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How to Maintain Your Water Filtration System: Tips from Yakima Experts

By Karen | April 14, 2023

Water filtration systems are increasingly important for Yakima Valley homeowners that are reliant on well water for their daily use. While these systems are designed to last for a long time, regular maintenance is necessary to keep them functioning efficiently. The biggest problems we see in our maintenance calls are a result of homeowners neglecting … Read more

How is Hard Water Measured?

By Karen | March 7, 2023

Water hardness is a measure of the amount of dissolved minerals in water, mainly calcium and magnesium. These minerals are naturally occurring and are picked up as water passes through rocks and soil. Hard water is generally safe to drink and use for other purposes, but it can cause a variety of issues. Whether or … Read more

Why Filtration Systems are a Good Solution for Contaminated Groundwater in the Yakima Valley

By Karen | February 7, 2023

Groundwater is a crucial source of drinking water for those of us that call Yakima Valley home. Contamination of ground water can happen through a variety of sources and it’s important to monitor contaminate levels in your home’s drinking water and take action when needed. Elevated Nitrates Can Cause Health Issues One of the most … Read more

Do I Need a Reverse Osmosis System to go with my Water Softener?

By Karen | December 1, 2022

Perhap you’ve taken the first step and installed your water softener. Great job! However, impurities may remain in your water after being process by a water softener. By adding a reverse osmosis system alongside your water softern you can remove remaining impurities in your water. You can be ensured that your are providing perfect drinking … Read more

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