Category: Water Quality

Water quality can have a big impact on not only your health, but your laundry, your landscaping, and more. Learn about the role water quality plays in your life, how to determine your home’s water quality, and how to improve it.

why does my hot water smell like bleach?

Why Does My Hot Water Smell Like Bleach?

If your hot water smells like bleach, it can be a cause for concern and may indicate several potential issues within your water system. This guide will provide some possible explanations, though you may need to  consult with a licensed professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate solutions. One of the most common reasons for

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why do tankless water heaters last so much longer?

Why Do Tankless Water Heaters Last So Much Longer?

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters or instantaneous water heaters, have gained popularity in recent years due to their numerous advantages over traditional tank-style water heaters. One of the key benefits touted by manufacturers and experts alike is their extended lifespan when compared to conventional tanks. This longevity can be attributed to

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does rusty water damage your hair?

Does Rusty Water Damage Your Hair?

Rusty water is a nuisance that also signifies a more severe underlying problem. If you have rust in your water, it damages your hair and causes health risks for your loved ones. Homeowners need to understand why rust appears in their water supply and what they can do about it. At Plumbing Solutions, we can

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is a home water softener worth it?

Is A Home Water Softener Worth It?

Due to the initial investment, many homeowners don’t think a water softener system in their home is worth it. However, if you are dealing with a number of water problems linked to hard water, a home water softener can be a worthwhile investment. While it’s always a good idea to be frugal with spending, a

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How to Test Water Quality at Home

One of the things you want to make sure is that your drinking water is safe for you and your family. To do this, there are a variety of testing methods that you can use. So let’s look at how you can test your water at home. Decide What Water Source You’re Testing The type

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should I replace my copper pipes with PEX?

Should I Replace My Copper Pipes with PEX?

Copper pipes were once the best option for homeowners who wanted durable pipes that would last half a lifetime. However, new improvements in materials sciences have led to PEX, an amazing material that can outperform copper piping in many areas. This less expensive, flexible material is a great option for homeowners who have problems with

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pex vs copper for water supply lines

PEX vs Copper for Water Supply Lines

Water supply lines used to be made of galvanized steel. However, these days we have smarter material options that can stand up to the specific demands of a water supply line. Your main choices are PEX or copper. While copper piping is the most common option for a water supply line it may not be

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what to do if your tap water tastes like plastic

What to Do If Your Tap Water Tastes like Plastic

When you expect a refreshing taste of cool water, it can be quite jarring to get a plastic taste instead. If your tap water tastes like plastic, fruit, or rubber, it’s wise to get to the bottom of the issue. Most causes of unusual tap water tastes are harmless, but sometimes tasting something unusual is

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