View our frequently asked questions and answers to topics about the features and benefits of affordable water treatment systems.

Most water contains more than water: Almost all of the water found in the U.S. is hard water, especially Florida. Depending on where you live, contaminants from sewage, industrial waste and agricultural run-off can also seep into your water supply. Rain brings contamination from other parts of the world.

It is water that is contaminated with dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lead and limestone that can have a negative impact on you, your household and your pocketbook.

It’s not, unless there are excessive amounts of minerals. Water sold as mineral water has been filtered unlike water coming in your faucet. We offer free in-home analysis of your water to check for hard water and other contaminants.

You may see stains or buildup on your sinks or bathtub, or need large amounts of soap to clean dishes or your hair. If your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water. Left untreated, the minerals become deposited as scale.

Eventually scale buildup will clog plumbing and shorten the life of washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers. Scale deposits cut down on the efficiency of these appliances which increases both energy and maintenance bills.

A professionally installed water treatment system includes water softeners to eliminate the effects of hard water. They remove the calcium and magnesium found there, extending the useful life of water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, humidifiers and household plumbing systems by as much as 30%.

In the outdoors, water acts as a solvent and can mix with sulfur from smokestacks, forming an acid which returns to earth as rain. In the ground it dissolves minerals and other substances including PCBs, bacteria, fertilizers and insecticides. In your home, it may dissolve lead from the solder in plumbing pipes. Water treatment systems help prevent all these problems.

Soft water makes a difference you can feel, see, and smell all over the house, and soft water savings can add up sooner than you may have imagined. Conditioned water delivers greater washing power, reduces the amount of soap you need, can eliminate extra rinse cycles and hot water, and extend the life of appliances. Using less detergent, household cleaners and chemicals is better for the environment, too.
Soft water can save you thousands of dollars!

A water softener will make you feel better bathing, improve the taste of water, and allow soaps and detergents to clean better. Your soap and shampoo will lather better. Your hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer, and not as dry, plus there will be no soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs and toilets.

Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter, and they will last longer. Using soft water and pure soap products increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer too. Dishes will clean up more easily, and be spot free. Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers used with hard water can wear out 30% faster.

Fleck valves and structural tanks are used, and they are the brands you can trust. The best components make the best softeners. Fleck valves and Structural tanks have been leaders in the water industry for over 50 years. Both have been designed to provide you with the latest technology and highest quality standards possible.

The Fleck and Structural brands are part of Pentair Water Treatment, a subsidiary of Pentair, Inc., a multi-billion dollar diversified manufacturer headquartered in Minnesota. Key to the exceptional quality and performance of all their products is the patented piston-seal-spacer technology. This technology has proven so long lasting; they found one still working in a 38-year-old valve in Waveland, Indiana.