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What Does an Iron Filter Do?

April 15, 2020 1:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you ever turned on the tap to find brown or orange water gushing out? Do you see rusty orange deposits in your sinks and other places where water sits or flows? Does your water supply come from a well? You likely have high iron content in your water, which can be destructive to your fixtures, laundry and pots and pans. It’s also unpleasant to drink, thanks to its metallic taste, and can affect the flavor of your meals. Iron can be visible in the water (ferric), which indicates the presence of solid minerals in the water. Ferrous iron, meanwhile,... View Article

What Does a Water Softener Do?

April 1, 2020 1:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re dealing with hard water, you know that the mineral deposits it leaves behind can wreak havoc on your laundry, dishes, appliances and even your skin and hair. Hard water won’t harm your health, but it can make things a lot more inconvenient—and expensive—after enough buildup accrues. Save yourself the hassle and extra expense by getting a water softener in Shelby County, OH. How water softeners work Water softeners remove calcium and magnesium from your water, which are the two minerals that cause hard water. The water is directed into a holding tank, which is full of resin beads.... View Article

What Does Reverse Osmosis Do?

March 19, 2020 4:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The process of reverse osmosis is relatively simple, which is why it’s a common choice in systems people use for water filtration. It occurs when water pressure pushes tap water through a semipermeable membrane to remove water impurities. By this process, dissolved inorganic matter found in water, such as salts and minerals, can be removed from the water to make it “softer.” This technology has been used by municipalities since the late 1970s, and it has become increasingly popular among residential consumers since then as well. So, what happens to the impurities that are to be filtered out? Below, we’ll... View Article

No-Salt Conditioners Are Not the Same as Water Softeners

March 5, 2020 4:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One question we occasionally get from our customers is whether a salt-free water softener in Shelby County, OH works better than salt-type water softeners, and whether or not it’s advisable to use a no-salt conditioner. There are several ways we can approach this question. First, it’s important to note that a no-salt conditioner is not exactly the same thing as a water softener, so the question itself is sort of flawed. This kind of equipment is generally referred to as a “water conditioner” or “descaler,” rather than a water softener. One might think there’s not much of a difference if... View Article

What Is a Filter Housing?

February 19, 2020 8:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Water sources are different, and many people find that they not only deal with hard water but other elements that make their water taste bad. Depending on your specific needs, you might not just need a water softener or reverse osmosis system, but a water purification system as well. They help target additional minerals or impurities that make water unpleasant to drink or bathe in. The team at Fogt Water Conditioning offers several water purification filtration systems, including filter housings in Shelby County, OH. These can be part of your reverse osmosis system, water softener or under-sink system. They’re primarily... View Article