If you have been fortunate enough to travel to various places outside of the U.S., you are probably aware how various cultures have solved similar problems in different ways. Going to the bathroom is just one of those problems we all have to deal with. Some cultures have turned going to the toilet into a game and the range of toilets around the world is quite impressive.
For a very large proportion of North American homeowners the nuisance and costs associated with hard water just can’t be ignored. Clogged showers, damaged appliances, unsightly scale, and dry skin are just some of the issues that come with hard water. Water softeners provide a much-needed solution to all of these water woes.
Plumbing was not always what it was today. In fact, it has a long history dating back to ancient civilizations, with many milestones and innovations along the way. In this infographic, take a look at the history of plumbing and learn how much it has progressed over the years.
We give little thought to our water heaters, that is until something goes wrong with them. Here is an infographic that looks at three things we can check to ensure safety and proper water heater operation. It also provides details on how to periodically flush your water heater and finally lists some fun facts about them.
When was the very first flush toilet invented? How about the first water closet or even the very first water filtration devices? Obviously all of these and other plumbing elements have had their start at some point in time. There have however been many advancements in plumbing throughout the years.
Reverse osmosis is most commonly known for its use in drinking water purification and removes large particles and substances using a semi-permeable membrane. The following infographic takes a detailed look at what reverse osmosis is, how it works and some of its applications.
Here is another infographic that paints a not-so-pretty picture about the water we drink and reinforces the idea of why water treatment products are so important. Think about arsenic, bacteria, and chlorine, just to name a few. Yep they’re all there!
What’s in your favorite drinking water? Minerals – that’s what! And lots of them. Just how much mineral content does one brand have compared with others? This infographic shows 13 popular brands of drinking water along with their mineral content expressed in parts per million (ppm).
The contents of tap water vary from state to state across the country. Some of the chemicals found in drinking water will shock and appall you while the excellent quality of others will quench both your worries as well as your thirst. In the following infographic, you will see that the quality of Phoenix’s water is poor. The infographic goes on to show some various ways to filter water and types of filters.