Alkaline Water: Don’t Believe the Marketing Hype

December 19th, 2013

Source: Digestive Health Team If you believe the marketing materials, alkaline water can increase your energy, hydrate you better than regular water, prevent digestive issues and even slow aging. Science does not support these claims, says Beth Czerwony MS, RD, LD, a Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian. “This may be a case where you slap a ‘natural’… Read more »

What’s This Pink Stuff in My Bathroom?

December 19th, 2013

Do you have a problem with reddish-pink staining in your toilet, at the shower curtain and other moist places in the bathroom? You thought you had a water treatment system and that should take care of any water problems, right? It turns out that the reddish-pink staining does not originate in the water. It is… Read more »

How does a water softener work?

April 24th, 2013

Why do I need a water softener? Most of the water in US homes is hard water, meaning that it contains dissolved rock such as limestone and iron. Since municipalities are not required to filter out dissolved rock, water hardness is found in both private wells and municipal water. Dissolved rock is usually noticed as… Read more »

Kinetico Systems Compared to Electric Water Softeners

October 18th, 2011

Electric Water Softeners Non-Electric Kinetico Water Conditioners All automatic water softeners were originally electric and used a clock that measured the time the unit was in service. A mechanical device, operated by the clock, required multiple adjustments to regulate the backwash, brining, rinse and other functions necessary to clean the resin bed. Water used in… Read more »

Studies show washing with softened water can significantly cut detergent use, energy consumption

October 17th, 2011

Clothes cleaned at 40 degrees lower, dishes washed with much less soap LISLE, Illinois — Consumers can cut back on dish and laundry detergent use by 50 percent or more and lower washing machine temperatures from hot to cold just by using softened water, as shown by two new independent studies that were recently released…. Read more »