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How To Choose The Best Water Filter For Your Home With Rick Allen

Today we have a quick note to go and check out this podcast episode Rick Allen did with Med School For Moms.

This is a great episode for Moms but it is really important for everyone to hear.

The finest custom whole house water filter in Newport Beach and all of Southern California.

Dr. Elana interviews Rick Allen, owner of Pure Elements Water, who is an expert on water filtration. This topic can often feel overwhelming and confusing yet it is so important that we knew an episode dedicated to answering common questions was necessary!

When Dr. Elana and Steph bought their homes, installing water filters was one of their FIRST priorities! They each had many questions, took hours upon hours to research the best quality, and now want to share this important info with you!

https://medschoolformoms.com/podcast/How-to-choose-clean-water-for-your-family-with-Dr-Vivian-Chen-MD

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Irvine CA Water Problems – How To Address Them Properly

Pure Elements Water has been helping new homeowners in the Irvine community of Altair address their water quality issues. Altair Irvine includes 10 communities (Estrella, Meridian, Aurora, Solstice, Celestial, Lumiere, Eclipse, Solano, Alara, and Starlight) with homes from 2,500 to 6,600 square feet. Lennar and Toll Brothers are the builders. Homes have 1.25″ to 1.5″ water mains, based on up to 8 bathrooms.

Remove or Reduce hard water in Altair neighborhood Irvine CA 92618

The variations in size and water demand require custom whole house water filters and conditioners in these Irvine CA neighborhoods. That is why Pure Elements Water manufactures and installs the best water filter for Irvine CA homes. No generic systems can properly address the needs of these new homeowners, many with large families. The water quality also poses challenges. Water in the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has high levels of chloramines (chlorine and ammonia combined), as well as other unwanted contaminants. The water also has high levels of calcium, creating hard water scale issues that can damage fixtures, appliances and tankless water heaters.

Pure Elements Water whole house water filters and salt-free conditioners solve these Irvine water problems in the new homes because they are custom-designed and properly sized for the ways each home is used.

Crystal Clear Water for Altair Communities Irvine CA 92618

Starting by always matching the incoming pipe size and not reducing, we protect pressure and volume. Many generic systems decrease at the inlet/outlet by 50% or more, and even further internally. This downsizing is equal to putting a tourniquet on the water line – if too extreme, even taking a shower can be a problem.

Here is an example of a competitor’s IMPROPER installation of a water softener. This is horrible and common in the Irvine CA area. If you’re current water filter or softener has these sized down fittings, you got ripped off.

These systems contain the appropriate filter media to address the chemical load in the IRWD water, and the proprietary salt-free water conditioner solves Irvine hard water problems, reducing cleaning chores and protecting appliances, fixtures and the tankless water heaters from hard water damage. The salt-free water conditioning process is environmentally friendly, favored by IRWD over outdated salt water softeners, and there is no slimy feeling.

Best water filtration system Irvine CA – Altair 92618

Pure Elements Water’s specially trained technicians also pay close attention to detail on each installation. Pipe sizes are matched, the finest materials are utilized, and pipes are leveled with special bracketing for a secure result. These specially designed water systems resemble pieces of art in each garage.

Don’t make the mistake of suffering inferior water quality, loss of pressure and unsightly installation simply to save a few dollars. Optimum water quality comes with a fair investment; With Pure Elements Water you’ll be happy your family can enjoy the very finest water quality for all uses throughout the home.

Several Water Filtration Systems Installations in Southern California

Today we are going to share with you an array of different systems we have installed.

These are all custom whole house water filters because that is what we specialize in.

First photo – Pure Elements takes pride in custom installations. No other company offers such attention to detail in working with piping and locating systems in tucked away, hidden spaces.

Best Orange County CA water filter.

High flow commercial total property system in Monarch Bay in Laguna Beach. System addresses all domestic hot and cold water, swimming pool, water features and landscaping.

Whole house water filters Laguna Beach – Dana Point CA – Monarch Bay Community

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Beautiful commercial grade installation of a Pure Elements Water whole house water system in a tight equipment area, with a tankless water heater and humidifier.

