McLeods Ecowater https://mcleodsecowater.com Local Water Softening, Whole Home Filtration, & Reverse Osmosis Mon, 20 Apr 2020 19:46:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 https://mcleodsecowater.com/wp-content/uploads/ecowater-fav-150x150.png McLeods Ecowater https://mcleodsecowater.com 32 32 Hard Water Softeners https://mcleodsecowater.com/hard-water-softners/ https://mcleodsecowater.com/hard-water-softners/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:26:55 +0000 https://www.mcleodsecowater.com/?p=635 water softener system. In the past, water softeners have got a bad wrap. Here’s the myth-busting truth about using a water softener in your home: Myth 1: Water Softeners Add Too Much Salt to Your Water It’s easy to understand where this common misconception comes from, but here’s the truth: Water softeners use an ion exchange process to remove chemicals that cause hard water. The process involves replacing hard minerals with sodium ions. It’s sodium that gets added to your water. There is no evidence that such small amounts of sodium could lead to inflammation or any kind of health risk. Myth 2: Water Softeners Remove Helpful Nutrients From Your Water It’s easy to assume that your water softener is taking away nutrients when in fact it’s only removing minerals. Drinking water does not add significant nutrients to your diet. The truth is your body has a much harder time absorbing the inorganic minerals in water than those found in foods. Calcium and magnesium are readily available and easily digested in foods like nuts, seeds, grains, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Myth 3: Softened Water is Acidic It’s true that some water softeners will lower the water’s pH value, making it slightly more acidic. However, water softeners do not turn your water into a corrosive acid that could be harmful to your body and piping. Water softeners can take away bicarbonates and leave carbon dioxide in its place. Carbon dioxide lowers the pH value of your water from a seven to a six. A pH of six is a neutral, not an acid – it is actually less acidic than milk or rainwater! Myth 4: Softened Water Will Leave a Film on Your Skin After making the switch from hard water to soft water, some people notice a different feeling on their skin when they shower. A common misconception is that this ‘slimy’ feeling is a film left behind or soap that hasn’t washed away, when in reality it’s the opposite. Hard water can leave a soap scum on your skin. The “squeaky clean” feeling after showering is not a sign you’re clean, but a sticky residue that is left on your skin – really, the opposite of clean. The slickness you may feel from soft water is your body’s natural essential oils that your hair and body produce. These protect your skin from over drying, scaling, and chapping. Water softeners remove chemicals that counteract with the cleaning power of shampoo and bath soap. Myth 5: Water Softeners Waste Salt, Energy, and Water Most people agree that showering is not a waste of water since there’s a trade-off for using water – being clean. The same thing applies to water softeners – there is a significant trade-off for the water and salt used. In fact, having a water softener can help you save money in multiple ways:
  • Extended lifespan and efficiency for all water appliances like laundry machines, water heaters, dishwashers, kettles, coffee machines and ice machines
  • Increased savings on monthly energy costs
  • For the same cleanliness, you can use 50-75% less detergent with soft water
  • Get more by using less soap and shampoo products
  • Achieve naturally moist skin easier without moisturizers and creams
Contact our team of highly trained water treatment technicians to improve your home or cottage’s water quality. McLeod’s EcoWater is proud to be the area’s leading experts in water treatment. Contact McLeod’s EcoWater for a free water analysis today 1-705-742-5709]]>
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Tap Water vs Bottled Water https://mcleodsecowater.com/tap-water-vs-bottled/ https://mcleodsecowater.com/tap-water-vs-bottled/#respond Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:54:59 +0000 http://www.mcleodsecowater.com/?p=589 Still Buying Bottled Water? Save Money and Live Healthy Now Savvy consumers are learning that an investment in a water filtration system can actually save money over buying bottled water. Bottled water is awkward, heavy to cart around, and environmentally unfriendly. Today’s water treatment systems allow you to enjoy exceptional water quality without the heavy bottles. And best of all, a filtration system provides your entire home with great water – from showering to cooking, you and your family will immediately appreciate the better taste and health benefits of pure water.

