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Know Your Water

July 12, 2013
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Water Scale As water travels through the earth, it picks up minerals, like calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are found in most water supplies; when the water eventually enters your home and is heated, it forms a rock-like scale build-up. Scale is obvious on shower doors and fixtures, but it will also form in

July 12, 2013
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Water Stains Stains on fixtures, tubs, sinks, showers and toilets are unsightly and a real headache to clean. Water is a natural solvent, and given the needed time and conditions, it will dissolve anything it comes in contact with. That’s why, depending on where you live, your water can contain iron or manganese, which can

July 12, 2013
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Bacteria & Viruses in Water Bacteria, viruses and protozoa that make their way into the water supply frequently cause illnesses with flu-like symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there could be as many as 12 million cases of waterborne acute gastrointestinal illness annually in the United States alone. Unfortunately, these microbial

July 12, 2013
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Water Taste & Odors There are a number of impurities that can give your water an unpleasant taste or smell. Dissolved minerals, sulfur and algae are just a few. In its pristine state, water is colorless, tasteless and odorless. So, if your water tastes or smells funny, you owe it to yourself to find out

July 12, 2013
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Cloudy Water Cloudy, murky or grayish water is usually caused by dissolved or suspended solids which can contain bacteria or parasites, are the usual suspects for cloudy or grayish water.. This cloudy water is is also known as “turbidity.” Water can become turbid naturally from erosion and storms or from man-made disturbances such as construction

July 12, 2013
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Hard Water Hard water leaves a buildup on appliances and can cut their useful life by a third. You’ll notice spots on fixtures, sinks, silverware and glasses, and you’ll use a lot of cleaners to remove them. Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and, in many cases, iron. Most homes have hard water, whether from