Water Softener or Water Conditioner?

March 15, 2013

This is a question we get many times a day.  Water softeners are one of the following: systems that use the ion exchange process with salt; reverse osmosis systems; deionization systems; or distillation systems to produce water that is below 1 grain of hardness per gallon (GPG). In the interests of full disclosure, I am not talking about companies that falsely call their products “salt-free water softeners” when in fact,…


How Water Helps Sell Homes

How Water Helps Sell Homes Are you planning on selling your home soon? The market is highly competitive, and sometimes it takes more than granite countertops and walk-in-closets to sell a home. In order for someone to consider buying a house, they must first picture their family growing safely within its walls. Just as clean oxygen keeps our cells alive and healthy, clean water makes a house function well. Hard…

March 2, 2013

My Personal Water Story

February 23, 2013

It’s no surprise that water supplies across the nation, from cities to small towns to rural areas, are affected by contaminates and pollutants. Water will always pose threats. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has statistics that show the number of cases reported from people who got sick from drinking tap water, as well as stats on affected water supplies. These numbers are extremely alarming, as millions get sick from…


Don’t Be Hassled With Hard Water

February 17, 2013

Do you wash your clothes and they come out feeling harsh or looking dingy? After you shower, do you feel like there is a film of sticky soap left on your skin? Is your hair starting to look dull and lifeless? Have you dishes lost their shine? If you have experienced one or all of these things, your home might have hard water. How You Can Benefit from a Water…


What about a wiper on a UV light?

November 20, 2012

Some of you don’t know what I am referring to when I say a “wiper on a UV bulb.”  OK, here is what a wiper does:  It used to be that some ultraviolet lights (especially commercial ones) utilized a rod that had an seal or o-ring connected to it that you could slide the rod the length of the quartz sleeve and wipe it off.  It sounds good in theory,…


If You Want to Fix Bad Water, You Need to Test it First

October 25, 2012

Nearly everyone we talk to says that they have bad water.  Many say their water is the worst that we can imagine.  While it seems so to many of them, they really have no point of reference as to how bad their water really is.  They just know that they don’t like it and that it seems overwhelming to them.  The odds are, you don’t have the worst water we…


It’s harder to fool people than it used to be

October 23, 2012

I am an avid reader of Seth Godin’s Blog  (it’s worth the price of admission) and read this today: Everybody knows everything William Goldman famously pointed out that before Hollywood releases a picture, nobody knows anything about how it’s going to do. It’s such a black art that there are no real clues, yet every self-important exec acts as though he’s an expert. It’s easy to pretend expertise when there’s…


Salt Free Water Softeners & Sodium in Water

September 13, 2012

Water softeners add some sodium to the water. The amount of sodium a water softener adds to tap water depends on the “hardness” of the water. Hard water contains large amounts of calcium and magnesium. Most water softeners remove the calcium and magnesium and replace them with sodium. The higher the concentration of calcium and magnesium, the more sodium needed to soften the water. Even so, the added sodium doesn’t add up to much.


Who Are You Buying From?

August 3, 2012

Go to any website that sells any type of water treatment and once you get there, click on “about us.”  What are they?  What are they about?  Who are they?  What do you really know about them?  Really, who are they? In most cases, you are going to read this Boilerplate BS (that’s exactly what it is).  They tell you how they have a “commitment to good water.”  They talk…