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.
Rick Allen, CEO of Pure Elements Water, did a recent interview with California Homes Magazine for their May/June 2020 issue.
The article touched on a lot of different subjects with some specific Covid-19 information as well.
“WITH COVID -19 SWIRLING AROUND US, creating health fears, economic strife and environmental concerns, we need to take control of everything we can. While we languish quarantined inside our homes, now is the time to reduce our reliance on outside necessities. Rick Allen has been a visionary for water treatment designed to give people control of their household water quality. His Newport Beach company, Pure Elements Water, has helped thousands of homeowners enjoy safe, high quality water.”
Water treatment is becoming more and more a necessity because water supplies are becoming increasingly sketchy. They are constantly changing the chemicals and the amounts they use to treat our tap water with. And while we did need to use chemicals to disinfect the water of bacteria and microbes, we personally don’t need to drink that water once the chemicals have done their job. The healthiest thing to do is to remove them from you drinking and bathing water.
“The greatest area of exposure to harmful chemicals occurs while bathing. Carcinogens are in your shower water and steam, resulting in concentrated exposure through skin and lungs. Pure Elements Water custom-designs whole house filtration and salt-free water conditioning systems around each municipality to achieve maximum protection.”
This “custom” designed water filtration system is the main reason Pure Elements Water is the very best water filtration company out there. Competitors in most cases use generic carbon and other generic media in their filters. This “one size fits all” approach has proven to be worthless in a short period of time. If you are not going to address each harmful chemical with the exact media that removes it, what is the point of the filtration system? You have just wasted your money if you are not “matching the hatch” so to speak. (That’s a fishing reference you can look up if you are curious.)
Another massive problem in Southern California and other areas across the country is pinhole leaks in copper pipes. Rick talks about that also in this article.
“With an epidemic number of pinhole leaks in copper piping in Southern California, Pure Elements Water has designed systems that successfully address the core causes. No home with a Pure Elements Water system installed in the last twelve years has reported a further pinhole leak. These homeowners avoided the cost and inconvenience of replacing their pipes or applying epoxy linings. It’s a Win-Win – Save thousands, no disruption, prevent future pinhole leaks and enjoy high quality water throughout the home.”
This article snippet touches on a major point. If you have pinhole leaks and you install a Pure Elements Water system, you are extremely unlikely to get another pinhole leak. Our system is proven and we back it up with a killer guarantee that no one else in the business can offer. This system is the best at preventing pinhole leaks in copper plumbing.
“Pure Elements Water’s proprietary systems also address hard water issues without the use of salt or chemicals, protecting tankless water heaters, appliances, fixtures and our environment. No slimy feeling or problems associated with outdated salt-based systems – 98 out of every 100 systems designed today by Pure Elements Water are salt-free.”
Not only does the water filtration system do all the things mentioned above but it can also remove or reduce hard water issues without salt. See water softeners use salt and this is very effective with hard water. But water softeners also come with a lot of maintenance requirements and they are not good for the environment. If you care about the planet, a water softener is not the right thing to use. Luckily Pure Elements Water solves this by using a water conditioner like no other. It works amazingly well and is a better alternative for most people.
Here are a bunch of recent reviews for our products and services that you have never seen!
If you want to here how our products and services have enriched our client’s lifestyles, please read the reviews below.
“After searching high and low for the best whole house water filtration system we picked Pure Elements Water. What sold us was the fact that their systems use saltless conditioning, they customize their systems to the local municipalities (not one size fits all), their products are made of the best quality in the USA and they have stellar customer service.
The Owner and our Salesman, Rick, was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, honest, and customer focused. We equally valued the supporting team behind Rick with the execution in planning, installing and educating us on how the customized system works within our household.
Their Office Manager, Cindy, was very organized, insightful with her materials and handled the logistics leading up to the install as good as it gets.
Our installers, Nick and Jake, were artists at their craft. They helped identify the perfect spot in our garage for the system, all their work was 100% clean and seamless, and they are very friendly gentlemen.
All around, top notch and our family couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Pure Elements Team.”
Nour K. San Francisco, CA 6/11/2020
“We found Pure Elements Water Company through a recommendation of a health care professional and we are so happy we took her advice.
They came out and assessed our situation with a friendly informative attitude.
I feel so much better we have clean drinking water out of the tap and most importantly, clean showering and bathing water. It’s important we all get clean bathing water.
