Whole House Carbon Filter

Whole house water filter systems are placed on the main water line entering your home and designed to remove rust, sediment, chlorine, and other chemical contaminants from all water entering your home. So no matter where you are in your house, whether it’s the guest bedroom shower, outside hose, kitchen, or bathroom sink, you and your family can have clean, healthy, and great tasting water. Granular activated carbon (GAC) is generally accepted as the best all-around adsorbent available for the removal of chemicals and contaminants including chlorine and chloramine. Activated Carbon is a honeycomb type structure made from coconut shells and coal which provides ad-sorption sites for contaminant removal. Catalytic Carbon is created by gas processing at high temperatures adding functionality that is much greater than traditional activated carbons. Adsorption is the physical process in which suspended mater, liquids, or gasses “adhere” to the surface or in the pores of the carbon. Adsorption is “onto” which is different from absorption which is “into”.

Water Quality

How much of the human body is water?

  • The answer is 60%!
  • The brain and heart have a composition of around 73% water.
  • Michigan has some of the highest levels of PFOS in the country making it the most dangerous place to drink from the faucet.
  • The groundwater in Michigan has naturally higher arsenic levels.

You either have a filter or you are the filter!

PFOS/PFOAS

These compounds have been deployed for decades, but it’s only recently that the health and environmental effects correlated to their usage has been ex-posed. PFO’s and PFOA have been used since the 50’s for their water-resistant and non-stick capacity in many products through industrial application.

Some of the potential effects on human health are:
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Increased Levels of Uric Acid
  • Liver Problems
  • Cholesterol Changes
  • Immune Disorders

There is a reason to believe that exposure to high levels of PFOs and PFOA may also lead to im-paired fetal development, skeletal issues, cardiovascular problems, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, thyroid cancer.
Michigan has the highest levels of PFOS in the country making it the most dangerous place to drink from the faucet.

Well Water

What is a nitrate?

Nitrate is a compound that is formed naturally when nitrogen combines with oxygen or ozone. Nitrogen is essential for all living things, but high levels of nitrate in drinking water can be dangerous to your health.

Where and how does nitrate get into drinking water?

High levels of ni-trate in well water often result from improper well construction, well location, overuse of chemical fertilizers, or improper disposal of human and animal waste. Sources of nitrate that can enter your well include fertilizers, septic sys-tems, animal feedlots, and industrial waste.

How do I remove nitrate from my drinking water?

Nitrate may be success-fully removed from water using treatment processes such as ion exchange, dis-tillation, and reverse osmosis. Heating or boiling your water will not remove ni-trate.

City Water

Permanent water chlorination began in 1905 when a faulty slow sand filter and a contaminated water supply caused a serious typhoid fever epidemic in Lincoln, England. Alexander Cruickshank Houston used chlorination of the water to stop the epidemic.

The first continuous use of chlorine in the United States for disinfection took place in 1908. By 1941, disinfection of U.S. drinking water by chlorine gas had largely replaced the use of chloride of lime. As a halogen, chlorine is a highly efficient disinfectant and is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoans, that commonly grow in water supply reservoirs, on the walls of water mains, and in storage tanks.

Disinfection by chlorination can be problematic, in some circumstances. Chlorine can react with naturally occurring organic compounds found in the water supply to produce compounds known as disinfection by-products (DBPs). The most common DBPs are trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). THMs are the main disinfectant by-products created from chlorination with two different types, bromoform, and dibromochloromethane, which are mainly responsible for health hazards. Bromoform mainly slows down regular brain activity; chronic exposure can cause liver and kidney cancer, as well as heart dis-ease, unconsciousness, or death in high doses.

Water Filtration System

Water treatment involves disinfecting and purifying untreated ground and surface water. The purpose of a public or private water treatment facility is to make water potable, or safe to drink. The facility also ensures that there’s an adequate supply of water to meet the community’s needs.

According to the CDC, the top causes of disease outbreaks related to drinking water are Giardia Instestinalis, Hepatitis A, Norovirus, and Shigella. Bad as that sounds, it’s far from a complete list. There are also health risks related to water contaminated with organic and inorganic matter and bacteria and viruses.

Some studies link high levels of lead in drinking water to delays in physical and mental development, short attention spans, and learning difficulties in children. There’s also evidence that arsenic in drinking water can lead to nerve, heart, skin, and blood vessel damage. Cryptosporidium is also a concern as it is responsible for potentially life-threatening diarrhea.

There’s many kitchen point-of–access water filtration devices on the market. Most of them require continuous maintenance and don’t filter out some of the most important water hazards. 5 Stage Exclusive High Flow Design
  • Stage 1: Built-in 5.0 Micron Pre-Filter – Wrapped complete-ly around the carbon block to filter dirt, sediment, filterable iron etc. for increased cartridge life.
  • Stage 2: Fine Filtration – Thick compression molded pow-dered activated carbon block (Class 1) for removal of parti-cles .5 micron and larger.
  • Stage 3: Adsorption – Specially formulated High Capacity carbon with over 1,000,000 square meters of adsorption surface area.
  • Stage 4: Filter Protection – Silver Zeolite technology blend-ed throughout the filter for efficiency and longevity.
  • Stage 5: Scale Control – Polyphosphate spheres are slowly released to provide protection against hard water build up.

We offer a variety of earth-friendly solutions to improve your drinking water’s color, taste and overall quality. With one of our CMF cartridges included in your treatment plan it provides a Final Barrier of Protection from the Microbiological organisms that may be in your source water supply.

