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How to Test for Hard Water in Your Home

Have you noticed your shampoo doesn't lather in the shower, your skin tends to always be itchy, and there's soap scum buildup in the bathtub? These are all signs you may have hard water. It’s definitely annoying, and here in Minnesota, it’s a common problem. But, if you know how to test for hard water, you can identify the issue once and for all and start looking for ways to resolve it.

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Pee-Yew! Why Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs and How to Fix it

Have you noticed a rancid smell coming from the water in your home but you're not sure what's causing it? It's likely hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, it's not bad for you, it just doesn't smell very good. In fact, your water smells like rotten eggs. Pee-yew, indeed. Whether the problem exists all the time or only when you first turn on the water, you want it gone!

We'll explain what's causing unpleasant smell and ways to improve your water.

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What is Reverse Osmosis and How Does it Work?

Whether your water comes from a municipal water supply or your own private well, it contains impurities — contaminants that make your water less-than-desirable and, in some cases, less-than-tasty. Depending on where you live, your tap water might contain lead, chlorine, chloramine, nitrates, detergents, sulfates, pesticides, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, sediment, and even arsenic.

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What Happens After The Water Test

As you may already know; water testing is essential to the health and comfort of your home. But many are unsure exactly what happens after the water test. At Haferman Water Conditioning we provide water testing for Excelsior and the surrounding areas and are here to walk you through the whole process; from beginning to end. And, once you decide that water testing is right for you, give us a call at Haferman and one of our water testing experts will be out to your home right away.

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Comparing Drinking Water Systems and Water Softeners

Both of these popular systems have many great benefits for the home but offer very different results. Because they both affect the home’s water, it is understandable that one could confuse them. Many people might assume that these two types of systems are the same, but this is not the case. Here are a few of the key differences between drinking water systems and water softeners.

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Haferman Water Conditioning Recognized for Business Excellence

We are pleased to announce that the Water Quality Association recently awarded Haferman Water Conditioning with the distinction of Business Excellence. WQA’s Business Excellence program calls attention to top companies within the water treatment industry who are committed to the values and high standards of the association.

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Drink more Water! The Many Benefits of Drinking Water

So we’ve all been told at one point or another to drink more water. But why? The main reasons include numerous health benefits. And, the amount you consume can increase these benefits. In fact, experts recommend that you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. How many glasses of water do you drink? Chances are you are not always meeting the suggested quota. It’s important to take a look at why this might be. Do you have limited access to quality drinking water? Does your home’s tap water have a bad taste or odor? These are all deterrents that could keep you from getting the water your body needs. As experts in drinking water systems for Apple Valley and the surrounding areas, we would like to provide a rundown of some of the many benefits of drinking more water as well as some suggestions to help you do so.

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Benefits and Types of Water Filters

At Haferman Water Conditioning, we specialize in supplying water filters to Chaska and the surrounding areas. And, when it comes to water filters, there are many different types to choose from! So what are some popular water filtration methods? Here is a brief rundown of the water filters that we sell and install, plus a few of our favorite advantages.

Hard Water Facts & Solutions

The average water hardness in Minnesota is roughly 15-25 GPG (grains per gallon) however in some parts, it can be as high as 34GPG! Compare this to the United States average of 5-9 GPG and you can clearly see Minnesota’s level of hardness is particularly high. Why is this? The earth beneath Minnesota and Wisconsin is heavily made up of limestone (calcium), which is where hardness comes from.

The Importance of Professional Water Testing

Everyone has the right to know what’s in their water. Whether you rely on municipal treated water or well water, it is a good idea to have your water tested. And, this way you know whether or not you need to install a water filtration system or water softener to improve the quality of water. And, though there are at-home tests, it is important to have water testing done by professionals. As experts in the industry, we have the right tools and knowledge to accurately test your water for a variety of impurities and chemicals. The importance of water testing at your Prior Lake home should not be overlooked: routine water testing can help improve the taste and quality of your water and keep you and your family safe.