Chemicals in the city water when heated up are carcinogens and become airborne and breathed in while showering as well as absorbed into your pours so it’s important to have clean water coming into the house and not just filtered water under the sink.
This company was fantastic, reliable, and friendly and tested our water side by side with the city water after installation to prove how much chemicals were removed.
We feel so much better and recommend them highly as our drinking water is now on par with Crystal Geyser and other filtered bottle water.”
“We decided to install a water filtration and purification system because 1) we wanted to prevent pin hole leaks (we had one a few years ago) and 2) our bottled water delivery service twice increased their prices significantly.
We had estimates from other companies but we bought Rick’s Pure Elements Water system on the spot because he obviously knew more about water and each specific water district in Orange County than anyone.
Going back several years when we had a pin hole, we treated it with an epoxy system that took care of part of our home.
After the treatment we noticed we could not get much water pressure from the entire master bath portion of our home.
In August of 2019, we installed the Pure Elements Water filtration system near the front of the garage. It only took one tank to service our home. Not much space was given up at all!
We installed a water purification under our kitchen sink and have a separate faucet for drinking and cooking water. What a difference!
After about three weeks our water pressure in the master improved! Next we saw differences in the efficiency of our dishwater. Dishes came out much cleaner!
I noticed a difference in the laundry, less stiff towels and clothing. Our purified water tasted so much better than anything we had ever tried.
The most amazing change however was something we did not expect.
I’ve had some illnesses for 22 years and trouble with brain fog. Starting around three weeks using filtrated water, my brain fog started to lift.
Since October of 2019, I no longer have brain fog!
Previously to installing our new water system I had difficulty cognitively deciphering a spoken sentence. There was an odd lapse of time that was not normal and I said “what” all the time because of the lapse. It is GONE!
In my younger years before technology and my illness, I was a walking dictionary, remembering names, numbers etc. I lost that ability for over 20 years but it is back COMPLETELY.
My husband feels he has more brain clarity in his normal work day also. It is all due to the water! Buy it. Improve your life!”
“About 13 years ago I purchased a HealthyHome Solution Whole-House Filtration & Conditioning System from Pure Elements Water and have been very pleased with the quality of water I’ve been getting.
About three years ago I had a 10-year scheduled maintenance performed and my system is like new again.
I’ve had no problems with my system since I’ve owned it.
I feel good knowing my water is good for my health, tastes good and is good for the environment (eliminates plastic bottles).
I really appreciate the service and support I receive from Rick & Dawn at Pure Elements Water. Whenever I have a question, they’re there for me. If I need help, they’re there for me. They’re always accessible and friendly and don’t charge me when I have questions or need support.”
Sharon C. Costa Mesa, CA 11/17/2019
“As a service plumber in Southern California for over 2 decades I have had great success in preventing pinhole leaks in copper pipes with the Pure Elements Water systems.
My clients and myself have been saved from the cost and inconvenience of repiping and epoxy lining ( and the problems that come with those).
In all my years , none of my clients have experienced a leak after installing the systems, regardless of the number of leaks beforehand. Its all in the water chemistry!
And the water tastes great too!!”
Jimmy Dean Plumbing Major D. Mission Viejo, CA 6/7/2019
Over the last couple of years, we have had problems with our skin, hair, and blood pressure.
Our showers have been longer because our skin has felt slippery and the our hair still feels dirty.
Also we had taste problems and our coffee and tea had been horrible.
After getting Pure Elements Water our lives have changed!!! .
No more skin problems, hair problems, and my husband’s blood pressure has been going down.
My husband is fit and healthy and we couldn’t figure out why his blood pressure skyrocketed. He says it’s a result of marriage but I suspected our water was the culprit.
We have saved so much money, not spending on outside coffee, getting hair frequently dyed, and other expenses due to elements.
I’ve changed my hair appointments to every 8 weeks instead of 3 weeks. Ladies you know this is amazing!!!
And this is going to sound strange, but even my cat has lost weight. Yeah no more salty water, no more weight retention.
If you’re looking for a water system for your home, please give Pure Elements Water a call!”
N D. Rancho Mirage, CA 5/31/2019
“I have had Pure Elements Water installed in both of my residences.
It was a very clean installation at each home.
I am very pleased with their personal service and very knowledgeable people to deal with.
