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The Importance of Testing Your Water

A vile of water to be tested.

We all need water to survive. No matter where you reside, be it a house in the suburbs or a high-rise apartment downtown, or even a rural cottage or farmhouse in the country, you deserve to enjoy clean and fresh water. That’s just the thing though, with water it’s so difficult to tell just how pure and clean it is. Unless it’s emitting a funky odour or is a bright green colour, chances are you won’t be able to notice if something is amiss. That’s where water testing comes into play. There are some great benefits to having your water tested, that can affect the quality of the components of your home, to the health of you and your family. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of testing your water.

10 Incredible Ways to Drink More Water Every Day

Young woman drinking water while on a run through the city.

Are you having trouble drinking enough water every day? You aren’t alone. Many Canadians find it difficult to drink the recommended amount of water every day. Life can become overwhelmingly busy in the blink of an eye. While you’re juggling responsibilities such as work, relationships, children, and social commitments, it’s understandable if your daily water consumption falls through the cracks. Luckily, there are some things you can do to ensure that you drink more water every day.

Let’s dive in!

The Truth About Plastic Water Bottles

Many plastic water bottles waiting to be shipped.

Plastic water bottles are many things. Convenient, yes. Reusable, sure. But they are also extremely bad for the environment, very expensive, and can even be harmful to your health. Unfortunately, the bad highly outweighs the good when it comes to plastic water bottles. Millions of plastic water bottles are used and simply tossed away all around the world, every single day. There is a variety of sustainable and cost-effective alternatives to plastic bottles that are available to us, but first, let’s take a closer look at the truth about plastic water bottles.

How to Remove Lead from Your Drinking Water

Water pouring into a glass.

Drinking enough water every day is essential to your best health. Since it’s recommended that adults drink at least eight glasses of water a day, shouldn’t we do our best to ensure that this essential fluid is of the best quality? Tap water, although quite regulated and seemingly clean in developed countries, can still have impurities lingering in it. One of the most common is lead. Many studies have shown that consuming water with traces of lead in it can be harmful to your health. Luckily, there are things that you can do to ensure that your drinking water is clean and free of harmful contaminants.

How to Remove Chlorine from Your Tap Water

Pour tap water into a glass

Did you know that there is chlorine in your drinking water?

In fact, chlorine can be found in the water used throughout your home! And in most bottled water, too. The primary use of chlorine in water is to kill bacteria and maintain the purity and cleanliness of this essential fluid. You may have heard that little voice in the back of your head that’s asking, “is it safe?”

Everything You Need to Know About Sparkling Water

Glass of sparkling water

Drinking water regularly is so important for your health. As important as staying hydrated is, many find it difficult to remember or keep track of how much they have consumed. As a rule of thumb, you should always aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. But after a few glasses, you might find that the taste gets a little boring, never mind eight!

The Importance of Home Water Treatment

Filling a glass with tap water

What’s in your water?

Although municipal government-run water treatment facilities do a wonderful job of keeping our tap water clean, unfortunately, some contaminants do make their way through the system. That’s where home water treatment systems can come in handy. These systems work hard, night and day, to reduce the contaminants from the water that you use to drink, bathe, and essentially, live.

What are Water Softeners and How Do They Work?

Washing dishes at the sink

Picture this:

Softer skin and shinier hair. Sparkling dishes and glassware. Bright and soft laundry. Protection from scale build-up and corrosion for plumbing fixtures and appliances. Sounds too good to be true, right?

Lucky for you, these benefits are just a water treatment system away! Introducing, water softeners. 

Water Quality Isn’t Just a Rural Concern

Water Treatment Plant

It’s very common for city dwellers to assume their drinking water is perfectly clean. The unfortunate truth is, urban water treatment plants can’t catch everything. Many contaminants and bacteria can slip through the cracks, and some can even be picked up along the way as water travels through your pipes. As they always say, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Installing a water treatment system within your home can help to catch and eliminate many of these impurities, while at the same time delivering water that tastes fresh and pure!

What is a Reverse Osmosis System?

What is a Reverse Osmosis System?

Young and old – everybody can enjoy fresh tasting water. That’s why Reverse Osmosis Systems are so helpful. They are simple to use and benefit everyone by providing pure, clean water. Once installed within your home or business, they help to remove contaminants and leave you with water that has a truly outstanding taste. Not only will the taste be improved, but you’ll notice it neutralizes the smell and improves appearance, too! The lingering question is: how can this be? How does a Reverse Osmosis Water System work to provide me with clean water? Keep reading to find out!

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Drinking Water

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Drinking Water

There are so many ways to maximize the quality of the water you drink everyday. It’s recommended that women drink 2.2 litres a day, while men should consume 3 litres. If you’re going to be drinking the daily recommendation, you might as well make the most of it! There’s a wide variety of ways to enhance the overall quality and nutritional value of your water, through different systems and natural additives. 

The Benefits of Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems

The Benefits of Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems

There are many water treatment solutions available to you. It can prove to be beneficial for you to conduct thorough research before investing in one for you and your loved ones. Most systems have their fair share of pro’s and con’s. Ultimately, you can find a solution that’s right for your lifestyle. One option available to you is an Ultraviolet Water Purification System.  Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of ultraviolet systems!

Top 4 Reasons You Should be Drinking Alkaline Water

Top 4 Reasons You Should be Drinking Alkaline Water

Everybody knows drinking water is great for your health. There are what seems like endless benefits to drinking enough water everyday. Water makes up roughly 60% of your body weight and every system in your body needs it to survive. Drinking alkaline water can help benefit your health and wellness even further. Let’s find out how drinking alkaline water can help to improve your health!

Stay Hydrated this Summer

Stay Hydrated this Summer

Your mother, your doctor, and your personal trainer have all said it: you need to stay hydrated. You've likely heard the common advice to drink six to eight glasses of water each day. As the temperatures rise, staying hydrated becomes even more important.

Trap Iron and Sulphur with the Iron Blaster

Trap Iron and Sulphur with the Iron Blaster

Does your tap water have a strong odour or a reddish brown tint to it? What about rusty stains on your fixtures? Iron water is a common problem throughout Ontario as is water with a high concentration of sulphur. Though iron water is often reddish in colour, dissolved iron particles may be present in clear water. Many residents and businesses bypass traditional Ontario water systems by installing a water cooler and buying bottled water. Another option is to use the Iron Blaster to trap iron and sulphur.