Category: Your Home

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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5 Ways to Get Kids to Drink More Water

Water is one of the most important things you can put into your body, so your child must have enough water in their diet. So how much water should your child be drinking? The recommended daily amount is 5 glasses (1 liter) for 5 to 8-year-olds, 7 glasses (1.5 liters) for 9 to 12-year-olds, and […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Spot These Water Quality Issues—Before Buying a Home

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 shouldn’t assume it’s working as it should. Without regular maintenance, […]

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Sneaky Causes of a High Water Bill

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 you can figure out what’s causing the spikes—and what you […]

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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 […]

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Why Does My Water Smell Like Bleach?

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 you’d think. If you use city water, chances are, you’ll […]

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