dissolved solids in water

What are Total Dissolved Solids in Water?

A total dissolved solid, also known as TDS, measures the total amount of inorganic and organic substances in a liquid. A high level of TDS typically indicates hard water, which can result in scale build up in appliances, pipes, and hot water tanks. In addition to reduced lifespan, scale buildup can increase maintenance cost and impact performance. Furthermore, consuming water …

Information on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

PFAS or PFC’s are a class of chemicals including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, and PFhxS. They were invented in the 1930’s by 3M. Commonly known by their brand names, Teflon and Scotchgard they have many uses including water, heat and oil resistance. They are also commonly used for fire suppressant in foams that Fire Departments use. They are referred to as …

Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Do you drink bottled water? And we’re not talking about the 5 gallon bottles, we’re talking about the 16oz plastic bottles of water. If so, you’re not alone. Every year, Americans use approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles. While bottled water is convenient, there are many reasons why you may want to cut it out of your life. In addition …

Major Benefits of Quality Water

The Major Benefits of Good Water Quality

Did you know the human body is approximately 60% water? There are many reasons why having the best quality drinking water available should be on the top of your to-do list. Ranging from health benefits to reducing your plastic waste, quality drinking water in a convenient, under-the-sink unit is the investment of a lifetime. Ensuring that you have quality drinking …

Kinetico CGC April Blog

Understanding Reverse Osmosis Systems

There’s just nothing like a glass of fresh, clean water. With the right water filtration system, every drop of water from your tap will be pure, clean, and oh so, refreshing! So, how do you choose what kind of system to buy? In this handy article, we’ll examine reverse osmosis, a popular option that will give you the best quality …

CGC Feb 2018 Blog

5 Signs You Have Hard Water (And What to Do About It)

If you’re new to a hard water area and haven’t experienced it before – it can be a real nightmare. Not only is it inconvenient, but it’s also costly. Hard water knocks approximately four years off the life of some kitchen appliances! Rest assured there are hard water solutions, but first, you need to identify if you have hard water …

Kinetico CGC Dec Blog

4 Things to Know Before Using Cheap Water Bottles

Americans purchase 30 billion plastic water bottles every year. Even though we use water bottles daily, we rarely consider how they impact our bodies and the world around us. We often reuse these bottles without thinking twice about it. But how safe is this habit? This article will look at 4 revealing facts about cheap water bottles. Let’s dive in …

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Clearwater Systems is Now Kinetico CGC Water

We have some exciting news at Clearwater Systems—or should we say, Kinetico CGC Water! Our business has been serving regions in Florida, Georgia, and Michigan for over 70 years under the name Clearwater Systems but it was time for a small change of pace. Our teams are growing, times have changed, and as a result, we have changed our business …

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Why Does My Home Need a Water Softener?

Why Does My Home Need a Water Softener? Homes are at risk for common water problems and it’s skin, hair, and appliances that suffer the consequences. Often, it’s simply the test of time; pipes waste away, water becomes filled with contaminants, and all of this flows from the faucet and into your hands. Discover what contaminants may be in your …