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Water Treatment 101: How Does a Water Softener Work?

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?

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Salty Solutions: What Quality of Water Softener Salt is Best for My System?

Pellets, crystals, and block salt, oh my! Rock, solar and evaporated salt, oh dear! There are so many varieties of salt sold for water softeners, it can be difficult to know what makes them different and which one is best for your system. Don't worry, we'll dissolve those issues for you.

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Repair or Replace Your Water Softener: What You Need to Know

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.

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Water Softener Not Softening Water [VIDEO]

If your water softener is running but isn’t softening your water, there are a few problem-solving tactics you can try that may fix the issue before having to call in the experts. In this video, Haferman Water Service Manager, Mike Nielsen walks you through a few areas to check if you are experiencing hard water in your home.

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Hard Water Problems: How to Clean Yellow Stains from Your Clothes

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.

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Water Softener Rental Vs Purchase: Which Makes Sense For Me?

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.

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6 Things To Know Before Purchasing a Reverse Osmosis System

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.

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Hard Facts: 6 Benefits of Kinetico Water Softeners

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:

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Pitcher, Charcoal, and More: 4 Types of Drinking Water Filters for Your Home

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.

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Softening vs filtering water: what's the difference?

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.

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