Kaitlyn Schott

By: Kaitlyn Schott on August 26th, 2021

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Flow-Tech: What It Is and How it Saves You Cash

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If you live in Southern California, you have naturally occurring hard water. Hard water can cause scale that blocks your pipes, builds up on your fixtures, and damages your skin and hair. Given enough time, this scale can wreck everything in its path. 

Don't lose hope, though! There is a way to stop hard water's path of destruction with water filtration.

At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer many water filtration options to our Los Angeles customers. While you can get a water softener to fight scale buildup, we've found some homeowners dislike the slick feeling it gives the water. So what can you do if you don't want hard water ruining your things, but you also don't want slippery feeling water?

Consider getting a water conditioner like Flow-Tech.

By the end of this post, we promise that you'll know what Flow-Tech is, what it can do, and how it saves you money.


What's Flow-Tech? The Water-Softener Alternative


Let's go with the flow. What's Flow-Tech, and what does it really do?

Flow-Tech is a whole-home anti-scale device that can work with tankless or traditional water heaters. Flow-Tech connects to your water heater and main waterline. The device uses low-level frequencies to make the minerals in hard water temporarily stick to each other instead of your pipes or your body.

Let's simplify this definition with an example. I like to think of it like this:

Flow-Tech's frequencies work like those little science experiments we did back in grade school. It's like when we played with magnets and sewing needles to make a DIY compass. Rubbing the magnet against the needle temporarily magnetized it, making it stick to certain things.

In Flow-Tech's case, the low-level frequencies would be the "magnet," temporarily making the minerals in the water stick together. These harmless minerals then wash down the drain.



What Can Flow-Tech Do?


Okay, so buildup washes away, but what does that mean for you? In layman's terms, Flow-Tech:

  • Prevents calcium buildup - Flow-Tech's anti-scaling abilities prevent scale buildup from developing. So, your appliances last longer and are more efficient.

  • Breaks apart previous buildup - That's right! If you're late to the anti-scale party, a Flow-Tech unit can get rid of scale already built up in your pipes.

  • Works without adding stuff to water - Flow-Tech works without adding any salt or chemicals to your water.

  • Works without removing stuff from water - Flow-Tech doesn't remove good minerals like calcium and magnesium from your water. Removal of these minerals causes that slick feeling from water softeners.

All these points mean Flow-Tech can protect your things while fighting hard water.

Scale buildup in pipes caused by hard water


How Can Flow-Tech Save Me Cash? 

Due to Flow-Tech's hard water fighting abilities, it can save you some serious cash in the long run. And who doesn't like some extra spending money?

Flow-Tech can save you money because it:

  • Works efficiently - Flow-Tech only requires a small amount of energy to work, less than a night light.

  • Reduces cleaning time - Since Flow-Tech keeps gross soap scum from sticking to your body, you will get cleaner faster and use less soap. The same goes for your clothes.

  • Extends the life of household items - Hard water can damage anything that comes into contact with it. Having a Flow-Tech protects your possessions from breaking down fast.

To expand on our last point, we've made a table below to show you what items Flow-Tech can protect:

Flow-Tech can extend the life of these things

Are you surprised by some of these? Not only can hard water clog up your fixtures, but it can also etch into glass doors and cups, making them appear cloudy. If that happens and you're either moving or hate the sight of hazy glass, your best option is to replace them.

Note: There is a way to save glass objects etched by hard water, but it takes a lot of time, know-how, and tools. If the etching is too deep, however, the glass object may be a lost cause.



What's Next?


Now that we've gone over the basics of a Flow-Tech system and how it can save you money, we want to show you just how hard your water can be. The U.S. Geological Survey website has a fantastic Map of Water Hardness in the United States so you can get a general idea of how hard your water can be. 

Want to know exactly how hard your water is? Check out our article on testing your water here.

Are you interested in learning about other water filtration options? Read these articles from our learning center so you can make a well-informed decision that's best for you:


Talk to your plumber about water treatment and Flow-Tech today, or if you're in LA, give Monkey Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Air a callWe can help you get a detailed report on what's in your water so that you can make an informed decision.

Remember! There's no one size fits all option for water treatment. There's only the best fit for you.