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Four Ways Spring Plumbing Can Improve Your Home

During the Spring season, there are areas of your home that may need a little extra attention. It’s the perfect time for an inspection of your home’s plumbing. This spring plumbing checklist will get you started! Well Testing Well owners should test their water annually, at a minimum, for bacteria, nitrates and other contaminants. More
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Understand the Benefits of Water Softeners

Benefits of Water Softeners What do you know about having a water softener? Are water softeners necessary? Have you ever considered the hard or soft nature of your home’s water? Most of us know the benefits of having a water filter, but water softener benefits are not widely understood. Softer water may seem necessary to
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Fluoride Effects

What’s the big deal about Fluoride: Part II The second part of our discussion about fluoride focuses on the findings in recent scientific studies. To review, fluoride is commonly added to water as a public health service through process called fluoridation. In fact, fluoride is added to approximately 70% of public drinking water systems across
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Groundwater: It’s Groundwater Awareness Week!

Think About Groundwater Taking place March 10-16, #GWAW is an annual observance established to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. The event is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance. The Groundwater Association’s theme for 2019 is Think. It’s inspired us to think about groundwater and share
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What’s the big deal about Fluoride in Water?

What’s the big deal about Fluoride: Part I Your dentist tells you it is important to protect the enamel on your teeth. Reducing tooth decay may be a positive outcome of fluoride in water, but did you know that too much fluoride exposure is harmful to your health? The main source of exposure to fluoride,
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City Water Contamination

City Water Contamination: Is Your Water As Clean As You Think? City Water Health Access to clean, safe water is not something to take for granted. There are thousands of potential contaminants threatening the quality of your city or municipal water, and the infrastructure may not always keep up. Incidents like the lead contamination in
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Tips for Selecting a Water Heater

What You Need To Know: Efficiency. Cost. Size. Choosing a Water Heater Choosing a water heater can be a daunting process. In today’s market, there are a multitude of sizes, heat sources and levels of efficiency available for your home’s hot water source. Size The first step should be selecting the size, as well as
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Water Heater Recall

Ultra-Low NOx Water Heaters Recalled The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a recall of the AO Smith Ultra-Low NOx Water Heater. This recall includes 30, 40 and 50 gallon natural or propane gas-fired Ultra-Low NOx emission gas water heaters The Hazard The primary concern, according to the CPSC, is a default in the
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Water Heater Maintenance in 6 Steps

6 Easy Steps to Water Heater Maintenance Water heaters have an average life span of 10-12 years. Much like any home appliance, regular maintenance can extend the life of a water heater. Most manufacturers recommend annual service. Consider these benefits to maintaining your water heater: Avoid a water heater failure, leaving you without hot water,
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Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention Explained in Fewer than 130 Words Water pressure should only flow into your home, but occasionally the distribution system can have problems with the burst of frozen pipes. This disrupts water pressure and causes water to reverse its flow.* A backflow** prevention system aims to prevent contamination or pollution of drinking water. Backflow
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