Don’t be fooled by other water conditioning companies. They may know how to talk the talk, but in the end their products just can’t compare. We not only offer top-of-the-line products, but also have a personable team to back them up. From your first free water consultation through the installation of your new water system, we’ll be there for you. We’ll keep you informed throughout the entire process.
This is the true story of a Twin Cities resident, similar to you. This particular customer lives in Rosemount, MN. They called us regarding their current salt-free water softener that was installed by another company only a few months ago. After careful inspection, we made the recommendation for this family to upgrade to a top-of-the-line Kinetico water softener. Other brands on the market today don’t compare to the quality of Kinetico, as is demonstrated in this example. If you go with another brand, you may be left dissatisfied.
It’s easy fall into the trap of a smooth talking salesperson. At Haferman Water Conditioning, we don’t have any of those. We don’t do gimmicks and we don’t try to slide one past you. We are looking out for you. We don’t look at any of our customers as just another sale. We’re your friends and neighbors, and we genuinely want to improve your water quality.
The best way to choose a new product for your home is by educating yourself. Contact one of our knowledgeable team members to fully discuss your options. You can make smarter purchasing decisions when you’re well-informed. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with timely and accurate information.
Are you looking to upgrade the water softener in your home? Give us a call at 952-894-4040 or contact us online.
There are some changes on the horizon for plumbing products and materials. Starting on Jan. 14, 2014, it will be against the law for anyone to sell or use materials (like plumbing pipes, fixtures and fittings) that do not meet the requirements of the newly revised federal definition of “lead-free.” Thanks to the amendments to the Federal Safe Water Drinking Act (known as the SDWA), the definition of “lead-free” has been clarified to mean that not more than 8% lead content means “not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures.”
The entire state of Minnesota will be affected by this law, so all plumbing products and materials sold in this state for drinking water systems will be covered. There are some exceptions to this law: any water system that is not used as a source of drinking water for humans is not covered. But if people can safely drink out of the source, it is now required by law to meet the new definition of “lead-free.”
We here at Haferman Water have been staying up-to-date on these and other regulations and laws. We want to be sure we offer our customers only the best products and services, and we want to be sure that we follow every single state and federal law or regulation. You can be sure that our plumbing products meet these standards set forth by the federal government (and any other federal or state laws that might apply). We want our customers and their families to be safe and not have to worry about lead any time they drink water.
If you have any questions about this new law, or if you need our services for any problem you might be having, it’s easy to get in touch with us! Just give us a call at (952) 894-4040 or use our online form.
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service of Bloomington MN wrote this guest post.
As a home inspector, it’s our job to pay attention to everything that’s inside a home. This means deep, thorough looks at every nook and cranny and appliance. Recently, we’ve been inspecting more and more homes with water softeners. We get asked what we look for and at when it comes to water softeners. Here are a few things we pay attention to:
This is the biggest thing that will call our attention. A water softener is usually maintained by the homeowner, and a lack of maintenance can lead to breaks and other issues.
When your system is installed, it should include a thorough screening of plumbing quality, repairs and maintenance before it’s turned on. Your pipes need to be free of corrosion and clogs, and checked for major breakage. Additionally, you need to have proper insulation installed before the softener. Every aspect of your water system will be investigated and diagnosed for any maintenance issues. It’s important to note we’ll also look at gas lines for your water heater.
We recommend creating a five-year budget for water softener installation. Professionals will need to consider all aspects of issues associated with installation, so a budget is essential. And once you find everything to be in order, your water softener should be able to provide you with ferrous-free and hard-mineral free water for many years to come.
The knowledge, skill and experience required to follow these “tips” varies; if you are in doubt as to your ability to properly and safely implement these suggestions, call a qualified professional first. Every home appliance and system is different as are the problems that can affect them. Accordingly, the above-referenced tips are meant only as suggestions to be considered for the listed problems. AmeriSpec cannot be responsible for any damages arising from any actions taken pursuant to tips provided herein. This list is not exhaustive and other remedies may be needed in addition to those listed above.
On Oct. 4, the Minnesota Water Quality Association (MWQA) held an educational seminar that allowed the more than 70 attendees to earn state credits, required for water conditioning professionals. Haferman Water Conditioning had eight licensed staff members in attendance. It is now required by the state of Minnesota that anyone who installs or services water conditioning equipment, be licensed. In addition, to retain the license, professionals must earn continuing education units (CEU) every licensing cycle.
Minnesota State Water Conditioning Certification
Water conditioning professionals are required by the state of Minnesota to complete training, have experience and pass an exam. Before a candidate is able to apply for the exam, they must have at least six months of experience in water conditioning installations and service. Once the exam is passed, they will become officially licensed by the state. This license needs renewed annually. There are even more rigorous requirements for those wishing to be a water conditioning contractor. Water conditioning professionals are required to carry their license with them on all job sites.
