Recent Water Quality Articles


The Positive and Negative Effects of Hard Water

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 13, 2017

Let's talk about water. Specifically, hard water. Did you know that 85 percent of the USA has hard water? It's a pretty safe bet that the area you live in has hard water too. Should...


What to Do About Slow Water Flow

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 02, 2017

We've all turned on the faucet only to be met with slow water flow. Whether the water is trickling out or it's just a bit weaker than usual, low water pressure can be annoying. Slow...


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Black Specks in Your Water: Ew! How to Get Rid of Them?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 04, 2015

Maybe we take it too much for granted -- that flow of clean, colorless water we can usually activate just by turning on a tap. One thing is for sure: we certainly begin to appreciate...


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Reasons and Remedies for Bad-Tasting Tap Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 28, 2015

Summer brings gloriously warm weather and a plethora of enjoyable outdoor activities. During this season, it's vital to drink plenty of water to remain hydrated and, according to Chinese...


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Clean Up Your Home's Water Supply

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 01, 2015

Drinking water is an absolute necessity of life, but how clean is the water you drink? Water straight from your faucet will quench your thirst, but it may come with a few unwanted "fringe...


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15 Important Items for a DIY Emergency Preparedness Kit

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 20, 2014

Hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire! We all hope that none of these disasters will ever affect us … but just in case the unthinkable happens, it's wise to be prepared....


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Fresh Facts About Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 19, 2014

This basic fact is well known: water is an essential component of human health. But why do we need it, how much is enough, and how can we ensure we’re getting the right amount?...


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7 FAQs about Whole House Water Filtration Systems

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 19, 2014

Do you know what’s in the water in your home? Depending on where you live, that clear liquid may well contain all kinds of nasties which are dangerous for humans to drink or even...