Here are a few benefits of treated water:

Cost

Buying bottled water is expensive! Depending on your consumption, you can rent a water treatment system for comparable annual costs and provide your family with clean, pure water for all their needs!

Quality

Did you know that there are few regulations on bottled water testing?
Town water goes through regular, stringent testing. Municipal requirements ensure that local test results are released publically. Tests for bottled water are considered voluntary. By treating municipal water for taste and purity at your home, you’ll enjoy the very best in water quality. Water makes up 60% of the human body, and your family deserves high quality water to help them replenish and grow.

Environmental Impact

Bottled drinks make up a large bulk of the waste seen in our oceans, lakes, and rivers. By investing in your tap water and by using reusable water bottles, you’ll significantly decrease your carbon footprint. Improve how your family operates with a certified filtration system from McLeod’s EcoWater.

Taste

In a convenience culture where bottled water is always available, many people have never experienced clean, pure filtered water. While some people have experienced carbon filtered drinking water using small pitchers, just imagine your entire home having treated water! That feeling of drinking healthy water without a doubt of impurity or plastic seepage, and knowing you aren’t harming the environment can’t be beat. A filtration system from McLeod’s EcoWater will also re-introduce beneficial minerals to your water supply, which makes your family healthier and happier. At McLeod’s EcoWater, we offer free, no –obligation water testing. We rent filtration systems without a contract, and we offer rent-to-own plans. Make a positive environmental impact, invest in the health and well-being of your family, and save real money by investing in an EcoWater filtration system from McLeod’s EcoWater. ]]>
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Five Myths About Water Softeners https://mcleodsecowater.com/five-myths-water-softeners/ https://mcleodsecowater.com/five-myths-water-softeners/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:31:04 +0000 http://www.mcleodsecowater.com/?p=574 Soft water can make everyday life much more convenient for many homeowners.  Softer skin, smoother hair, cleaner & shinier silverware and glassware, less soap scum for easier cleaning, softer clothes using less detergent, and prolonged life of appliances are just a few of the many benefits of using a water softener.  
Unfortunately, there are a number of myths about water softeners that are commonly shared around and believed to be true.

Here’s the myth-busting truth about using a water softener in your home:

Myth 1: Water Softeners Add Too Much Salt to Your Water

It’s easy to understand where this common misconception comes from, but here’s the truth: Water softeners use an ion exchange process to remove chemicals that cause hard water. The process involves replacing hard minerals with sodium ions. It’s sodium that gets added to your water, not salt. There is no evidence that such small amounts of sodium could lead to inflammation or any kind of health risk. Myth 2: Water Softeners Remove Helpful Nutrients From Your Water It’s easy to assume that your water softener is taking away nutrients when in fact it’s only removing minerals. Drinking water does not add significant nutrients to your diet. The truth is your body has a much harder time absorbing the inorganic minerals in water than those found in foods. Calcium and magnesium is readily available and easily digested in foods like nuts, seeds, grains, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Myth 3: Softened Water is Acidic It’s true that some water softeners will lower the water’s pH value, making it slightly more acidic. However, water softeners do not turn your water into a corrosive acid that could be harmful to your body and piping. Water softeners can take away bicarbonates and leave carbon dioxide in its place. Carbon dioxide lowers the pH value of your water from a seven to a six. A pH of six is a neutral, not an acid – it is actually less acidic than milk or rainwater! Myth 4: Softened Water Will Leave a Film on Your Skin After making the switch from hard water to soft water, some people notice a different feeling on their skin when they shower. A common misconception is that this ‘slimy’ feeling is a film left behind or soap that hasn’t washed away, when in reality it’s the opposite. Hard water can leave a soap scum on your skin. The “squeaky clean” feeling after showering is not a sign you’re clean, but a sticky residue that is left on your skin – really, the opposite of clean. The slickness you may feel from soft water is your body’s natural essential oils that your hair and body produce. These protect your skin from over drying, scaling, and chapping. Water softeners remove chemicals that counteract with the cleaning power of shampoo and bath soap. Myth 5: Water Softeners Waste Salt, Energy, and Water Most people agree that showering is not a waste of water since there’s a trade-off for using water – being clean. The same thing applies to water softeners – there is a significant trade-off for the water and salt used. In fact, having a water softener can help you save money in multiple ways:
  • Extended lifespan and efficiency for all water appliances like laundry machines, water heaters, dishwashers, kettles, coffee machines and ice machines
  • Increased savings on monthly energy costs
  • For the same cleanliness, you can use 50-75% less detergent with soft water
  • Get more by using less soap and shampoo products
  • Achieve naturally moist skin easier without moisturizers and creams
Contact our team of highly trained water treatment technicians to improve your home or cottage’s water quality. McLeod’s EcoWater is proud to be Peterborough area’s longest serving water treatment company. We’re Canada’s #1 dealer of EcoWater products, the world’s largest manufacturer of residential & commercial water treatment systems.
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How to Get Better Tasting & Better Smelling Drinking Water Right From Your Tap https://mcleodsecowater.com/how-to-get-better-tasting-better-smelling-drinking-water-right-from-your-tap/ https://mcleodsecowater.com/how-to-get-better-tasting-better-smelling-drinking-water-right-from-your-tap/#respond Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:00:11 +0000 http://www.mcleodsecowater.com.php7-34.ord1-1.websitetestlink.com/?p=384 Your home’s drinking water meets local standards, but does it meets your own personal standards?
Water can travel great distances to arrive at your home, and in doing so, pick up bad tastes and offensive odours along the way. Higher demands and a growing population has placed increasing pressure on water systems that are often outdated and in need of upgrade.

