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How to Get Rid of Mold in Water Softener Brine Tank

You’ve had your water softener brine tank installed for a while now, and it’s been working great. But now you’ve noted dark spots. Could it be what you think? You guessed it right; the dark spots in your water softener tank (near the water line in the brine or salt) are mold.  No one likes the idea of mold, fungi, or bacteria. Especially not on appliances, pipes, or fixtures that deliver water for consumption. But how do you get rid of mold in a water softener? Will the water still be fit for consumption? Should you clean it out?  Just …

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Water Softeners vs Water Conditioners: Which One Has Better Value?

Hard water is a significant problem faced by about 85% of homeowners in the United States. It is not just bad for your health, but it also damages the pipes and fixtures within your home, which leads to clogged pipes and shortens the life cycle of appliances.  Contaminated water is the other aspect that should be a major concern. Not only can it taste and smell bad, but it can also cause sensitivity, and in the worst scenarios, it can lead to severe health problems. Several systems are available to soften or purify water. However, selecting an ideal fix from …

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5 Questions To Ask A Water Softener Company Before Buying A Water Softener

Hard water can be difficult to deal with. While it is not a major health concern, it can cause skin irritations. Also, hard water corrodes your plumbing system leading to the leach of toxic metals and chemicals into your water. Remember that ‘icky’ feeling after every shower and the feel of stiff clothes even after a few washes? Definitely not how you imagine living for the rest of your life.  Luckily, hard water issues can be solved. However, choosing the best hard water solution is not so easy. If you are looking for hard water softeners, here are some questions …

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Is Well Water Safe To Drink In Arizona?

The highest percentage of tap water in Arizona (around 60%) comes from surface water. However, the remaining 40% is sourced from groundwater.  This is a significant concern, especially considering that various researches have shown groundwater in Arizona to contain a harmful carcinogen known as chromium VI. This chemical was made quite famous by Erin Brockovich, who worked tirelessly to build a case in 1993 against PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric Company) in California. This lawsuit even inspired the creation of Erin Brockovich’s film in 2000, starring Julia Roberts.   So, does Chromium VI make groundwater in Arizona too unfit to drink? …

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How Do Water Softeners Affect Septic Systems?

Due to calcium, magnesium, and other hard elements in our water sources, water softeners have become quite common in many homes. Water softeners help make the water soft by removing or reducing the amount of these elements that get to our plumbing system. This, on the other hand, makes it ideal for laundry, cleaning, drinking, showers, etc. Hard water not only makes soaps and detergents less effective but also results in scum formation, which affects the color of your garments. Also, it leads to various problems in the plumbing system as the minerals corrode the pipes and appliances. This subsequently …

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