Kinetico Partners with Mike Holmes to Build Water Quality Awareness

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Kinetico Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of quality water systems, is pleased to announce its partnership with Mike Holmes, professional builder, contractor and television host with a reputation for “making it right.”  As a part of the Holmes-approved products family, Kinetico and its independent dealers will work with Mike Holmes to raise awareness about the need for better water.

With the growing number of consumers interested in water quality, Kinetico was looking to find a partner to help educate consumers about the importance of improving their water. Mike Holmes was a natural choice for Kinetico. “Mike looks for best-in-class, quality product solutions. He is committed to doing things right and improving lives with better water which all closely align with Kinetico’s values,” claims Beth Allison, Kinetico Marketing Director – North America.

“I’ve talked for years about building better, building smarter and today especially, about building healthier,” Holmes states. “Kinetico is the perfect fit for what I do. I want people to be aware of what’s in their homes and how to improve and protect these things, like their water.”

The HOLMES Approved Products program was designed to help homeowners choose products that support a healthy home and safety. Reports show that more and more consumers are concerned about the quality of the water they use and consume in their homes. As a part of the Holmes-approved family, Kinetico’s line of reliable and customizable water softeners, drinking water systems and specialty filters will be recognized for their ability to improve water quality for drinking and cooking, use around the home and in water-using appliances.

“I’ve noticed that many people ignore their water unless it’s causing a visible problem. But having good, clean water impacts the quality of their lives,” Holmes says. “More and more people seem to understand that and are interested in improving their water now. Kinetico can help.”

Quality Water Northwest serves the Washington and Idaho and is one of the 300 authorized, independent Kinetico dealers in North America offering Kinetico water softeners, drinking water systems and specialty water filters. Home and business owners in the Washington and Idaho area can request a free water analysis to learn more about their water and how to solve their water quality issues.


About Kinetico

Founded in 1970, Kinetico is a global manufacturer of water treatment systems for the residential, commercial and OEM markets. Recognized for their reliable, economical and sustainable approach to water treatment, Kinetico products are used and recommended by millions of people all over the world. Headquartered in Newbury, Ohio, Kinetico also has offices in Suwanee, Georgia; Temecula, California; Canada; France; Denmark; Belgium; Spain; the United Kingdom; and China. Further information is available at or

About Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes is a professional contractor and the host and creator of the hit TV series Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes and Holmes. He was named the Second Most Trusted Canadian by Reader’s Digest, Forbes’ Third Most Trustworthy Celebrity and the Eighth Most Trusted Public Name in America. After working in the building and renovation industry for more than 20 years, Mike Holmes was asked to develop and host his first television series, Holmes on Homes, which became an international success and broke ratings records, solidifying Mike’s career in television. With more than 30 years’ experience as a licensed contractor, Mike Holmes has been able to use television as a tool to help educate homeowners including how to manage a renovation, what to look for in contractors, the right products for the right job and proper home repair and maintenance.





Why Purchase a Kinetico Home Water Filtration System

Clean water is vital to your health for drinking, showering, and cooking your food. Most people today drink chlorine-treated water that still contains harmful bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants. Water, like oxygen is crucial to maintain life. Every person needs to have enough water each day for the body to function effectively.

Water from your tap may not be pure, despite passing through a water treatment facility. It is because it is easy for water to pick up contaminants after it has left the water treatment facility. The situation is the same if the water is stored in a private well. A good way to ensure that you will have a good supply of clean and pure water in your home is to install a Kinetico home water filtration system.

Filtering your water removes bacteria, heavy metals and chemicals from the water. The safest and simplest solution is to use filtered water by investing in an advanced Kinetico home water filtration system.

Benefits you will get from filtering your water:

  1. Have safer drinking water anytime. When you filter your water, you are ensured that you have healthy drinking water, compared to the bottled water and tap water that comes straight from the water treatment plants in your municipality.
  2. Protect the environment. There were 50 billion plastic water bottles bought in the U.S last year. However, only 38% were recycled, with the remainder ending up in landfills.
  3. Minimize aggravation of skin conditions. Substances such as heavy metals, fluoride and chlorine in the water can aggravate skin conditions.  This includes psoriasis and eczema, especially in children.
  4. Cost Savings. If you are currently buying bottled water, you’ll realize a big savings from installing a water filter at home.
  5. Reduce plumbing repair bills. You can reduce plumbing repairs, and cut your repair bills when you use filtered water. Heavy metals, minerals and chemicals in unfiltered water can cause damage to your plumbing system.
  6. Enhance disaster preparedness.  If a sewer line bursts near your house, it can cause water contamination. However, you will be protected in you have an advanced home water filtration system installed for the whole house.
  7. Save on soap. An advanced home water filtration system acts in the same way as a water softener. This will help you to use less soap to clean your body, your dishes and your clothes.
  8. Improve the taste of drinking water. Water filters remove elements that cause drinking water to have an unpleasant taste and smell, such as lead, chlorine and bacteria. Home water filtration system will improve the overall purity, taste and smell of your drinking water.
  9. Reduce risk of gastrointestinal diseases. Several parasites can be found in the water and many microscopic organisms live in sources of water that have not been treated properly.
  10. Remove soap scum and deposits on clothes. Over time, the chemicals in unclean tap water will leave deposits on clothes, causing them to smell differently. It also can lead to rashes and allergies. Likewise, unclean water causes soap scum buildup on your dishes, your clothes and your bathroom.

