How Often Should I Get My Water Softener Serviced?

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Let’s face it: water softening systems are often completely forgotten about and overlooked. Few people give them a second thought, at least until they stop working properly. This is by design, as most water softeners are completely automatic, so they require less attention than most other household appliances. Even still, water softening systems play an … Read more

Which Type of Salt is Best for my Water Softener?

Request a Quote When walking down the baking aisle of your local grocery store, you are likely to come across dozens of different types of salt that serve a variety of purposes in cooking. There’s iodized salt, kosher salt, sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, and more. All of these options can feel utterly overwhelming to … Read more

How Often Should I Replace My Water Softener?

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At Aquarius Water Conditioning, we are passionate about water. We think about the water and water softening systems in homes like yours all day, every day! We also understand that most people don’t have nearly as much enthusiasm about these topics as we do. Most families never think about their home’s water or water softener … Read more

Is Soft Water Better For Your Home’s Plumbing?

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Many people desire to own a home over continuing to rent, as homes are valuable assets, and they are more customizable to suit a family’s needs. Unfortunately, being a homeowner also means you are responsible for any repairs and maintenance that may be needed, or any disasters that may arise. As a result, preventative measures … Read more

Should Drinking Water Contain Minerals?

Taking a Closer Look at Truly Healthy Drinking Water Millions of people are paying extra attention to their health these days and with good reason. Sicknesses abound, and a continually growing number of medical issues seem to be coming to light. For quite some time, studies have shown that drinking water is one of the … Read more

Water Softener Winterization Guide

Cabin during winter; how to winterize your water softener.

In the Midwest, when the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, it’s time to start the process of winterizing your cabin for the long months ahead. You may have many “to-dos” on your winter checklist before you can officially close up your cabin, but make sure water softener winterization is at the top … Read more

Can Hard Water Cause Hair Loss?

Hard water on hair.

We all know the minerals in hard water can cause dry hair and frizz, but will hard water cause hair loss, too? The higher the concentration of calcium and magnesium in your water supply the harder the water (USGS). And if these minerals have the ability to irritate our skin, create soap scum buildup, and … Read more

How Does Hard Water Affect Your Skin?

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Hard water—it makes our linens stiff and leaves our showers covered in soap scum, but did you know it can also affect our bodies’ largest organ? Our skin doesn’t exactly take kindly to hard water minerals, and the after-effects of prolonged use can cause skin irritation, too! So, what does hard water do to your … Read more

How to Make Cabin Water Taste Better

Iron-stained shower head at cabin

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 … Read more

How to Clean Your Shower Head of Hard Water Buildup

A man cleaning a dirty showerhead from hard water build up.

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 … Read more