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What Is A Backflow Preventer?

Backflow is the backward flow of water that’s been contaminated by sewage and other contaminants. It is a serious hazard that could affect people’s health along with the sanitation and cleanliness of their homes. However, with a backflow preventer, you can avoid this all together. Here’s how: Backflow Prevention Devices A backflow preventer device is […]

Ways to Protect Your Water Softener in Winter

Frigid weather conditions across Minnesota and Wisconsin can cause significant damage to your home and lead to expensive repairs. Additionally, damage to your home’s plumbing can put your water softener and water quality at risk. Fortunately, you can follow these tips to help keep your plumbing well-protected throughout this winter season. 1. Let the Faucet […]

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth The Investment?

Today, customers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are seeking energy-efficient water heating systems for their homes. New tankless water heaters heat water at tap level and can prove to be a good investment for many households. Read on to decide if a tankless water heater is right for you. How Tankless Water Heaters Work The introduction […]

Is Hard Water Ruining Your Holiday Baking?

Can Water Ruin Your Holiday Recipe? There’s something about the holiday season that inspires us to bake fresh, warm goods for our loved ones. Giving the gift of a home-baked treat is a great way to show your gratitude to your friends and family. But could your home’s water supply be the Grinch in your […]

Does Hard Water Effect Home Cooking?

How Hard Water Effects Home Cooking Whether it’s for a holiday or just a recipe you’ve been dying to make for your friends and family, you don’t want your homemade meal to be spoiled. If you feel your recipes haven’t been coming out as you envisioned, don’t blame your chef skills. You may want to […]

Minnesota’s Waterways Found to Be ‘Impaired’

If there’s one thing our state is known for, it’s our waterways. However, a recent study (released last month) by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) states that there at least 581 new contaminated water sources in our state — including the St. Croix River.  Contamination in the St. Croix One of the biggest shocks […]

4 Plumbing Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Prepare Your Plumbing for Thanksgiving The holiday season is just around the corner, and while you’re probably spending time preparing your turkey and fixings, you should also take a few moments to ensure your plumbing is ready. Follow these four simple tips to keep your Thanksgiving stress-free! 1. Don’t Throw Everything Down the Garbage Disposal […]

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 […]

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