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Why You Should Invest in a Water Softener

By Karen | January 28, 2022

If you consistently have to rewash dishes and find an odd film develops on them out of the washer, you might have hard water. Hard water means that your home’s water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium, and other metals. Hard water is not dangerous and is common if your water comes from groundwater versus a public … Read more

What are the Most Common Problems with Reverse Osmosis Water Systems?

By Karen | January 26, 2022

If you think your drinking water tastes funky, it’s time to investigate. A reverse osmosis water system will solve that problem quickly. However, it’s important to be aware of the most common problems experienced with reverse osmosis systems and simple ways to eliminate them. Most reverse osmosis systems require little more than regular filter changes, … Read more

Water Filter vs. Water Softener: How Do They Differ and Which is Best for My Home?

By Karen | January 24, 2022

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to have the cleanest, healthiest water possible flowing through your taps. However, you might be unsure of the best way to achieve clean, good-tasting water in a way that works for your home and your budget. There are two options to consider to provide your home with clean, … Read more

Is Cloudy Tap Water Safe to Drink?

By Karen | January 10, 2022

You come home from a long run or a day working in the yard thirsty beyond compare, so you walk to the faucet to grab a nice refreshing glass of water, only to find your tap water is cloudy and very unappetizing. No one wants to drink opaque water when they are incredibly thirsty. While … Read more

How Do You Know When Your Water Softener Needs to be Replaced?

By Karen | January 7, 2022

Water softeners are a great addition to any home, as they not only help to remove certain minerals from your drinking water, they also leave your dishes sparkling every wash and keep your pipes from getting sediment buildup. The lifespan of a water softener can be lengthened or shortened by the care and maintenance it … Read more

What is the Difference Between Purified and Filtered Water

By Karen | January 4, 2022

Clean drinking water is crucial to our everyday health. Depending on where you live and how your tap water measures up, impurities like pathogens and pesticides have the potential to leak into drinking water and can cause a myriad of issues from an upset stomach to illnesses like E.coli and Legionnaires disease.  Since water is … Read more

How Do You Tell if Your Tap Water is Contaminated?

By Karen | December 13, 2021

Your tap water is one of the most-used things in your house. Whether we drink it, shower in it, wash clothes with it, or brush our teeth with it, it’s an essential part of our lives. This fact makes it important to know if and when our water is contaminated.  Modern water filters and water … Read more

Choosing the Best Reverse Osmosis System For Your Home – A Guide

By Karen | December 8, 2021

Doctors often say that if you want to be healthier, you should drink more water. Staying hydrated helps your body function the way it should, and helps flush toxins, keep your skin hydrated, and maintain healthy kidney function. However, not all drinking water is made equal. If you live in an area where this is … Read more

5 Water Contamination Signs & How a Whole House Water Refiner Can Help

By Karen | December 3, 2021

Water is our primary source for survival and is also vitally essential to our health and wellbeing. While these are well known facts, what’s hidden in the water you drink every day isn’t necessarily obvious. Whether you utilize private well water or municipally provided tap water, your water may include contaminants that can significantly affect … Read more