Municipal water systems throughout Ontario, add chlorine to disinfect their water and make it suitable to drink.

Chlorine is added to drinking water to reduce or eliminate microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. The addition of chlorine itself is safe, but when it interacts with natural organic matter in untreated water, hundreds of new chemicals can form. These chemicals remain in the water, and are called disinfection or chlorination by-products. Some of these by-products, like THM’s (trihalomethanes) have been shown to raise the risk of certain cancers.

These disinfection by-products are not only a health risk, they also cause bad tasting water.

Fortunately, you can get better tasting, better smelling and SAFER drinking water in your home with a certified water purification system. These systems are more convenient and less costly overall than buying bottled water or refilling your water coolers. They pay for themselves over time, and are the wisest environmental choice. An experienced water treatment company, such as McLeod’s EcoWater, can determine the system that best suits your needs and location. We offer a special line of city water treatment equipment that produces better water for:
  • Drinking
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cooking
  • Ice cubes
  • Baby formula
  • Drinking water for your pets
  • Juice concentrates
  • House plants
  • Steam irons

The following drinking water systems provide better tasting, better smelling and SAFER drinking water when compared to local municipal systems:

 

WATER REFINING SYSTEMS

Whole Home Water Refining Systems provide soft, clean, filtered water throughout your home. The process removes mineral deposits and sediments, while eliminating chlorine taste and other offensive odours. It also can soften your water, which has positive effects on appliance life, health and beauty, and the usage of soaps and detergents for cleaning. These Refining Systems regenerate automatically based on the amount of water used, flushing unwanted contaminants down the drain.

REVERSE OSMOSIS DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water Systems provide high-quality, noticeably better tasting water for drinking, cooking and other home needs. Reverse Osmosis can be used together with a Refining System, or as a standalone system. Water is directed through a pre-filter to remove sediment, metals, chlorine and odours. The water is then forced through a semi-permeable membrane where a large percentage of the dissolved solids are rejected and flushed to the drain. The filtered water is reserved in a storage tank until it’s needed, at which point it flows through an activated carbon filter to polish the water, delivering flesh, clean, great tasting water directly to the faucet. The Reverse Osmosis and Refining System also feature many SMART TECHNOLOGY additions, which ensure you get the information you need, when you need it. Water treatment systems are usually tucked away in basements, utility rooms or under the sink, and can be overlooked for extended periods of time. EcoWater’s Hydrolink® technology lets you monitor all your water devices and their performance, and can alert you or the dealer if issues come up.

