Voice activation, motion sensing and WiFi connectivity are some of the hottest technology to be found in plumbing this year. Some of the slickest plumbing technology utilizes low-tech design ingenuity invented by a local Kansas City company. Your family should consider installing these trendy new plumbing technologies in your home this year.
Outdoor Hot & Cold Water Hydrants
Hot water should not be limited to indoor use only. Finally, outdoor hydrants are available that bring hot and cold water to your outdoor activities, thanks to a Kansas City based company. With a simple twist of the center knob, you can adjust the temperature of water used outside, just like in the house. These hydrants are also frost-free, which means water will no longer be syphoned into your interior water pipes causing freezing, bursting and flooded basements.
Quarter-Turn Frost Free Outdoor Hydrants
Quarter-turn frost free outdoor hydrants are another way to provide protection against frozen pipes using the same technology as the hot and cold water hydrant. These quarter-turn outdoor hydrants are also convenient and comfortable to use, with soft grips and a reduced turning radius needed to turn water on and off.
Water Guardian Leak Prevention System
Water leaks can happen in multiple places in your home. Water reclamation, damage mitigation and mold prevention after a flood is expensive, and some items such as photos, paperwork and keepsakes cannot be repaired or replaced. Anthony PHCE’s Water Guardian flood sensors can be placed near all devices or areas subject to the possibility of flooding and alert you through your smart phone when water is detected well in advance of the occurrence of expensive water damage.
WiFi Sump Pump with Battery Back-Up Pump
Homeowners can now access real-time primary and back-up pump status, water level, and battery level from anywhere using an app on their phone. WiFi sump pump and battery back-up sump pump combos can be easily installed in your existing sump pit. Innovative technology transmits data to your phone app even during power outages, for connectivity when your Wi-Fi router is down.
Smart Toilets with Personalized Presets via Phone App
Smart toilets are all the rage for 2021, and worth the cost if you consider the multitude of features they include. Now with the push of a button on your phone, or with just your voice, your toilet can adjust to your personalized seat warmth, water cleansing temperature, ambient light color choice and level of air freshening. Smart toilets also include UV sanitation, automatic touchless flushing and hands free seat closing to make them extra safe and sanitary. And of course, they are a comfortable height with an elongated bowl for ADA compliance.
Toilet Lids with Motion Sensing LED Lights
When visiting the toilet in the middle of the night you have two options; awakening yourself by turning on a light, or risk missing your mark in the dark. Enter one of the smartest new features in toilet technology – a seat that lights up when it sees you coming. There are now a variety of motion sensing, energy efficient LED light toilet seats that come in customizable color schemes, so you can handle your business, and get back to sleep.
Singing in the Shower with Bluetooth Shower Heads
Send your favorite tunes, news or sports broadcasts to your shower the smart way, through a shower head with a Bluetooth speaker built into it. These speakers are easily removable for recharging, or for moving them to your tub for company during a long soak.
Talk to Your Faucet, or Just Wave Hello
Touchfree faucets have become ubiquitous in public spaces, but now there is a wide variety of beautiful versions designed for your home kitchen and bathrooms. Touchfree faucets stay cleaner longer, and are great when you have your hands full of slippery grooming or cooking products. Touchfree faucets come in both motion sensing and voice activated versions, and are more sanitary than traditional faucets.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters save energy, save space, and provide instant and continuous hot water for all your family’s needs. Anyone with a soaking tub should consider a tankless water heater, as well as families with multiple bodies taking showers in multiple bathrooms. Tankless water heaters last twice as long as traditional water heaters, too. Consider this water and energy saving green technology to increase your home’s resale value as well.
Technology to Keep Your Body, and Your Pipes, Healthy
One of the essential health choices consumers can make is to purify the water they take into bodies and breathe in while they shower. A whole-home filtration system can remove the deadly chlorine and other harmful chemicals from your drinking water and shower steam, and make the water healthier for your cooking, your pets and your plants as well. Whereas filtration is essential for your physical health, water softening is essential for the health of your plumbing and appliances. Mineral build-up from hard water clogs and corrodes your pipes, fixtures and water-using appliances like dishwashers, causing them to fail sooner. Now there are filtration and softening combination systems that can soften and filter your water at the same time, for the best of both worlds in the smallest possible footprint.
What is the Best Plumbing Technology for My Home?