Minnesota Water Quality Association
The MWQA is a professional trade association in the water quality improvement industry. It strives to upgrade both industry standards and the professionals within the industry. It provides educational classes, ethics programs, information and certifications. Member can become certified through the organization, as well. The organization provides many other opportunities to members.
What does all this mean for you? It means more qualified professionals. Ask to see a water quality specialists’ license.
If you need a licensed water conditioning professional, give us a call today at 952-894-4040 or contact us online.
Recently, we’ve installed a number of complete Kinetico home water systems. We have installed them in new and old homes alike. In this blog, we’re going to cover some of the installations we’ve preformed.
Complete Home Water System in New Home Construction Projects
The benefits of a complete home water system may seem obvious to us, but as a new home builder, you have a lot of things to take into consideration. You may be more concerned with how the faucets are going to look, as opposed to the water that’s going to be coming out of them. We don’t blame you, but you have a distinct advantage. You have the opportunity to have clean, pure drinking water for the entire time you’re living in the home. Those who move into an older home have to take whatever system was previously installed.
This family had a new home built in Prior Lake MN and took advantage of this opportunity. They had a complete Kinetico home water system installed. Now, they’ll be able to get a jump start on healthy water habits from day one.
Outfitting an Existing Home with a Complete Home Water System
Just because you didn’t have a complete home water system installed when you built your home or the home you moved into doesn’t have one doesn’t mean it’s too late! You still have the opportunity to upgrade at any time. You’ll notice the difference after you have a new water system installed.
Like this family in Prior Lake MN found out, we can be very creative in installing a complete home water system. We found just enough space in the crawl space to install the non-electric Kinetico water softener and reverse osmosis drinking water system.
Are you in need of a complete Kinetico home water system? Give us a call today at 952-894-4040 or request a free quote online.
We’re at it again! We just can’t help ourselves from upgrading water systems all around the Twin Cities. The calls keep rolling in and we keep rolling out the clean, fresh water. There’s nothing like working with a local company with reputable representatives like Haferman Water Conditioning. We really like to get to know you as a homeowner or a business owner before we install your high quality Kinetico system. We love helping to improve the water quality in our community, one property at a time. In this blog, we’re going to cover one such local business who had a water softener installed by our team.
Soft Water Benefits to Restaurant Owners
There are many industries that can benefit from soft water, and the restaurant industry is one of them. There are many aspects involved in the day-to-day operation of a restaurant that rely on water. From food preparation to hand-washing, the front and the back of the kitchen can be improved by the use of soft water. Here is a list of just some ways a water softener can enhance Twin Cities restaurants:
- Fewer spots on dishes and utensils
- Less soap and cleaners needed to clean dishes successfully
- Reduced energy required to heat water
- Extends the life of appliances dependent on water
- Reduces scale buildup on plumbing fixtures
- May help to lower utility bills
- Easier on the skin of those who wash hands frequently
We recently installed a water softener system at a Mexican restaurant in Prior Lake MN. Now this business will reap all the benefits above, and then some! A water softener from Kinetico is always a good choice, especially if the current system is old and outdated. In practically no time, this restaurant gained much softer water.
If you own a restaurant and you need to install a water softener, give us a call today at 952-894-4040 or request a free quote online.
Installing Kinetico water systems around the Twin Cities is all in a day’s work for the team at Haferman Water Conditioning. We love meeting new families and business owners who have decided to make the switch to better water. In this blog, we’re going to feature a few of our most recent projects. These local homes are still enjoying all the health benefits of water, just in a cleaner and purer way.
Parade of Homes House #99
We’re extremely excited for the Parade of Homes of the Twin Cities that started this past weekend. The Parade of Homes is a showcase of new and newly remodeled homes all around the Twin Cities. Local contractors, home builders and remodelers have the opportunity to display their fine work to those looking for a new home, or those looking to remodel. The showcase runs throughout Sept. 29. For specific dates and times, please visit their website.
We installed a Kinetico system in home #99. This newly constructed home already has all the benefits that come along with a high-quality Kinetico system. Whoever is lucky enough to own this house will enjoy all the benefits of soft water.
Minnetrista Home Before & After
This home in Minnetrista had a number of brand new, high quality Kinetico water systems installed. First, we replaced their single-tank electric water softener with a non-electric Kinetico water softener. A water softening system provides a wealth of benefits. This family will now enjoy spot-free dishes, softer skin and have better performance on their water-using appliances.
We also installed two reverse osmosis systems in this home. They now have one in their main and lower level kitchens. A reverse osmosis system cleans and purifies water. This household will always have sparkling water on tap, free of impurities.
Ready to install a Kinetico water system in your home? Call us today at 952-894-4040 or request a consultation online.
