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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

Understanding Water Refiner Systems

By Karen | July 12, 2021

Water is an important part of our everyday lives. From when we wake up to when we go to bed, water is featured in many of the activities we take part in, and is essential for our existence in several ways. Unfortunately, water does not start out clean and ready to consume in most areas … Read more

3 Signs Your Well Pressure Tank Needs Replacement

By Karen | July 10, 2021

More than 43 million people in the US (over 15%) use well water. That’s a lot of wells and a lot of issues can arise with how well water is pumped into your house. While modern wells in rural and suburban areas run great for many years without problems, issues can and do arise that … Read more

How to Know if You Need a New Pressure Tank

By Karen | June 2, 2021

It’s happened to all of us: our water pressure drops, leaving us with little or no running water, and our pressure tank is to blame. Does that merit calling a professional, or should you risk trying to fix it yourself? The problem is, pressure tanks are frequently very difficult to fix, and more often than … Read more

What Is a Water Softener and How Does It Work?

By Karen | May 31, 2021

Water is water. It’s all the same, right?  Not exactly.  Water can be considered hard or soft. Hard water leaves a mineral residue behind, and it can be particularly noticeable after washing your clothes. Hard water can also leave stains on light-colored clothing. You don’t need to live with hard water, nor do you want … Read more

Why You Need to Install a Water Filtration System for Your Home

By Karen | May 31, 2021

You know you need to do something when your water is tasting bad and leaving stains in your sink. The best thing you can do in that situation is to call an expert to conduct water testing. But did you know this is a free service that some businesses offer? Read along to find out … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Reverse Osmosis

By Karen | May 31, 2021

We all need water to survive. But how do you know if the water in your home is safe? If you have well water, there may be contaminants in your water. How can you determine if your tap water has contaminants? The simple answer is to have your water tested. Testing isn’t costly, and is … Read more