Now that you know the benefits of using a Kinetico home water filtration system, there should no longer be any reason for you to drink unfiltered water. Call Quality Water Northwest today for a FREE Consultation. (509) 327-1433

Uranium in Drinking Water

Uranium is a common naturally occurring and radioactive substance. It is a normal part of rocks, soil, air and water. Uranium occurs in nature in the form of minerals, but never as a metal. Uranium enters water by leaching from soil and rocks, or in releases from processing plants. Uranium has demonstrated toxic effects on human kidneys leading to their inflammation and changes in urine composition. Uranium can decay into other radioactive substances, such as radium, which can cause cancer with extensive exposure over a long period of time (U.S. EPA, 2013).

Contaminant In Water As Maximum Contaminant Level
Uranium (U) UO2(CO3)2-2
MCL* = 0.030 mg/L (or ppm)
MCLG** = zero mg/L (or ppm)WHO† Guideline = 0.030 mg/L
Sources of Contaminant Naturally occurring mineral
Potential Health Effects Kidney toxicity
Increased risk of cancer
Treatment Methods

Point-of-Entry (POE)


Point-of-Use (POU)

Strong Base Anion Exchange Resins (Cl form)
Reverse Osmosis
*Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology and taking cost into consideration. MCLs are enforceable standards.

**Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety and are non-enforceable public health goals.

WHO† – World Health Organization

Benefits of a Kinetico Water Softener

Benefits of a Kinetico Water Softener

Environmental Benefits:

• Water Softeners will extend the life of almost all household appliances that use water by up to 10 years (including coffee pots, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.)
• An added benefit of using a Kinetico system is you’ll go through a lot less salt and wastewater than electric systems tend to.
• Unbottled water is the most environmentally friendly drink you can consume. When people like the taste of their water more, they tend to increase the amount of water they drink and decrease the amount of sugary/caffeinated drinks they have.
• You’re able to use more “green” cleaning supplies because you won’t have to fight scale buildup with powerful and noxious chemical cleaners. Plus, you likely won’t have to clean as frequently if you have a water softener installed.

Financial Benefits:

• Clothes stay brighter and undamaged longer when being washed in a home with a water softener, so you won’t have to update your wardrobe at the expense of your wallet.
• Fixtures, sinks, faucets, and all glassware will appear fresh/new for significantly longer, limiting your need for replacements and remodels.
• Water softeners prevent scale buildup on heating elements in water tanks, shower heads, and dishwashers, saving energy production by 30-40%.
• Household appliances will last years longer than they would without a softening system, thus saving you money on replacements of expensive appliances.

Physical Benefits:

• Soft water allows for softer and cleaner hair and skin.
• Untreated hard water can lead to dry skin, itchiness, and damaged roots.
• No wear and tear on your body from intensive cleaning with high powered cleaning products.
• Having delicious soft water in the home makes people less likely to consume unhealthy beverages.

Now Hiring Water Treatment System Installers!

Now Hiring Water Treatment System Installers!

Hello loyal blog readers…

Today, Quality Water Northwest is beginning a campaign to find our newest water treatment system installer.

Do you love high quality water? Is proper hydration important to you? If you said yes, then congratulations! You might be right for a career with Quality Water Northwest.

What we’re looking for:

Someone with a strong work ethic

Someone who doesn’t mind waking up early

Someone who values integrity

Someone willing to train and learn

Someone willing to work full time

Intrigued? Give us a call at 509-327-1433 to schedule an interview.

Is Your Water Safe From Microscopic Invaders?

Is Your Water Safe From Microscopic Invaders?

Most people don’t know what kinds of bacteria and parasites could be lurking in their water supply. Here are four of the most common harmful microscopic invaders that infect people’s water supply.