Anthony PHCE expert plumbers are here to advise you on the best technology solutions for your home and family. Give us a call at A-N-T-H-O-N-Y 268-4669 (913) or (816) or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bad things come in threes. Have you ever heard that phrase? Can you imagine if this happened to three of your everyday appliances? What if your hot water heater, air conditioner or furnace stop working right when the weather was terrible? Not only can it be frustrating, but it could be very costly.
Annual Service Saves Money, Maintains Warranties and Extends the Life of Systems
What if there was a program that would cover the three major home appliances and save you money? Take heart, there is! At Anthony Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric we’ve got you covered. The Anthony Service Agreement Program (A.S.A.P.) provides you the peace of mind knowing that your home’s major systems are tuned-up and maintained annually for optimal performance.
The A.S.A.P. comprehensive maintenance program is an investment in your heating, cooling, and plumbing system. Much like a smoke alarm, it helps prevent major problems by alerting you before costly repairs or safety hazards occur in your home. Annual maintenance protects manufacturer warranties on your heating and cooling system and water heater. Being an Anthony A.S.A.P. exclusive member also provides added advantages with front-of-the-line, same-day service, and no overtime charges on emergency repairs.
Every A.S.A.P. member receives:
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Same-day emergency service
- No overtime charges on service fees
- No overtime charges on repairs
- Discounted parts and service
- 2-year parts and labor warranty on all repairs
- Maintenance reminders and forward scheduling (schedule your tune-ups months in advance)
Heating/Cooling A.S.A.P. members receive:
- 17-task heating tune-up including accessories
- 16-task tune up including accessories
Plumbing A.S.A.P. members receive:
- 10-task water heater tune-up
- Whole-home plumbing inspection
A.S.A.P. memberships can be customized to your needs and convenience. Call Anthony PHCE at:
(A-N-T-H-O-N-Y) 268-4669 KS or MO to become an exclusive A.S.A.P. member.
Your regular sump pump is your first line of defense against indoor flooding, but only if it is working. To be protected against the devastating financial losses associated with indoor flooding, you need to do the following:
- Test your sump pump now, before the torrential rains and power outages do it for you, AND
- Invest in a Battery Back-Up Sump Pump if you do not already have one.
If your regular sump pump has received proper maintenance and has been tested recently, then you might be safe. But if it stops working during a power outage or due to overwork because of heavy rains, a battery back-up sump pump is critical to protect your home from flooding.
How do I know if my Sump Pump is Working?
Sump pumps get a real workout during the rainy season, and they can stop working at any time. But sitting idle without regular use can also cause them to fail. You should test your sump pump frequently by taking these easy steps:
Step 1: Test the Pump
Fill the pump pit with water and watch to see if the pump activates. If it does not, and you know you have power to the outlet, then the pump needs to be replaced.
Step 2: Watch the Drain
Watch the pump drain water out of its basin. Make sure there are no leaks in the discharge pipe. Go outside to ensure that water is terminating where it is supposed to.
Step 3: Test the Shut-off
Stay until the pump turns off, so you know its shut-off feature is working properly. A pump that will not shut off will eventually overheat and may stop functioning altogether. If the pump does not shut off automatically, it will need to be repaired or replaced.
If my Sump Pump is Working, Do I Still Need an Additional Battery Back-up Sump Pump?
In order to fully defend against indoor flood damage, you need a battery back-up sump pump in addition to your regular sump pump. Sump pumps can fail at any time, and they do not warn you ahead of time when this has happened, so a back-up pump will provide just that – a second chance at stopping the flood if the primary pump fails. Also, battery back-up sump pumps work whether or not the electricity has been lost due to storm activity, and in the Midwest electrical outages are common during the stormy seasons.
A battery back-up sump pump will also pump along with your primary pump when there is more water than your primary pump can handle. A back-up pump will typically handle 1000 to 2200 gallons per hour. It also has a maintenance alarm to notify you when service is needed.
How Do I Test My Back-up Sump Pump?
A battery back-up sump pump should be tested in the same way as your regular pump. With the primary sump pump unplugged, run through steps 2 and 3 from above and make sure the pump drains the water and shuts off.
During the testing process, keep an eye on the battery indicator light. If it remains green, it is a good indication that your battery is strong. Fortunately, battery back-up sump pumps have alarms that alert homeowners when the battery is nearing the end of its life.
