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The Water Softener Story

The Water Softener Story

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.

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The History of Plumbing

The History of Plumbing

Typically, people don’t think about plumbing services until they need to. As long as the toilet is not plugged up, the water heater is heating to our liking and there are no leaks in the water supply, plumbing is mostly taken for granted. But 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.

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How Safe Is Your Water Heater?

How Safe Is Your Water Heater?

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.

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Technology of Plumbing: Then and Now

Technology of Plumbing: Then and Now

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.

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Reducing Your Bottled Water Footprint

Reducing Your Bottled Water Footprint

Bottled water is an American staple. You see these bottles everywhere - in the hands of runners and walkers, in people's cars, at sporting events and concerts, handed out for free at may churches and the list goes on. And while the idea of drinking filtered water is...

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Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis

Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis

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.

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Do You Really Know What’s In Our Drinking Water?

Do You Really Know What’s In Our Drinking Water?

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!

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What's In Your Fancy Water?

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).

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Tap Water: What Are You Really Drinking?

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.

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Private Water Well Guidelines & Safety

This infographic highlights how to maintain your private water well and how to keep the water safe for you and your family. While a small percentage, 15% of Americans do not use the public drinking water system and may use resources like wells to supply them with a sufficient water supply. Neglecting to monitor your water well may lead to contamination of the water.

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