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Water Treatment Tips and Advice (13)

What Causes Drinking Water Contamination?

Posted on: April 23, 2019

Water quality is an important consideration for many homeowners in Southwest Florida. Impurities in water can affect taste, hardness and health. While water treatment plants are required to meet EPA standards for contamination levels, a routine water test is a good idea, even if you don’t get your water from a well. Here are some […]

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How Hard Water Can Cause Problems With Your Home’s Plumbing System

Posted on: November 20, 2018

Hard water can cause problems for homeowners in both increased energy usage and a shortened lifespan of appliances. The two minerals most commonly found in hard water, calcium and magnesium, make heating water less efficient. It requires more energy to heat mineral heavy water compared to clear, purified water. Hard water can also cause limescale […]

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Is Your Water Heater Causing Water Quality Problems?

Posted on: August 16, 2018

If you’re noticing changes to the water coming out ouf your tap – such as strange colors, tastes or odors – the cause may be your water heater. To find out if the water heater is the cause, note the following: Does the problem only occur first thing in the morning? Does it happen after […]

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Choosing the Best Water Filtration System

Posted on: March 6, 2018

When choosing a water filtration system for your home there are several things you will want to consider to ensure that the system provides the best solution for your needs. 1. What’s in the water? Most homeowners purchase a water filtration system because of a problem with their water. The water may be too hard, […]

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Should I be Concerned About Lead In My Drinking Water?

Posted on: February 10, 2017

While the EPA has worked to remove lead from drinking water over the years, it can still exist in trace amounts in drinking water. Here are the most common sources of lead in drinking water. If your home was built prior to the 1980s, it’s likely to have lead solder connecting the copper water pipes. […]

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Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Posted on: December 20, 2016

The odor of rotten eggs, or sulphur, in water is often a sign that it contains hydrogen sulfide gas. The smell may be noticeable only when the water is initially turned on or when hot water is running. Because heat helps the gas escape into the air, the odor may be especially strong in the shower. […]

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4 Common Water Softener Myths

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Myth One – Using a water softener removes calcium and magnesium, important nutrients our bodies need. The fact is, minerals found in drinking water are in an inorganic form that can not be absorbed by our bodies in the same way that nutrients are delivered through food and dietary supplements. Myth Two – Water softeners cause a […]

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Making Sense of Consumer Confidence Reports for Water Quality

Posted on: April 12, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that most municipal water suppliers in Florida provide consumers with an annual water quality report. Also known as Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), the report provides detailed information about the quality of the drinking water supply during the past year. Annual drink water quality reports can be obtained by visiting […]

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What is Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration?

Posted on: February 23, 2016

Reverse osmosis is a water purification process that is used to remove dissolved inorganic material from water, such as salt, magnesium and calcium carbonate. When attached to a home’s plumbing system a reverse osmosis system will use water pressure to force the water through a semi-permeable membrane. This thin membrane allows the water to pass through, […]

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Why Use a Water Softener? Featured

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Water softeners are designed to remove minerals from the water supply that can cause problems with a home’s plumbing system. Hard water contains excessive deposits of calcium and magnesium carbonates that can affect the taste of water as well as causing a host of other problems, including: Spotting on dishes and cutlery Streaking on shower […]

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