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HARD WATER MINERALS AND OTHER
CONTAMINANTS IN YOUR WATER

Most families in our area of CA notice these issues too.

“Vlad did a wonderful job with installing a water treatment system in our home. He is very reliable, helpful, and responds quickly to calls and texts We highly recommend this company.” – Kithara Duo, A 5-Star Google Review

Did you know that each home’s water is different depending on a number of factors?

  • If you have a private well or public water supply
  • The age of your home’s plumbing
  • Your exact location (are you close to any farms or manufacturing plants?)

The first step to finding out exactly what’s in your water is to get a professional home water test.

North Brothers Plumbing offers basic water testing with fast, accurate results in most local areas. Contact us to schedule!

We will perform a basic test on your water to determine your Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, and Chlorine content and present you with a professional analysis of the results. Contact us today to schedule!
Professional Water Testing

Step 1 - Chat with our friendly team

The first step to getting better water is to hop on a call with our friendly office staff so we can learn more about your needs.  Simply call (626) 394-9641 or fill out the contact form on this page. This information will help us prepare for the upcoming visit and ensure we bring the necessary equipment for testing and inspection.

Step 2: On-Site Water Testing & Plumbing Inspection

On the scheduled day, our experienced water treatment specialists will arrive at your home for the water test and plumbing inspection. We’ll collect and analyze a sample of the water onsite and test for hard water minerals, total dissolved solids, chlorine, pH, and iron. Our team will then inspect your plumbing system to assess its condition and identify any potential issues that might affect the performance of the water treatment equipment.

Step 3: Personalized Water Treatment Recommendation and Installation Plan

After completing the water testing and plumbing inspection, we will analyze the gathered data to design a tailored water treatment solution for your specific needs. There is zero obligation to purchase from us, though we hope to earn your business, and we will be respectful of your time and consideration.  If we do earn your business, we’ll set an installation date that’s convenient for you.

COMMON CA WATER PROBLEMS

According to a report by CNN, more than 5,000 water treatment plants across the United States are in violation of the Water Quality Association standards and contributing to the water health crisis for multiple reasons: 

  • Failure to properly test the water
  • Failure to report contamination
  • Failure to treat water properly

With any health crisis, it’s important to know and understand the facts and fortunately, the facts are easy to find with a simple water test.

IF YOU SUSPECT OR ARE CONCERNED THAT YOU HAVE CONTAMINANTS IN YOUR WATER, HERE ARE THE NEXT STEPS TO TAKE IN GETTING YOUR WATER PURIFIED:

  1. Get your water tested. Contact us at North Brothers Plumbing and we’ll test your water. Our basic test is free and we offer full 3rd party laboratory testing for non-basic contaminants.
  2. If we do find contaminants that exceed safe levels, we’ll alert you and let you know your options.
  3. We’ll help you interpret your results so you can make an educated decision about what to do next.

“Vlad did an amazing job installing both water softening system and RO in our home. We had bought the machines in advance so he quoted the labor which was very reasonable compared to other quotes we’d received. He’s extremely reliable, responsive and knowledgeable. Him and his guys came, got the work done quickly and efficiently. They left the place clean and like it was before. We’re so glad we found Vlad! We highly recommend this company for all your water / plumbing needs! – Kaylee Yang, A 5-Star Google Review

GenX

GenX is  a form of the “forever chemical” PFAS.

  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of man-made chemicals that contain carbon, fluorine, and other elements.
  • These chemicals have been in use since the 1940s and are found in a variety of products including firefighting foams, household products such as non-stick cookware, food packaging, and stain and water repellants.
  • The two most widely studied PFAS chemicals are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); these chemicals were voluntarily phased out of production in the United States. However, as many as 3,000 other PFAS chemicals still are used in a wide variety of applications.
  • These chemicals are persistent and resist degradation, meaning they accumulate in the environment and in your body over time. Read more from the WQA, here: https://wqa.org/learn-about-water/water-q-a/pfas

A Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System from North Brothers Plumbing can help reduce this contaminant significantly – in many cases to a level that is safe to drink.

Lead

According to the New York Times: “The Environmental Protection Agency says streams tapped by water utilities serving a third of the population are not yet covered by clean-water laws that limit levels of toxic pollutants.”
Furthermore, lead is rarely treated by municipalities and is picked up in water during its journey to your home’s tap. Lead can easily be removed by a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System from North Brothers Plumbing.

Chromium 6

A new study by the Environmental Working Group reports that some areas across the country have drinking water containing hexavalent chromium, a toxic metal that has been linked to cancer. A reverse osmosis drinking water system can help bring contaminants like Chromium 6 to a safe level.

Hardness Minerals

What it is – hard water contains calcium and magnesium minerals which bond with everything they touch leaving “limescale” in their wake.

Treatment – Our guaranteed water softener provides the best option for soft water on the market. It improves the water throughout your entire home while protecting your appliances and fixtures.

Iron

What it is – Iron can come in a couple different forms including dissolved and non-dissolved. Both of which can leave red/orange stains on your sinks, tubs, and toilets and can be extremely hard to remove. Iron can also cause bacteria to grow and let off an unpleasant smell.

