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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

Are Solar Water Heaters Worth It?

By Karen | February 28, 2022

Month after month of high heating bills may have you questioning your electricity usage and whether or not that old water heater of yours has outlived its usefulness. You’re not alone. Americans all over the states are opting to go solar and save on their monthly energy costs through renewable energy. Advantages of Using Solar … 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

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