For more detailed information on water treatment equipment designed for municipal, or city water conditioning, please get in touch:

1-800-430-5404

If you would like a FREE water quality analysis at your home, simply fill in the form below.

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The Secret to Great Tasting & Safe Drinking Water at Your Cottage https://mcleodsecowater.com/the-secret-to-great-tasting-safe-drinking-water-at-your-cottage/ https://mcleodsecowater.com/the-secret-to-great-tasting-safe-drinking-water-at-your-cottage/#respond Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:54:01 +0000 http://www.mcleodsecowater.com.php7-34.ord1-1.websitetestlink.com/?p=381 Many cottagers are unaware that technology is available that can eliminate the dreaded task of hauling jugs of water back and forth to the lake. With some careful analysis and proper treatment, your lake can provide an abundant source for safe, clear GREAT TASTING drinking water.

Hesitant to consider your lake as drinking water?

Well, if you live in Peterborough or Toronto, you’re already drinking treated lake water. With an assortment of water treatment solutions available, your lake may represent a very safe, abundant source for all your drinking water needs.

There are two sources of drinking water – wells and surface supply.

Cottage country in the Kawartha’s is characterized by Canadian Shield rock which means expensive drilled wells. Wells in rock can expose many different minerals which may require treatment and you’re never guaranteed how much water a drilled well will produce. Your lake, on the other hand, offers abundant water supply that can be tested and treated accordingly, making it a sure bet for your drinking water needs. A reputable water treatment company will have experience with treating your lake water – At McLeod’s EcoWater, we’ve been installing water treatment systems throughout the Kawartha’s since 1979.
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It’s important to realize that water conditions can vary from one cottage to the next.

As an example, water drawn from shallow frontage may contain more organic materials that can discolour water. Leaves and organic materials decompose creating tannins, which cause water to look murky or discoloured, and have a bitter taste. This condition can be treated with filters that may not be required for water coming from deeper lake sources. Water conditions can also change seasonally as levels and temperatures fluctuate. Even windy days and boat traffic can impact your water supply, stirring up silt and debris. Again, an experienced water treatment company will be able to help you make the right decisions for your cottage needs. While in the past, some cottages used ‘point of use’ single faucet treatment, today, most systems are referred to as ‘point of entry’ or whole house systems and offer the convenience of automatic operation.
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Typically, your cottage water treatment system should consist of a filter (or series of filters) followed by treatment equipment, which could be Chlorination or Ultra Violet (also known as UV treatment).

Several options are also available to really perfect or ‘polish’ the water you consume like Carbon Filtration or Reverse Osmosis. Each system has its unique benefits with some requiring more maintenance than others. A good water treatment company will be able to properly test your water conditions, listen to your needs, suggest possible solutions and explain the benefits of each. Most importantly, while water treatment is more affordable than most people realize, be sure to consider installation expertise and maintenance. Every system will require routine maintenance, and many cottagers have systems installed by local plumbers who are not able to provide proper water analysis and on-going maintenance. Be sure to ask if they provide warranties and maintain systems.
  • Will they come to your cottage to test your water?
  • Do they offer winterization services?
  • What equipment manufacturers do they represent?
  • What is the warranty and who stands behind the warranty?
As with any investment, asking the right questions before purchasing can eliminate a lot of potential problems down the road.
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At McLeod’s EcoWater, cottagers are a big part of our business.

We offer full onsite services including water testing, installation, warranty, and services like winterizing seasonal installations for cottagers through out the Kawartha’s.…and we even do island cottages. We are consistently recognized as the Top Canadian EcoWater Dealer and one of the Top 10 dealers worldwide. EcoWater is the world’s largest and oldest water treatment equipment manufacturer, and stands behind their ecologically minded products 100%!

You can reach us at 705.742.5709 (Toll Free at 800.430.5404) or send us a message here.

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