Nothing feels better than a tall glass of ice cold water when the temperatures are soaring. However, ice water doesn’t sound quite so appealing when the temperatures are plunging into the single digits. Regardless of the weather outside, it is important for people to drink the recommended amount of water each day to remain hydrated. … More The Importance of Staying Hydrated During the Cold Winter Months
Summer is winding down and if you are like many people, you have spent days at the lake swimming and soaking up the sun. Unfortunately, you also may have been exposed to microcystin. Microcystin, which is toxic to human and animals, is the most common type of the chemical cyanotoxin. Cyanotoxins are a group of … More The Dangers of Blue-Green Algae
Nothing is quite as frustrating to homeowners as low water pressure. Whether it seems like forever to fill the bathtub or the washer takes way too long to finish a cycle. If it is one shower head or faucet that has a water pressure problem, repairing that fixture will usually do the trick. If your … More Getting to the Bottom of Your Home’s Low Water Pressure
Almost everyone knows that drinking water is good for a person. This is especially true if consuming large amounts of soda, sports drinks or other sugar-laden beverages is the alternative. The benefits of drinking water include everything from maintaining body fluids to staving off dehydration to maintaining a healthy weight. While drinking water is important, … More Is Hard or Soft Water Better to Drink?
One of the most common questions people ask about treating the water in their home is what is the difference between a water softener and a water filtration system? Unfortunately, many people believe these two things are the same. In the simplest terms, water softeners simply soften the water in a home. A water filtration … More The Difference between Water Softeners and Water Treatment Systems
No one wants to talk about contaminated water. After all, it’s not exactly a pleasant subject. However, knowledge is power and if you want to protect yourself you need to know about the dangers of unclean water. Many people are surprised to learn that anything in water is considered contamination. The problems begin to occur … More The Truth about Contaminated Water
Healthy and clean water are necessary for our very existence. As adults, our bodies are comprised of approximately 70 percent water. Newborns are comprised of 80 percent water. Still, there are a lot of things about water we don’t know. And as critical as water is to our survival, there are some interesting facts that … More Water, Water Everywhere: Facts about This Important Natural Resource!
The first thing that comes to mind in regard to low quality water is the negative ramifications of drinking it. This is to be expected – one cannot live without drinking water, so it goes without saying that this is the primary concern. However, low quality water can affect many other facets of someone’s life. … More The Effects of Low Quality Water on Clothes
The two most common ways water is consumed are from the tap and in bottles. However, there are some facts that you might want to be aware of regarding your tap and bottled water. Bottled water is more expensive than tap water, but it is not necessarily of higher quality. Bottled water is usually checked … More Tap or Bottled Water—Is There Really a Difference?
It would be nice if you could taste or see any problems with your home’s water supply but that is not the case. In light of this fact, many people who should have their home’s water tested do not. After all, what you can’t see or smell won’t hurt you, right? Wrong. Many of the … More The Importance of Testing Your Home’s Water