Learn about an alternative to chemical water softeners. Find out about an electronic device called EasyWater that gets rid of hard water.
LESLIE: Heading out to California to talk to Josie about hard water . What can we do for you?
JOSIE: I have a problem with hard water in my house.
JOSIE: And it’s ruining my appliances, my showerhead, my faucet and I was wondering about either buying a water softener or a water filter ?
TOM: First of all, do you have city water?
TOM: There’s two ways to deal with hard water. You can either use a salt-based conditioner, which will take the hardness away, or you can use another product that’s called EasyWater. It’s made by a company called Freije and it uses an electronic technology instead of salt or chemicals to stop the hard water buildup. One of the reasons you get hard water buildup in these appliances is because the minerals actually stick to the appliances. They stick to the insides of pipes, they stick to the heads of showers, they stick to the appliances. And what EasyWater does is actually electronically charge the particles so they will no longer stick. It’s a pretty easy thing to install, too. Basically, you put the appliance near the main water valve and you wrap the – there’s like a sort of a sensing wire that you wrap around it and you plug it in and you walk away. So there’s no plumbing involved in installing it; it’s totally electronic.
JOSIE: Oh, and where would I get that?
TOM: You can go to EasyWater.com . It’s a really great product. There’s no salt, there’s no chemicals, there’s no filters, and there’s no plumbing required so it couldn’t be easier to install. And I’ll tell you, there’s a lot of big corporations that have been testing this technology – including some very large food manufacturers, some water heater manufacturers – because everyone’s experiencing these hard water issues and this technology is really a great way to straighten it out.
LESLIE: Tom is it spelled easy like e-a-s-y or E-Z.
TOM: Yep, it’s simply easy – E-A-S-YWater.com.
JOSIE: Oh, OK. Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.