Water Quality

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis is a process of forcing tap water through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving dissolved solids and other impurities behind. These impurities are rinsed away, resulting in clean, clear, great tasting water. This same process is used by many of the bottled water companies. If your water contains abnormally high mineral content, a reverse osmosis system may be recommended.

Water Softeners

When water is referred to as “hard” it simply means that it contains more minerals (calcium and magnesium) than ordinary water. Water hardness will typically be evident as white “chalky” deposits on hot and cold water fixtures, soap deposits/soap scum and rings around the bathtub. Hard water causes two problems.

The first problem is that it can cause “scale” to form on the inside of pipes, water heaters, tea kettles, etc. The calcium and magnesium precipitate out of the water and stick to the lining around them. The scale doesn’t conduct heat very well and it also reduces the flow through pipes. Eventually, pipes can become completely clogged. The second problem is that it reacts with soap to form a sticky scum and reduces the soap’s ability to lather. Since most of us like to wash with soap, hard water makes a bath or shower less productive. Hard water can make laundering clothing more difficult and requires the use of more soap when bathing and cleaning. To help prevent these problems, installation of a water softener may be in order. Contact us to get a quote for water softener services.

Iron Curtains

Does your water smell; do you have rusty or brown stains on your laundry, sinks, washing machine and plumbing fixtures? These stains cannot be removed by soaps or detergents. Bleach and alkaline builders (often sodium phosphate) can make the stains worse. Over time, iron deposits can build up in water heaters, pressure tanks, and plumbing, reducing your water pressure. An Iron Curtain system guards against a multitude of water problems. Imagine . . . no more iron taste or iron stains. No more sulfur smell; longer life for your appliances, water heater, and softener. Fresh, clean, great-tasting water can be yours again with an Iron Curtain filtration system.

Areas of Service

Why Choose Metropolitan Plumbing & Heating for Water Quality?

Since 1990, Metropolitan Plumbing & Heating has provided residential plumbing services to properties all across New York City. Take a look at the testimonials left by a few of our customers!

Metropolitan Plumbing & Heating offers its New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County) customers professional plumbing services at an unbeatable value. We offer a full range of plumbing and heating services, including 24-hour emergency plumbing and heating for those in critical need. All of their staff is committed to providing professional, honest and affordable service for every customer!