Entries by Tim

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 […]

Signs a Water Softener Needs Service

Life is great when your water softener is working and you’re enjoying clean, soft water throughout your home.  Considering a water softener is an appliance, there is always a chance it can go awry.  It may be difficult to sometimes know when your water softener is not working properly.  Understand signs you may need to […]

Cleaning Your Brine Tank

How often do you clean your water softener’s brine tank?  I’m sure not often.  It’s a household chore homeowners don’t often think about or perform until there is an issue with their water.  This isn’t a household chore that needs to be completed often, but maybe once a year.  Since all water softener salt has […]