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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...

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...

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...

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...

Is My Water Ruining My Hair?

Is My Water Ruining My Hair?

Suffering from dry, brittle, or even green tinted hair? While water is often treated to a baseline standard for human consumption, there is still a lot of variability in water...

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. Rather than leaving you to scratch...

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...