Haferman Blog


What is Hard Water

It’s a simple question, but it is one we feel should be answered thoroughly. After all, we supply water softeners to the Howard Lake area, so we want to be sure our customers know what hard water is and why it is a problem.


Common Water Softener Myths

As a company that installs water softeners in Farmington, we sometimes get asked about a few common misconceptions about water softeners. So we would like to take some time to address some of the most common ones we hear.


What to Look For In Water Softeners

When you figure out that your home has hard water, it can be a bit off-putting. You might be wondering what you can do to fix this problem. Thankfully, when you call a reliable and trusted company like Haferman Water Conditioning, we can help you every step of the way – from finding out if you have hard water to selecting the best water softener. We provide water softeners in Minnetrista and water softeners in Waconia and in other areas, so we have plenty of experience!


Guest Post: What Does a Home Inspector Look for In a Water Softener

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service of Bloomington MN wrote this guest post.

As a home inspector, it’s our job to pay attention to everything that’s inside a home. This means deep, thorough looks at every nook and cranny and appliance. Recently, we’ve been inspecting more and more homes with water softeners. We get asked what we look for and at when it comes to water softeners. Here are a few things we pay attention to:


Are Nitrates in My Water?

You may have heard of nitrates in drinking water, but may not know what they are or how they affect your home’s water quality.

Nitrates are nitrogen-oxygen chemical units that combine with various organic and inorganic compounds. According to the EPA, ingestion of nitrites – the conversion of nitrates taken into the body – above maximum contaminant levels by infants under six months of age can have severe health effects.


Water Quality: Arsenic in Drinking Water

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element of the Earth’s crust. It’s also a byproduct of mining, coal burning and other industries, and often ends up in drinking water supplies.


Common Contaminants in Minneapolis Drinking Water

Do you know what’s in your drinking water? The Washingtonian recently asked this question in a very well-written article. The article focuses on the quality of water in and around Washington, D.C., which gets its water from the Potamac River, a surface water source (Minneapolis and St Paul get theirs from another surface source, the Mississippi River). The article noted:


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