Whole House Complete Filtration System Orange County CA

Commercial 1.5″ Pure Elements whole house water system in the equipment area of a large estate home in Tustin. Healthier water for bathing, cooking and drinking. Hard water problems addressed without salt, and copper pipes protected from pinhole leaks. https://youtu.be/FsW66RUx0fU

Best Hard Water Purifier For Home Tustin CA 92780

Tricky HealthyHome filter/salt-free conditioning system installation in a shared closet with washer, dryer and water heater. This Aliso Viejo water filtration system sits in a leak pan with a leak detection safety device. This house is protected from further pinhole leaks and the owners are enjoying exceptional water quality throughout.

The finest custom whole house water filter in Aliso Viejo and all of Southern California.

Challenging Laguna Beach water filter installation! Pure Elements Water whole-house system inside laundry closet. 2nd floor installation includes double-safe, moisture sensing leak detectors. A work of art!

Custom home water filtration system in Laguna Beach CA

This HealthyHome Solution system custom designed and installed by Pure Elements Water in La Quinta in the Coachella Valley. Whole house filtration and salt free conditioner for this family!

Pure Elements Water filter installation in La Quinta CA

If you are interested in seriously improving your house-hold water, please Call Us Today. Let’s talk about what we can do to help you.

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This high flow water filter installation is a 1.5″ commercial Total Property System in La Quinta for a large estate home. The whole-house filtration and salt- free water conditioning beautifully filters all the water entering the home, reduces hard water issues and waters the landscape with healthy clean water.

Pure Elements Water Total Property System installed La Quinta CA

This newer conditioning technology is recommended instead of a water softener because it is environmentally friendly, salt-free and healthy! There is no salt-discharge and you can drink the water from any faucet.

Plus a water conditioner require much less maintenance than a water softener. No heavy salt bags are used.

Call us and ask us questions about water conditioning today. We think you’ll like what you hear. Or check this link for more information. https://pureelementswater.com/conditioner-vs-softener

And check out this series of videos we have produced all about water conditioning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYMwqWRKlFLi_tqBisfF4_fo7IKB57GmY

Why Do People Say Epoxy Lining Is Bad For Plumbing?

Recently we got a comment on this YouTube video below that we felt we needed to address.

First, check out the video in order to understand the subject being discussed.

Why Do People Say Epoxy Lining Is Bad For Plumbing?

Hi, this is Rick from Pure Elements Water. We are experts in preventing pinhole leaks in copper plumbing.

A lot of people ask us about the alternative of epoxy lining.

The epoxy lining has several different issues associated with it.

The first is, it doesn’t always coat equally. So it can create hot spots and create immediate leak situations and the epoxy lining people will now come and have to fix that.

Uneven application plus clumping and disproportionate bonding leading to almost 50 percent reduction in water flow.

The second thing is, the jury is out regarding MTBE’s and BPA’s. If you research that a little bit, you will find there is a big concern about chemicals, these resins can be giving off into your bathing and showering and drinking water.

In addition, once you do epoxy lining, you can’t use a traditional plumber, because the epoxy lining is flammable and even explosive in some cases. So now you’re married to the epoxy lining company to come out and do any repairs in your home.

And another really important factor is that the chloramines in the water actually render the epoxy linings brittle over time and they will break down and shatter like glass. And you can’t get it out. It clogs your shower heads and your fixtures and it’s very disconcerting when you look at that in a glass of water to drink or water to cook with.

So eventually, when that happens, the normal rule of thumb is the entire house needs to be replumbed because you can’t get everything out.

So, by contrast, we address the pinhole leak problem by fixing the water chemistry, stopping the attack on your existing copper pipes and allowing you to maintain those without having to blow any epoxy lining into them or without even having to consider a repiping situation.

So we look forward to helping you with that.

So the comment made, which you can see in the video comments of YouTube was: “Dude’s mad his job is being taken away by liners! lmao.”

We felt he didn’t watch the video because he missed all the points as to why we feel epoxy lining is not a good choice.

Our reply was: “Uneven application, water volume and pressure loss, lack of uniform adhesion, chemical off-gassing into the water, and some mold between the lining and the piping.

This is rippling and a lack of smooth coating, creating risk for problems because of the disruption of water flow.
Lack of adherence to the pipe by the epoxy that led to water between the epoxy and the pipe and mold.

