August 2016

Even when our tap water is clear, it can still create stains around the home. Porcelain sinks, toilets, shower heads and faucets can all be affected by water contaminants. Your clean dishes and laundry might show signs of water staining too. The stains can be nearly every...

Using soft water instead of hard water creates a lot of nice changes around the house. Suddenly everything’s easier to clean. Those annoying water spots stop showing up on clean dishes, and laundry starts to feel soft again, not scratchy. But out of all the...

Algae growth in our lakes and reservoirs can really explode when weather conditions are primed just right. Warm temperatures and low turbidity create the perfect breeding ground for the photosynthetic bacteria all over the county. Here in Indiana, the algae bloom season usually lasts from May...

A common misconception about water softeners is that it’s the salt that makes the hard water soft. In reality, the hard water minerals are removed by the resin beads in the softener, but salt still plays a big part. Without it, the resin won’t get...