Does the Battery in my Back-up Sump Pump require Maintenance?
Some do. Maintenance-free batteries are aptly named and should not need maintenance as long as they are being charged. Some back-up sump pump batteries are not maintenance-free however, these batteries need to have the water levels checked in their cells every 6 months. If your battery has removable caps on the top of its cells, then you will need to keep the water level up. The batteries used for this application are special standby batteries and not car batteries or deep cycle marine batteries. Standby batteries last approximately 5 years.
How Often Should I Replace My Sump Pump?
The average sump pump lasts for about 7 to 9 years. You should replace or repair the pump if it fails any of the tests above.
Here some warning signs that your sump pump might be failing:
- Makes strange noises
- Vibrates excessively
- Infrequent pump usage
- Runs all the time
- Irregular cycling
- Visible rust
- Seven years or older
- Motor sometimes gets stuck
- Motor failure
- Installed by the builder
- Frequent power outages
Check Homeowner’s Insurance
Not all insurance adequately covers damaged valuables or the costly repairs necessary to undo water damage and the mold growth that occurs afterward. Flood insurance riders may not cover damage caused by malfunctioning sump pumps unless you have a sump pump rider, and it still may not cover sump pump failures unless you can prove regular maintenance was done on the unit.
Call Anthony Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric
A qualified plumbing professional can best make the assessment of whether a sump pump system needs to be repaired or replaced and when, and our plumbers are trained to do just that. Anthony PHCE stocks both sump pumps and battery back-up sump pumps on all trucks to be available whenever you need them. So don’t hesitate to contact us at A-N-T-H-O-N-Y (268-4669) KS or MO or click here to schedule a visit.
Toilets are a luxury we take for granted until they start causing us problems. Here are some common issues that indicate it may be time to replace your toilet, and how to choose the best replacement for your home.
Should I Replace My Toilet?
Your toilet is a molded porcelain fixture. There is little you can do to repair a toilet once it becomes cracked or clogged with mineral deposits. Age, repairs, inefficiency and height are other reasons why replacing may be the best choice. Here are some signs that it may be time to replace your toilet.
If you notice puddles of water around your toilet you may have cracks in the porcelain of your bowl or tank. Sometimes these are hard to see as water may migrate behind the bowl onto the floor. Toilet cracks can be a costly problem in more than just your water bill; water leaking can damage your floor and result in mold and mildew growth. If your toilet is cracked replace it right away. To diagnose a toilet crack, put dye in the tank and bowl. If the dye makes its way to your toilet bowl or floor then you probably have a crack.
Unclogging a toilet is tricky because of the way the inside of a toilet is shaped. The first tool to try is a plunger and this may dislodge the clog. Unclogging a toilet with an auger is possible in some cases but should be done with an auger that will not scratch the finish on your bowl. Constant clogging is the first sign that a toilet needs to be replaced.
Built Up Mineral Deposits
Mineral deposits commonly collect in the holes under the rim of your bowl. Clogged inlet tubes will reduce the efficiency of your toilet making flushing waste difficult. Mineral deposits can also clog the syphon tube in your tank causing the same problem. Removing mineral deposits is possible but not easy.
Age or Plentiful Repairs
If your toilet is older, needs repairs, or perhaps you would prefer a designer color or style, it is time to consider replacement. Newer toilets flush more effectively with less water and are a better solution than making ongoing repairs on an older toilet. Older toilet bowls may have worn surfaces as well, making them unsightly and more difficult to keep clean.
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What Toilet Should I Buy?
What is the best toilet? Although that depends on your personal requirements, here are features to consider when choosing a toilet.
Tall, or “comfort height” toilets are a popular choice for homeowners these days. Even an extra 2 to 3 inches in the height of a toilet can make a big difference in comfort and ease of use. Some homeowners have commented that the extra 2 to 3 inches of taller toilets seems like 12 inches, and they really like the taller toilets. Standard height toilets measure 15 to 16 inches from floor to seat top and are not as comfortable as taller toilets. Tall toilets measure 17 to 19 inches from floor to seat top and are considered ADA compliant.
Elongated bowls can also add to comfort and ease of use. For a toilet to be considered ADA compliant, it must have an elongated bowl. Round bowls may be better in tightly spaced bathrooms, and there are even designer toilets with square bowls.
