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7 Common Pathogens in Drinking Water

7 Pathogens That Contaminate Drinking Water

While water systems work hard to ensure that water safe to drink, it doesn’t mean that your water 100% free from microorganisms. Bacteria, virus, and other pathogen contamination may still...

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Sulfur Smells: Why Does My Water Stink Like Rotten Eggs?

Sulfur Smells: Why Does My Water Stink Like Rotten Eggs?

Have you ever turned on your faucet and been met with the smell of rotten eggs? The culprit is sulfur. While it’s definitely a nuisance, this unpleasant smell is not usually...

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Why does my drain smell bad?

Why Does My Drain Smell?

Have you ever walked into your home and been greeted by an utterly unpleasant smell coming from one of your drains? While stinky drains are certainly unwanted, the good news...

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What Happens to Stagnant Water in a Vacant Building?

What Happens to Stagnant Water in a Vacant Building?

From temporary shutdowns like those related to COVID-19 to seasonal occupancy, long periods of reduced water use can lead to a variety of potential hazards when turning the tap back...

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What is the Pink Slime in My Bathroom?

What is the Pink Slime in My Bathroom?

If you’ve ever noticed pink slime or residue form around your sink or shower, along the rim of your toilet, or even inside your pet’s water dish–you’re not alone. In...

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What’s The Black Gunk on My Fixtures?!

What’s The Black Gunk on My Fixtures?!

Black residue on faucets and fixtures is a very common problem and we’re here to answer some of the most common questions about what causes black slime, is it dangerous,...

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Why is my water brown

Why is My Water Brown?

Have you ever turned on your faucet expecting clear water and instead see a mysterious red, yellow, or brown liquid? Have you ever noticed rust colored stains on your appliances...

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Protecting your pool against pathogens

Swimming Pool Water Safety

As summer approaches, warm days spent by the pool are certainly something to look forward to.  Keeping your pool clean is crucial to staying safe and ensuring a safe summer...

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