Depending on where you live and the source of your household water, you may notice that your water has a specific “flavor.” For many people, though, the water that comes from their tap tastes metallic. It might be subtle, or it might be very noticeable. But, why do you have metallic tasting water? And, is there anything you can do about it?
Here in Minnesota, our water is naturally hard and we deal with a lot of iced-over sidewalks in the winter. To solve both problems, we need salt. But, is there a difference between the salt you put in your water softener and the salt you sprinkle on your driveway and walkway to melt the ice? Can you use one product for both purposes?
Are you experiencing low water pressure? That’s so frustrating. Did you know your water softener could be the culprit? There are several ways that water softeners can cause low water pressure, so let’s take a look at how you can find and fix water pressure problems.
There are a number of different water treatment processes you can use to remove unwanted chemicals. Here in Minnesota, one of the most common chemicals we want to get rid of is iron. One way to do that is by using an iron filter. Let's look at how iron filters work and how that process impacts the quality of our water.
Ugh! One of the disadvantages of having hard water is limescale buildup in your sinks, toilets, tubs, faucets and in places you can’t see. It’s more than ugly. Limescale can reduce the efficiency of your appliances, so they don’t perform well and they wear out faster. It can even peel the chrome off faucets and clog your plumbing.
Fortunately, there are some simple limescale removal options to fix this unattractive situation.
If you live anywhere in Minnesota, you probably have a water softener in your utility closet. At least, we hope you do. With our naturally hard water, it’s an essential piece of equipment if you hope to avoid the ugly, expensive problems hard water can cause. Most of us know that a water softener contains salt, but why? How does a water softener work to improve the quality of our water?
You love your modern home appliances because they make your life easier and better in so many ways. But one thing you can count on — eventually there comes a time when you have to decide whether repairs will keep your appliance on the front lines or if replacement is the smarter choice. So, when your water softener doesn't seem to be functioning at peak efficiency, how do you decide?
Let’s take a look at the typical longevity of a water softener. We’ll cover the signs your system may have a problem, what it could be, and when you should look into buying a new one.