Category: Water Softener

Water Softener- 3 Clear Reasons to have one

Today we celebrate the earth, and of course, the need to protect our environment for future generations.  Speaking of those generations, ever notice how many clothes they leave us to wash?  In another part of our water softener series for Earth Day, it is important to mention the three environmental (and $$$ saving!!) reasons for… Read more »

Soft Water Saves your Home

Just because Earth Day has passed it is still important to celebrate our Earth everyday.  There are many ways to continue to help our Earth, improve our environment & pass this one to all generations to come. Consider showerheads, faucet and fixtures.  Over time, with hard water, they become clogged and unusable.  Your flow rate… Read more »

Tankless Water Heaters and Your Home

Last week we received a call from a woman, in the Des Moines, Iowa area, about needing a water softener for her new tankless water heater she had purchased.  We briefly mentioned the energy savings of a tankless heater in a previous blog in April, in honor of Earth Day, which is April 22nd. There… Read more »

Water Softeners and Septic Tanks

I have been reading about concerns of having a water softener with a septic tank.  There is much speculation for and against.  The argument being that the sodium content of the water can negatively affect the bacterial growth in a septic system.  Some states, thankfully not Iowa, even ban the use of water softening equipment… Read more »

Soft Water Feel on Your Skin vs Squeaky Clean

In a society of commercialism and strong, effective marketing, we have been raised with the belief that the “squeaky-clean” feel from our water is a nice, clean feeling. We imagine we are cleansed, fresh & well, squeaky-clean. What these companies fail to tell us is that being squeaky clean is actually not the best for… Read more »

Hard or Soft Water – What Do Your Clothes Say?

As I was perusing water articles for my next blog, I found a WQA (Water Quality Association) informational soft water piece. It talks about all the waste that occurs when you don’t have your hard water treated to be soft water. Within the first paragraph this sentence caught my eye……”An often overlooked budget waster is… Read more »

Let Us Know What We Can Find Out About Your Water

As I work on a few new blogs to add for your viewing, I wanted to take this time to ask you what you would like to see in our blogs.  Whether it is questions about tap water; treated water or filtered water, we can find out what you need to know.   We have been… Read more »

What is the best salt for my softener system?

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 »

Why would I want to soften my water?

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 »

Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?

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 »