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It's Your Water
36 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Repair It or Replace It?
In this podcast Mike and Denise discuss whether a softener, filter, UV or chemical feed system should be replaced or repaired. Show Notes Repair It or Replace It?
24 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Surviving the COVID Infected Supply Chain
Why is resin in short supply and costing more? Why don't we manufacture anion resin in the US? Cindy Gresham of Thermax discusses these topics from the manufacturer's point of view. She and Mike Urbans warn - Get Ready For Christmas Now! Show Notes Surviving the COVID Infected Supply Chain
16 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
OMG My Hair Turned Green!
Mike interviews Christine, co-owner of MVP Plumbing and former hair color specialist. Discover how poor water quality can affect hair color and why Christine is passionate about the water treatment industry. Show Notes OMG My Hair Turned Green!
20 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Is Your Filter Getting Enough Ozone in its Diet?
In this podcast Mike and Denise discuss the advantages of using ozone systems vs. other popular options such as chemical feed and air systems. Show Notes Is Your Filter Getting Enough Ozone in its Diet?
30 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
MetSorb® HMRG Powerful Metals Media
Mike and a special guest speaker, Bennett Buchsieb, discuss MetSorb® HMRG. MetSorb® is a unique adsorbent made of titanium oxide. Applications include arsenic, heavy metals and select radiologicals. Show Notes MetSorb HMRG Powerful Metals Media
24 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Are You Cheating Enough?
Mike discusses the various "cheat sheets" he uses when designing, troubleshooting or updating residential and commercial/industrial water treatment systems. Show Notes - Are You Cheating Enough?
20 minutes | May 20, 2021
Dare to Belong!
Is your company a member of a professional association? Are you a Certified Water Specialist? Mike and Candice Wentling of Certified Action https://www.certifiedaction.com/ discuss their experience and the benefits of joining the national Water Quality Association and regional associations. Show Notes Dare to Belong!
28 minutes | May 6, 2021
Cerapure 4U - New Filter Media for Iron, Manganese & Hydrogen Sulfide Removal
Get the details on a new media! Mike and Derek French of Wateropolis discuss Cerapure-MAC, a combination of manganese dioxide, lead free copper-zinc alloy, and carbon. It removes iron, manganese & hydrogen sulfide. Not only that - it's bacteriostatic and filters down to 10-micron. Show Notes Cerapure-MAC
28 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
What Tools Are In Your Toolbox?
In this episode Mike goes over a list of tools which every water treatment technician should have in the work truck. Show Notes - The Tool List
24 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Trouble in the Basement - Troubleshooting Water Filters
Michael discusses how to troubleshoot filters and how to deal with their idiosyncrasies.
31 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Trouble in the Basement Series - Troubleshooting Water Softeners
How do you troubleshoot a residential water softener? Listen to this podcast to brush up on your water softener trouble shooting skills. Add to the conversation and let us know if we've missed something! Download the Show Notes Trouble in the Basement - Water Softeners
27 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Getting Down with Anion Resin Part 2
In this episode Mike and Ted Begg, of Purolite Company, further the discussion about dealkalization. Show Notes Topics include: Boiler Feed Water Alkalinity Removing Alkalinity from Residential Water Chloride Removal Using Weak Acid Cation Resin Anion Capacity PRSM by Purolite
20 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Getting Down With Anion Resin Part 1
Mike and his guest, Ted Begg of Purolite Company, discuss why a pH shift occurs when treating water with strong base anion resin. Ted breaks down how and why this happens. Show Notes Get Down With Anion Part 1
27 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
When You're Hot You're Not!
If improperly applied, the media used to remove radiological contaminants from water can become radioactive! Mike discusses best practices when treating radiological contaminants from water. Show Notes When You're Hot You're Not!
26 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Setting The Organic Trap
Organic substances can have complex molecular structures making their removal from domestic water supplies a difficult and sometimes frustrating challenge. However, specialized anion ion exchange resins can be used to effectively remove the unwanted water stains, tastes and orders. Show Notes Setting The Organic Trap
26 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
What's Your Transition Position?
The employee shuffle - transitioning an employee to a new position! Mike interviews a well drilling employee who successfully transitioned from the well drilling rig to full time water treatment salesman. Listen to this frank conversation sprinkled with pearls of wisdom for employees and owners.
23 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Carp in the Bathtub
It's time to lighten up! Hear about some of the unusual, awkward, and funny situations which Mike, Denise and their customers have experienced over the years. Be prepared for a good laugh or two. Adult content.
31 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Is it High Capacity Resin or Not?
Of all the resins used in water treatment, cation or softener resins are, by far, the most popular. But it isn't one size fits all. Mike and Denise discuss the various types of cation and how they are applied. Fine mesh, crosslinking, shallow shell, uniform particle size, etc. Episode 18 Show Notes - Is it High Capacity Resin or Not?
21 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
You're Only As Good As Your Guts!
The least expensive component of a water system is the most critical component. The distributor tube system plays a vital role in the filtration and softening process. Using a poorly designed distributor system is like trying to drink through a cocktail straw rather than a standard size you might get with a cold drink. Show Notes - You're Only As Good As Your Guts
31 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Get Pumped Up!
In the water treatment business it’s almost impossible to avoid using chemical feed pump systems. We use them to feed chemicals to enhance treatment processes such as iron reduction or as a solo treatment like pH adjustment. Michael discusses some common pump technologies and simple application guidelines to keep you out of trouble. He explains why we like peristaltic pumps. Listen to the end - there is an offer for our US listeners! Show Notes Get Pumped Up!
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