Category Archives: Water Symptoms

Can Water Treatment Make My Water Not Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

You turn on your faucet and suddenly—ugh! That rotten egg smell! You may have hydrogen sulfide in your water. Hydrogen sulfide is a compound that occurs naturally in wells with inadequate wellhead protection but can also enter water supplies in runoff from sewage treatment and other manmade processes. The jury’s out on what the long-term health effects are at low concentrations, but we do know that hydrogen sulfide corrodes your plumbing, tarnishes your silverware, stains your laundry and fixtures, and keeps your water softener from working right. Luckily, there are many options for getting rid of it. Call Angel Water today, and we’ll help you get rid of that gross swampy smell!

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Is Reverse Osmosis the Best Water?

At Angel Water, we believe the best water comes from a reverse osmosis water filtration system. A reverse osmosis system from Angel Water removes up to 97 percent of impurities and remineralizes the water when the filtration cycle is complete. Installing a reverse osmosis system creates the best water for you and enables optimum hydration.

Why is Reverse Osmosis the best?

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Better Than Bottled
By ensuring quality and removing toxins, Reverse Osmosis water lessens the dependence consumers have on plastic water bottles. Most often, people use plastic water bottles to avoid contaminants like lead and arsenic. Both are removed through the process of reverse osmosis along with a need for plastic water bottles and unnecessary waste.

Best tasting water
According to the National Rural Water Association, lead, iron and nitrates often make tap water unpalatable. While most reverse osmosis systems strip the water of necessary minerals, our filtration process puts the necessary amount of magnesium and calcium back into the water, ensuring the best taste.

Safe for compromised immune systems
By removing toxins and reinfusing essential minerals, reverse osmosis water is safe for people with compromised immune systems. For people who have been diagnosed with autoimmune disease, cancer or multiple sclerosis reverse osmosis water can ensure optimum hydration in the body and ease the physical stress of chronic disease.

Why our reverse osmosis water is different
Besides retaining the utmost quality and long lasting service, Angel Water strives to educate and empower customers on the choices they make. Our water educators work to provide customers with enough information and education to help them make the best choice for their lifestyle. We promise a 10-year guarantee for all products purchased as well as the peace of mind that goes with it.

By making a long-term investment with Angel Water, you can improve the quality of your life and prevent health-related problems in the future.

Angel Water
214 S Hager Ave
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-7800
www.angelwater.com

Why is my soft water slippery?

Do you feel slippery when using soap? Unable to “wash the soap off”?

This is a normal feeling and indication that the water softener is working properly.

Why does this happen? 

Soft water is void of calcium hardness. When we wash our hands with

What’s the best way to wash using soft water?

1) USE LESS SOAP. When washing hands or using the shower, try only a dime sized amount of soap. Also when washing clothes, use 1/4 cup of detergent and cold water to wash with. Soft water makes cleaning much easier because the soap doesn’t have to fight the calcium in the water. Also there’s no need for washing clothes in hot water. Washing clothes in cold soft water preserves the colors while deep cleaning the clothes.

2) USE ORGANIC SOAP. Organic soap behaves better because it doesn’t have synthetic chemicals in the water that will stick to skin. Organic soaps are also healthier humans and the environment.

How clean are water pipes?

By David A. Kaiser

#water #drinkingwater

Ever think about the pipes that deliver water to our homes and businesses? Probably never gave it much thought right? I mean, its something we just take for granted.  Its simple, we turn on a faucet and water is there. Super convenient.

But we must wonder. How does the water get to the faucet? Are these 80+ year old pipes in good condition? Did they use lead free materials? How much of these pipes leech into the drinking water supply?  These are all concerns.  Water is the universal solvent and will take on properties of whatever container it sits in, plastic or metal.This is why I encourage everyone to get a reverse osmosis drinking water system,

Here’s an interesting post that show what 100 year old pipe looks like, and the water pipe that its being replaced with.

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Article: http://blog.chicagolandh2o.org/2012/10/02/this-is-what-100-year-old-pipes-look-like/

-Dave

Wells running dry in the midwest

#water #wellwater #midwest

We’ve received calls in the office here at Angel Water, that people are experiencing silt or sand in their well water. We’ve found it’s because their well is drying up. This has lead many to believe that there’s something wrong with their water softening systems and home water purification systems.

Why are wells drying up?

This summer was the hottest summer on record and also the driest. (source: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/summer-2012-in-running-for-hot/68155) This combination of events concerns all of us that live in the area. To work around this issue, well owners have had to get water delivered or are getting their wells drilled deeper.  Both expensive propositions.

What to do if your well runs dry: http://www.qvhd.org/files/images/What%20to%20do%20if%20well%20runs%20dry.pdf

US Drought Monitor: http://bacog.org/images/front_page_drought_Aug_9.pdf

Article 1:

Many well users find their faucets are running dry

Article 2:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/14/midwest-drought-well-user_n_1776989.html

Article 3:

Midwest well users find faucets running dry

What causes green streaks?

copper-streakingJune 30, 2012

I have two toilets in my house. One toilet has green streaks, and one does not. I can’t figure out what is causing these streaks unless it is calcium deposits. If it is calcium, what can I use to get rid of it? Why does one toilet have it and the other doesn’t?

— Louis J., Phoenix”

For the answer click here: http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120630/NEWS/206300308

Why do we test well water again? Pesticides

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“A study of 628 private wells by the Stamford Health Department found that 195 had some amount of the pesticides Chlordane or Dieldrin. More than half of those 195 had concentrations that put residents who regularly drink the water at a greater risk for health problems, as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

From: http://www.thehour.com/news/stamford/well-water-issues-may-be-broad/article_197c133a-2b4a-5a4f-8490-c7aeb4264e83.html