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Adapting to Your Home’s New Water Softener

You’ve just had a new water softener installed in your home and you step in the tub to take your shower and notice the water almost feels slick. Like others who first enjoy their home’s new and improved water quality, it is often first experienced and described as “slippery.” In...

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Why You Should Test Your Well Water Regularly

Few things are more natural than getting your home’s water supply from the ground via a well.  Some people believe that water from a well is the cleanest, purest form of water available. Unfortunately, this is not a fact, because they don’t realize where the water comes from. The ground is...

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Wonders of Drinking Water

The Wonders of Drinking Water

Water is one of the most essential elements of human life – yet many of us do not drink nearly enough of it. Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water. Naturally, to stay hydrated, it’s no surprise that the recommend amount of water the average human being should...

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Is it Okay to Install My Water Softener Outside?

A water softener is a relatively simple appliance, buts has its own set of factors as to where it should be installed. The unit needs to be on a flat, level surface, with easy accessibility to refill salt, and located near where your water enters your home. Ideally this would...

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The Difference Between Point of Entry vs. Point of Use

If you have recently started researching how to ensure you’re getting the best water into your home with a treatment system, you likely have heard (or read about) “Point of Entry” (POE) and “Point of Use” (POU). These are relatively simple concepts presented on paper - but understanding the difference...

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The Difference Between Water Treatment Certifications

With new technology comes new options. Just think how online shopping dramatically changed the multitude of things we may consider when making a new product purchase, but sometimes the overwhelming number of choices can seem exhausting. If you have made the decision to start looking into treating your home’s water supply,...

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The Salt Bridge – A Common Water Softener Problem

Large home appliances require a little bit of maintenance and attention to keep them running efficiently. Your water softener system is no exception to ensure it provides softened water throughout your home. Fortunately, the system typically has pretty basic tasks, mostly revolving around remembering to keep enough salt in the...

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What is Involved When You Own a Well?

Owning a home that gets groundwater from a private well brings questions about what we should do to maintain quality water while avoiding safety and health concerns. Your Well and Home Maintenance When you think about it, it was not that many years ago when most homes in the rural Midwest did...

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Know Your Water Contaminants: PFAS

Have you ever wondered after pulling a steaming bag of popcorn out of the microwave why there was a large flood of steam, but the paper bag didn’t get soggy from the butter and moisture? That is because manufacturers line the inside of the bags with a man-made chemical compound...

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