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What Are Common Issues With Solar Water Heaters?

By Jason | October 8, 2021

Solar water heaters for your home or business have many benefits, from free energy to a reduced carbon footprint. Just like any appliance, problems can come up and they can start to become less efficient or stop working all together.  Don’t get discouraged if you find that your solar water heater starts malfunctioning. The benefits … Read more

Is It Time To Replace Your Home Water Filter?

By Jason | October 4, 2021

Not only does having refreshing, filtered water taste great but many of your home appliances and systems rely on having quality water running through them to provide and enhance their performance. Therefore, if you have a home water filter connected, you want to know that it’s doing its job properly. But when something tastes off, … Read more

Water Bill Keep Increasing? Here’s Why.

By Jason | October 1, 2021

Has this happened to you? You’re sitting at the kitchen table paying your monthly bills and you discover one of your bills is way more expensive than you are used to. Now you must become your own brand of utilities-private-detective to figure out why and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. A water … Read more

How Can A Water Softener Save You Money?

By Karen | September 17, 2021

While the hard water in your home may not be harmful to your health, it could be costing you hundreds of dollars every year. Investing in a water softener improves your home’s water quality and pays for itself over time with savings on water usage. Today, we will go over all of the ways a … Read more

Top 5 Causes of Low Water Pressure and How to Fix Them

By Karen | September 13, 2021

Good water pressure was once a luxury, but has become a necessity. After a long day of work, nothing feels quite like taking a hot shower or bath to relax. Having low water pressure is something we don’t really think of until something happens and we are left with a sad little drip on our … Read more

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

By Karen | September 9, 2021

When we think of water, we imagine clear, beautiful streams of crystal clear refreshment…not stinky eggs. So, it is a definite surprise when you fill a glass from the tap, tilt up to take a sip to get a big whiff of rotten eggs.  But why does your water smell and taste like that, and … Read more

Hard Water vs Soft Water – How Do They Differ and Which Is Better?

By Karen | July 30, 2021

When you turn on your faucet to wash your hands or to take a shower, does it take a while for the soap to come off? Are there rings of sediment surrounding your tub? Hard water makes itself known in a few ways, whereas soft water prevents the issues hard water can cause. Knowing the … Read more

What is Water Purification and Why is it Important?

By Karen | July 20, 2021

When you turn on your faucet to wash your hands or to take a shower, does it take a while for the soap to come off? Are there rings of sediment surrounding your tub? Hard water makes itself known in a few ways, whereas soft water prevents the issues hard water can cause. Knowing the … Read more

Hard Water: How Can It Affect Us And Is It Safe For Drinking?

By Karen | July 16, 2021

The water you use comes from the city’s piping system or ground water/well, depending on where you live. As it travels through the ground to your home, the water picks up certain minerals that are kept in the water that streams out of your faucet. The terms “hard water” and “soft water” may sound familiar … Read more