3 Fresh Takes on Homemade Lemonade
A big pitcher of homemade lemonade isn’t only quick to make, it’s really easy to customize. Whether you want a spiked lemonade for the adults, a fruit-infused beverage for the kids, or just a clever twist on an old classic, these homemade lemonade recipes are sure to please a crowd! Summer cookouts and picnics and […]
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 […]
Nitrate Water Contaminants and Blue Baby Syndrome
Just because your water is “clear” doesn’t mean it’s clean. Some drinking water contaminants are colorless and odorless—including nitrate. Excess nitrogen and nutrient pollution have been putting our water supplies at risk for decades. These tricky contaminants require more powerful filtration systems too. Fortunately, certain home water filters can help remove contaminants that the city’s […]
New Health Risks Linked to Pesticides in Drinking Water
Water is vital to our health and very existence, but without the proper filtration it can damage our bodies. We get a lot of questions from our neighbors and customers relating to water contaminants. This week, we’re taking a look at pesticides in our drinking water. Recent studies have linked pesticides to birth defects, cancer, […]
Do We Need Minerals in Our Drinking Water?
Our tap water contains different minerals that naturally dissolved into the water at its source. They’re not exactly bad to drink, but they aren’t really necessary either. Your tap water can have traces of iron, potassium, and sodium in it, as well as calcium and magnesium (the minerals associated with hard water). It’s those last […]
I Have RO Water—Do I Still Need a Water Softener?
A lot of people prefer the taste of water filtered by reverse osmosis (or “RO” for short). It’s a healthier and safer kind of drinking water, but it isn’t the only kind of water in our homes. Sure, a powerful water filter is great in the kitchen, but an RO filter only helps the water […]
The Best Water for Homebrewing Beer
It’s the true beer-lover that pays close attention to that essential fourth ingredient of beer: water! Brewers know to use good hops, yeast, and malt, plus the best water available to make a really successful beer. For homebrewers especially, there are plenty of reasons to bypass basic tap water and opt for an in-house water […]
Indy Soft Water Explains: Water Filtration Words
Freshen up your Indianapolis water knowledge with our handy water word glossary! Understand these 12 water words, and you’ll master the soft water and water filtration lingo like a pro. Activated Carbon This is the main ingredient of basic water filters. Pitcher filters use activated carbon to adsorb—or chemically attract—certain substances into the carbon’s tiny pores. These simple […]
What’s the Best Water for My Aquarium?
When you have the right water, setting up your new fish tank is easy—even for beginners! Understanding the difference between tap water and filtered water will help ensure that your fish have a healthy, happy life in their new home. Aquarium Cleaning Tips First, you’ve got to get your tank ready. Whether you’re using a […]