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Will a Water Softener Remove Rust?

You’ve tried just about everything, but you just can’t get rid of the rust stains in your shower, on your sinks, and even on your white clothes. This is a more common problem than people realize. But, what if you could stop scrubbing all together? Water softeners don’t only reduce rust stains from water, but eliminate rust altogether. Read more

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Five Signs Your Water Softener Isn’t Working Properly

A water softener is a part of your home that you may not fully appreciate until it suddenly stops working. The sooner you notice that something in your water softener is not right, the easier it will most likely be to fix. In today’s blog post, we’re going to discuss five signs that your water softener is not working as it should be and how to fix it. Read more

complete guide to choosing a water softener

Your Complete Guide to Choosing a Water Softener

Your dishes are covered with water spots. Your shower is stained orange from rust. Your clothes are dingy and scratchy. You’ve just discovered that you have hard water in your home, and we feel sorry for you. Not to worry, where you live geographically does factor into what is in your water; however, it doesn’t dictate whether or not you can solve this problem. In fact, anyone can have clean, healthy water free of hard depositing minerals. The solution? Install or upgrade a water softener! But just which model is right for you? How much water your family consumes, what is in your water, and your budget are all factors that can help narrow down the choice. Read more

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Airing Hard Water’s “Dirty Laundry”

We know you already do laundry more than you really want to, but what if hard water is making your clothes dingier and rougher? Here are some of the many cons of hard water and how a water softener can make your laundry days (and life in general) easier.

Hard water takes a toll on your appliances…

Airing Hard Water | Brenneco PlumbingHard water comes right out of the ground and contains minerals like calcium and magnesium. These chemicals like to clog and corrode pipes and appliances, especially your washing machine (which can use up to 27 gallons of water per load, depending on the model you have). Because your washing machine uses hot water, that places it more at risk for hard water damage or even machine failure, since heat makes the clogging, corroding, and scale deposit buildup even worse. Read more

Can I improve the taste of my tap water?

Can I Improve the Taste of My Tap Water?

When all you’re after is a glass of water, it can be rather unsettling to fill your glass, take a sip, and be greeted by a metallic or egg-like taste. Poor tasting water is not an uncommon issue for home and building owners. Many people assume the only solution is to keep the refrigerator stocked with distilled or bottled water, but that isn’t the case. Treating your water can result in clean, fresh-tasting water right out of your faucet. Sounds incredible, right?  

Why does my water taste bad?

Great tasting water 002Finding the source of the problem is the first step to reaching great tap water. Ask yourself these questions: Read more

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How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water is typically pretty easy to diagnose. It leaves signs and symptoms everywhere you use water. Hard water is the term we use for water that has more minerals such as calcium, magnesium carbonate, and manganese than normal. These minerals are, more often than not, introduced at the water source.

Does it seem like your dish washer has a hard time getting your dishes clean? Are you seeing staining in your toilet or tub? Does it seem hard to “lather” your soap in the shower? Does it seem like your coffee maker or other appliances that depend on water seem to malfunction or quit working efficiently?

While these minerals are natural and may not expressly represent any health concerns, they can wreak havoc on your skin, clothes, dishes, plumbing, and appliances. Hard water is HARD on everything it comes in to contact with.

The good news is this, it’s not a new problem. According to the US Geological survey, 85% of homes deal with hard water.

The quickest and easiest way to tell if you have hard water is to do a water test. It’s fairly easy to get a water test, you can even do it yourself. You can buy one, online, here. Read more

What type of Water Softener should you get?

What Water Softener should I buy?

What water softener should I buy?

We get asked this question with frequency! So don’t worry, you are not alone. It’s easy to spot hard water problems, it’s difficult to figure out how to solve them.

“Hard water” is the term we use when discussing water that has excess minerals present. These minerals are, more often than not, introduced at the water source. The problems associated with hard water are easy to spot. Does it seem like your dish washer has a hard time getting your dishes clean? Are you seeing staining in your toilet or tub? Does it seem hard to “lather” your soap in the shower? Does it seem like your coffee maker or other appliances that depend on water seem to malfunction or quit working efficiently?

These are all definite signs of hard water. To verify, you can do your own water test. You can buy one online here. Read more