Is Dry Shampoo Good for You?

Life is stressful. Hair is stressful. Hair makes life stressful. One day, you’re up before sunrise, enjoying a balanced breakfast, brushing back your silky, luscious locks into the most pristine ponytail. The next, you’ve snoozed through nine alarms and are sprinting out the door with a dry bagel, coffee on your shirt and a knotted […]

Why Cooking With Soft Water is Better

Cooking is not always a simple task. Sometimes your list of ingredients can be a mile long. And one ingredient that is often overlooked is water. You may be thinking water does not have a flavor, but it can affect your cooking. You can guarantee pure and fresh flavor with soft water. Here is a […]

What Causes Eczema?

Your skin is the part of your body that is most exposed to the world. Skin diseases are no joke. One disease, in particular, that affects a lot of people is eczema. Eczema can be caused by one or more factors including environment, immune system decencies, genetics and particular activities that irritate sensitive skin. While some […]

Commercial Water Softener Benefits for Hotels

Hard water can cause stains, buildup and many other ugly discomforts in your home. This is why water softeners exist – especially in parts of the country like San Antonio, where the water is very hard. But what about when you’re on the road? In the hospitality industry, having a commercial water softener is just […]

Recent Water Softening Equipment Installations

At Kinetico San Antonio, our commercial and residential water softening equipment installations range from single occupant homes all the way to systems with a demand as high as 100 gallons per minute. We also work with a lot of families that are on private well water, generally outside the city. In some of these instances, we […]

Average Water Usage Exceeds 100 Gallons a Day in the U.S.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports average water usage among Americans to be 80 to 100 gallons of water a day. Ridiculous, right? Not so much when you break it down. Here’s how somebody could easily reach that amount on a given day. Meet Lucy. She’s a 27-year-old homeowner in San Antonio with a 9-5 office […]

Water Softeners Explained – How Does a Water Softener Work?

If hard water has you down, you aren’t alone. Most of the country – 85% of U.S. homes – suffers from hard water, which is defined as having more than 17.1 milligrams of minerals per liter, commonly magnesium and calcium in San Antonio. Hard Water vs Soft Water – What’s The Difference? If you’re in […]

The Truth About Hard Water Negative Effects

The Edwards and Trinity Aquifers may be natural treasures, but unfortunately the minerals in our tap water are not. If hard water hair damage doesn’t bother you, maybe you’ve noticed your coffee tastes differently when made with tap water (gross!). You’ll find no shortage of hard water negative effects in San Antonio. Here are some […]

Natural Bridge Caverns and Hard Water

Hey, San Antonians! How many of you have been to our very own Natural Bridge Caverns? We took a trip recently to tour this amazing underground world. You hear us talk about hard-water buildup everyday, but I don’t think we’ve ever had a better example than this. Each and every one of the massive stalactites […]

Five Myths About Water Softeners

(The following is a guest post from Sharla Gottesman, the marketing director of American Water in Round Rock. She’s taking a look at some of the most common myths associated with soft water and water softeners.) Myth #1: I don’t have hard water in my home. Statistically speaking, there’s a good chance this isn’t the […]