Entries by Tim

What is Hard Water?

Have you noticed white deposits on your fixtures in the bathroom or spots on your shower door?  If you have, it’s hard water.  From bathing to energy consumption using appliances hard water has an effect on everything.  In fact, more than 85% of homes in the United States have hard water to some degree. Hard […]

Testing Private Well Water

When you turn on the faucet for a glass of water and it looks clear and doesn’t have an odor, is it still safe to drink?  The only way to know is to have your water tested regularly.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a home using a private well have their water tested once […]

Stop Buying Bottled Water

Depending on where you live, water quality and taste can vary based on where you live, the plumbing within your home, and your personal preference.  A person might decide the water in your home is not suitable for drinking so they turn to bottled water.  Look at the aisles in a grocery store.  There are […]

Find Out if Your Home’s Water is Safe

  How do you know if the water coming out of your faucet is safe?  You’ve heard all the stories recently in the news about contaminated water with bacteria, lead, and pollutants.  There is a wealth of information from verified organizations you can access to better educate and resolve water issues you face within your […]

Needing a Sediment Pre-Filter

Have you ever wondered if you need a sediment pre-filter with your water softener?  It all depends on the type of water entering your home.  Homes on private wells are more likely then city supplied homes to need a pre-filter in conjunction with their water softener. Your best bet is to have your water tested by […]

Watering Plants with Soft Water

Like humans, plants all need water to grow and oftentimes need specific soil conditions in order to grow healthfully.  When you are watering your household plants, it is best to use the watering information for the specific plant.  We offer general information in this blog post.  No matter the water you use, watch for stunted […]

Cloudy Water

Have you ever poured a glass of water and seen hundreds of tiny bubbles in the glass, maybe even a milky color?  Within a minute the water clears up from the bottom to the top and the glass of water looks normal again.  The cloudy water is due to tiny air bubbles in the water.  […]

Staying Hydrated in Winter

In the warm summer months, we are outside enjoying the warmer weather playing in the park, getting exercise, or working around the yard.  It’s an automatic thought to drink water and stay hydrated because we sweat and feel hot.  As the weather turns cooler for fall and during the winter months, many think because the […]

Softening City Water

My home is on city water so my water is just fine to use, right?  I don’t need a water softener in my home, right?  I won’t get any buildup on my water fixtures because I’m no city water, right?  The answer is no to these three questions.  Please don’t be alarmed, city supplied water […]

Longevity of Water Softeners

For many homes, using a water softener and having soft water throughout the home is necessary.  A water softener is considered an appliance of the home.  Much like any appliance, a water softener will tire out, parts wear out or, stops working.  There becomes a point in time when how much money needs to be […]