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Top 4 Home Remedies for Drain Cleaning

Most drains will slow or clog over time but clearing the clogged drain is quite easy in many cases without with use of chemicals.  Common sources of clogs in kitchen drains are crumbs, fat, oil and grease. In bathrooms, debris build up from hair and personal products typically cause clogs. Chemical treatments don’t guarantee drain
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The Benefits of Water Tests and Why Marylanders Need to Have Their Water Tested

At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, one of the things we pride ourselves on is providing high-quality professional water tests. We want to make sure every Maryland resident has access to highly accurate testing services, so we analyze water for free, no strings attached. Nothing is more important than your health, and the quality of
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Forever Chemicals: The Dangerous Chemicals Affecting Most Americans

Many dangerous chemicals take thousands of years or more to break down naturally. These “forever chemicals” could pose a huge danger to your health. Unfortunately, many of the forever chemicals are used in manufacturing and other industrial activities and sometimes make their way into our water supply. Also known as PFAS chemicals, or per- and
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Why Does My Water Taste Like Chlorine?

Wondering why your water tastes like chlorine? The answer is straightforward: your drinking water has chlorine in it. Water authorities across the United States, including Maryland, add chlorine to water to kill off bacteria and other microbes. While the amount of chlorine in your water is likely quite low, it can leave a bad taste
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Winter Water Woes

Have you noticed an unusual abundance of acorns this fall or fuzzier-than normal woollybear caterpillars? They may be a sign of a cold, hard winter! In fact, the 2020 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac predicts that two-thirds of the country will face a colder-than-normal winter season. Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing
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Six Tell-Tale Signs You Have Hard Water (and What You Can Do About It)

Hard water is a common condition across Maryland and the rest of the United States. Hard water can cause some health problems and may also reduce the lifespan of your appliances, clothing, and more. As such, you’ll ultimately save money and protect your health by using a water softener. Hard water is caused by an
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Benefits of Hybrid Water Heaters

Just about every home has a water heater. It’s an appliance we rely on for hot water in our kitchens, bathrooms and beyond. When was the last time you thought about the type of water heater in your home? Your water heater type could affect the energy usage and, as a result, your monthly utility
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Salt vs Salt-Free Water Softening: What’s the big deal?

Hard water is a problem for many homeowners. Reversing the problem, or creating soft water, can improve the taste of your water along with relief from other issues such as scaling and dingy laundry. It may even lengthen the life of appliances that use water. When deciding on the best system for treating hard water
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What’s In Your Untreated City Water?

Unfortunately, the city water coming out of your tap might not always be safe to drink. Sometimes, there are issues at the local water treatment plant. Often, an issue arises as the water travels from the plant to your tap. For example, heavy metals or sediments might leak into your water. If the water reaches
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How Do Water Softeners Work?

Does your water taste bad or leave white scale? Does your soap fail to suds up or do your appliances seem to break down far too often? If so, you might have hard water. Hard water contains more minerals than your typical soft drinking water. These minerals will almost certainly affect the taste and quality
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