EasyWater© is your GREEN choice

South River Contracting is the local Authorized Dealer and installer, in the Roanoke and surrounding areas, for EasyWater©, No-Salt Water Conditioning Systems. EasyWater© is the innovative, healthy, cost-effective, maintenance free, salt-free approach to treating hard water. If you currently have hard water and are using a traditional salt water softener to treat your water then you need to do your health, home and wallet a favor and switch to the Easy solution with EasyWater©.
Traditionally, tank water softeners have been used to treat for hard water problems such as scale and water spotting. But water softeners require salt and/or other chemicals to treat your water, they’re expensive to purchase and require ongoing monthly costs such as salt and chemical purchases, maintenance, service agreements and water regeneration costs. And let’s not forget the heavy burden of hauling and loading salt bags every month.

But now you have another choice! Thanks to FREIJE Treatment Systems, there is a new and innovative product that is winning homeowners over with its no-salt, maintenance free technology. EasyWater© doesn’t soften the water but rather conditions it by using electronic frequencies to physically change the shape and charge of minerals in the water to prevent them from causing scale build up which is what destroys water using appliances, decreases appliance life expectancy and decreased water flow rates. There are numerous benefits to using EasyWater© and here are just a few:

  • No Salts or Chemicals 
  • Protects Water Using Appliances
  • Removes Existing Scale from Pipes and Appliances
  • Increases Efficiency of Water Heaters
  • Protects the Environment
  • Saves Money
  • Healthy Alternative
  • Energy Efficient
  • Save Space
  • No Maintenance Ever Required
  • Five Year Warranty (When Dealer Installed)
A great choice for water conditioning is a product from the Freije company, called EasyWater©.  The advantages of not using salt to condition your water are enormous and can impact all areas of your life. Because EasyWater© does not use any salt to condition hard water, it is much more beneficial to both your health and the environment than a traditional water softener.

Better For Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, high salt or sodium in the diet causes raised blood pressure levels, which is a leading source of disease and failure of both the heart and kidneys.  http://www.cdc.gov/salt/  All water softeners use the same operating principle: They trade the calcium and magnesium for something else, usually sodium. This process is called ion exchange. During this process, each calcium or magnesium ion is replaced by TWO sodium ions. The ion exchange softening adds about 8mg/L of sodium to the water for each grain per gallon of hardness removed. So a person who drinks two liters (2L) of extremely hard water (assume 20 gpg) which has been salt softened, will consume about 320mg more sodium than if the water is not softened. (2L x 20gpg x .8mg/L/gpg = 320mg)

Sodium in Drinking Water: Full Report

Calcium and magnesium are essential to human health. Drinking water can be a beneficial source of those minerals when they are allowed to remain in the water.  Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, co-founder, director of InnovativeHealing.com and author of Digestive Wellness says, “While any good, clean water will keep your body and your skin hydrated, hard water, the kind high in minerals, is especially good. Using water softeners to de-mineralize drinking water may reduce some of the potentially helpful effects. A water softener may help your plumbing, but it’s hard water that is better for your health.” (From WebMD article: The ABCs of a Healthy Skin Diet)

In excerpts from a World Health Organization meeting, “Experts on the Possible Protective Effect of Hard Water against Cardiovascular Disease”, researchers say in regard to point of entry and point of use devices “users of these devices should be made aware of the changes in mineral composition that arise and the possible consequences for total nutrient intake and human health. For example, those who sell or install these devices may be encouraged to bring to the attention of the users of these devices the possibility of reduced mineral intake and alternative means for their replacement.”

Protective Effect of HardWater: Full Report

Better For Your Wallet

EasyWater© can save you hundreds of dollars each year compared to salt softeners for numerous reasons. First, there’s the salt bags. If the average bag of salt costs $5.00 and you require two to three bags of salt per month that’s $120.00 to $180.00 right there! Then tack on the monthly service agreement fees that salt softener providers require (rates vary). Then there’s the cost to the plumbing and appliances due to build up. Salt softeners will not eliminate that build up that already exists and is sitting in your pipes decreasing your flow rates but EasyWater© will!  

Lower Energy Use equals Low Energy Bill   Limescale decreases heat transfer causing your water heater to be inefficient. It is estimated that it costs $450 each year to run a 40-gallon electric hot water heater. Research from New Mexico State University showed that scale buildup increased energy consumption as much as 29% in gas water heaters and 21% in electric water heaters.  EasyWater© systems use minimal energy, 21, 35, or 48 watts depending on the unit. 

Protect Your Appliances

The National Association of Home Builders has estimated the life expectancy of average household appliances and their replacement costs.

        

Water Heater

10 years

$250 – $1000

Dishwasher

9 years

$240 – $700

Clothes Washer

10 years

$260 – $700

   
Scale build up can dramatically reduce the lifespan of these same appliances. As a result, over the course of a 30 year mortgage you could be replacing each appliance several more times costing thousands of extra dollars.  EasyWater© will protect your appliances from this lime-scale build up and extend the original life expectancy, reducing the need to replace appliances unnecessarily due to scale build up damage. 

Better For The Environment

Imagine taking a 40 pound bag of salt and dumping it straight into your local river, lake or aquifer. That is what happens when you use salt to condition your water. Salt discharged by softeners is not removed by wastewater treatment plants and so flows right back into the water sources. That is why salt type water softeners have recently had restrictive bans placed on them in states such as Texas, California, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.  The EasyWater© systems aim to preserve the quality of the Earth’s most precious resource, water. EasyWater© systems benefit the environment and the health of consumers.

Save Water

EasyWater© wastes no water through a regeneration cycle. Salt water softeners use considerable amounts of water during their regeneration process. Average water softeners use between 37 – 105 gallons of water for each regeneration cycle.

Discharges NO Harmful Treatment Chemicals or Salt    

Since EasyWater© uses no chemicals or salt to treat the water there are no chemicals or salt put into the water system.    

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Easy Water vs. Traditional Water Softeners

EasyWater© is a water conditioner that physically changes the minerals in water to prevent them from forming scale. A traditional water softener replaces calcium and magnesium (known as “hardness”) with sodium or potassium.