Clear water can leave stains

Diagnosing your water stains:

Even if the water coming out of your tap is clear, it can still create stains around your home. Porcelain sinks, faucets, and shower heads can all show stains. Laundry can look dingy, dishes are spotted, heck even your hair can be affected by the contaminants in your water. The stains can be a variety of colors from yellow to brown, green, blue, pink, and white. It all depends on the minerals that are dissolved in your water. Red orange stains are most often caused by high levels of iron in your water but blue green stains can be a matter of  PH. What is true is that most stains regardless of the color are almost always due to water quality issues. Thankfully, our treatment systems can help with just about every one of those problems. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring different stains, what causes them, and how we can help you fix it.


White scale build-up and spots…

Since these are the most common water stain, we thought we would address this first. Foggy or cloudy glassware, shower doors, faucets, and dishes are almost always a result of hard water. High levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium are the culprit to causing hard water. Those minerals deposit on surfaces around your home and leave a hard, rock-like, white scale build-up, on fixtures. These are tough stains and can be extremely hard to remove. You can try cleaning them on a weekly basis. There is a myriad of “Cleansers” that with some time and elbow grease, will help remove these spots. Hopefully the abrasives and cleaners you use are safe and don’t scratch the surfaces of whatever you’re cleaning. Another option would be to our time saving method.


The Cascadian Solution:

The ICS-P is a salt free softener that is easy to install, easy to maintain, requires no electricity or drain, is eco-friendly and best of all, gives you back your life. You won’t spend hours scrubbing and cleaning your surfaces or be embarrassed by unsightly stains. There’s no need to pack salt, clean brine tanks, or worry about automatic system failure. Simply install one of Integrated Cartridge Solutions and you won’t have to worry about those foggy glasses, spotted dishes, or white stains. A fifteen-minute filter change once a year will keep your house free of stains, your laundry white and bright, and your glassware crystal clear. Not to mention ladies, your hair will be more manageable. Sound to good to be true? Don’t take our word for it, visit our website and read what your neighbors have to say about the ICS System.

“Have had our water system for a year now and just replaced our first set of filters. This system is amazing and has kept our well water so crystal clear!! My wife and I love this system and how it has improved our water, highly recommend this!!”

~ Kurt and Michelle W,  Olympia, WA.

Jodi Larsen
Jodi Larsen joined the Cascadian team in 2017. Jodi is new to the water treatment industry but is eager to learn and assist our customers in any way possible. Jodi grew up on the westside of the state and graduated from Puyallup high school. She moved to the Cle Elum area in 1998 where she has worked in a variety of jobs. She has an extensive background in customer service and feels that people truly are her strong suit. She enjoys working with customers, helping to define a problem, and collectively finding the best solution. When she’s not at work Jodi is very active in our local Rotary Club where she advises our Interact club. Interact is a youth-based community service club comprised of students from 6th to 12th grade. She has taken kids on several international trips to developing countries where they focus on clean water, sustainability, and educational opportunities. She is also a long-time board member for ARRF Animal rescue, was recently elected to The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce board and has served on our local City Council. She truly enjoys being part of the solution both professionally and personally. We are happy to have her on our team and know that you will be well cared for should you need anything.