Water Softener Troubleshooting—Check This First!
When you’ve been living with soft water for a while, you’ll probably notice pretty quickly whether something is changing with your water quality. You might start seeing water spots when you take your clean dishes out of the dishwasher. Or your hair and skin might seem more dry or rough after taking a shower. Regular […]
6 Tap Water Smells—and Where They Come From
We love sipping on fragrant hot coffee and tea. But smelly water? No thanks! If your faucet is giving you something “extra” with your water, it’s good to do a little investigating. The most common bad tap water smells each come with their own set of quirks. Once you figure out what’s going on, you’ll […]
What’s the Right Amount of Salt for Water Softeners?
As with so many things in life, there’s a sort of Goldilocks situation for figuring out your water softener salt usage. You don’t want to use too little, because then your unit can’t work properly. But you also shouldn’t have to deal with a system that’s always running low on salt, because that probably means […]
How Does a Water Softener Rental Work?
You’ve been thinking about making the switch to soft water, but something is still holding you back. The timing isn’t quite right for making a new investment. Or maybe you’re planning to move in a year or two. Then again, you might still be wondering whether soft water is really all that better than regular […]
3 Water Solutions That Effectively Remove Chlorine
One of the more common complaints we hear about home water quality is that it smells like chlorine. This is especially true for drinking water. But you might also be noticing that chemical odor with your hot shower water or during your little one’s bath time. And how about the frustrations of dealing with scratchy […]
How to Deal with Black Water Stains
Water is a crucial part of having a clean home. We rely on it as a “master” cleaner to help wash the dishes, do the laundry, and more. So when your water starts to leave black stains, that really sets things back. Your tap water is supposed to be clean and rinse away completely. If […]
7 Reasons Why Homes Run Better with Soft Water
Yes, all water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen. But oftentimes, your tap water will also come with some extra “ingredients.” The most common ones are the hard water minerals calcium and magnesium. You’re probably getting a good dose of chlorine in your water too. If you want to get back to basics—that is, […]
What’s the Right Way to Wash Produce for My Family?
We all know that fresh produce can be packed with vitamins, minerals, and flavor. But it’s easy to have questions about food safety with our fruits and vegetables. Do we really need to wash produce? And what does that even entail? Food Safety While Shopping Everyone has a different set of criteria for what may […]
3 Signs Your RO Water Filter Needs to Be Swapped Out
There are certain maintenance issues that are easy to remember. For example, most of us know when it’s time to change the oil in our car. Or we might have reminders for swapping out the air filter for our home’s HVAC system. Remembering to change your RO water filter can be another matter. But when […]
How to Eliminate Hard Water Spots With Ease
Hard water is water with a high amount of mineral deposits like lime, silica, and calcium. When the water dries, the deposits are left behind, leaving unsightly spots on glass or ceramic surfaces, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens. If you’re tired of looking at the brown or white scum that has collected in your living […]