Ugh. Those yellow stains on your clothes and linens. It’s embarrassing and frustrating, especially if you aren’t sure what’s causing them. Chances are, it's your hard water. In addition to those stains, hard water can leave streaks of whitish residue on darker colors and make your sheets, towels, and clothes feel stiff and look dingy, too.
If your water softener goes out, or you're looking to upgrade, you have two options — rent or buy. Many people don’t realize water softener rental is even possible, but in some circumstances, it can be the most cost-effective decision. So, how do you know whether to rent or buy? Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each possibility.
We all know we’re supposed to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and healthy. But wouldn’t it be nice if your water tasted so good you actually wanted to drink more? And if it was so clean you could feel confident about your family drinking more? A reverse osmosis system is a great way to improve the quality and taste of your home drinking water.
Water softening systems are a homeowner's best friend. After all, with soft water, you don't have to clean yellow stains from your clothes or scrub limescale buildup off the shower walls. We could go on and on about the benefits of soft water, but we realize that choosing a water softening system can seem difficult. There are so many different brands out there. How do you know which one is best for your home? Water softeners, like Kinetico's, offer distinct advantages that can help you save money in the long run and spend less time on maintenance.
In several key respects, Kinetico water softeners are unlike any other water softening system. Here's how:
Americans purchase millions of bottles of water each year. Why? Because we don’t like the way our water tastes. Fortunately, there is an alternative — filtering your water. But what’s the right type of water filter for your home? There are many options, so it’s important to understand your needs and the many types of filters available.
If you’ve looked into treating your water, you’ve probably heard about water softeners and water filters. You might even wonder if they are the same. They may do similar things, but they have an entirely different way of doing it.
Here's what you need to know about softening vs. filtering your water at home.
Did you know that your water softener actually works harder in the summer?
Your water softener’s workload depends on two things: the amount of water you use, and how hard that water is. Water use tends to increase in the summer and hardness levels can fluctuate. And that means your water softener has to work harder.
Did you know the beginning of personal hygiene dates back to prehistoric times? In fact, the earliest humans understood that water, from the lakes and rivers they lived near, had the ability to clean things, or at least rinse mud off their hands. Realizing they needed more than just water to truly clean themselves, people began making soap as early as 2800 B.C. With the creation of soap came the problems we still face today, soap scum. It’s a problem that dates back nearly 5,000 years.
Although you use soap to clean your hands and body today, you likely don’t use it to clean your hair. But even the best quality shampoo can leave your hair feeling brittle and damaged if you use hard water. So, how do you clean your hair without damaging it or leaving buildup?
Here are three things your hairdresser wants you to know about hard water hair.
Here in Minnesota, almost everybody needs a water softener for their home because our water is naturally very hard. But what kind should you get? There are two types — salt and saltless. Would a saltless water softener be better for household use?
We consider water “hard” when it has an overly-high concentration of certain minerals — calcium and magnesium, in particular. Over time, those minerals can take a toll on our skin, hair, clothes, kitchenware, dishes, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. It’s annoying, to say the least. And it can be costly, too. Soft water prevents these problems, which can save you time and money.
But is salt or saltless a better water solution for you?