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The Insider’s Guide to The Water Softening Process

If you live in a home with well water, chances are you have a water softener installed in your home. Did you know that water softening is important for some municipal water sources, too? Water softeners are the most popular way to treat hard water and remove contaminants in a residential environment. But, how much
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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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Understanding Iron Bacteria

Understanding Iron Bacteria Iron Bacteria is a common issue for homes with well water. The bacteria “slime” is not a health hazard but it can cause other problems. Iron Bacteria are small living organisms that naturally occur in soil, shallow groundwater, and surface waters. These nuisance bacteria combine iron  and oxygen to form deposits of “rust,” bacterial cells, and a slimy material that adheres
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7 Facts About Water Softeners That Will Keep You Up At Night

If you’ve ever had trouble with hard water in your home, you know the benefit of installing a water softening system. To many homeowners accustomed to municipal water, maintaining a home water softening system can seem like a daunting task. Sound familiar? It’s time to tame your water treatment fears! Read on to learn the
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The Truth About Hard vs. Soft Water

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The Earth’s surface is comprised of about 71% water, and our bodies are made up of about 60% water. How is it that something that is so common can have such a variety of properties? Have you heard people say that they have hard water or soft water? This may be confusing to someone who
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The Effects of Drinking Contaminated Water and/or Dirty Water(Updated 3/19/2018)

Drinking contaminated water sources and/or dirty water can cause numerous health concerns. Read more to increase your awareness. Water contamination can occur to city water supplies, well water supplies, and fresh water sources, such as lakes, streams, and rivers. Consuming contaminated water can cause numerous effects. Are you concerned about contaminants in your home’s water?
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Did You REALLY Drink That?

It is truly amazing how cavalier we are about our water quality.  We assume (hope really) that something so basic as our water—so vital and necessary—will actually be healthy for us (or at least not make us sick).  Unless we are buying a new home almost none of us ever has our well tested (and
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Are You REALLY Still Drinking Your Tap Water?

Most people are fairly confident that their drinking water is perfectly safe.  There’s something about the fact that it comes out of a faucet that gives legitimacy to a perception of safety, whether you are drinking private well water or “city” water.  But almost no one knows what is really in their water or what
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You Can’t Spring Clean Without Clean Water!

It’s that spring cleaning time of year again.  But frequently the water we are going to clean with isn’t clean in the first place.  Only days or weeks after cleaning the rust stains out of your toilets and bath tub, and white calcium scale from your faucets and drains, it’s back again.  Spring cleaning becomes
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