The cupboard under my kitchen sink used to be crammed with cleaning supplies–dozens of different products I had purchased in hopes of finding that “miracle product” that would lighten my cleaning load.
But like many people, I’ve come to realize that the glitzy advertisements and fancy packaging of those cleaning supplies were mostly just cleaning out my pocketbook! All the glam of the products didn’t necessarily make them work any better (or make my job easier) than simple ingredients I had around the house –that cost me next to nothing. Read more
Salt (or brine solution) is a necessary part of the ion exchange process in a water softener. Salt is what regenerates the ion resins of a softener. So we thought it would be helpful to tackle a few of the commonly asked questions associated with maintaining a brine tank (the plastic tank that sits next to a water softener).
So what’s the big deal with TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in my water?
Generally, TDS cannot be recognized with the naked eye, but you may notice some of its effects in your home. High TDS can cause corrosion of plumbing fixtures and shorten the life of appliances. A high level of TDS can also make your water taste metallic or bitter.
What is TDS and What Does it Affect?
Total dissolved solids are organic and inorganic substances that are dissolved in your water. The lower the level of TDS, the more pure your water is.
If you’ve done any research on water softeners, you’ve come to realize that there are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a water softener for your home. In making the purchase decision, you can be sure you’re getting a top-notch water conditioner that has gone through rigorous testing and meets industry standards when you see the “Gold Seal”.
What does a Water Quality Association (WQA) “Gold Seal” Mean?
It’s National Drinking Water Week!
We know that learning to LOVE drinking water from an early age can develop into a life-long habit. Yet many of us struggle to get our kids to drink water. They ask for juice, soda or anything ‘besides boring ‘ole water!’
Here are five tips to get kids to drink more water:
We all know drinking water is essential for good health. We’re also aware that most of us don’t drink enough water each day and should try to drink more.
But do we give much thought to what is in the water we do drink? If not, it’s time we did.
An Unexpected Culprit
In the United States, most of us get our water from a public water supply. We trust that this water is clean and ready for drinking, showering, cleaning and cooking.
Although regulations and monitoring are in place, the quality of our drinking water can change daily.
Municipalities work hard to provide clean water for their customers, but contaminants can infiltrate aquifers and springs, and corroded pipes can introduce impurities into the water lines even after water has been processed at a water treatment plant.
How much Water Should I Drink Each Day?
We all know that water is important for good health and to sustain life, but do we know if we’re getting enough H20 each day?
As a water softener owner, you can see the salt in your brine tank is running low and it’s time to pick up some more. Like many people, you may be baffled by all of the water softener salt choices you see at the store: crystals, block, table, rock, and pellets. What is better: solar or evaporated salt pellets? What about salt pellets vs. potassium chloride pellets? What should you buy? What is best?
First of all, only salt or potassium chloride specifically designed for water softeners should be used. Do not use dicing or table salt.
Softener Salt vs. Softener Potassium Chloride
What is the difference between the REIONATOR® and other water softeners?
Here at WaterTech, we’ve been manufacturing the “REIONATOR®” water conditioning system for more than 25 years. During this time, The REIONATOR® has established a reputation for quality and is conditioning water in the homes of hundreds of thousands of happy customers.
So what makes the REIONATOR® different from other water softeners?
Water flowing in a local stream and the water flowing through your faucet may look the same, but it is what you can’t see that makes the difference. Stream water can carry microscopic minerals, bacteria, and even tiny organisms. For this reason, it is purified by your local municipality to be safe for drinking, showering, teeth brushing –and all the other things water is used for on a daily basis.