Our systems eliminate all of this for less money, and effectively prevent pinhole leaks. Why would you adversely affect your water quality in your home, when you can enhance it by addressing chemicals and heavy metals and reducing hard water issues without salt at the same time? We clearly have the better answer, which is why 9 out of 10 times homeowners choose our option over epoxy linings after learning the facts. Which leads to job security for us…”

Incomplete application – copper pipe is only partially coated with epoxy and the rest is unprotected.
Incomplete application – copper pipe is only partially coated with epoxy and the rest is unprotected.

You need to take control immediately and address your water chemistry to protect the copper plumbing infrastructure in your home, as well as your family’s health. So please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you out.

PEX pipe can be problematic too.

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PUre Elements Water is based out of Newport Beach, CA but serves all of Southern California as well as across the USA.

The Problem With Bottled Water

What’s in your Bottled Water? We ask people this question all the time.

People know there are issues with tap water but bottled water has issues too.

Although this is a Canadian video from 3 years ago, it exposes just one issue with bottled water in top brands like Aquafina (Pepsi), Dasani (Coke) and Pure Life (Nestle).

Do we think micro-pieces of plastic, consumed every time a bottle of water is ingested, could be a contributor to health problems like cancer?

Why not create your own bottled quality water in your home, without the added plastic…

Our state of the art water filtration systems remove so much worry about your drinking and bathing water.

We use independent lab testing and not DIY in home test kits to prove how well our water filters perform.

What is Important to Know about a Whole House Water Filtration System?

Hi. This is Rick from Pure Elements Water. I just want to take a moment and quickly run down the list of six goals that you should have for any whole house or total property water system.

Number one – We’re looking for chemical free bathing and showering.  That’s the single most important thing for health in the home.

Number two – We’re looking for drinking water that is slightly alkaline and has the natural mineral content in place. But it has had the chemicals and the heavy metals addressed.

The important bullet points when shopping to buy a whole house water filtration system.

Number three – We need to address hard water issues throughout the home both for traditional and tankless water heaters. The hot and cold water will flow from every faucet without salt and without chemicals in an environmentally sound manner.

Number four – It’s very important to protect copper pipes from pinhole leaks. We’re very effective at that stopping them regardless of how many may have occurred in the past.  And that eliminates the need to re-pipe or use epoxy linings.

Number five – Is your swimming pool and water features. We want to minimize staining at the water line and protect the pumps, heaters, salt cells and all of the infrastructure there.  

And last but not least, we need to have all of your landscaping have the capability to thrive with less water and less fertilizer. Especially organic things you may be consuming such as fruit and vegetables.

Any good total property water system will address all six of these issues.

We’d love to help you out so go ahead and give us a call today thanks you

If You Want to Know What’s Really in Your Water – Do Not Order DIY Water Test Kits on Line!

We were contacted by a Laguna Beach client, after installing one of our systems, with reports of water tests results  with pH of 6.0 (highly acidic) and 30-50 parts per million of lead.  

The pH is extremely acidic and would not be something we would consider as healthy for consumption over time.

This lead level is devastating to health over time – The maximum “Action Level” is set at 15 parts per BILLION with a health goal of zero.  

The client bought a do it yourself (DIY) water kit that was providing completely inaccurate results in many of the line items on the test strips. 

In fact several categories on the items list show measurements in the wrong register (parts per million that should be parts per billion, for example, and pH is not measured in parts per million.

We tested water from our HealthyHome whole house filter and salt free conditioner, our purified remineralized slightly-alkaline drinking water system, Kroger brand purified bottled water and the raw city water.

The real results were stellar from our systems, with pH levels about 8.0 (slightly Alkaline) and perfect balances of mineral content. 

The test strips showed over 75 parts per million in the purified bottled water, which tested with 0 parts per million. 

The purified water tested at 38 parts per million (natural coral calcium we are adding back for health and flavor), yet the test strips showed more than double the parts per million actually in the water and attributed the majority to lead! 

Fact:  the city water contains no lead, and our systems reduce or eliminate lead when present.

We have seen test strips marketed for years, but these strips are notoriously inaccurate and in many cases cause false alarm or are used as a tool to sell home water systems (the reason they are supported by the old school water treatment industry).   

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR PUT ANY TRUST IN TEST STRIP WATER TESTS.

If you really want a non-biased list of what is in your water from an EPA certified laboratory, order a test kit online directly from National Testing Laboratories at www.ntllabs.com or www.watercheck.com

When you get your results, send them to us and we can recommend the appropriate system for your specific water quality needs.

