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Portable Deionizing System

If you are looking for a way to keep your fancy car’s paint job looking new forever, you should give your car a final rinse with deionized water after you’ve washed it. Deionized water is free of any minerals that will build up and harm your car’s finish. At EDS Pumps, we manufacture a portable ionizing unit that is easy to use. Simply connect a garden hose to the inlet and a hose to the outlet, and spray your car down when you have finished washing it. The deionized water will rinse off any minerals deposited during washing. The two stage unit contains media that can be replaced once exhausted, usually after a year or two of average use.

Tips for Maintaining Your Well

Back in 2005, the BC government introduced new legislation to conserve and protect our aquifers. Part of phase 1, passed final reading and was brought into law, requires all wells to have proper well caps, surface seals, and construction methods, among other things.

As part of the legislation, all wells, within the province, must be drilled by certified and registered well drillers, while all submersible pumps must be installed by certified and registered pump installers. Homeowners are no longer allowed to install, repair, or replace submersible pumps in their well.

By the end of 2014, the government put a new legislation in place to further reinforce and enforce regulations pertaining to large volume extraction, mandatory well log reporting, and attention to sensitive areas regarding our aquifers.

Ask an Expert

Are water spots on your car driving you crazy? While you can remedy this problem with a deionized water rinse, you might be wondering where those spots come from.

A number of things can create these spots. The most common is attributed to hardness in your water. Hardness is defined as a precipitate of calcium and magnesium carbonate salts in your water, forming on surfaces such as pipes, hot water tanks, counter tops, and the surface of your car. There are a couple of methods that you can use to reduce this problem.

Ion exchange is the most cost effective method to reduce the problem. Ion exchange or in this case, a water softener is a very effective method to remedy your hardness problem. This causes a slight increase in the sodium in the water, but not enough to taste or adversely affect the water. Only people on strict low sodium diets, as prescribed by a doctor, should not drink the water. Everyone else, including your countertops and car, will love the change to your water.

If you would like to learn more about our portable deionizing system or about other tips for maintaining your well, please contact the water treatment specialists at EDS Pumps at 604-534-1115.