Our filters are tested, certified and approved to protect your family’s drinking water while simultaneously leaving in important natural minerals that other sys-tems filter out.

Effectively Removes 99% of
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): Gasoline additive found in ground water.
  • Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC’s): They include gasoline, sol-vents, industrial and household cleaners, pesticides and other chemicals that can leach into our water supply.
  • Trihalomethanes (THM’s): Chlorine and/or chloramine disinfection byproducts.
  • Lead: reduces to below the Federal action level.
  • Parasite Cysts: Giardia and Cryptosporidium found in 97% of all sur-face water.
  • PFOA/PFOS (NSF P473)

Exclusive Patented Quick Change Cartridge! High Flow & Performance!

Researchers found that showerheads run-ning with hard water lost 75% of their flow rate in less than 18 months and some faucets clogged within 19 days!

Do I need a Water Softener?

Water hardness refers to the level of certain minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium, found in your tap water. The unit for measuring water hardness is grains per gallon, or Gpg. Below is a simple chart from the WQA showing what these numbers mean.

Many households with hard water face the problem of limescale buildup inside their pipe systems, water fixtures, and appliances. Depending on the level of hardness, the residue can ruin the appear-ance leaving stains on the fau-cets, or wreak havoc on them internally by forming lime-scale, which leads to damaged seals, clogging, and leakage. You will see more serious damage in your pipes, toilets, and water heater, where the water tends to sit still for long hours, allowing the minerals to stick to their internal surfaces. Researchers found that run-ning hard water through water heaters cut efficiency up to 48% and some failed after just 1.6 years!

The minerals in hard water tend to stick to surfaces. That’s how they create grungy spots and stains on your glassware, tiles, cars, shower heads, toilet bowls, and bathtubs. To add insult to injury, these minerals can neutralize soap and detergents. As a result, these stains usually take extra effort and extra soap to clean. Hard water also produces rough-textured laundry, clothes that fade quickly, and white clothes that turn yellow after a few washes.

Researchers also ran dishwashers and washing machines continuous-ly for 30 days with softened water through half of the units, while us-ing a hard water source for the oth-ers. At the end of the month, the washers using softened water were nearly free of scale buildup, but the washers using hard water required scale removal to function properly.

The high pH and mineral content in hard water can be the cause of various skin problems, including dryness, itchiness, clogged pores, and acne. Hard water is often known to worsen existing skin problems such as eczema and dermatitis. The mineral residue is also blamed for hair brittleness and scalp irritation with close contact.

Softened water can save you money by keeping appliances and plumbing running at top efficiency making them last longer. It’s one of the most effective ways to cut costs in the long run. Once your water is free of unwanted mineral particles, you should notice your clothes and towels getting silkier and softer after laundry. Soap scum and stains should become less of a frequent problem, and the fabrics will take longer to fade or fray.

Reduce detergent in washing machines and save energy by making it possible to wash in 60 degree cold water instead of 100 degree hot water, while achieving the same or even better stain removal along with whiter clothes.

Achieve the same cleaning results in dishwashers while using less than half of the detergent. You should also no longer see a calcium film on your glasses after washing. To make hard water soft, you physically remove the hard minerals from the water by exchanging them with sodium or potassium. The ma-chine that does this is called a water softener. It applies science by trading one mineral for another.

Evergreen is the only Water Softening System featuring solid, internal controls, designed to stay in service forever. Featuring the most robust valve o the market, its impregnable, indestructible construction makes it a triple threat: the customer’s choice for high performance, the earth’s choice for its longevity and sustainability, and the plumber’s choice for low-maintenance operation.

  • Lifetime Guarantee – Solid, internal parts designed for lifetime use
  • Premium Materials – Made of corundum ceramic and graphene
  • Hermetically Sealed Parts – No corrosion, wear, or tear
  • No Service Required – No maintenance, disassembly or replacement of wear parts required
  • Fully programmable intelligent controls
  • Bright easy-to-read LCD display
  • Long-term memory for program functions
  • 72-hour memory back up (for power outages)
  • 75% less salt and water used
Why does Soft Water make my skin feel so smooth?

• Your skin has a natural protective layer which helps protect the body. Soft water is naturally repelled by this layer; in other words, your body is func-tioning as designed keeping the moisture in. Soap also lathers better in soft water and washes away easier. Hard water makes soap less effective and leaves behind a residue on the skin which can make your skin feel dry and itchy. Minerals in hard water also cause your skin to lose moisture.

Won’t I be drinking salt if I have a softener?

• Salt is a chemical compound made up of sodium and chloride. Salt is NOT added to your water; calcium is replaced with sodium. The amount of sodi-um added to your diet is equal to about 2 slices of bread a day which is in-consequential.

Do I have to add salt every month?

• This is not the softener you are accustomed to; the softener we use is very efficient and only requires salt on average every 90 days.

Are all softeners the same?

• No, quality and efficiency varies greatly; most systems are not designed to stay in service, they are designed to be serviced. 99.9% of manufacturers use outdated seals and spacers that continually need replacement. These are wear parts and are not covered by a warranty. 95% use a downflow de-sign and these systems lose 18% of their brine just to make the freshwater concentrated enough with salt to start the regeneration process. 99% of softeners use beads which are not of similar size and can reduce efficiency by reducing water flow and are more susceptible to oxidation metals within