Lime in Well Water
LESLIE: Joseph in Michigan, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?
JOSEPH: I have a well and the water is excellent; it tastes good and we love it. But it’s got a lot of lime in it and everything is covered with lime all. We would – I can live with that but I’m on my fourth hot-water heater in 12 years.
JOSEPH: We open up the bottom and try to spoon the stuff out. It burns up the elements. I bought those special, wavy-type elements that are supposed to last so much longer but they don’t and I’m on the verge now – the fellow that cleaned it out the last time told me that it’s not going to last much longer.
TOM: Now, do you have a water-treatment system?
JOSEPH: No. All I’ve got is just the well water.
TOM: OK. But the well water has never needed any type of treatment? So you – OK.
JOSEPH: No. Well, the lady that lived here before, she had some type of old-fashioned softener that took a liquid of some kind but they went out of business.
JOSEPH: And when I moved in here, we liked the water so we just didn’t do anything.
JOSEPH: And now the lime has become a big problem on water heaters. It’s down in a crawlspace; I can’t get to it, so everybody always has to go down there for me.
JOSEPH: But I see this thing advertised, called ScaleRID, put out by EdenPURE and it’s an answer to all of my problems.
TOM: OK. Well, I’m not familiar with that one. I am familiar with one that’s made by the FREIJE Company, called EasyWater?
TOM: And that one, they actually sent me one a couple of years back and gave it to a friend of mine that had a well system and got very good results out of it.
TOM: Yeah. So you might want to take a look at their website. I think it’s EasyWater.com.
JOSEPH: Well, I appreciate it. It’s probably pretty close to what EdenPURE has got out here. They do a lot of things where they …
TOM: Yeah, I think the FREIJE guys were there first. I suspect the other one is a – came after the fact.
JOSEPH: Well, I will certainly look that up.
TOM: Alright, Joe. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.