Most newer toilets use less water than older models, but some are considerably more efficient which can save you money in the long run. High efficiency toilets (HET) flush with no more than 1.28 gallons per flush. Older toilets may use over 3 gallons per flush.
Over the years, new and more effective flush options have been invented to drive up effectiveness and performance to the max with minimal water consumption. Dual flush systems give you the choice of using small amounts of water for liquid waste or larger amounts of water for solid waste. Power flush or pressure assist toilets rely on air pressure technology instead of a water reservoir and gravity. Touchless flushing systems allow you to flush without touching the toilet, reducing the spread of germs.
One Piece and Wall Mount Toilets
Some toilets have tanks which are molded as part of the bowl making them one-piece as opposed to two-piece. One-piece toilets are often easier to clean and more fashionable than traditional two-piece toilets. Some toilets can be mounted on the wall, allowing for easy cleaning of the floor.
Consider the Seat First
The number of toilet seats types available is staggering. Soft close seats are a great option as they do not bang when you drop them, so you don’t have to bend over to close them. Lighted and heated seats are very popular, too. Raised seats are great if your joints are achy. And if fashion is your thing, seats come in all types of fun materials and colors. And you may want to invest in the luxury of a bidet toilet seat system. Not all seats come in all bowl shapes, so if you are in the market for a new toilet, you may want to consider your toilet seat first.
Call our Expert Plumbers Today to Help you Decide
Our expert plumbers are available to help you through the process of choosing your next toilet. We can also help you repair your current toilet if that is the option you choose. Call us at A-N-T-H-O-N-Y, KS or MO (913-268-4669), submit a form here: https://www.anthonyphc.com/schedule-service/, or chat with us at www.AnthonyPHC.com.
Anthony Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is proud to announce that we have earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA) for 2019. This is the 13th year in a row Anthony PHC has earned this award, which honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List.
“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”
As an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner, Anthony PHCE has met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.
Click here to see all the great reviews we have received from our Angie’s List members, and claim one of our Deals while you are there.
You hear those dreaded words – “replace your sewer line.” And then the next words, “dig up your yard,” make your heart sink. You implore your plumber… are you sure I have to tear up my yard to replace my sewer line? Are there alternatives to digging up my yard? The answer we can now give our homeowners is “yes!” There is finally an alternative to digging up your yard, with the innovative process known as pipe-bursting.
Avoid the Costs Associated with Sewer Digs
What does it cost to replace your sewer line? Some of the costs associated with a sewer dig are incurred after the job is done, in repairing your yard, driveway and landscaping destroyed in the process. Sewer digs can also destroy older trees which cannot be replaced at any price.
By utilizing state-of-the-art pipe bursting technology, we can now avoid the destruction that comes from the traditional digging process. If you hear the words “dig up your yard,” just say no, and call Anthony PHC right away.
How Does Pipe Bursting Work?
What is a pipe bursting machine and how does it work? Pipe bursting is a no-dig method sometimes referred to as in-line expansion. It utilizes a machine that pulls a new pipe through the existing pipe, causing the old pipe to be pushed apart and replaced by the new pipe.
To start the pipe bursting process, we first run a camera through your existing sewer line to inspect it. We then create a new pipe above ground to precisely fit the existing pipe bed. A pipe bursting machine is placed in a hole at one end of your sewer line. It pulls the brand new pipe through the existing pipe, bursting the old pipe it in the process, leaving the new pipe in its place.
What are the Advantages of Pipe Bursting over a Traditional Dig?
Pipe bursting is a trenchless technology, which means it avoids digging a trench down to the sewer line along the entire length of the sewer. This is a tremendous advantage because it limits the excavation and construction that disrupts homeowners and their yards.
Other advantages of pipe bursting include:
- avoidance of major excavations
- minimum of environmental disturbance
- increase in pipe flow capacity (as opposed to some trenchless processes which limit capacity)
- long lifespan of new piping of 50 to 100 years
How is Pipe Bursting Different than Slip Lining?
Many contractors implement slip lining as a trenchless process to avoid sewer digs. Slip lining involves slipping narrower pipe into the existing pipe to patch damaged piping. Slip lining decreases your pipe flow due to the insertion of the narrow pipe. The repairs also do not last as long as a sewer that has received a whole new pipe through the pipe bursting process.
