For a nominal fee, every three months we will send a technician to your home to thoroughly inspect your filtration system. He will check each filter to ensure that the flow rate is as strong as it was the day it was installed and will replace any necessary filters.
SANITIZING OF EXISTING WATER PIPES
THROUGHOUT THE HOME
After installing the filtration system, we will completely fill the water pipes throughout your home with a strong specialty vinegar and water solution. Once this solution reaches all of the faucets in the home, we will shut off the water flow and allow the vinegar to remain in the pipes for at least one hour. This process results in the removal of any bacteria, protozoa, slime, rust and/or mold that may have been in your pipes.
WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
In the McDonald Filtration system, all of the water goes through each of seven filters, housed in six filter housings. In brief, here is a listing of the various filters and what they do:
Sediment filter (1 micron) to remove sand, dirt, sludge, glass, rust and any large particulates including bacteria and protozoa
Ultra-filter to filter out sub-micron particles and most viruses
A special type of carbon to remove chlorine, chloramine (the disinfectant used in most water treatment facilities today and very difficult to remove), problematic chemicals, heavy metals, pharmaceutical drugs and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
A duplicate of the previous filter above, so that the water flows through almost 40 inches of catalytic carbon.
Combo filter (this is a dual filter, the first part of which removes fluoride and the second part of which removes excess ammonia, created by chloramine, and radioactive alpha particles)
An additional filter medium that excels at removing VOCs, including herbicides and pesticides
The resulting water, after having gone through each of the above filters, truly has to be seen (and felt) to be believed. The color of the water, instead of being beige (try filling your bathtub and take a good look at the color of your water) is now a gorgeous pale aqua. (See Photo Gallery) After your first shower, your skin and hair are soft (many skin conditions totally disappear) and you literally feel better; the long-term health benefits can only be guessed at…but we think they’re pretty substantial.
We offer a descaler that crystallizes the calcium in the water, changing it from calcite to aragonite. This results in the calcium losing its "stickiness" and it no longer adheres to your pipes, dishes, appliances, shower doors, etc.
The descaler also removes calcium that has previously built up on the inside of your pipes.
Descaler treatment requires no maintenance.