The Advantages of Installing a Reverse Osmosis System

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Your city puts your water supply through an exhaustive treatment process before it gets piped into your home. Despite that, though, there is no guarantee that your tap water will be totally clean and purified when it gets to you. There will always be some small amount of harmful minerals or other contaminants that make it into the drinking water. That’s why you should take steps to protect your home with a water treatment system. Let’s take a look at one of those water treatment systems, reverse osmosis, and how it can help you.

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How Hard Water Affects Your Water Heater

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

You’ll often hear hard water discussed with regard to your plumbing pipes, but that’s not the only area it can affect. Hard water is also a major threat to your water heater if it goes untreated for long enough. It can make your system less efficient and provoke more repair needs, which is why you should take steps to treat it before it gets that far. Let’s take a look at how hard water can hinder your water heater’s operation.

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Which Water Treatment System Is Best for You

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Before water is pumped into your home, it goes through an extensive treatment process at a municipal water processing facility. This process removes the majority of harmful substances from your water. However, the process is not 100% effective. There are still all kinds of harmful substances that can make it into your home after escaping the treatment process. The best way to deal with these substances is to have a water treatment system installed in your home. Read on for a brief outline of a couple of the most popular water treatment systems on the market today, and their comparative advantages.

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Protect Your Home From Hard Water by Installing a Water Softener

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Of all the many plumbing problems that can plague a home, one of the most damaging is hard water. Hard water is a subtle issue, one you’re not likely to notice unless you know what to look for. If it isn’t dealt with in a timely manner, though, it could end up costing you thousands of dollars down the road. Let’s take a look at the threat hard water presents, and how a water softener can protect your home from it.

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Watch for These Signs That You Have a Lime Scale Problem

Monday, February 15th, 2016

One of the most irritating things about plumbing problems is how difficult they are to detect. Oftentimes, homeowners won’t notice a problem until significant damage has already been done. The same is true for lime scale. For people who don’t know what to look for, lime scale can seem to appear suddenly and cause all sorts of problems. If you know what the signs are, though, you can identify a lime scale problem and have it treated before it becomes too serious. Let’s take a look at two of the major warning signs that you have a lime scale problem.

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Do I Need a Water Softener in My Home?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Water softeners are a vital part of keeping your plumbing system from the effects of hard water. Since not all homes are exposed to hard water, however, water softeners are not necessary for everyone. So, how can you tell whether or not you need a water softener in your home? Well, there are a few different symptoms you can watch for that indicate a need for water softening. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms now.

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Signs That You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Hard water is water with a very high magnesium and calcium content. This isn’t harmful to you, but it can be extremely harmful to your pipes. Hard water deposits small amounts of these minerals on the walls of the pipes as it flows through them. Over time, these deposits build up into lime scale. Lime scale restricts the flow of water through the pipes until it’s down to a trickle. If the scale isn’t cleaned out of the pipe in time, it will harden and the entire pipe will have to be replaced. This is why it is so important to catch lime scale early on, which is why you need to know the signs that you have a hard water problem.

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Signs That You Need a Water Treatment System

Monday, September 14th, 2015

One of the biggest problems with keeping plumbing systems in good shape is that they are largely hidden from view. This makes detecting problems quite difficult, unless they have already progressed far enough to cause damage to the home. One of the biggest problems that can afflict your plumbing system is hard water. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you have hard water in your home, and that you need a water treatment system to fix it.

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How to Deal with Lime Scale in Your Home

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Lime scale is one of the most common, and irritating, plumbing problems across the country. It is caused by overexposure of the pipes and plumbing fixtures to hard water, which can be found in a great many geographical areas. While the white, chalky crust that forms around faucets and in showers may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, it can actually cause quite a few issues in your home. Read on to find out how to address the buildup of lime scale in your home.

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How to Improve the Taste of Your Water

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Few things are as disappointing as a cold glass of water that tastes foul. While we may agree that one’s tastes are subjective at best, there are common signs that indicate a need for water treatment. Bad-tasting water often indicates other issues as well, those that could affect your health and well-being, as well as those of your family.

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