Pure water filter test done in Laguna Beach CA

Rick can you give us the latest update on PEX plastic pipe?

Sure. We have been watching the PEX plastic, which has been used in California for more than 10 years now.

Let’s discuss the latest information on PEX off-gassing.

We know that all of the brands of PEX are introducing different levels of carcinogenic chemicals, although below the legal limit.  (Legal limits for contaminants in tap water have NOT been updated in close to 20 years!) And these things are getting into the bath and shower water and the consumption water.

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PEX Plastic Pipe Orange County CA – Update on pricing and off-gassing.

We also know from a price standpoint that PEX piping has nearly doubled from re-piping a home. 

This makes addressing your water quality conditions with a whole house filtration and salt free water conditioning system much more affordable. You do not need to re-pipe if you change the water chemistry and remove the chloramines that cause pinhole leaks. And do it before you get pinhole leak damage. Prevent them rather than wait to repair them.

Our systems are a great way to save money and avoid the disruption and other problems that come with re-piping with plastic pipes.

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Pure Elements Water – Best House Water Filtration Systems For Orange County CA

Water Filter Installed in Harbor View Homes – Newport – Tastes Better than Bottled

Here is another beautiful Pure Elements house water filtration installation in Newport Beach, California. This installation resides on one of the Port Streets in the Harbor View Homes community – the HealthyHome Solution was expertly tucked into the homeowner’s garage cabinets. This environmentally sound water filter and conditioning system has a 12-inch diameter tank and stands feet tall. It fits perfectly inside the owner’s the 17-inch by 6-foot cabinet.

HealthyHome Solution filter model
HealthyHome Solution house filters the entire home.

The HealthyHome Solution water filter system in this home has an estimated filter capacity to remove chlorine and contaminants from 2.25 million gallons of water. The owners of this unit will not need to replace the filter media for a very very long time. These whole house water filters usually only need media replacement every 10 years. That is in typical conditions.

Proper maintenance schedule to keep the filter running at premium levels.
Whole House Water Filtration – Newport Beach
Filter is hidden from sight in a cabinet.

This is one of pure Elements’ HealthyHome Total Property Solution systems. One more special feature of this water filter system, not found in any other systems, is a proprietary catalytic conditioner on the main water line. This water conditioner is located directly behind the meter and provides benefits to the landscaping, water features, and the salt pool in the backyard. This salt-free conditioner helps the water percolate better to plant roots. Staining on spillways and fountains will be reduced. In addition, the heating unit, pumps and plumbing of the salt pool will be protected from hard water buildup and costly maintenance.

After a taste test with the owner, we confirmed the filtered water straight out of the kitchen sink tasted better than their Sparkletts bottled water! Now they get healthier, high quality water directly from every faucet in the home, without the extreme cost and environmental problems associated with bottled waters.

Contact us for more information regarding the many ways the HealthyHome Solution can help you solve your water quality issues.

Harbor View Homes community in Newport Beach CA

Reverse Osmosis UPDATE What Some Healthcare Professionals Say Now

Rick what’s the latest we hear from the healthcare community regarding purified water and reverse osmosis systems?

Reverse Osmosis UPDATE What Some Healthcare Professionals Say Now

Not a lot has changed.  The healthcare community in general is looking for water that has some natural mineral content in it and reverse osmosis systems contrary to that philosophy strip the majority of the minerals out.

The healthcare community is also looking for water that is at least slightly alkaline. In some extreme cases high alkaline.  

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Reverse osmosis systems by nature, by their process, create an acidic water, which is something none of us wants is the acidity.

This is very similar for purified waters in bottles and once you have an acidic water in a plastic bottle you’re leeching chemicals into that water from the plastic just compounding your issues.

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So still it is better to do purification when you do reverse osmosis it needs additional stages to add back minerals, natural coral and calcium and magnesium.

And bring the pH up to at least a 7.5 slightly alkaline rating.

And bottled waters are probably better to be purchased in the mountain spring categories like Fiji Crystal Geyser, Arrowhead.  So uh take care on that.

If you’re doing reverse osmosis, don’t buy a generic system. Deal with somebody who can give you the right parameters and set the water where you want it with the natural mineral content and the proper pH in play.

Reverse osmosis system for Newport Beach CA homeowners