Pipe bursting is only done by contractors with the ability to invest in training and in the initial purchase of a pipe bursting machine. Anthony PHC has invested in both to be able to provide our homeowners with the best possible alternative to invasive trench dig sewer replacements.
What is the Best Sewer Company Near Me?
Our sewer specialists are highly trained in this new pipe bursting technology, and we are happy to come to your home to determine if our pipe bursting is a good sewer replacement option for you. We are committed to providing you with the most convenient and long lasting repair possible, guaranteed. Call us anytime at A-N-T-H-O-N-Y (268-4669) KS or MO to schedule a consultation.
Ah the ooey gooey feeling of sticky pumpkin innards that cling to your hands when pumpkin carving. Think cleaning up after that is a nightmare? What’s worse is what could happen if you wash the pulp and seeds down your drain.
Oh but you are putting them in the garbage disposal you say? Bad idea! Despite popular belief, garbage disposals are not meant to be garbage “dispose-alls.” We refer to these handy appliances as garbage “disposers” for this reason.
Some food items should never be placed into a garbage disposer, and the fibrous, sticky flesh and hard seeds like those in pumpkins innards are two biggies that should be avoided.
Garbage disposers work by spinning your food waste against a grind ring on the side of your disposer wall. Fibrous foods like pumpkin flesh and potato peels can stick to the sides of the grind ring before they can pass through and become pulverized, and that can clog your disposal.
The stringy flesh of certain vegetables and pasta should also never go into your garbage disposer. These stringy food items can wrap around the spinning impellers at the bottom of your garbage disposer and jam them.
Hard foods like pumpkin seeds should also stay out of your disposer, as they are too hard to be completely pulverized by the grind ring, as are the tough rinds of pumpkins and other melons. These food items that don’t get pulverized can still pass through your garbage disposer and get stuck further down your drain pipes.
Even pumpkin flesh that gets shredded adequately in a disposer can clog your drains. The sticky goo of pumpkin innards dries quickly once it attaches itself to the walls of your pipes, and becomes a clog in the making. If you have ever tried to pick a dried pumpkin seed off of a plate then you can understand the glue-like consistency of pumpkin guts. Add a few errant pumpkin seeds to the mix and you’ve got a recipe for a Halloween nightmare only a call to our plumbers will fix.
Before you begin your pumpkin carving adventures, have a “pumpkin disposal plan” in place that does not include putting pumpkin innards in your sink. If you do end up with a garbage disposer problem or a clogged drain, call our expert plumbers at Anthony PHC right away at A-N-T-H-O-N-Y (268-4669) KS or MO.
We all take our plumbing for granted when it works, but when it doesn’t work it can be inconvenient, frustrating and costly. Did you know that you can keep your home’s plumbing in great shape and avoid costly problems with a plumbing tune up? What is a plumbing tune up, you ask?
There are many steps that can be included in a professional plumbing tune up, but we will cover the more important steps here.
Check water pressure and adjust if needed
Several factors can cause your water pressure to change, including leaks, clogs, or issues with municipal water suppliers. Water pressure that is too high can damage seals, cartridges, faucets, appliances and water heaters. Having your water pressure checked once a year by an expert Anthony PHC plumber safeguards these items and prevents expensive repairs and replacements. But if you hear your pipes banging don’t wait, have your water pressure measured right away – this is called water hammer, and it can happen when water pressure is too high.
Remember that high water pressure also increases your water usage and costs you more on your water and sewer bill.
Check for leaks and repair if needed
Even a small leak can increase your water bill significantly, not to mention damage your walls, cabinets and floors. Leaking faucets are easy to spot, but our expert Anthony PHC plumbers check for hidden water damage caused by leaking water behind cabinet doors and appliances. They also check washing machine hoses for bulges – a bulging washer hose can burst and cause a lot of money in water damage, especially if you are away from home for an extended period and not around to notice the leak. If you leave your home for extended vacations, consider having our plumbers install an Anthony Water Guardian water leak detection system that will alert you of damaging leaks via your cell phone, and automatically shut the water off to your home, preventing damage.
Unclog faucets, drains and sewers
Over time, faucets can get clogged by mineral deposits and debris which restrict water flow. Cleaning the aerator in your faucets regularly prevents this. Fixtures that don’t have aerators will benefit from a good vinegar soaking to help remove mineral scale and improve water flow.
