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Scaling and Corrosion in Water
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Scale, Corrosion, and Plumbing

The interaction between your pipes and the water flowing through them can be a complex mixture of physical, chemical, and biological processes. In this piece, we focus on: corrosion and...

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Scaling and Corrosion in Water

Scale, Corrosion, and Plumbing

The interaction between your pipes and the water flowing through them can be a complex mixture of physical, chemical, and biological processes. In this piece, we focus on: corrosion and...

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What is limescale?

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...

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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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Is Plastic Piping Safe?

Is Plastic Piping Safe?

The pipes that carry your tap water come in a variety of materials–from lead to copper to plastic. With lead piping now illegal and copper piping very expensive, that brings...

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Phthalates and Drinking Water

Phthalates and Drinking Water

What are phthalates and are they dangerous? You can’t smell them, taste them, or perhaps even pronounce them, but phthalates are everywhere. Therefore, due to leaching, weathering and disintegration, they...

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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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