Water Filtration Industry Blog

Is There a Difference Between Activated Carbon & Charcoal Water Filters?

Posted by Joshua Swanson on June 4, 2017

Anybody who’s looking for a safe and effective way to remove hard minerals from their home’s water supply has probably read about activated carbon and charcoal water filters – but which is better? Should you choose a carbon filter for your home, or is a charcoal filter preferable?

Your search should start with an understanding of what activated carbon and charcoal are – and why they are commonly used for water filtration.

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Topics: General Water Filtration Information, Water Filter Resin

Pros and Cons: Home Magnetic Water Softener

Posted by Joshua Swanson on May 30, 2017

Having hard water in your home can be a real problem. It’s not just a question of water safety – the quality of your water can end up costing you in a variety of ways, from stains on your laundry and dishes to dull, lifeless hair and skin. The solution is to install a home water softener, but which kind is best? Here, we share the pros and cons of choosing a magnetic water softener for your home.

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Topics: Water Softener, General Water Filtration Information

5 Best Whole House Well Water Filter Components

Posted by Joshua Swanson on May 25, 2017

If you rely on well water for your home, you know that keeping a well operating smoothly – and the water tasting fresh – can be a challenge, particularly in Florida’s high heat and humidity. The ideal option is to choose the best whole house water filter to get the job done.

However, the particular issue is that well water requires special care. So which whole house well water filter should you choose? And which house water filter components should you look for to make sure that the water your family drinks is both healthy and delicious?

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Topics: Complete Home Water Filtration System, General Water Filtration Information

Are Saltless Water Softeners Effective?

Posted by Joshua Swanson on May 21, 2017

Salt-based water softeners have a bit of a bad reputation in the water quality industry. Consistent maintenance, increased use of electricity and water, and the constant purchase of salt and chemicals has caused some homeowners to turn their back on salt-based water softeners.

So what’s the alternative?

Saltless water softeners are available for purchase from a variety of vendors and tend to be cheaper than their salt-based counterparts. No maintenance, no electricity and water waste, and, best of all, no salt. But are they really as effective?

The short answer: no. Read on to learn why we think saltless water conditioners are not a comparable alternative to salt-based water softeners.

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Topics: Water Softener, Water Conditioner, General Water Filtration Information

What to Look for in Water Softener System Reviews

Posted by Joshua Swanson on May 18, 2017

If you have hard water in your house, you know what it can cost you – and you may be in the market for a water softener system to help you prolong the life of your appliances, reduce the amount you spend on soap, and improve the quality of your water.

However, reading water softener reviews can be confusing, especially if you don’t know which features are most important to get the results you want. It can be helpful to have a checklist to refer to as you shop so you can be sure to choose the best option for you and your family.

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Topics: Water Softener, Complete Home Water Filtration System, General Water Filtration Information

5 Home Hard Water Filter Installation Benefits

Posted by Joshua Swanson on May 15, 2017

Whether you’ve just moved to Florida or have lived here for a while, the chances are good that you have noticed some issues with the hardness of your home’s water supply. It’s a common problem here and one that needs to be addressed for a variety of reasons. Hard water can damage your appliances, reduce the efficiency of the soap you use, and even affect the health of your hair and skin.

For that reason, many Florida homeowners make the decision to install a hard water filter for their home. You might be tempted to put it off as an unnecessary expense, but a home water filter is a worthy investment both for your family’s health and for your pocketbook.

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Topics: Water Refiner Savings Benefits, Complete Home Water Filtration System, General Water Filtration Information, Hard Water Effects on Health, Hard Water Effects on Home

4 Ways to Get a Hard Water Test After Relocating to Florida

Posted by Joshua Swanson on April 28, 2017

Many people move to the sunshine state to retreat from frigid winters and enjoy summer year round. Florida is full of beautiful beaches, great history, but it is also full of hard water. Florida has some of the hardest water and if you aren’t used to it then it can be a major adjustment. After relocating to Florida having a hard water test should be at the top of your to-do list. How do you get a hard water test?

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Topics: Water Quality Testing

5 Water Quality Testing Facts: Things to Know Before Moving to Florida

Posted by Joshua Swanson on April 26, 2017

Whatever your reason may be for moving to the Sunshine State, chances are you’re probably well aware of the never ending sunshine that comes hand in hand with the nickname. And along with the long, hot summers and year-round beach days, comes the need for constant hydration here in Florida. With plenty of clean, good tasting drinking water a must for any Florida resident, it is important to learn about where Florida’s drinking water comes from, what is in it and how it affects you and your family. Here are five things to know before moving to Florida that water quality testing have given us about the state of our water:

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Topics: Water Quality Testing

Cost of Living in Florida: 5 Affordable Hard Water Solutions

Posted by Joshua Swanson on April 25, 2017

Living in Florida, hard water is very common in households and comes with many irritating side-effects. The dissolved calcium and magnesium ions commonly found in city water sources can cause sedimentary buildup in your plumbing systems, appliances run on water and can cause dry skin and hair. These side effects can dramatically increase your cost of living in Florida. Luckily, there are five easy hard water solutions to get rid of these effects in your home that you can do yourself:

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Topics: Hard Water Effects on Health, Hard Water Effects on Home

How to Find Your Florida County's Drinking Water Analysis Report

Posted by Joshua Swanson on April 21, 2017

The best way to get accurate information about the drinking water in your area is to find the Florida drinking water analysis report that is required to be released to the public annually. Knowing where to find water reports, and more importantly how to read them, can give you crucial insight into how safe the water in your specific county is to drink for you and your family.

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Topics: Water Quality Testing