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Why is My Water Softener not Using Salt?

People usually don’t really understand how a water softener works, besides the fact that it obviously needs salt. Brine is the most important part of your water softener.

Getting the perfect balance of your water and salt allows your appliance to transform hard water into soft water.

So if you started to notice that your water softener isn’t using enough salt and your water is hard, then there is a problem that you should see to right away.

There are a few possible reasons why your water isn’t using the right amount of salt, but luckily, this is very easy to fix even on your own and you probably won’t need to call your plumber.

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Water Smells Like Sulfur and Rotten Eggs: Problem, Cause & Solution

If you have started noticing that the water coming out of your tap has a really bad odor, similar to rotten eggs, it’s very likely that you are facing an increase of hydrogen sulfide in your water supply.

But don’t panic, this is actually a very common problem in households, especially if your water source is a well or some other still supply.

Although it’s not necessarily dangerous for your water to have this rotten smell, it does indicate that there is probably a high level of pollution and chemicals involved.

Surprisingly, in the U.S. there have been over 316 contaminants found in water reservoirs, so it’s very important to identify the source of the smell in order to ensure safe and clean drinking water.

You will be pleased to hear that this problem is usually very easy to fix on your own, and that you won’t have to call a professional and spend a lot of money on fixing it.

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RO/DI Water: Difference Between Reverse Osmosis & Deionized Water

There has always been a debate concerning human health. Everyone has different opinions about what’s good for you and what’s bad for you. Water is not immune to this debate. It is not surprising that everything we touch is riddled with some kind of toxins.

Living in today’s world, all of us are continually subject to some kind of toxic chemicals. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. There are dangerous chemicals in the ground we plant our fruits and vegetables!

So, toxins are not news. But, every day, we try new methods and ways to protect and save ourselves.

Owing to advancing technology, the way we prevent the toxins from entering our organisms is facilitated. I’m mainly talking about purifying water in order to get rid of chemicals and other impurities that are ever so present in our tap water.

The two best (and competing) home systems for purifying water available are RO and DI systems.

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