Water Softener Maintenance Tips and Tricks
In the world of appliances, water softeners are wonderfully low-key. When it comes to maintaining appliances throughout your house, it can be a lot to stay on top of. Although low-maintenance, there are a few easy ways you can make them work more efficiently and last longer. By following these simple tips and tricks, you […]
Soft Water vs. Hard Water
Before we dive into the differences between hard and soft water, let’s take a moment to touch on what hard water is and why you may not want it in your home. Hard water is water that is high in mineral deposits, such as magnesium carbonates and calcium. It gets its richness in minerals by […]
Do Water Softeners Remove Chlorine?
When you start looking into water quality, one of the biggest concerns that pops up is usually chlorine. The water treatment plants add chlorine to our water as a disinfectant. So if you don’t have a way to filter the chlorine out, you’ll end up drinking chlorine and using chlorinated water for your showers, the […]
Can I Water My Plants with Soft Water?
Your house plants can really brighten up a space. They’re a symbol of vitality. But only if we can keep them healthy! A sad and yellow or wilted plant isn’t doing anyone any good. A little sun and the right type of water can help them thrive. About Tap Water for House Plants Water is […]
Soft Water Treatments for Eczema
Finding relief for eczema symptoms is no easy task because the problem is persistent. This is especially true during the winter months, when dry air and cold weather can be harsh on anyone’s skin. To care for these conditions, a combination of different treatment methods seems to have the best results. That’s why we can’t […]
Oops! Common Water Softener Installation Problems
When you decide to get a water softener installation project underway for your home, you’ll get a lot of benefits. You should start noticing softer laundry, clearer glasses from the dishwasher, and better water for your showers. But the advantages of soft water won’t quite cut it if your water softener installation was done incorrectly. […]
What’s the Deal with Cloudy Hot Tub Water?
Your hot tub water chemistry has a lot of factors in play. Ignoring any one of them can cause a ripple effect (pun intended) to reduce your water clarity. Know what to watch for, and you’ll be able to enjoy your hot tub—with clear, clean water—any time of year! Is Your Hot Tub Water Cloudy? […]
Want a Better Hot Shower? Check Your Water!
Running out of hot water in the shower is never fun, especially during the colder months. How is your water heater holding up? When the temperatures drop outside, we still want to be warm and cozy indoors. This means having comfortable heating settings for each room and hot water at every faucet. If your family […]
Why Would I Want to Bypass My Water Softener?
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 outside, too. In fact, that bypass valve can be pretty handy […]
How to Clean Your Dishwasher and Other Water-Using Appliances
It might sound strange to clean your dishwasher at first, but think of it like your vacuum cleaner. If you don’t dump out the dust, your vacuum won’t be clean enough to do its job properly. The same thing happens with our water-using appliances. When we don’t tend to them, these machines can start to […]