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Do You Need a Water Filter at Home? Here’s How to Know

By Karen | August 13, 2022

Many people assume that their tap water is clean and healthy. However, even water that looks and tastes fine can contain impurities. Some of these impurities are harmless, but some can be toxic to humans or can damage fixtures and appliances. Many factors play into what kind of filtration system you need. For example, if … Read more

How Can Hard Water Affect Your Plumbing?

By Karen | August 11, 2022

If you’ve noticed a white residue on your drains and faucets, you may have hard water. Hard water is water that contains excessive amounts of minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium. These minerals build up through the water cycle and can be found in well water and city water. The more minerals present in the water, … Read more

Understanding the Difference Between a Water Softener and Water Conditioner

By Karen | August 8, 2022

Searching for the best water treatment system for your home can be confusing. There are so many treatment systems available, and it can be hard to determine which type of system is best for your needs. A couple of the most common types of treatment systems are water softeners and water conditioners. So how do … Read more

What Size of Water Pressure Tank Do I Need for my Well?

By Karen | July 12, 2022

Pressure tanks come in many different sizes. This is because household needs vary depending on your well’s depth, location, type of pump, and water use. So if you’re installing a new well or upgrading your current pressure, taking time to calculate which size pressure tank will work best for your well is vital to ensure … Read more

The Many Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Water

By Karen | July 12, 2022

You’ve heard the dangers of using contaminated water, and you want to do all you can to protect your family from the adverse effects of unclean water. If standard water filters don’t filter out enough lead and other contaminants, you may want to look into getting a reverse osmosis water system. Because of its high … Read more

The Effects of Hard Water on Your Laundry

By Karen | July 12, 2022

When you take your clothes out of the washer, you expect them to come out smelling fresh and clean and feeling soft and comfy. Sometimes you may have those extra dirty clothes that need a pre-treatment before washing, but most of the time, a regular wash cycle is good enough. However, if your clothes aren’t … Read more

A Guide to Maintaining Your Reverse Osmosis Water System

By Karen | June 24, 2022

A reverse osmosis (RO) system is a great way to ensure that your family has access to clean, delicious drinking water in your home. An RO system can protect your loved ones against toxic contaminants that not only cause smelly, bad-tasting water but have the potential to cause health problems to those drinking it. Since … Read more

Running Your Dishwasher With Soft Water: What You Need to Know

By Karen | June 24, 2022

Having soft water in your home has many benefits. It’s healthier, better for your hair and skin, and tastes better. And while you may know how soft water benefits you and your family, did you know that it can also extend the life of your appliances that use water? One of the appliances most affected … Read more

Hard Water’s Impact on Your Home Appliances

By Karen | June 13, 2022

Have you been having more problems with your appliances than usual? It may be time to take a look at your water supply. If you have hard water, that could be the cause. It may seem like the worst part of hard water is the annoying rust stains or limescale build-up it can leave on…everything. … Read more