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Looking to buy a home is an exciting time, but you don’t want to get misled. The listing details for water quality can be tricky. Even if the sellers say that the home has a water filtration system, water softener, or other unit installed, you...

As we gear up for another great summer season, it’s often common (and also, unfortunate) to see your water bills rising. To help dispel your concerns, just make your way through this checklist. We’ve outlined the top five reasons for a high water bill so...

If you already have a water softener installed, you might wonder why you’d ever want to “turn it off.” Soft water is great for your indoor chores because it helps certain appliances run more efficiently. But that doesn’t mean you need to use soft water...

Noticing any scent coming from your water can be off-putting. After all, water isn’t supposed to smell like anything! If you’re getting a whiff of chlorine or bleach at the faucet, it’s normal to have some questions. Unfortunately, that “chemical” scent is probably more common than...

Water treatment plants in the United States have been using chlorine for more than a century. And as a disinfectant, chlorine works great. When it was first introduced to our municipal water supplies, it had a major impact on widespread disease. Cases of cholera dropped...

After the holidays, the winter weather can start to take a toll on our spirits. The weeks of dry winter air, dry skin, and chapped lips are harder to overlook once the new year sets in. But this halfway point for winter doesn’t have to be...

Go just about anywhere in the country—or even around Indianapolis—and you can bet that the tap water uses chlorine. Chlorine is great as a disinfectant, but it’s not something we want to drink. In fact, chlorinated water can mess with a lot of other things...

That ring of pink slime around your toilet bowl is a far cry from the squeaky-clean look you’re going for. But you’re not alone. Pink bathroom stains are fairly common. Once you understand the stain’s source, you’ll be able to get back to porcelain perfection. What is...

Reverse osmosis units have multiple filtration stages to remove even the toughest water contaminants. Chlorine, lead, and other heavy metals are essentially blocked from your tap—so you only get delicious drinking water. These filtration systems are extremely powerful, but they still need regular maintenance to...