Category: Tips & How To

What are Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) in Drinking Water? Every day, swarms of waterborne microbes infiltrate our drinking water systems – E. coli bacteria, brain-eating amoebas, the whole shebang. Because of this, the EPA requires all public water utilities to take steps to ensure only clean, microbe-free drinking water reaches our homes. But in most cases, […]

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What Is Hard Water & How To Test For Water Hardness Updated 2/15/2023 If you’ve ever experienced any signs of “hard” water in your home, your first instinct is likely to figure out the steps to fix the problems – quickly. So we’ll go through what water hardness is and how to test it. To […]

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Filtered Water Explained: 9 Benefits You Didn’t Know When you pour yourself a glass of tap water, do you ever consider what could be lurking in it? How about when you’re cooking or baking? Do you think about the quality of the water you use to cook pasta, make beverages, or bake pastries? We hope […]

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Is Tap Water Bad for Your Hair and Skin? Updated Jan 31st, 2023 When you experience a hair or skin dilemma, it’s easy to blame your diet, hormones, stress, or a beauty product you started using recently. But when you can’t pinpoint the culprit, it might be time to examine what you use to wash […]

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Effects of Fertilizer Runoff on Drinking Water Quality Since ancient times, many farmers have relied on organic fertilizers to keep soil healthy and productive. But with the development of petroleum-based synthetic fertilizers, used to give plants a quick fix of nutrients, farmers and homeowners began relying more heavily on chemical/inorganic fertilizers than the natural, healthier […]

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Winter Dehydration: Is Dehydration Still a Risk in Cold Weather? If you often feel foggy-headed, fatigued, or irritable in the colder winter months, you might shrug it off as a mild version of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). However, the real culprit might be something as simple as not drinking enough water. While we don’t usually […]

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Does High TDS Mean You Need a Water Filter? If you know anything about pure water, you know it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. But because water is an excellent solvent, it can dissolve different materials that can change its color, smell, and taste – not only the sugar in your morning brew but also […]

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How to Remove Hard Water Stains: A Detailed Guide Updated October 5th, 2022 For most of us, purchasing a house is one of the most significant financial investment we will ever make. Whether it’s the first or just a step closer towards that dream home, that feeling of satisfaction is one to cherish. It’s a […]

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What is a Water Filter Pitcher & How Does It Work? Whether our drinking water comes from a kitchen tap or a plastic bottle, we expect it to be clean, crisp, and refreshing. But headlines about toxic lead and cancer-linked “forever chemicals” constantly remind us that our tap water isn’t always safe and pleasant to […]

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Is a Whole-House Water Filter Right for You? (This Guide Will Help You Decide) Today’s homeowners are spoiled for choice when selecting a home water filter system. Water pitchers and refrigerator filters are easy to use, cost-effective, and convenient, with no installation required. Under-sink and countertop systems deliver fast, targeted filtration and are very space-efficient. […]

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