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Top 10 Water Problems Your Toilet Flush Tank Can Tell You

toilet flush tank Your toilet tank will tell you if your water has iron, rust or sediment in it. If you have copper piping, it means that your copper piping is likely not being corroded. You might still have hard water (high in calcium carbonate minerals) but generally, a clean white flush tank is good and what you want to see.
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Top 9 Causes of Copper Corrosion in Home Piping Systems

Copper corrosion in home plumbing systems is a common phenomenon, which can have many causes. Besides actual piping failure, the telltale blue stains the oxidized copper leaves on sinks, tubs, and fixtures can identify copper corrosion. Often laundry and even blonde hair can be tinted blue. Copper can be toxic, and water-containing levels over 1.0 mg/L should not be used for drinking. If there are iron pipes present, the water can be colored rust or reddish and contain metallic or sulfur odors and sediment. Corrosion can cause the piping to fail, in some cases in less than 10 years. Learn how to deal with copper contamination.
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7 Things You Must NEVER Do with Ozone

We are all familiar with the ozone layer, the protective layer covering the earth that protects us from the harmful UV rays of the sun. There is a good reason it’s called the ‘ozone layer’ – that is because it contains high concentrations of ozone. What is ozone exactly and what is its relevance to […]
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How to Improve Your Shower Head Output

Here at Clean Water Store, we are happy to answer any questions as we often get many through our website. Someone else may have the same question, so below we have posted an important recent question asked by one of our customers. “Will rearranging pressure tank, NAOH mixing tank, iron filter, and softener to reduce […]
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Removing Sand And Sediment From Well Water And The Four Most Effective Systems

This week on our blog we will be focusing on well water treatment systems for removing sand and sediment as it can often be a significant issue for property owners. Sand and sediment in well water is often a serious problem for many people using well water, and will cause rapid deterioration of fixtures as […]
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13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water

One common problem we hear about is when there are odors in the water from some but not all of the fixtures in the house.  For example, the upstairs bathroom shower has a bad odor, but the downstairs kitchen or bath have no odor. This can be caused by bio-films of iron and/or sulfur bacteria […]
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Using PVC for a UV Sterilizer? Think Again!

Here at Clean Water Systems we sell quite a few UV sterilizers.  Recently, one customer wrote to us to ask whether she could use plastic PVC piping in and out of her UV sterilizer. The answer is that yes, you can, but you really should not. UV light will degrade PVC piping over time, causing damage […]
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No Room for a Chlorinator? Use This Alternative Method to Eliminate Iron Bacteria

Well drilling and work on well pumps can introduce bacteria into the well. Iron bacteria thrive in water containing high levels of iron, and can accumulate in appliances and plumbing to create sludge, biofilm, and foul odors in water. Chlorine, ozone, or peroxide can kill bacteria and inhibit its recurrence when continually injected into water supplies, […]
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Water Smells

Can’t you smell that smell?  While well water users are more prone to experiencing odors and bacteria in their water, city water users should not feel immune to water contamination by bacteria and odor.  There are many ways for such contamination to occur, and more than a few available treatment methods.  But which is right […]
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Instructional Video: Determining Pipe Size with the String Method

Earlier this week we explained how to determine your pipe sizes by using the string method.  Today we went ahead and made a short complementary video for you visual learners out there.   We plan to make more of these videos for all sorts of water treatment procedures, so we’d love to hear your feedback […]
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