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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

Is Soft Water Better for Your Hair?

By Karen | May 27, 2022

If you’ve been thinking of getting a water softener, more perks may be associated with your purchase than just fresher, softer water. For example, did you know that your hair can also benefit from soft water? Hard water contains minerals that make it difficult for soap to lather, meaning more products are needed to get … Read more

Which Salt is Best for Water Softeners?

By Karen | May 25, 2022

If you’ve recently purchased a water softener or want to optimize the one you have, choosing the right kind of salt for your water softener is essential. Unfortunately, it can be hard to determine which type of salt you should use with the various options available. Keeping salt in your salt-based water softener is a … Read more

Is It Safe For Pets to Drink Soft Water?

By Karen | May 23, 2022

Your four-legged friends likely have a water bowl sitting out so that they have constant access to water. But have you ever wondered if the soft water you provide them is safe? Hard water has a high level of dissolved minerals, mainly magnesium and calcium, and while these minerals are harmless, they can build up … Read more

Popular Misconceptions About Reverse Osmosis Water

By Karen | May 2, 2022

If you’ve been researching reverse osmosis systems before getting one installed in your home, you may have noticed articles and videos discussing the health and safety of reverse osmosis water. This information may have made you hesitant about getting a reverse osmosis system. The truth is that this information is misleading and inaccurate. Reverse osmosis … Read more

A Guide to Choosing the Best Water Softener for Your Home

By Karen | April 30, 2022

If you’ve been thinking of installing a water softener in your home, you’ve likely realized that there is no shortage of options, making it a tough decision. When shopping for a water softener, keep in mind that the manufacturer’s job is to make you feel like their product will solve your problems. But will it? … Read more

The Unseen Dangers of Water Pollution

By Karen | April 28, 2022

All living things need water. However, water pollution remains a significant problem. Groundwater systems can quickly become polluted by chemicals and other toxins, making the water unhealthy not only for drinking but also for cooking and bathing. People have even gotten sick by eating food (animals and plants) raised or grown using contaminated water. Most … Read more