Water Softening Systems
Hard water is a problem. If your home has hard water, your water picks up compounds like magnesium and calcium and carries them into aquifers as it flows through underground rock and soil formations.
How “hard” or “soft” water is depends on the amount of calcium carbonate it contains. Soft water has less than 60 milligrams per liter, and hard water has between 121 and 180 milligrams per liter.
Hard water does not necessarily pose a health risk, but it can be a nuisance in your daily life. It will leave deposits in water supply lines and faucets that eventually reduce water flow. Plus, the excessive buildup of this scale can shorten the service lives of your appliances and plumbing system.
Telltale signs your home has hard water and could benefit from a water softener include:
- Low water pressure throughout the house, including low-flow faucets
- Difficult-to-clean white residue known as limescale on fixtures, sinks, and tiles
- Laundry that looks dull and dingy, with white clothing yellowing over time
- Fabrics feel scratchy and rough
- Cloudy spots or film on drinking glasses
- Hair feels sticky and looks dull, eventually suffering damage and breakage
- Appliances that do not work as well as they used to, especially the water heater
How Does Water Softening Work?
Water softeners are designed to remove excess minerals from your water to keep your appliances functioning and your plumbing free of damaging buildup. M.E. Flow is prepared to install a DROP City Water Softener that eliminates hardness from your home’s water and helps you maximize water efficiency. It can even automatically shut off your water if it senses an emergency. The system is easily adapted to any size home and can be integrated with a leak detection system to provide even more peace of mind.
Water Filtration Systems
Are you constantly buying bottled water because you do not like the taste or smell of the water from your tap? Our family-owned business can help you explore dependable water quality solutions in Northern Virginia. For example, our affordable, easy-to-install, and low-maintenance water filtration systems are great for removing odors, bacteria, and general bad tastes, delivering fresh, pure water to every fixture.
The Benefit of Water Filtration
Many municipal water treatment facilities in this region use chlorine to kill harmful bacteria in the water supply. While this is in some ways a practical solution, it can also dry out your skin, damage plastics and rubber seals in appliances, cause clothing to fade, and leave a bad taste in your water.
Signs your home needs water filtration include water that tastes unpleasant, has an “off” smell, leaves stains on fixtures and clothing, or is not completely clear. We can install a whole-house filtration system that ensures you have cleaner and purer drinking water. It also delivers filtered water to your showerheads, appliances, and other household water outlets. Like water softeners, our whole-home water filtration systems can also be integrated with DROP leak detectors.
Depending on your needs and budget, system options include:
- Reverse osmosis
- Ultraviolet purification
- Water softeners
While many minerals exist naturally in water and are safe to ingest, some health concerns have been raised when large amounts of contaminants are consumed. But how do you eliminate the bad while keeping the good? Our water purification services can help.
The benefits of a whole-house water purification system include protection against:
- Appliance and pipe rusting
- Lead and mineral stains on sinks
- Increased water bills
- Scale buildup
- Dry or irritated skin
- Faded clothes
If you are concerned about residual contaminants in your drinking water and want better-tasting, cleaner water, a purification system can help. These systems are reliable and can provide higher-quality drinking water in your home.
How Water Purification Works
Using chemical or electrostatic charges that capture or kill germs, water purifiers remove unwanted particles and impurities and eliminate the viruses and bacteria that filtration systems cannot. You are left with clean, clear water.
There are several purifiers on the market you can install yourself on individual faucets, but a professionally installed high-quality water purification solution like the whole-house OneFlowPlus system is your best bet for salt-free scale prevention and overall improved water quality.
A OneFlowPlus water purification system:
- Delivers safe drinking water from every faucet
- Ensures water is gentle on your skin and clothes
- Saves you money on bottled water
- Can help you reduce your plumbing repair bills
Choose M.E. Flow for Pure, Clean Water
Since 1951, M.E. Flow has been the state’s most trusted water quality service provider. Our specialists are trained and committed to maintaining and protecting the water quality in your home.
No matter your problems, you can count on us to deliver customized water quality solutions in Northern Virginia, giving you peace of mind by knowing your water is fresh and clean, protecting your family and home’s health, and saving you money. Protect your family’s and home’s health by starting your water purification journey today.