I now know that I have very clean water in both of my homes.
I highly recommend this treatment of water.
It was a pleasure to work with Fiona Milligan who is the director of Desert operations and Rick Allen the president and CEO.
My homes are located in Indian Wells, California and Newport Beach, California.”
Myrna W. Newport Beach, CA 5/11/2019
“RICK, NICK, & the PURE ELEMENTS WATER Company are a pleasure to work with.
My home had a pinhole leak about 1.5 years ago. We had the leak fixed, but have since been concerned about the high possibility of another pinhole leak occurring, especially since this is any issue for many of the homes in our area.
For about 1.5 years now, my husband and I have been researching options, including PEX or the EPOXY lining. We even had several companies quote us for both PEX and EPOXY.
We know of several individuals that have repiped their home with PEX, however felt this option was too aggressive, since this would create multiple holes throughout our entire home.
Furthermore, after researching the pro/cons of PEX and although certain companies did provide a good warranty, we felt that at this time PEX was definitely the most aggressive option, especially since we had a functioning copper pipe system at this time.
Another option we debated was EPOXY lining of the existing copper pipes.
This was a more conservative option to PEX. However most of the companies that had provide us with quotes did not provide a warranty that stood behind their work — meaning if the epoxy failed and there was a leak — the best warranty we found was a company that would fix the leak at no charge, but collateral damage was not covered. Which to us meant that they were not confident that there would not be another pinhole leak after the EPOXY lining.
It seemed that both PEX and EPOXY were addressing the damage caused by chemicals in the water, mainly chloramine.
BUT neither addressed the main cause: the water chemistry — the chemicals in the water itself that are causing the damage.
In search for a more conservative option to PEX, we actually found PURE ELEMENTS WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.
The website, the information I found online, and Rick the owner, helped me understand that their water filtration system actually addresses the main cause — the chemicals (mainly chloramine) that are causing the damage to the copper pipes, leading to the pinhole leaks.
I contacted Rick on the YELP app, and he responded right away, and I was able to speak with him on the phone that day for more than 1 hour — and this was on a weekend day (not a weekday!)
Rick was extremely knowledgeable, informative, friendly, and attentive. It was obvious that he had a lot of passion and experience about water.
After the conversation, Rick agreed to meet in person with my husband and I, and was even very accommodating with the meeting time.
When he arrived to our house, he was on time and spent over 1.5 hours educating us.
He helped us realize that his filtration system is NOT like all other filtration systems out there, because his filtration system is actually customized to address the type of water and chemicals coming into your home in your community.
After reviewing the pro/cons of all our options, my husband and I decided to move forward with the PURE ELEMENTS WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.
On the day of installation, Nick from the company came to build us a customized set up for our home and for our custom built Pure Elements Water Filtration Tank. Nick was friendly, efficient, and his work was very clean.
Rick (the owner), Nick, and the entire Pure Elements Water Team have been nothing but helpful and accommodating.
We look forward to now having drinking water from each faucet, as well as removal of the chemicals from the water, that have been the source and cause of the pinhole leaks.
When there is a problem, it only makes sense to address the cause first.
We feel that installing the Pure Elements Water Filtration system is the most conservative and logical way to approach this widespread pinhole leak issue.
Thank you Pure Elements Water Team for your help and great customer service.”
Bertina Y. Irvine, CA 5/2/2019
“This is the best water filtration system I’ve ever had.
And I’ve had more than 5 different water filtration systems in my life.
Thank you so much!!”
Kristine F. Yorba Linda, CA 4/7/2019
“This review is long overdue.
Rick is fantastic.
He sold me a water purifying system six months ago.
By nature, I am not easily sold or impressed.
Unlike most sales people (and I met three others), Rick approached the sale from a scientific perspective.
He is not a scientist, but he has the data about water, water conditioners, water softeners, copper pipes and PEX tubing.
I made an educated choice based on Rick’s data (and not his spin) and the performance of his Pure Elements Water Conditioner.
Nick installed my water conditioner. He too is fantastic.
Most trades are not very conscientious. Nick’s work and work space were clean. It appeared he cared about my home as if it was his.
Thank you Rick and Nick…”
Greg R. Anaheim, CA 1/3/2019
“Installed a Pure Elements Water whole house water system about 9 months ago.
