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How Do You Maintain a Water Softener?

By Karen | March 26, 2022

Your water softener requires regular maintenance to keep it running at top performance like any other household appliance. And with water continuously running through it, rust and other residues can build up if you don’t clean it and have it serviced regularly. This is especially true if you have hard water. Although you should regularly … Read more

Blue and Green Water Stains – What Do They Mean and Are They Dangerous?

By Karen | March 19, 2022

You may have noticed a yellowish-brown or dingy stain on your plumbing fixtures or the darker stains resulting from rust, but have you ever seen blue or green stains? These stains occur when the pH level of your water is too low. Although it’s a very common problem, you should get it resolved quickly to … Read more

Best Ways to Save Water During Summer (And Avoid a High Water Bill!)

By Karen | March 12, 2022

Did you know that 30% of the water used in U.S. households is used outdoors? In drier parts of the country, that number is even higher. Tasks such as filling your pool, washing your car, or watering your lawn, can cause a spike in your water bill during the summer months. Learning to conserve water … Read more

Pressure Tanks and Your Well System: What You Need to Know

By Karen | March 5, 2022

Having a modern well, whether for residential or commercial use is a convenient resource. It produces excellent-quality water, with little servicing.  The well system consists of different components such as a pressure tank, pressure switch, pump, and the well. The pressure tank has the primary purpose of storing water from the well, then distributing the … Read more

How to Know If You Need a Water Softener at Home

By Karen | March 2, 2022

Several factors influence the quality of your tap water, including where the water comes from, how it’s thoroughly cleaned, the location of your well or treatment center, the state of your city’s water delivery pipes, and so on. In many households, hard water, which contains plenty of minerals and can cause buildup in pipes, is … Read more

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