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A Brief Guide to Heavy Metal Contamination of Water Supplies

One of the most potentially dangerous forms of water contamination comes from heavy metals. The reason for this is that most heavy metals cannot be detected by taste, smell or sight. They do not impact the aesthetics of your water and can only be reliably detected by […]

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The Effect of Laundry Detergent on Pollution in Lakes and Rivers

When we consider pollution, many of us immediately think of smog in the air or oil and chemical waste in our seas, lakes, and rivers. One thing that we may not think of is laundry detergent. We use laundry detergent to keep our clothes fresh and clean, […]

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Should You Be Concerned About Bacteria in Bottled Water?

For many of us, we consider bottled water to be the safest choice. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. For a number of years, there have been concerns that bacteria may be present in bottled water. So, should you be concerned?  The History of the Problem:  […]

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Scale and Water Spots are Two Different Things

Hard water is a buildup of minerals in your water supply, commonly from lime and calcium. While hard water is not linked to any detrimental health effects, it does reduce water quality and can increase water bills as efficiency is compromised. While the signs of hard water […]

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Perchlorate in Your Drinking Water

Perchlorates are a salt derived from Perchloric acid. This is widely used in the Pyrotechnics and Rocket Fuel industries. The fact that this chemical is associated with such an inflammatory industry makes it a great concern that it may be present in your drinking water.   The Dangers […]

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Filtered Water in Nature

When many of us think of filtered water, we often picture a bottle with a fancy brand name, but, in fact, nature can provide us with the best filtered water. In nature, there is a very efficient filtering process that can leave us with cool, clear and […]

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What is Cryptosporidium and Can You Remove It From Your Tap Water?

Many people are aware that their municipal water treatment plant uses chlorine as a primary disinfectant. Chlorine is very powerful, but there are water contaminants that are resistant to its effects. One of these is Cryptosporidium; it’s responsible for a serious waterborne disease that has dramatic health […]

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Improve Your Laundry Experience by Installing Water Softeners/Water Conditioners

If you have ever lived in a hard water area, you may already understand how it can have a negative impact on many aspects of your life. Appliances don’t last as long, plumbing fixtures become blocked, and laundry can be problematic. One of the best ways to […]

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Does Your Water Softener Resin Bed Need Replacing?

Once they have been installed, water softeners/water conditioners don’t need a lot of attention. They work quietly in the background providing a better quality of water for your home. There are some circumstances to be aware of; under certain conditions, your softener’s resin bed may stop working […]

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4 Ways That Weather Can Affect the Water Quality in Your Home

The quality of water in your home can be affected by a variety of different factors. Many of these are carried out at water treatment plants, but some are far less obvious. Many people may be surprised to learn that the weather can affect the quality of […]

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