you ever noticed water spots on your dishes and glasses when they come out of the dishwasher? The spots are a result of the minerals in the hard water.

By using softened water, you will use less laundry detergent, bath soap and shampoo while reducing the spotting on glass and protecting your investment in your appliances. Call us at 239.458.5597 for more information on how you can soften your water.

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