How is Hard Water Measured?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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