Learn More About Solon, OH Water
Kinetico Water Systems has been providing water treatment solutions for Solon, OH residents and businesses for over 30 years. While most homes in the area have a city water supply, both city water and well water supplies exist in Solon. City water in Solon is treated with chemical disinfectants to meet state and federal minimum regulations for contaminants. After it is treated, the water must travel through the water distribution system before it reaches your home for household use. Those with well water are solely responsible for their water treatment and water quality.
Why Does Your Water Quality Matter?
When most people think about water quality, they only think about the water they drink or cook with. The fact is that most of the water we use is not consumed, but used for tasks like cleaning dishes, washing clothes and bathing. If your water is not of good quality, you could be introducing problems to your water pipes, water-using appliances and even yourself in time. To learn more about the quality of your water, schedule a water test.
A local Kinetico water specialist will come to your home to test the water at the source. Once they have the water test results they will explain water treatment solutions to you and how they can improve your life.
Common Water Problems in Solon, OH
These water problems are common to Solon, OH water, but they may not affect your home or business.
Most water in Solon, OH comes from the municipal water supplier, Cleveland Water. To learn more about the quality of your city water you can review the 2020 Cleveland Water Water Quality Report. Solon also has water that is supplied by private wells. In Solon, regardless of where your water comes from we typically see water problems like hard water, high levels of chlorine and unwanted stains.
When water travels through the ground, it picks up minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals dissolve in water and make water hard. Hard water can cause problems for both you and your home. If your water is even slightly hard your water-using appliances can be damaged by scale buildup shortening their lifespan. Hard water also stains sinks and showers and leaves hard water spots on dishes and silverware. It can also affect you. Your skin can dry out when you bathe and wash your hands. Your hair can become dull and brittle, causing it to tangle and become more difficult to manage.
Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon. If your water measures at one grain per gallon of hardness, it is hard. Water 10 grains per gallon or more is considered very hard.
Water Hardness Table
|Grains per Gallon (gpg)||Milligrams per Liter (mg/L)||Water Classification
(Water Quality Association)
|1 - 3.5||17.1 - 60||Slightly Hard|
|3.5 - 7.0||60 - 120||Moderately Hard|
|7.0-10.5||120 - 180||Hard|
|10.5 +||180 +||Very Hard|
If you suspect that your water is hard, the best solution for you and other home's in Solon may be a Kinetico Premier Series Water Softener. A water softener replaces the hardness ions in hard water with softer sodium ions. You will see and feel the benefits of soft water for you and your home. Learn more about how water softeners work and the benefits of soft water.
Find Out How Hard Your Water Is
Since the 1850s, chlorine has been used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the pipes that transport it. Chlorine is also the disinfectant of choice for Cleveland Water and often for well water users too. Although chlorine in water is essential at the treatment plant and in the water distribution system, it is no longer necessary once the water reaches your home.
Chlorine plays an important role in disinfecting water, but its benefits come at a price. Chlorine tastes and smells bad. It dries skin and hair, fades clothes (bleach is made of chlorine) and can dry out the rubber seals in appliances, shortening their lives.
To get rid of the chlorine taste and smell in your drinking water we suggest installing our K5 Drinking Water Station. With the multi-stage filtration and modular filter set-up, the K5 is highly effective at removing chlorine as well as reducing contaminants in your water.
We also offer whole-home chlorine removal like our Dechlorinator to reduce the impact of chlorine throughout the home.
Remove the Chlorine From Your Water
Another common water problem we see in Solon is stains caused by water. Stains can be caused by several water problems, but in Solon we most often see hard water stains and scale buildup, or reddish-orange and brown stains caused by iron and manganese.
Typically you cannot see these water problems until the water evaporates and leaves a stain on your sinks, showers clothes or in some cases your hair. If you notice stains on your kitchen and bathroom fixtures, showers and tubs or when your clothes come out of the washing machine you should schedule a water test with our Solon area water specialist. They can test your water and tell you exactly what is causing the stains.
Kinetico has several water treatment solutions to help with stains caused by water. If there is iron in your water causing reddish-orange stains we have iron filters to get rid of them. If your stains are scale buildup and hard water spots a Premier Series Water Softener is the solution to your water problems.
Find Out What's Causing Your Water Stains