Treatment – The EcoWater ECR 3502 is rated to remove up to 15 ppm of clear water iron. In most cases, our equipment can remove triple the iron compared to competitive brands. Should your water run red out of the faucet, an ETF AII9 Air Injection filter ahead of your water softener will usually fix the problem. In severe cases, a separate iron filter may be needed.

Chlorine

What it is – Chlorine is a chemical used by municipal & local water treatment plants to reduce harmful bacteria in the water supply. While this sounds good, chlorine and chloramines can cause a bacteria of their own to grow called trihalomethanes (TTHM) which is quite unsafe to drink or bathe in.

Treatment – The most efficient Chlorine reduction filter is Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) or Catalytic Carbon. Due to the high level of chlorine added to water by cities, you will really appreciate your water with chlorine reduction. See our Whole House Filtration page for more information.

Dirt & Sediment

What it is – dirt & sediment is just as it sounds. This is typically most common in well water or surface water that hasn’t gone through a treatment facility.

Treatment – Dirt and sediment are found in almost all water supplies and will decrease the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances. For example, sediment in a water heater can prevent the heat from transferring to the water in the tank once sediment has built up in the bottom. Our whole house filtration system can help with this problem.

Other Contaminants
What they are – common contaminants in our area can include nitrates, lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, and more. These are not included in the water test, however, we do offer full laboratory testing at an affordable price. Treatment – Protecting the water in your home is important, however ensuring the purity of the water you are putting in your body is even more crucial. Our Reverse Osmosis drinking water system will give you a peace of mind that your drinking water is healthy, and you are going to fall in love with this drinking water system that can provide up to 50 gallons per day of delicious water.

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North Brothers Plumbing was founded in 2003 and has been offering professional water tests and more in the Monrovia area. We’ll give you a free water analysis and figure out the ideal water treatment system for your home or office application. We carry water softeners, filters, and RO systems from Water Drop, and have everything from high-quality affordable options to the highest-tech items that can connect via wifi. Give us a call for a free consultation today.

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704 W Colorado Blvd Monrovia CA 91016
Phone Number: (626) 394-9641
Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri

About Monrovia CA:
Monrovia is located 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley in the county of Los Angeles. Monrovia was founded May 17, 1886 and incorporated in 1887. Monrovia, capital, largest city, and chief Atlantic port of Liberia, located on Bushrod Island and Cape Mesurado. It was founded during the administration of U.S. Pres. James Monroe (for whom it was named) by the American Colonization Society as a settlement for freed American slaves.

Directions:
From San Gabriel Valley Airport 4233 Santa Anita Ave, El Monte, CA 91731, United States Head southwest on Santa Anita Ave toward Lambert Rd 10 ft Make a U-turn at Lambert Rd Pass by McDonald's (on the left in 0.8 mi) 1.0 mi Turn right onto W Hondo Pkwy 0.2 mi Continue onto Tyler Ave Pass by Jack in the Box (on the left in 0.7 mi) 0.7 mi Continue onto S 2nd Ave 2.6 mi Turn right onto E Colorado Blvd Destination will be on the right 0.7 mi To 704 W Colorado Blvd Monrovia, CA 91016, USA

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Counties Monrovia is in/near:
Los Angeles County and Orange County

Cities near Monrovia:
Arcadia, San Gabriel, Alhambria, Monrovia, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Riverside, Glendale, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ontario, Fontana, Santa Clarita, Rancho Cucamonga, Garden Grove, Pomona, Corona, Torrance, Pasadena, Fullerton, Palmdale, Orange, Lancaster, El Monte, East Los Angeles, Inglewood, Downey, West Covina, Costa Mesa, Norwalk, Burbank, Rialto, South Gate, Compton, Mission Viejo and Carson.

Zip Codes in/near Monrovia:
91008, 91010, 91024, 91107, 91001, 91107, 91104, 91106, 91105, 91103, 91108, 91775, 91101, 91007, 91006, 91780, 91776, 91801, 91770, 91755, 91754, 91803, 91030, 90041, 90042, 90032, 90031, 91011, 91214 and 91020

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Frequently Asked Water Testing Questions:

How to test water hardness?

Test for water hardness by hiring you local water treatment company. They’ll be able to get you a professional water test and tell you what level of hardness your water is at and how to best treat it.

How to test for lead in water?

Test for lead in water by hiring you local water treatment company. They’ll be able to give you a professional water test and tell you whether or not your water has lead in it and, if it does, how to treat it.

How to test water?

Test water by hiring a local water treatment company. They’ll be able to give you a full analysis to let you know what’s in your water and how to treat it.

Best water test kit?

The best water test is a kit from your local water treatment company. They’ll be able to give you a full lab analysis that will tell you what’s in your water and how to treat it so it’s usable for your home.

How much does water testing cost?

Typically, water testing cost is free through your local water filter & softener installment company. Contact us to schedule your professional water test today.

How to test water quality?

To test for water quality you’ll want to hire a local water treatment company to analyze your water quality. Water quality tests used in residential homes generally check for water hardness, dissolved solids, chemicals, liquid gases, bacteria, heavy metals, and other contaminants that may be harmful to humans, animals, & home appliances.

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