Remember that mineral scale deposits build up in drain pipes as well, along with hair, grease and other debris. Our expert Anthony PHC plumbers will inspect slow moving drains cabled them to release partial blockages. Some homeowners find a periodic sewer mainline rodding helpful to prevent blockages caused from tree roots.
Condition or soften your water
As mentioned above, mineral scale build up from hard water can clog your faucets and drains, but it can also damage your water heater, dishwasher, coffee pot and other appliances. If you haven’t yet incorporated a conditioning of softening system into your home’s plumbing, you should consider doing so. “Tuning up” your water by removing hardness can extend the life of your pipes, fixtures and appliances and save you money and plumbing problems. Our expert Anthony PHC plumbers will test the hardness of your water and review the best water conditioning options for your home and your family.
Inspect and test your sump pump and battery back up sump pump
Our expert Anthony PHC plumbers will inspect and test your sump pump as well as your battery back up system. Alignment of each pump’s float is critical for proper operation. Any debris in the sump pit will be removed and the discharge piping will be properly secured as well as tested. Systems that infrequently operate are subject to clogs in the discharge piping which renders the pump useless. Neglecting to provide periodic maintenance to a sump pump can void your sump pump endorsement on your homeowners insurance, leaving you with no coverage for water damage caused if your sump pump fails. Our expert Anthony PHC plumbers will perform these inspections and maintenance for you, and document their work to satisfy your homeowners insurance.
Water heaters need a yearly tune up
Your water heater will live a long life if it is tuned up annually. Traditional tank water heaters need to be drained and flushed to remove mineral deposits. Tankless water heaters must have yearly maintenance to remove scale build up. Our expert Anthony PHC plumbers will perform both of these tasks, as well as check and clean the burner, make sure the combustion bi-products are venting properly, and test your gas pipe connections to make sure no gas is leaking.
Anthony PHC’s A.S.A.P. plumbing membership adds peace of mind
As you can see, caring for and maintaining your plumbing is a big job, and an important one, to save your money and your family’s health. The best way to stay on top of your home’s plumbing needs is with an Anthony Service Agreement Program low-cost plumbing membership. Anthony PHC customer care staff will call you to schedule this yearly service so you don’t have to think about it, and your expert Anthony PHC plumber will take care of all the maintenance and inspections for you. We have heating and cooling memberships available as well. Call us today at A-N-T-H-O-N-Y (268-4669) KS or MO.
The Anthony PHC’s A.S.A.P. plumbing membership includes the following annual maintenance steps:
10-point water heater tune up:
- Check water shut-off valve for proper operation
- Test temperature and pressure safety relief valve
- Drain water from tank to flush out sediment and replace drain valve if necessary
- Inspect anode rod if accessible
- Check water pressure at the tank and install expansion tank if needed
- Clean burner or lint chamber on FVIR water heater
- Check thermocouple and clean if necessary
- Check for gas leaks
- Check for proper drafting of vent gases and integrity of venting system
- Check for visible corrosion and stability of tank base
Dye-test all toilets and check all toilet connections and seals for tightness
Check all faucets for proper operation and clean faucet screens
Test sump pump and battery back-up sump pump for proper operation
Inspect all exposed drain pipes and floor drains
Inspect all gas piping and valves
Install safety identification labels on plumbing valves and piping
Check garbage disposer, dishwasher, clothes dryer and washing machine connections
Toss that Reverse Osmosis and Water Softener! Whole Home Water Filtration & Conditioning the Healthy Way
Unfiltered water? You’ve got that covered with your reverse osmosis (RO) system with the expensive filters that you have to change, and the mineral drops that you add back into the water, ugh. Hard water? You’ve got that covered with your water softener and its heavy and expensive bags of salt, yikes. Stop! These are old technology.
New Catalytic Water Conditioning Technology Removes Hardness without Removing Minerals
There is now an easier and healthier way to take the hardness and contaminants out of the water in every faucet and appliance in your home, with a whole home water conditioning plus filtration system. Water conditioning softens your water not by removing the minerals that your body needs, but by changing their molecular structure through catalytic treatment. This new catalytic treatment technology requires no maintenance, no electricity, no bags of salt and no expenses, and can be installed in your home quickly.
