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Protect Your Family and Your Home From Hard Water & Limescale Buildup

Costly corrosion, replacement of parts, valves, and controls due to hard water
Costly corrosion, replacement of parts, valves, and controls due to hard water

If you’re like most Americans, your home is the biggest and most important investment you’ll make in your life. It’s where you spend quality time with your partner, raise your children, entertain your friends, and make memories that last a lifetime. That’s why it’s no surprise you invest considerable time and money to ensure your home provides a safe, healthy living environment for you and your family. The dangers of hard water Unfortunately, there’s one often-overlooked factor that can compromise both your family’s health and the condition of your home: hard water. Hard water is water … continue reading

Uh-oh! Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs. Here’s What to Do

When you live in a world full of flavored beverages and scented bath oils, you probably never worry about the smell of your water, at least not until the day the scent of rotten eggs begins to waft from your drains and faucets. Drinking the water becomes nearly impossible, and bathing in it is unpleasant. That pungent sulfuric odor may not stem from Hades, but it can signal that you're in a truly hellish situation. If your water is an issue, you don't need to despair. Hydrogen sulfide is a common problem for homeowners, but it's one that a reputable water filtration company can take care of … continue reading

6 Tips to Keep Your Home Cozy for the Holidays

The holidays are a crazy time of year, but also one of the most joyous. While during other seasons the home is a place of everyday chaos, around the holidays, it's where good friends and family gather to be social and share a meal. Try to make your home festive and welcoming during the season using scents and special decor. To increase the cozy factor, follow some easy tips for staying safe, keeping your seasonal greenery fresh and your house free of unsightly dust and dirt. 1. Add Small Touches to Decor for a Holiday Feel There are some decorations that have "holidays" written all over … continue reading

Our 5 Secrets for Ensuring Your Home’s Air is Safe

Safe Home Air Quality
Safe Home Air Quality

Since you spend lots of time at home, if your home's air quality is poor, then the health of you and your loved ones will suffer. You may notice symptoms such as worsened asthma or headaches. Especially if mold is growing in your house, poor air quality can have even more serious effects. … continue reading

Water Quality: Does Your Home Need a Home Filtration System?

Water Quality Home Filtration System
Water Quality Home Filtration System

More and more people are growing concerned about what's in their water -- and with good reason. You've probably seen an increase in troubling articles about contamination in public water supplies around the country. … continue reading

How to Identify Excessive Moisture in Your Home

How to Identify Excess Moisture in Your Home
How to Identify Excess Moisture in Your Home

You expect your home to be a comfortable place to live, but you have a hard time enjoying it when you run into moisture problems. Excessive moisture in your home can cause several issues. The foundation can develop cracks and sags, which spells long-term trouble for the property. You could end up needing to fill cracks in the foundation or put in more structural support for the rest of your house. These repairs have substantial costs associated with them. … continue reading

9 Quick Tricks to Keep Your House Clean and Healthy

home ventilation system
home ventilation system

A clean environment is a healthy environment. Your priority list for house cleaning may begin with clearing away clutter and scrubbing surface grime, but it undoubtedly also extends to removing contaminants from your air and water. Life gets busy, however, and in the hectic scramble of meeting work and family commitments it can be difficult to get to all the cleaning tasks on your list. Here are nine time-saving tricks for keeping your home clean, healthy, and pleasant even on busy days. … continue reading

How to Keep Your House Cool (Even During a Heat Wave)

When temperatures spike, it's easy for utility bills to spike right along with them. The availability of home air conditioning systems together with the accumulation of warm, humid air inside your house can tempt you to dial down your AC thermostat setting to “arctic.” You do have some additional options, however, that can help you scale back your air conditioner use and still keep your house cool, healthy and comfortable. Here are some tips to maximize the benefits you get from your summer energy expenditure. … continue reading

Detox the Air in Your Home Easily With These Purifying Plants

detoxifying indoor plants for your home
detoxifying indoor plants for your home

Is your home suffering from “sick home syndrome”? This all-too-common condition occurs when indoor air pollutants build up in the air inside your home, causing symptoms such as allergies and headaches. Although the most effective form of indoor air purification is a high-quality air purifier or a whole house ventilation system, plants can also help to clean the air inside your home. What Are Indoor Air Pollutants? One of the most concerning indoor air pollutants is formaldehyde, which is found in high levels in certain types of laminate flooring. Formaldehyde can trigger asthma symptoms … continue reading

5 Evil Culprits of Basement Moisture (And How to Fix It)

People use their basements for many things. Perhaps yours is a storage space for old furniture and clothes. Or maybe you've turned it into a guest bedroom or a bedroom for your kids. Maybe it's a home gym, or perhaps you've built it into your dream man cave or woman cave. Regardless of how you make use of your basement space, one thing is for sure: moisture is not conducive to any of it. Basement moisture is a major and widespread problem for more reasons than just limiting the basement's use: It's a health and sanitation issue due to its effect on indoor air quality and its tendency to … continue reading