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Can Road Salt Contaminate Drinking Water?

Road Salt In Your Drinking Water For our fellow Wisconsin and Minnesota residents, it comes as no surprise that our towns typically turn into mini polar vortexes in the winter, and our best defense against the snow is road salt. These tiny particles cover our roads and find their way into our homes — and […]

Frightening Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Drinking Water

Sulfur in Your Home’s Drinking Water For most homeowners, smelling rotten eggs coming from your water is alarming but not unheard of. We know that this smell is a result of too much sulfur in your water supply, and that good, clean water typically is odorless and tasteless.  Sulfur can be dangerous to your health […]

5 Ways to Save Water This Fall

Just because summer is officially over doesn’t mean we can’t continue to find ways to conserve water. Sure, you may not be washing your car or using the sprinklers anymore, but here are five easy ways to save water this fall: 1. Water Plants Less Often Now that it’s getting colder outside, outdoor greenery won’t […]

Do Store-Bought Hard Water Filters Really Work?

We admit: the first time you fill your pitcher, the transformation from murky tap water to a crystal clear elixir was probably pretty impressive. But just like many appliance inventions in the past, it may be time to sit back and think about the actual efficiency of your store-bought water pitcher. Here’s why. Water Filters […]

How to Remove Sulfur Stains From Your Clothes

A telltale sign of having hard water in your home is finding brown, yellow, and grey stains on surfaces that regularly come in contact with water such as your kitchen and bathroom. Hard water is called ‘hard’ due to its mineral content, which includes high levels of sulfur.  Most surfaces can be scrubbed to remove […]

The Link Between Breast Cancer and Chemicals in Tap Water

Studies on the water we drink — whether from the store or our home tap water — have shown that there is a potential risk of exposure to many minerals and containments. However, there is a grave risk that the contaminants found in tap water are mammary carcinogens and endocrine-increasing compounds. These toxins have been […]

Does Hard Water Cause Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones typically form when our urine contains more crystal-forming substances than fluid. For this reason, some have concerned themselves about hard water and if it could potentially cause kidney stones to form (because of its high level of calcium and other minerals). Here’s what you should know: Hard Water and Kidney Stones When urine […]

Is Hard Water Worsening My Eczema?

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a rash on your skin which is typically worse on the arms and behind the knees. Eczema usually first appears at a younger age but can carry into adulthood. What you may not know is that your itchy, dry skin could actually worsen due to the hard water in your […]

What is Soap Scum?

Soap scum is a white or gray filmy layer that you may have noticed covering your shower, bathtub, or sinks. It can be found anywhere on these surfaces, from shower curtains to between your tiling. To remove this pesky substance, keep reading. What Causes Soap Scum to Form? Soap scum is a combination of soap, […]

Should I Wash My Produce With Filtered Water?

Filtered water has many household benefits include better-tasting water, smoother skin, and softer clothing. One major benefit that homeowners don’t always think about is that filtered water is the best way to ensure your food is clean and contaminant-free.  If you wash your produce before eating it, you’re already ahead of the game. If you’re […]

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