Evaluation of Alternatives to Domestic Ion Exchange Water Softeners | 08/14/12

"Salt Free Water Softener" is a term widely used when researching water softener alternatives. This marketing phrase is incorrect, dishonest, and unethical. There is no such thing as a salt free water softener. The definition of soft water is removing calcium and magnesium (hardness) from the water. The only way to remove hardness from the water is with the tradtional ion exchange process using sodium or potassium chloride.

There is, however, alternatives to water softening that prevent hardness from forming and sticking to your pipes and appliances. It is a completely different technology than water softening. Alternative treatments do not change the way the water taste or feels. They are stricly meant for scale control. The following case study evaluates the different types of alternative treatments.

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Solar Water Heaters eligible for 30% Tax Credit | 05/11/11 Energy Efficient Tax Credits
Consumers who install solar energy systems (including solar water heating) can receive a 30% tax credit

Consumers who install solar energy systems (including solar water heating and solar electric systems), small wind systems, geothermal heat pumps, and residential fuel cell and microturbine systems can receive a 30% tax credit for systems placed in service before December 31, 2016; the previous tax credit cap no longer applies. Continued...

Americans Concerned About Water Quality | 03/16/11 Poll shows majority of Americans concerned about water quality
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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — More than half of Americans say they have concerns about the quality of their water as more people become educated about specific contaminants and take action in their homes.

Those are two findings from an independent survey released today at WQA Aquatech USA. The random sample survey, conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc., offers a look into Americans’ evolving attitude about their water, especially when compared to previous polls.

“We are seeing people become more educated about water issues and finding ways to ensure water quality for their families,” said Peter J. Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association, a not-for-profit trade organization that commissioned the survey.

San Antonio Water Shortage | 11/03/10 Water Shortage, Oh my!
San Antonio, TX - Ten Biggest American Cities That are Running Out of Water

24/7 Wall St. looked at an October 2010 report on water risk by environmental research and sustainability group Ceres. The water problem is worse than most people realize, particularly in several large cities which are occasionally low on water now and almost certainly face shortfalls in a few years. Bexar County, Texas, where San Antonio is located, possesses the highest rating given by the Natural Resources Defense Council with regards to water sustainability. This means that the area is at extremely high risk for water demand exceeding supply by 2050 if no major systematic changes are made. Continued...

Customer Service is ALIVE! Thank you, George Plumbing! | 07/14/10

San Antonio plumbers George Plumbing Company commended for wonderful customer service on My San Antonio Word Up Blog.

Its always nice to hear that we make our customers happy!

"If you're like me, you miss good customer service.  You wish for it, you hope for it, and when you get it, you are enthralled!

 Such is my state today. Continued...

George Plumbing featured in WC&P International | 02/16/10

Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine (WC&P) has been the voice of professional excellence in POU/POE water treatment for one half a century. Each month they select one company from around the country to be featured as the spotlight dealer. 

George Plumbing Company was selected Feburary 2010 spotlight dealer of the month.

"George Plumbing Company, Inc. was established in 1947 by George F. Saliba. He began his career as a plumber in 1920 in San Antonio, Texas. With only $200, a panel truck, and tons of courage, he started his business.

George's primary focus was residential and light commercial plumbing repairs. He built a large and dedicated customer base by offering consistent, high quality service. Many of those customers are still with the company today and have been for over 60 years.

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Residential Water Pressure Regulating Valves | 12/01/09 Residential Water Pressure Regulating Valves
Water-related damage causes millions of dollars of losses each year in the United States.

Insurance companies report that water-related losses totaled $1.7 billion between 1997 and 2001. Based on survey data, the average cost of a water damage claim in 2001 was $4,730, up from $2,537 in 1997, nearly doubling in four years Continued...

The Dr. Oz Show, Is Your Water Safe? | 11/02/09 Living in the US we are not accustomed to worrying about the safety of the water coming out of our taps. That's because state and federal standards are in place that help safeguard public drinking water. Still, while the US is among the safest water in the world, tainted water can enter our bodies when we drink, bathe, cook, launder and play - sometimes with catastrophic consequences Continued...

$1,500 Tankless Water Heater Rebate | 10/26/09

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The Federal Government is providing a tax credit for energy efficient home improvements, and a tankless water heater qualifes! The tax credit will be 30% of the total installation cost up to $1,500.00. Click on the yellow title to learn more...

George Plumbing Co. launches new Website | 10/08/09 Thank you. Thank you to everybody who helped make this website possible. To all of our friends, family, business partners and loyal customers.

Our website is designed to be visually appealing and educationally interactive. We have consolidated information from our product libraries and the internet, and made them convenient for you to do research finding the right product, for the right job, with the right company.

We will be posting regular blog entries on any news that has to do with the subject of water, as well as personal interest of our company, complete with news and events, company coupons and discounts.

Don’t forget to check out our water treatment section for product descriptions, videos and interactive 3D animations.

We sincerely look forward to taking care of all your water needs!

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