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How Dangerous is Arsenic in My Drinking Water?

Earlier this month, we shared the results of a first-of-its-kind study that analyzed water quality data from more than 48,000 communities across the county. The study found traces of carcinogens in drinking water, which may be linked to more than hundred thousand cancer cases in the United States. Arsenic was among the carcinogens discovered in […]

What Are Carcinogens and Are They in My Water?

When environmental or man-made substances are thoroughly tested and analyzed by a third-party and determined to cause cancer, they’re referred to as carcinogens (American Cancer Society). Common carcinogens that you might already know of include: asbestos, tobacco smoke, UV radiation, wood dust, and nickel compounds.  According to the ATSDR, coming into contact with certain carcinogens […]

Should I Be Concerned about Manganese in My Water?

Did you know that our bodies actually need manganese? This naturally occurring mineral, which is found in certain foods and typically in ground water, is responsible for providing antioxidants to our bodies: “It also plays a role in bone formation, blood clotting, and reducing inflammation,” (Medical News Today).  Though small amounts of manganese offer essential […]

What Kind of Water is Best for Brewing Beer at Home?

If you prefer to brew your favorite styles of beer at home then you already know that the quality of your water supply plays a key role in the process. According to Craft Beer & Brewing, though beer can be brewed using any type of water, the choice between hard, soft, or alkaline water will […]

How to Make Cabin Water Taste Better

For us Midwesterners, traveling to our family cabin or lake house is at the top of our summer priority list! There’s nothing more refreshing than heading up north to enjoy fresh air, woodland surroundings, and plenty of free time fishing on a nearby lake. Though we all love spending our weekends and well-deserved PTO at […]

How to Clean Your Shower Head of Hard Water Buildup

Whether you like to shower in the morning or late at night, there’s nothing more refreshing than feeling the full blast of water wake you up or rinse off the dirt and residue from a long day. But if your shower head is starting to show signs of calcium deposits (e.g. unattractive mounts of a […]

Does Hard Water Make Soap Scum Worse?

Did you know that the minerals in hard water can make bathroom soap scum problems even worse? Let’s take a quick look at why hard water and soap never seem to get along. When hard water reacts with soap it forms a white, scaly layer on the surfaces of your shower, bathtub, sink, and other […]

Is Hard Water Bad for Your Hair?

Dealing with a dry, itchy scalp or brittle hair? The reason may have more to do with your home’s hard water system than your hair type or shampoo products. Hard water and hair have a complicated relationship. And there’s two reasons for this: Hard water causes mineral buildup on your scalp and hair, which can […]

Remove Hard Water Stains in Your Shower for Good

Tired of seeing orange stains inside your shower? The reason why your white porcelain bathtub may now show traces of orange spots is likely due to hard water build up. Hard water contains higher amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. And when these minerals oxidize with the air, they adhere to soap scum (wikihow) and […]

Does Hard Water Cause Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones typically develop when our urine contains more crystal-forming substances than fluid. For this reason, customers often ask us, “does hard water cause kidney stones?”   To help you understand the relationship between hard water and kidney stones, here are 5 facts about your household hard water system.     5 Facts Your Need to Know  FACT #1: Hard water contains high […]

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