Cooking With Soft Water

There are plenty of people who don’t know the difference between hard water and soft water. And though water doesn’t have a flavor, or at least isn’t supposed to, it sure can make a difference in taste when cooking with soft water. Water is severely overlooked when cooking. Cooking with soft water helps showcase pure […]

4 Signs of Hard Water in Your House

When we think of minerals, we generally think positive, right? We might think about mineral water, sparkling rocks or the newest beauty products. While minerals can be beneficial, they can also be harmful. Have you ever heard of hard water? Hard water is water that contains high levels of certain minerals. So what’s the problem? […]

4 Benefits of Soft Water

What exactly is soft water, anyway? Soft water is when minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and dissolved rock, are removed from the water through a process known as ion exchange. Water softeners help accomplish this goal. So here are four benefits to having soft water in your household that justify the investment in a new […]

How to Remove Hard Water Buildup in Your Home

Hard water is a big problem for many Texas residents. Though hard water is mostly harmless, it can create unsightly buildup throughout your home. Here is how to remove hard water buildup in your home. Cleaning Showerheads and Faucets What you’ll need: plastic bag or bowl, distilled white vinegar, water, tape, string or twist ties […]

4 Best Songs About Water

No matter the kind, it’s not difficult to find music about good ol’ water. Water is a necessity for life, so why not write songs about it? All of the songs below use water as either a force to reckon with, a metaphor for some form of love or as one for happiness. Blue Bayou […]

Doesn’t The City Already Ensure Water Quality?

When you turn on the faucet in your home’s kitchen or bathroom, you want to know the water is safe to drink or use. No one wants their family to deal with water that is unsafe. The biggest chunk of that responsibility falls on the utility companies themselves. But there are some things you can […]

Cooking with Soft Water: Homemade Pretzels

Reminiscent of baseball games, movie theaters and family outings, soft pretzels are a staple of American culture in summer. Making them at home takes just a few ingredients and about eight minutes in the oven. It may sound strange, but the perfect pretzel comes from using water treated by a water softener. Soft water lacks […]

Hard Water: The Most Common Minerals Found in San Antonio Water

Hard water is caused by minerals that dissolve in water. We know all about hard water in San Antonio and the Hill Country. When hard water dries up and minerals are left behind, spots appear on washed dishes and on shower windows and walls. Hard water can shorten the life of appliances and clog pipes. […]

How Much Salt Does a Water Softener Use?

Soft water is a total game-changer. However, once you decide to invest in a water softener for your home, you might find yourself asking new questions. How much salt will my system use? Is that a lot or a little? One factor that will impact your softener salt usage is the type of system you […]

Soft Water vs Hard Water

You might already know the significance of water for human health – but do you know the difference between hard water and soft water? Hard water appears in more than 85% of homes in the United States and can be resolved with the installation of a water softener. While hard water won’t necessarily cause detrimental […]