It was a Tuesday in June 1903 when the first Model A Ford was sold. Six months later in December, the Wright Brothers floated on air. It too was the year when water treatment went from waterborne disease prevention to the discovery of softer, less-mineralized water. Water treatment and water softeners were born. In 1909, liquid chlorine was developed for disinfection of water supplies.

It seems like water filtration began thousands of years ago. Native Indians, Egypt, China, even the Old Testament speaks of filtered water. Hippocrates in the 4th century B.C boiled water to improve taste and then filtered through a cloth bag. Read more of water treatment history.

75% OF AMERICANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR WATER. ARE YOU?

Cities, private wells, even next door neighborhoods water quality can differ.

Municipalities water filter system do their best to provide drinkable water to you. They use chemicals, among them chlorine, to treat the water and kill most disease-causing bacteria and viruses before water gets to your home.

Scientists have known for years that chlorine carries risks. Chlorine causes your skin and hair to be dryer and look older. Chlorine also increases rates of bladder cancer, birth defects, and brain cancer have been associated with chlorine.

When you bathe with tap water you can be exposed to chloroform, a hazardous by-product of chlorination that can be absorbed through the skin, by breathing, or by swallowing shower or bath water. Ask PDM’s Water Filtering Pros for advice on the best whole house water filter and commercial water filtration systems to remove chlorine and other unwanted tastes, smells or contaminants.

WHAT IS HARD WATER.

First of all hard water gives you essential dietary minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. We usually hook up the soft water piping for hot water only to protect appliances and avoid hard water hair and hard water skin. Hard water can reduce moisture in your skin and hair and leave behind a film. This can cause you to feel less clean to the touch, affect dandruff and irritate dry skin problems such as eczema. Finally, by piping only the hot water to the softener, your natural hard water is still available to drink and water plants with cold water.

HARD WATER & CLEANING.

Washing clothes with hard water can cause your clothing, towels, sheets to look dull and break down more quickly over time. Additionally, dishwasher hard water can leave spots on dishes. Plus mineral deposits requires more soap and makes cleaning sinks, faucets, toilets, counters and floors take longer and can leave residue on your surfaces.

HARD WATER SERVICE SINCE THE EARLY 1900’S.

For nearly 100 years, our family owned business has been providing hard water solutions. You’ll get the best water softener and water conditioning repair and installation service in the Joliet SW Chicago Suburbs.

TIME FOR A NEW WATER SOFTENER.

Hard water is more than an irritation. As the areas oldest water filtration and water softener expert we get asked “what is hard water” often. In reality hard water is like concrete. Over time hard water scale builds up in pipes, appliances (you should drain your water heater every year to remove minerals for a longer life and more hot water), and plumbing fixtures. Chemically hard water is high in dissolved minerals, both calcium and magnesium according to the USGS Water Science School.

As a result hard water minerals stick to everything it touches. Hard water joins with soap to make a sticky paste that clings to your skin, hair, clothes, sinks, tubs, therefor makes cleaning difficult and yes, more costly.

LET PDM FIND A WATER FILTERING SOLUTION FOR YOU.

Now that you know a little about hard water affects, let PDM water filter experts test your water and find a solution. A whole home water softener system can help to correct the negative effects of hard water and make your daily life easier. Call PDM for home or commercial water treatment, filtering or water softener advice in Joliet and SW Chicago suburbs.

PDM Plumbing experts can help. You can call 815-207-4111 for fast service. PDM has been a trusted SW Chicago neighbor for 134 years.