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Tap Water Effects on Hair and Skin

Ultimate Guide: Tap Water Effects on Hair and Skin

Is chlorine or hard water bad for your hair and skin? From irritated skin and itchy scalp to eczema, dandruff, and hair loss, read on to learn how your water...

ultimate guide to discolored tap water

The Complete Guide to Discolored Tap Water

While changes to the color of your tap water can indicate different problems along the line, discolored water does not necessarily suggest your water is dangerous to drink. Read on...

What is limescale and how do I fix it?

What’s the White Residue on My Fixtures?

Do you see white residue on your faucets, shower heads, and just about any surface your water touches? We’re here to tell you: it’s not harmful to your health, it...

Scaling and Corrosion in Water

Scale, Corrosion, and Plumbing—What You Should Know

In this informative blog post, we’ll be focusing on two of the major processes that can impact your pipes: corrosion and scaling. What are they? How are they related? And...

How does water quality impact baking?

Why Is Water Quality Important in Baking?

As both an art and a science, baking brings together seemingly simple ingredients through chemical reactions to create something new and delicious. Water is behind all the natural chemical reactions...

Guide to Ion Exchange in Water Treatment

How Does Ion Exchange Work?

Water treatment can be confusing. With the ever-growing list of potential contaminants making their way into drinking water, it's hard to know which is the best system for you. In...

General drinking water quality properties guide

General Chemistry of Water

There are many technical terms surrounding the general properties of your drinking water, but this shouldn’t stop you from knowing your water’s fundamental chemistry. Read on to find out why...

Do I need a water softener?

Do I Need a Water Softener?

If your faucets and clothes are covered in stains and you feel a ‘scummy’ residue on your hands after you wash them with soap–you might have hard water. Water is...