Understanding Water Hardness in U.S. Homes: Grains Per Gallon Demystified Water quality is a topic that often generates interest among homeowners. One of the commonly used terminologies associated with water quality in homes across the U.S. is “grains per gallon.” This term is essential to understanding the concept of water hardness. In this article, we … Continue reading Understanding Water Hardness in U.S. Homes: Grains Per Gallon Demystified
What is the difference between water conditioners, such as the Scale Stopper, and traditional water softeners that use salt? Traditional water softeners use salt brine to exchange hardness calcium minerals with sodium ions. Hardness minerals (calcium and magnesium) are removed from the water so the water is then “soft” or free of hardness minerals. Soft … Continue reading What is The Difference Between Salt-free Water Conditioners and Standard Water Softeners?
How and when to use a salt free conditioner versus a standard salt-using water softener is important to know if you want to have great water and avoid wasting time and money. Water Softener: Water softeners remove hardness scale (calcium carbonate) from water so fixtures are mostly spot-free, glasses sparkle, skin is soft, laundry is … Continue reading How To Use a Salt Free Water Conditioner for Hard Water Problems
Problems with hard water spots or rust stains? Home Water Test Kits are available, but did you know there are some basic steps you can take to find out your water condition without spending a penny? Are you wondering if your water is eating up your pipes and contaminating your water with corrosion by-products? Follow … Continue reading Home Water Tests That You Can Do Yourself, For Free.
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If you’ve ever turned to the internet for information about hard water or water softening systems, you’ve likely noticed the glut of contradictory information floating about some websites champion soft water and water softeners, usually because they sell them, while others denounce soft water as a blight on human and environmental health. Any smart consumer … Continue reading Get It Straight: Hard Truths About Soft Water
I went down to the coastline to fix an iron bacteria odor and hardness problem. Iron was .01 ppm, lots of bacteria though because the water had been stagnant in the lines and the calcium had formed “coral,” so to speak, for the bacteria to colonize in. Hardness was 38 gpg. This 2.5 Fleck 7000 … Continue reading Hardness, Iron, Bacteria Levels Reduced to Zero
Hi, I am trying to figure out what combination of products I would need to fix the water coming of my parent's well. They recently asked me to test the water since it had eaten through the well pump and was leaving blue lines in one of the bathtubs. Here are the problems: a lot … Continue reading Reader Letter: Treating Acid Water, Iron, and Sediment
While relying on a private well can offer some great advantages – namely, the ability to completely control the quality and composition of your water – most well water users can attest that it comes with its own share of disadvantages as well. Perhaps the biggest trouble with well water stems from the variety of … Continue reading Water Tests
Yesterday we talked a little bit about neutralizing water without a calcite neutralizer. However, for best results, we recommend using a standalone calcite neutralizer tank. Today one customer wrote to us to ask about the potential drawbacks of using a calcite neutralizer, and we wanted to share our answer with you readers who might be … Continue reading What Are the Potential Problems with Using a Calcite Only Acid Neutralizer?