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  • How Much Salt Will My Softener Use?

    Blog, FAQ, Water Softener

    You can easily calculate the amount of salt your softener will use with just a little information.  Salt consumption is based on a few parameters, such as: How many people are in the home? What are the average daily gallons used per person? How hard is the water? How often is your softener set to... Read more »

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  • Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?

    Blog, FAQ, Water Softener

    In some parts of the country and “well water” from rural Iowa, water can contain the chemical, hydrogen sulfide gas, which smells like rotten eggs.  It is formed largely by the decay of organic materials.  Only a small amount, a few tenths of a milligram per liter, can cause the rotten-egg odor.   Hydrogen sulfide... Read more »

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  • Why would I want to soften my water?

    Blog, FAQ, Water Softener

    What is hard water?  Hard water is water that contains more than 1 grain per gallon (gpg) of dissolved materials.  Hard water can affect everything from your soap’s ability to clean water, to the life span of your water appliances (dishwasher, washer, hot water heater, etc.).  Studies conducted say soap (laundry, dishwasher) costs are two... Read more »

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  • What is the best salt for my softener system?

    Blog, FAQ, Water Softener

    There are three types of softener salts:  rock salt, evaporated salt & solar crystal salt.   Rock salt is mined from salt deposits & used in its rawest form.  This means it contains more insoluble materials.  Impurities such as calcium sulfite would remain in rock salt & will not dissolve.  Using rock salt will lead... Read more »

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  • Charles

    Testimonials

    We love our soft water.  The installer was very professional and courteous.   Charles -Norwalk

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  • Why is it important to Buy Local?

    Blog, Coffee, Environmental Issues, FAQ

    We have all heard before that it is important to buy local, time to take action.  Ask your suppliers, “Where does the money end up in the end?  Who owns the company?”  If the money ends up outside of Des Moines, or even Iowa, or they don’t know who actually owns them, it may be... Read more »

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