Pewaukee Plumbing and Water Treatment
Ever wonder where your tap water comes from? If you’re one of Pewaukee’s municipal water customers, your water comes from eleven underground wells. These wells range from 154 feet to 1,415 feet deep. The shallow wells draw from the limestone aquifer, while the deep wells draw from the sandstone aquifer. If you have a private well on your property, chances are you draw from a limestone aquifer.
Water drawn from an aquifer is generally harder and requires more treatment. S&K Pump and Plumbing offers a full range of water treatment solutions in Pewaukee ranging from water softeners to iron filters and reverse osmosis drinking water systems. We also provide a free water analysis to help determine the best water treatment system for your home.
Hard Water Filtration and Conditioning
The term “hard water” refers to the presence of dissolved rock in water. In the Pewaukee area, this is typically limestone and sandstone. Whether you get your water from the city, your own well or Lake Michigan, you’re going to have hard water.
Besides not looking or tasting as good as purified water, hard water can cause a number of problems in your home. The high levels of magnesium and calcium from dissolved limestone bond with soaps to leave spots on dishes, as well as hard-to-clean soap scum streaks on glass shower doors and crusty buildups on plumbing fixtures. Hard water also causes your skin and hair to feel dry and scaly.
Over time, these mineral deposits will shorten the life of your appliances. In dishwashers, they cover the heating element and clog the wash mechanism. The mineral deposits can also cover the heating element in water heaters. In extreme cases, these deposits can form a one-foot thick pile of sludgy mineral build up in the bottom of the water heater, effectively rendering the heater useless.
S&K Pump and Plumbing has a solution for Pewaukee’s hard water. Our Crystal Clear™ water conditioners effectively remove iron, calcium and magnesium to vastly improve the softness and overall quality of your water. We offer these water conditioning systems in a variety of sizes suitable for commercial, industrial and institutional use. We also offer a range of water purification systems from simple in-line or faucet-attached filters to full spectrum reverse osmosis water purification systems. Besides improving the taste and smell of your water, these water treatment systems can also remove many dangerous contaminants.
Improving the Quality of Well Water in Pewaukee
If you have your own well on your property, it is likely you have the same hard water problems as everyone else in Pewaukee. The solutions outlined above will make a huge improvement in your water supply. However, many homeowners also complain their well water has a foul smell and leaves iron stains on their sinks and tubs. If this describes your water, a dry pellet chlorinator can help. We have years of experience installing dry pellet chlorinators in Pewaukee.
Our energy-efficient Autotrol Well PRO dry pellet chlorinator treats well water with doses of chlorine, causing oxidation of manganese, iron, bacteria and hydrogen sulfide. The result is refreshing, pure drinking water and no more stains on your sink or clogs in your well pump.
From iron filters and water softeners to reverse osmosis drinking water filtration, S&K Pump and Plumbing is the best choice for all your Pewaukee water conditioning and filtration needs.