Rick Allen, the owners is a fraternity brother, so felt I could trust him…but as they say….”Trust but verify!”
Lots of scammers in the water business, so did my “due diligence” ahead of time, since I was in this business for a few years and had just enough knowledge to be dangerous!
I was having terrible skin problems since moving to San Clemente.
Only thing I could think of was the water.
When researching, I found SC had horrible water.
Asked Rick to come out and I drilled him on what makes his system so special! He never flinched and had the answers and showed me why is was different.
Another problem in south OC is the pin hole leaks in the copper pipe caused by the chemicals in the water. NO WORRIES NOW!
Probably just as important is the service.
Had one issue that was not caused by the system, but I did not know it. I called Pure Elements Water, they sent their wonderful tech guys out the next day and showed me why my pressure was down. They fixed it and all is still perfect. Did not charge me either!!!!
Here is the bottom line….how important is your health?
We are mainly water and I have chosen to drink and bath in Pure Elements Water….what a Godsend!
Thank you Rick Allen!”
William M. San Clemente, CA 12/16/2018
“This company is great, we have pure water now!
We were experiencing pin hole leaks in our copper pipes from the higher chloramine levels, not to mention hard water, chlorine taste and deposits around our faucets.
We purchased a Pure Elements Water filter and what a difference!
Great tasting water and my wife says her skin doesn’t feel as dry!
Cullen was very professional and informative, the installation was clean and fast.
The single tank hardly takes up any room in our garage. I am very happy with our choice !!”
Ross H. Laguna Niguel, CA 7/21/2018
“I am very happy with my water system from Rick.
Rick really knows water.
I did a lot of research beforehand and chose Pure Elements Water for my whole house water system.
I love the whole house filtration because it provides pure water everywhere in my home – even the water we shower with.
I also have an outdoor airoponic garden system and now my organic edibles have pure water too.
Rick was able to answer every question I had. He explained everything in understandable terms.
I am confident I chose the best with Pure Elements Water and have the healthiest, safest water for myself and for my family.
Cub B. Newport Beach, CA 6/11/2018
“I researched and researched water softeners/conditioners and filters for our whole house for weeks and learned about their differences.
Lucky for me I found pure elements water and they had exactly what I was looking for.
I knew from my research I did not want a softener with the work replacing the pellets and the impact they backwash cycle has on the environment.
I really liked the concept of the conditioning device pure elements used and I can reuse the backwashed water for my garden or anything.
No pellets to buy, carry and load up.
When you have kids minimizing your to-do list is essential.
Now our house if protected from the issues with hard water and our whole house has filtered water.
Even since we installed the filter my hands have stopped cracking and bleeding from the chemicals and I don’t use lotion.
We didn’t need to add a drinking water filter because of the salt in the water, even though we have one for drinking anyways.
Rick had been extremely responsive and Nick installed the system was awesome! He connected several pipe options for us to collect the backwashed water since I didn’t have the barrels set up yet.
Now were selling our house and we are definitely taking the system with us….we love it.
Would absolutely recommend the product and there customer service was great!”
Julie B. San Diego, CA 6/6/2018
“I had Pure Elements Water installed in my home in 2009 and enjoyed the pure water at that time.
However, in 2016 a friend talked me into buying another system. I thought it would be a good system, but the company had poor communication, i.e. wouldn’t respond to my calls and the performance of the system rapidly deteriorated.
In April 2018 I called up Rick at Pure Elements Water and they were willing to work with me to take out the system from the other company and install Pure Elements Water system again, a system we knew we could trust for water quality and good service.”
Jackie D. Costa Mesa, CA 4/4/2018
“My system has been working perfectly since installation 7 years ago in 2010.
Rick and his technicians have diligently contacted me for follow-up service.
I love the fact that I can drink water from any faucet in the house and that I never have to buy bottled water.
I have containers I use to refill and drink water on the go.
Think of the all the money I have saved not having to buy the bottled water, paying the CRV, and dealing with the disposal of the plastic. I have saved thousands.
My water is conditioned and feels like soft water.
I had blotches on my skin before I had the system installed.
It was my doctor who noticed that the blotches disappeared and how improved my skin looked.
I really don’t know about the copper piping in my place but my home is 47 years old and I have never had a leak.
I’m very satisfied and I would recommend Rick and his system to everyone!”
Marty C. San Juan Capistrano, CA 6/5/2017
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