Should You Winterize Your Water Softener?

When should you winterize your water softener? If you live in a colder climate such as Pittsburgh Area, or have a home in a warmer climate you venture to over the holidays and through the winter, you may take steps to protect your pipes from freezing. So why wouldn’t you protect your water conditioning equipment

Copper Pipes — A Potential Risk To Your Water Supply

Copper is one metal that acid water can dissolve into your Pittsburgh Area water system. While copper pipes are used in household plumbing, and it is in fact necessary for your diet, it can be poisonous.  Infants and Wilson’s Disease Risks The body has a natural way of regulating copper. However,

Boil Water Advisory for South Hills and Washington County

Cloudiness (turbidity) is in the water supply of more than 50 communities in the South Hills and Washington County, and Pennsylvania American Water has issued a boil water alert. While turbidity itself does not pose a major health risk, it can lead to an increased risk of disease-causing organisms in the water supply because it

Sulfur in your Water (Rotten Egg Smell) – What You Can Do

The most common way to diagnose a contamination of sulfur or hydrogen sulfate in your Pittsburgh home is the smell. To that end, there are simple steps you can take to eliminate this from your faucets. Determine the Source Your first order of business is to find the source — in your drain,

Total Dissolved Solids: Six Major Contamination Sources

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is the combination of any cations (positively charged) and anions (negatively charged) in your water. Having a test for TDS can tell you the amount, but will not identify the nature of these ionic relationships. Total dissolved solids can come from a number of sources, and the location

Chlorine Water Treatment – Should You Be Concerned?

Think of chlorine water treatment as a giant disinfectant tablet on a massive scale – because that’s basically what it is. Adding chlorine to a drinking water source has been popular for more than a century, and it continues to be the most cost-effective, dependable method of water disinfection today.

Hard Water Problems: Common Myths of Water Softeners

With the amount of news available to us today, seemingly endless amount of information broadcasted to us about water quality issues in different places around the world, and here locally in the Pittsburgh area, it’s difficult to understand what exactly you might need to do about your hard water problems. Needs can

Baby Eczema and The Effects of Hard Water on Children

  According to the CDC, July and August are the most popular months for babies. It’s no coincidence September is Baby Safety Month! If you are lucky enough to have a precious little new inhabitant of your house, you want to make sure they are properly nourished. But what

Culligan Cares Helps with Hurricane Harvey Relief

Through the Culligan Cares program, the Culligan network of dealers donate their resources and time to help those in need. Hurricane Harvey has left a path of devastation in it’s wake, and as a company specializing in clean drinking water, Culligan recognizes the need for clean water for those that have been displaced.

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