The Elements of a Cozy Winter Home
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 a drag. When you’ve got the right cozy home setup, […]
5 Hacks for Better Coffee—at Home and the Office
Coffee is one of those special treats that can be prepared in a dozen different ways. You can brew it with a cute French press, try your hand at pour over coffee, or go fuss-free with a Keurig machine (our fav at the office). Whatever your preferred method, fixing your own cup of coffee isn’t just economical—it also helps you […]
How to Remove Chlorine from Water
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 around your home, too. That’s why a lot of families […]
Why Clean Living Doesn’t Work without Filtered Water
Water plays a big (and often overlooked) role in the kitchen. Every pot of pasta, couscous, and rice requires water for cooking. But when it comes to the culinary arts, tap water won’t cut it. A handy RO filter can help give your kitchen a 4-star rating. Why RO Water? Not all water filters are […]
How to Care for Your RO System
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 run properly. This checklist can help you care for your […]
Is Bottled Water Any Better than Tap Water?
Don’t be too quick to trust the pictures on the label. Bottled water comes from a variety of sources. Fancy packaging won’t exactly tell you the whole story. When you dig a little deeper, the real source of your bottled water might surprise you. Types of Bottled Water Because bottled water is regulated by the […]
What Causes Laundry Colors to Fade?
To keep your laundry looking like it should, it’s best to take a look at the science. Most likely it isn’t the detergent that’s messing your clothes up—it’s your water. Laundry and Hard Water About 85 percent of the water across the U.S. is referred to as “hard water.” The dissolved calcium and magnesium minerals […]
What Carbon Water Filters Actually Remove
We all want delicious drinking water, but just saying that water is “filtered” isn’t good enough. Every filtration method works a different way. You simply can’t rely on basic carbon filters to tackle the tough contaminants. They might help a little with taste, but at the end of the day—you’ll be better off with a […]
The Bizarre History of Chlorine and Our Drinking Water
Nearly every water treatment facility in the United States relies on chlorine disinfection. It’s been an effective water treatment method for over one hundred years, but recent scientific developments are causing many people to have new questions. When we look back on chlorine’s history, the so-called benefits may not be as “clean” as we initially […]
Is Tap Water Safe for Pets?
We all know that water is good for our wellbeing—our bodies are made of about 60% water and staying hydrated helps us flush toxins, cushion our joints, and maintain a healthy weight. The same goes for our pets. Just like us two-legged people, dogs and cats are roughly 60% water. They want to drink the cleanest […]