Water Conditioning plus Non-RO Filtration Makes the Healthiest Drinking Water
Water conditioning alone does not filter contaminants out of your water. That is where whole home water conditioning plus water filtration systems come in. Unlike RO systems that filter only the water that comes to your sink or refrigerator, whole home water filtration filters all of your home’s water, including the water you shower in and spray on your vegetable garden. And unlike RO systems, they leave in the important minerals that your body needs. While whole home RO systems do exist, they are expensive to maintain and waste a lot of water.
Catalytic Water Conditioning Plus Filtration offers Many Benefits over Reverse Osmosis
The NaturalSof water conditioner plus filtration system is a great example of a water conditioning plus water filtration system that installs easily at your home’s water source and softens and filters your water all in one. It also offers the following benefits over water softening and RO:
- requires no maintenance, no salt, no filter replacement
- requires no electricity like traditional water softeners do
- doesn’t leave your hands feeling oily or soapy like traditional water softening
- removes the hardness from water without removing the health benefit of the minerals
- filters all of your home’s water, not just the water going to your RO tap
- wastes no water
- adds no sodium to your water
The NaturalSof 6L removes the following contaminants from your drinking water:
- disinfectant byproducts
- trace pharmaceuticals
Removing Hard Water Keeps Your Plumbing and Appliances Healthy
We all know that water filtration is important for the water you drink. But did you know that removing the hardness from your water is just as important to your home and appliances? The mineral scale build up from hard water does damage to your home in the following ways:
- clogs your home’s plumbing and appliances like dishwashers and washing machines
- leaves scale on heating elements in tankless water heaters, coffee pots and vaporizers
- increases maintenance needed on whole home and stand-alone humidifiers
- damages and clogs plumping fixtures
- leaves spots on shower doors and glassware
- causes you to use more detergent and soap
No home or family should be without a whole home water conditioning system and a drinking water filtration strategy. Traditional water softeners and RO systems are still right for some, but there are many options available to suit the needs of every home and family’s particular needs. Call our plumbing experts at Anthony Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today to analyze your options at A-N-T-H-O-N-Y (268-4669) KS or MO.
When it comes to water, the notion is plain and clear; we need it to survive. Many times individuals who own properties will notice their utility bills inflate to an absurd amount; if this is the case, then it is wise to investigate the instance further as this could indicate a plumbing issue that needs quick attention.
The longer people wait to get their plumbing pipes checked, the more damage could occur costing possible tens of thousands of dollars to fix.
Don’t wait until this happens to you and call Anthony PHC before you become the problem- why the world’s water is being wasted.
Before you end up with a water wasting scenario and habit, our experts at Anthony PHC Kansas City highly recommend that you watch out for the following signs discussed in this article; and remember to always preserve your pipes, drains, and faucets. Be cognizant and save water every moment you get.
Faucet Plumbing Drips
A never-ending drip that slowly leaks from your pipes is a reason to have your plumbing system looked at.
If you experience a faucet dripping at a slow rate, this could mean that you need the components inside of the unit replaced.
If you don’t get this looked at, you could be wasting hundreds of gallons of water per year.
Do you see signs of cracks that lie around your porcelain toilet, tub, or sink?
If you’ve answered, yes, then you will need to call the plumbing experts at Anthony PHC Kansas City and inform us about this problem, before the cracking worsens.
Water can slowly leak through the cracks and can sometimes go unnoticed; you’ll have to take a closer look to see if this is causing your water wasting issue.
Of course, your bathroom is a humid and wet area, especially after you relish in a hot and relaxing shower.
Look around, if you notice any green or black fuzziness or sludge around your pipes, drains, or faucets then you will need to contact plumbing experts who can eradicate the mold or fungi.
Living with this type of problem could eventually cause pipe deterioration and contamination; you and whoever else resides in the building could be exposed to potential health risks.
When fungi is in and around your plumbing system, this wastes water for the mere fact that mold and fungi could be contaminating water supplies; in turn, causing health ailments galore.
Stop wasting water and minimize medical bills. If you see black sludge anywhere near your plumbing system, it is best if you call an expert immediately.
Plumbing Water Discoloration
If your water is exerting a strange color then throw in the towel and get expert advice from a certified, insured, and experienced plumber in Kansas City.
Your water should be clear and shouldn’t have a strange color or smell. If it does and has particles or rock sediments in it, you will need to call the pros at Anthony PHC Kansas City as this is another plumbing problem and water is being wasted.