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 […]
Water Softener Questions to Ask Before You Make Repairs
Dealing with hard water when you have a broken water softener gets old fast. But how do you know when it’s better to spring for water softener repair instead of a brand-new unit? (Spoiler: There’s more than just a price tag at play.) The Repair vs. Replace Debate Deciding when to repair or replace an […]
How to Revive Your Chlorine-Damaged Hair
Taking a dip in the pool is synonymous with any summer day. But what happens when your hair care starts to get affected by chlorine? Dry, damaged locks are never any fun—whether you’re in the sun or not! Fortunately, there are some relatively simple fixes for keeping your hair smooth and silky, even when you […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]