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Effects of Hard Water on Shower Doors

Hard water coming out of your home faucets can wreak havoc on your glass shower doors and shower enclosures. The dissolved magnesium, calcium, and lime in your water leaves a cloudy residue, that is nearly impossible to remove, on all glass surfaces, including your drinking glasses and dishes. It can also leave rust stains in [...]

Water Softeners vs. Descalers: What’s the Difference?

Have you noticed that your tap water leaves cloudy spots on your dishes and shower enclosure? Is your skin itchy and your hair dry or brittle after you take a shower? Then you may have hard water in your home. Hard water is an excess of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, that, if left [...]

Do You Need a Water Softener?

Whether you recently moved into a new area or have been experiencing water issues for years, we’re here to help. One of the most common water issues is hard water. Luckily, the indicators of hard water are anything but hidden. If you have hard water, you may notice: Soap scum and residue left behind after [...]

What Water Filtration System Is Best For You?

If you're worried about the quality of your tap water, you might want to invest in a water filtration system. But if you know nothing about water filtration systems, you may not know which one you should buy. In this post, we're going to go explore how you can find the best system for your [...]

How Hard is Your Water, And Why Does It Matter?

What Makes Water "Hard?" Your water is hard when it has minerals dissolved in it. Usually, these minerals are a combination of Calcium and Magnesium.  An old way of describing how much hardness there is is to use "grains per gallon."  If you had five grains per gallon (gpg) and pulled out all the minerals, [...]

Tech-Assisted Water Conservation Empowers New Generation

By Guest Bloggers, http://www.kinetico.com/blog/post/tech-assisted-water-conservation-empowers-new-generation-to-help1.aspx Global Water Crisis There can be an overwhelming sense of helplessness when it comes to our global water crisis.  I know a couple who recently got back from Las Vegas.  The husband chuckled at his wife who was obsessed with keeping all the lights off in their room when they were [...]

Is Your Water the Best It Can Be?

Why You Should Test Your Water Supply Contamination Concerns It seems that everyday there is a new story about public water systems being contaminated with hazardous materials of one sort or another.  The state of our country's infrastructure is crumbling due to age, overuse, and lack of maintenance.  Even folks with private water wells are at risk [...]

Drink More Water!

By Diana M The other day, I deceived myself into thinking that I could kick my brain into high gear with caffeine.  I thought I could concoct a home blend of high test mocha java honey goodness, drink it down and all the magic would happen.  Once my senses were ramped up, I'd be totally [...]

WQA in the News

By Diana M, http://www.kinetico.com/blog/post/wqa-in-the-news.aspx Water Supply Safety By now we are certain you have read headlines regarding some US water supplies.  Perhaps some of these headlines are hitting close to your home. It is not our intent to belabor these headlines or to frighten anyone with news headlines.  However, we do feel that it is [...]

Frozen Water Worries When You Live In the Snowbelt

By Brian L, http://www.kinetico.com/blog/post/frozen-water-worries-when-you-live-in-the-snowbelt.aspx I've always found that when I have not been drinking enough water I start to get a headache.  And this winter has proven to me that an overabundance of water can generate headaches as well, but they are of a different sort.  We live in northern Ohio, south of Lake Erie [...]