We’re here with an update for you! The team at Haferman Water Conditioning has been busy over the last couple of months and we wanted to share some of our recent projects with you. Enjoy!
New Prague Business: Arsenic Reduction
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, arsenic is a semi-metal element that is tasteless and odorless. It can cause many health problems in humans, including cancer. It has been linked to bladder, lung and skin cancers, among others. Some less serious, but still distressing, side effects include nausea, partial paralysis and blindness. Arsenic can seep into your water supply from natural deposits or common industrial practices. If your home or business tests positive for arsenic, it is imperative you get it taken care of right away.
In this New Prague business, we installed an Arsenic Guard Filtration System, which helps with whole-building arsenic reduction. There are also options available for those only wishing to reduce the level of arsenic in their drinking water, as opposed to their entire water supply. If your water has tested positive for arsenic, call us today and we’ll find the perfect Kinetico system to meet your needs.
Prior Lake Home: Iron Reduction
The Minnesota Department of Health states iron is the fourth most abundant mineral on earth. It can leave pale yellow or red stains in your bathtub, toilets, sinks and other plumbing fixtures. Iron can find its way into your water supply after heavy rains or snow melts. It can encourage the growth of certain bacteria, as they require iron to thrive. These types of bacteria can cause health issues in people if they are ingested. Though its primary effect is purely cosmetic, it is still wise to reduce an overabundance of iron in your water.
This home in Prior Lake MN received an iron reduction system to reduce the stains left on their outdoor hardscape fixtures that feature water. If you notice any staining in or around your home, the culprit could be high iron levels. We can perform a free analysis of your water and install a system to meet your needs.
Do you need a free water analysis? Then call us today at 952-894-4040 or Fill Out Our Online Form.
At Haferman Water Conditioning, we’ve been busy providing Minneapolis and St Paul with soft water! No home or business is safe. We’ve been from Inver Grove Heights to Shorewood to Lakeville and beyond. We are proud to provide our customers with the top-of-the-line Kinetico water softeners, which perform like no other! We love getting out on the road and meeting new people. We often hear from customers how much they appreciate our clean and professional-looking work. Not to mention the great feedback we hear about the water softeners themselves.
For those living in the Twin Cities, water softeners can change your entire water experience. Softer water means no more calcium or magnesium build-ups, better cooking and better showering! Local businesses can also benefit from softer water. Don’t take our word for it; try it for yourself, like these Minnesota and St Paul homes and businesses did.
Eagan MN Kinetico Water Softener Installation
When you choose a local Minnesota and St Paul water softener installer, like these customers did, you deal directly with people who live and work in your communities. They are your friends and neighbors, and you work with a close-knit, responsible and dedicated team.
This family installed a non-electric Kinetico water softening system. Now, they can reap the benefits of soft water every day.
Sola Salons Minnesota in Burnsville MN
Sola Salons Minnesota leases salon studios to beauty professionals in Minnesota. The benefits of soft water for hair and hand washing are spectacular. Soft water leaves hair and hands feeling cleaner, while the minerals found in hard water can leave hair feeling straw-like and lifeless. So, for Sola Salons Minnesota, a Kinetico water softener was an obvious choice!
We frequently post photos of our recent projects on our Facebook Page, so keep checking back for more!
Want your home or business to be our next stop? Give us a call at 952-894-4040 or Request a Free Estimate.
Haferman Water Conditioning is now selling three new series of water softeners by Kinetco Home Water Systems. They are the Premier Series, Signature Series and Essential Water Softeners, top of the line water softeners with individual benefits. Twin Cities water softeners help residents to get softer water.
Kinetico water softeners are powered by water flow instead of electricity, making them an economical and energy-efficient choice. Dual-tank systems are capable of providing soft water to households around the clock because even if one tank is regenerating, the other one can pump out soft water. If you have questions about how these water softeners operate, call Haferman Water Conditioning, your local Twin Cities water softener professionals.
The Premier Series water softener is fit with an AccuDial, which allows the water softeners to be personalized to each home and adjusted for precise water flow. This tank is geared for homes with larger plumbing needs because they offer a generous flow rate. The Twin Cities water softener professionals at Haferman Water Conditioning are capable of installing this type of tank in almost any Twin Cities home.
The Signature Series water softener is able to monitor water usage in households and regenerate – or clean itself – only when needed. This system is worry free because it will be able to calculate when it needs to regenerate, which may only be every couple of days if water consumption is low.
Twin Cities water softener experts recommend Kinetico’s Essential Series of water softeners for the basic hard water challenges. With the conveniences of the other two new water softeners, it’s back in action due to minimal regeneration time.
If you’re ready to purchase one of these new water softeners, call your local Twin Cities water softener professionals us today at 952-894-4040 or fill out our online form for a free estimate.