Legionella is the bacteria responsible for Legionnaire’s disease, a sickness that primarily affects the lungs in a manner similar to the flu. People suffering the adverse affects of Legionella in their drinking water typically experience coughing fits and shortness of breath. The primary method of contracting Legionella related illnesses is through breathing contaminated water droplets, so make sure your water is safe with a free water test from Quality Water Northwest!


Salmonella is an easily transmittable sickness, often going from reptile pets to their owners. However, it can also be present in your water, and infect you through your water. Once infected, people tend to experience nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Remember: salmon are good to have in water, salmonella is not.

Giardia Lamblia

This is probably the scariest parasite on this list. Giardia Lamblia is highly contagious and can even be spread by people who are exhibiting zero signs of sickness! However, those who do show signs of sickness will likely be suffering from stomach cramps, fever, and diarrhea. The parasite is picked up by drinking unclean water.

E. Coli

You’ve heard of E. Coli before. But did you know you can get it from unclean water? E. Coli is a common form of bacteria that is found in animals digestion tracts. The bacteria makes its way into the water supply through storm runoff or insufficient treatment of waste water. Drinking water with E. Coli in it can lead to vomiting and severe stomach cramping.

As you can imagine, none of these pesky microscopic invaders are desirable to have floating around in your tap water. Quality Water Northwest recommends taking your water into a certified water testing lab if you have any reason to believe your water could be infected with these invaders. Feel free to contact us anytime for a free consultation to figure out what you need to do to have the highest quality water around!


The Health Benefits of Clean Water

The Health Benefits of Clean Water

Have you found yourself questioning whether you really want to drink your water? Is staying hydrated a daily battle? Is there something about your tap water’s taste, smell, or mouth feel that makes it unattractive?

Then you might need a Kinetico water filtration system, courtesy of Quality Water Northwest! We are happy to work with you to find the system that perfectly fits your home and budget. After all, water is one of the most important parts of our daily lives. Take a look at a few health benefits of consistent hydration.

  • Water prevents cotton-mouth and helps people to speak clearly.
  • Water is excellent for cardiovascular health.
  • Water keeps skin supple and soft.
  • Water helps muscles and joints work healthily.
  • Water keeps your internal temperature cool and balanced.

And these are just the tip of the iceberg! This doesn’t even include the increased happiness that comes from clean and delicious water. Keep in mind that our bodies are approximately 60% water-and losing as little as 2% can have serious negative effects. If you’re not enjoying your water, you are more likely to become dehydrated and experience all the negatives associated with that condition. So what are you waiting for? Contact Quality Water Northwest today, and get yourself booked for a FREE water test! At the end of our consultation, we’ll recommend a system that’s perfect for you, including a 10 year warranty!

Email with any questions you have about Kinetico products or Quality Water Northwest services. Or, if you’re ready for your FREE consultation, give us a call directly at 509-327-1433, and speak to a water professional today!

The Value of a Kinetico Water System

The Value of a Kinetico Water System

Quality Water Northwest is proud to exclusively sell Kinetico water systems.

Why? Because Kinetico has proven itself time and again to be the highest quality brand on the market.  In terms of amount of hardness removed per pound of salt utilized, Kinetico produces the most efficient water softeners  on the market.

Kinetico systems come with a 10 year warranty, so you know you’re getting a product that was built to last. On top of that, Quality Water Northwest is so confident in Kinetico products that we offer extended warranties for the majority of residential and commercial systems.

Kinetico has an impressive number of top-notch systems, so contact Quality Water Northwest to figure out which system is just right for you.

What makes Kinetico systems superior to other brands? Here’s what makes Kinetico water softeners stand out.

  • Most efficient system on the market, meaning most amount of hardness removed per pound of salt (the 650XP water softener is NSFNWQA certified as the most efficient system).
  • Uses minimal water to replenish what is lost in your softening system.
  • No electronic components (many electrical systems are only warrantied for one year).
  • Water is treated and turned soft before it interacts with the water softeners gears and pistons, saving them from unnecessary wear and tear.
  • Water is treated before it gets to the brine tank.
  • American made.
  • Each tank is refilled and backwashed with soft water.
  • City water applications come with a five-year Quality Water Northwest service warranty.
  • System comes with a manufacturer warranty of ten years, bumper to bumper, and Quality Water Northwest offers an additional eight-year warranty for city water applications. Water with high chlorine levels would require a dechlorinator.
  • No pressure loss beyond normal friction loss that would accompany any water system.

So, do you want one of these friendly systems to help you keep your home in excellent shape? Give Quality Water Northwest a call at 509-327-1433 to schedule a free consultation, including a water test!