What is a Reverse Osmosis System and How Does It Work?

What is a Reverse Osmosis System and How Does It Work?

A reverse osmosis system is designed to remove contaminants, such as pesticides and arsenic, from unfiltered water. While you don’t need to understand exactly how a reverse osmosis system works, it’s important to have basic knowledge to ensure that you take full advantage of everything it can do. How does a reverse osmosis system work? The first phase of filtration …

Negative Effects of Using Bottled Water

Negative Effects of Using Bottled Water

Did you know that Americans purchase approximately 42.6 billion individual 1-liter bottles of water each year? Or how about the fact that the average American spends roughly $100 per year on bottled water? There are many reasons for the popularity of bottled water, including the convenience factor. With this option, you can take your water on the go, all without …

Benefits of a New Water Softener

Benefits of a New Water Softener

Maybe you have an old water softener that’s no longer providing the benefits you’ve come to enjoy. Or maybe you’ve never experienced the benefits of a water softener, but you’re ready to change this in the near future. As you consider your options, you’ll come to realize there are many benefits of a new system. These five are sure to …

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Does the water coming out of your faucet smell like rotten eggs? Have you tried everything, but have yet to find a solution to your problem?  The primary cause of a rotten egg smell is a high level of sulfur bacteria in your home’s plumbing system and water supply. Depending on the cause, it’s possible that the smell will only …

Water System Maintenance

Why is Water System Maintenance Necessary?

When you install a water system in your home, you hope that it provides top of the line service for many years to come. If you want this to happen, it’s important to devote the necessary time and resources to maintenance. A whole house water filtration system, for example, requires regular maintenance. For example, you should change your filter regularly …

Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Water Softener

Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Water Softener

If you come to find that you have hard water, commonly caused by calcium and magnesium, it won’t be long before you search for a solution. Fortunately, with the installation of a water softener, you can rid your home of this problem forever. However, there’s something you need to know: a water softener, just the same as any home appliance, …

How Does a Water Softener Work?

There may come a time when you realize you have hard water. Although it doesn’t pose a health hazard, hard water can affect your life in many ways: Leaves skin and hair dry Reduces the lifespan of household appliances Increases the difficulty of washing clothes and dishes With this in mind, it’s time to get rid of your hard water …

dissolved solids in water

What are Total Dissolved Solids in Water?

A total dissolved solid, also known as TDS, measures the total amount of inorganic and organic substances in a liquid. A high level of TDS typically indicates hard water, which can result in scale build up in appliances, pipes, and hot water tanks. In addition to reduced lifespan, scale buildup can increase maintenance cost and impact performance. Furthermore, consuming water …

Information on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

PFAS or PFC’s are a class of chemicals including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, and PFhxS. They were invented in the 1930’s by 3M. Commonly known by their brand names, Teflon and Scotchgard they have many uses including water, heat and oil resistance. They are also commonly used for fire suppressant in foams that Fire Departments use. They are referred to as …

Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Do you drink bottled water? And we’re not talking about the 5 gallon bottles, we’re talking about the 16oz plastic bottles of water. If so, you’re not alone. Every year, Americans use approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles. While bottled water is convenient, there are many reasons why you may want to cut it out of your life. In addition …