I knew the water in Phoenix Arizona is some of the hardest, mineral filled water in the nation. Like everyone else I had seen the results of mineral buildup on my kitchen and bathroom fixtures, as well as in my previous tank type water heater.
As a green certified professional remodeler, my focus is always on discovering the best way to improve homes in the most sustainable way possible with today's technology.
As I researched solutions to the problem, I learned that there are environmental downsides to normal water softening units. In fact they have been outlawed in some communities because of salt contamination to water resources.
Ultimately I decided on installing an alternative water treatment system to my home. The unit was much simpler to install that a normal water softener unit. It's only requirements are access to the water supply pipe and an electrical outlet. After I had installed it I was very curious about how well it would work.
In the years since, I have seen for myself that my water fixtures have truly stayed free of build up. My tankless water heater continues to operate at peak performance and our glass in the showers remains clean.
The real wake up call for me was when I installed a new specialty shower head in my home and the home of a client a t the same time. Six months later when I visited my clients home I was startled by the white mineral build up on his shower head. I realized that soon his shower head would be having problems due to the mineral build up and that mine still looked like new.
It has been over a year since then and my shower head is still without build up and is working great.
I have recommended this type of unit to numerous clients and the ones that have used them are pleased. Depending on your skill level this unit can be installed as a do it yourself project. I have installed units from both ScaleBlaster and EasyWater and found that they both worked well.