Hard Water and Acne

Posted on 17. Mar, 2015 by in All Blogs, Hard Water, Water Softener System

Did you recently move into your new home and start to notice shiny new pimples on your face? Or while on vacation, feel your skin become dry, cracked and itchy? You use the same lotions, creams, soaps, even the same makeup – and yet your face has red, irritated pimples. The culprit may be your […]

Common Well Problems in Connecticut

Posted on 24. Dec, 2014 by in All Blogs, Well Water

What Every Connecticut Resident Needs to Know When you live in Connecticut, it’s pretty safe to say that you may be dealing with some well problems. From iron to magnesium to calcium, the Connecticut soil is rich with many minerals, but you don’t exactly want them in your water well. Here’s a rundown of the […]

Lead in Drinking Water

Posted on 21. Nov, 2014 by in All Blogs, Contaminants

Lead is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless metal. Lead is rarely naturally occurring in water. However, it can enter your drinking water due to corrosion of any household plumbing, solder, or fittings containing lead. Is Lead harmful? Yes. Lead is considered a toxic metal. If you consume elevated levels of lead, damage to your brain, […]

What Size Sediment Filter Should I Use

Posted on 13. Nov, 2014 by in All Blogs, Sediment Filter

If you have residential well water, we recommend having an In-line Cartridge Filter, also called a Sediment Filter. It acts as a pre-filter to catch sediment and other particles before they can get to your faucets or your water treatment system. There are two different sizes for filter housings: Standard In-Line Cartridge Filter If you […]

Low pH – Acidic Water

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by in Acidic Water, All Blogs

What is pH? It stands for “potential of hydrogen”. But think of pH as a scale to measure whether your water is acidic or alkaline. The scale itself has a range of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything below a 7 is considered acidic. Anything above a 7 is considered alkaline. In CT, […]

Odor in Your Water?

Posted on 03. Jun, 2014 by in All Blogs

The most common odor problems in CT are: Metallic – usually caused by iron and/or iron bacteria in your well water Rotten Egg – usually caused by hydrogen sulfide gas or sulfate reducing bacteria Chlorine – usually from municipal disinfectants One difficulty with odor is its fleeting nature. Sometimes the odor may be from a […]

Water Turning Your Hair Green?

Posted on 29. Apr, 2014 by in Acidic Water, All Blogs

Some of us have had the unpleasant surprise of green hair.  The main cause of green hair is from dissolved copper in your water. Just like the beautiful green patina of copper planters in your garden, the copper in your water binds to your hair and turns it green. If you have blonde hair, it […]

Happy Earth Day from H2O

Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by in All Blogs

As long as we live on this planet, we need to take care of it. Just like you take care of your house. Here are some simple things you can do: Fix your leaking faucet and toilet – they are real water hogs Turn the water off while you brush your teeth Drink tap water […]

Why Does A Water Softener Need Salt?

Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by in All Blogs, Water Softener System

A water softener removes minerals from your water using “ionic exchange”. An ion is an atom that has either a positive (+) or negative (-) charge. And if you remember from your high school chemistry class, or your last relationship (haha), you know that opposites attract! Iron, manganese, and hard water, are all minerals with […]

Can a Water Softener Remove Red-Water Iron?

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by in All Blogs, Water Softener System

No. “Red-Water Iron” (also called ferric iron) is iron that has become a solid particle. If the iron is in a solid particle form, the softener cannot remove it. Why? Because softeners are meant to remove iron that is still dissolved in your water, sometimes called “Clear-Water Iron” (also called ferrous iron). Which brings up […]