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.
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
Sure. We have been watching the PEX plastic, which has been used in California for more than 10 years now.
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.
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.
Well, many of these people are being pushed down the standard path toward re-piping the home. They will be told to replace the pipes with PEX plastic tubing, which is still extremely controversial because it introduces foreign chemicals into the water. Many of these chemicals are carcinogenic.
Although the chemicals are below legal limits that does not mean much since legal limits have not been updated in over 20 years. https://www.epa.gov/sdwa. Just because a contaminant is below legal limits does not mean it is necessarily safe. We often find out later that it is not but by then the damage is already done.
We are also not a big fan of PEX plastic pipe because it has about half the life of copper materials. It might only last 25 to 50 years. It is surprising how fast 25 years can go by. Copper can easily last 50 to 70 years. Both will last longer if you change the water chemistry going into them so they don’t break down. That is what our product is all about.
Recently the PEX industry has seen a dramatic increase in the pricing, so that used to be the best price choice but it is no longer.
Another approach is to line pipes with epoxy linings, which are resin. Again this introduces chemicals into the water creating potential for health issues. And there are a host of other issues with epoxy. It is best used for sewer lines.
The best solution is to fix the water chemistry and stop the attack on the existing copper pipes. When you do this you can maintain your copper pipes in place without the cost or disruption of re-piping. Get the initial pinhole leak fixed and then get our system installed to clean the water correctly and protect the pipes. You can avoid controversial materials like PEX plastic piping and in addition to that you can enjoy exceptional water quality for bathing and cooking and drinking and all your household water needs.
Check us out for that. We’re about half the cost of what it takes today to re-pipe a standard home in the traditional plastic piping you.
Rick, what is Pure Elements Water during these trying times to help people?
Well, now that we are all hunkered down in our homes, there has never been a more important time to take control of the water quality throughout the home.
That includes water we are bathing and showering in. And water that we are drinking and cooking with as well as for making ice. And don’t forget the water for our pets. Outdoors we need to protect our water features and our plants too.
So we are helping people address those issues in a not touch manner – following all social distancing protocols, PPE, masking, gloves and sanitizing.
We are doing a lot of phone orders, which is normal for us because we’ve designed and ship systems all across the country for a number of years.
Reverse osmosis systems, by virtue of the process, create a water below 7.0 so it is acidic. The answer is to remineralize and adjust the pH to at least a neutral level, but more beneficially to an alkaline result. The best RO systems that accomplish can use a natural process in the final stages to achieve pH anywhere from 7.5 to 10.5.
I personally prefer water that is slightly alkaline for my family – pH 7.5 – 8.5. The most alkaline water I would drink is 9.5, but never on a regular basis. Many health experts tout 9.5 – 10.5 pH, but I can’t find science enough to convince me to go that far away from neutral, especially on a daily basis.
UPDATE: Reverse osmosis drinking water systems can be re-mineralized. Rick Allen uses a re-mineralizer on own home drinking water system and says it works wonderfully.
A lot of clients come to me referred by their health centers and health experts. These experts are saying we need to get away from using reverse osmosis in our drinking water. And one of the reasons they are saying this is because reverse osmosis systems help create an acidic water PH.
Experts feel that because cancer and disease tend to thrive in acidic environments, it would be better for us to refrain from drinking acidic water.
Secondarily we need to keep the beneficial mineral content in our water. Reverse osmosis often strips better than 90% of the minerals from the water it produces.
And thirdly from an environmentally stand point, reverse osmosis wastes a lot of water in order to create a small amount of filtered water. We end up creating additional wasted water every time we get a glass of RO filtered water.
There is a much better system to use than reverse osmosis when it comes to treating and conditioning the water we drink and bathe in. RO is not practical for those applications.
Water conditioning systems are different then salt-based water softeners. They use a different technology which in involves the use of a catalytic converter. They do not use salt as traditional softeners do. This is why water conditioners are better for you and the environment.
Pure Elements Water uses a proprietary catalytic converter that no one else has. This unit deals with hard water issues very effectively without the use of salt.
The video above shows the whole home water filter version of the catalytic converter.
The key to the product is the proprietary core. The core has fins which increase the surface area so the state of calcium carbonate can be changed more readily. This core permanently changes the state of the hard water. It reduces the scaling properties and reduces the hard water issues in the home. It also helps with issues concerning landscaping, water features, spas, and swimming pools.
If you would like to know more details about this proprietary hard water conditioning system, please call us. Again, no one else on the market has this proprietary converter. Some competitors will claim they have something but it is not like all our’s at all. In fact, in a future video we will dissect one of our competitors so called converters so you can judge for yourself whether you think it is a viable technology merely advertising hype. We stand firmly by our technology and have for 30 years.
Jena: What I really want to know is, is the problem with tap water… Is it a problem through all of America, or is it predominantly mostly in California?
Rick: Well, to start to start into this conversation about that, it is definitely across the country. So let’s start with Flint. Okay. And I’ll give you guys a little bit of an update here on what I know about it.
So Flint, Michigan, some people said, well, we have this other source of water this other river, and it’s got old infrastructure. But it’s going to be much cheaper to deliver this water to the people in Flint if we make a switch to this, and the governor said, Great idea, everybody’s gung ho, let’s save some money.
So they made this switch, and they switched to old led line pipes as a distribution system into Flint.
So this is where Flint parallels Los Angeles to a degree because the problem was they started pulling the water from the river and they said, we have to kill the bacteria in this water.
So because we have to kill the bacteria, let’s just use the disinfectant of choice. And the disinfectant of choice right now is chloramines. It’s a combination between chlorine and ammonia.
Back back, way back in the old days, it was just free chlorine only, but there are a whole a host of reasons I could talk about for six hours about why they made a change, and started introducing ammonia with it.
Some of those things are beneficial. Some of those reasons make sense. Other reasons. It’s created a whole bunch of other problems. So now they put this disinfecting in, and now all of a sudden they’re stripping the lead off the pipes and driving it into the community. Little children are getting sick. You know, there were some deaths and all that stuff. I know that they had court cases against a couple of the people who had made the decision.