Nevada Water Supply: “Critical Mass” Reached

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The history and future of the western states is inextricably tied to water supplies. In Nevada, an official has stated that critical mass has been reached as legal battles continue over the proposed pipeline that would supply Las Vegas. You only have to take a quick look at the data to see how Nevada is one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. Due to the scenery, lifestyle, warm temps, and affordable prices, Nevada is a go-to…

Freestanding Ice Maker Reviews

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The freestanding ice makers that we’re going to look at here are ideally suited for various purposes. One of these affordable units can be a good addition to a busier cafe or bar as an additional backup machine in support of a larger commercial unit. These are also great for home uses where you have a large family, entertain often, or have a frequent need to fill up coolers with ice. For home users, these will out-perform…

Fleck 5600 SXT Review

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Through the years, water softeners have become known for saving time and money, as well as avoiding the discomfort and heartache caused by hard water in your home. So, we’re reviewing two popular Fleck water softener systems for you to choose from and also giving you some facts about hard water to help you decide if your home needs a water softener. Fleck 5600 SXT Our first water softener review covers the Fleck 5600 SXT unit brought…

Water Hardness Test Kit — Best Buys

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Why do you need a water hardness test kit? We will answer that question shortly, but first let’s cover the basics about water hardness, issues, and causes. Hard water can be an inconvenient condition to live with on a daily basis. One thing hard water does is it creates mineral buildup in your pipes, fixtures, and appliances. Another problem comes from the fact that soap does not react properly with hard water — your soap won’t lather…

Best Sump Pump Alarms Reviews + Buying Guide

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Sump pumps are a critical piece of equipment in many homes, preventing flood damage that can destroy possessions and property. A sump pump alarm lets you know when the water level is rising in the sump pit. It’s helpful to know when this is occurring as water damage is one of the most catastrophic events you can experience as a homeowner. These units are also referred to as a “high water alarm for sump pump.” Sump pump…

My Water Smells Like Eggs — Is It Dangerous?

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When you go to the tap to get a glass of water, the last thing you want to experience is water that smells like eggs when you take a sip. To be more specific, what you may find is a rotten egg odor. If this happens, aside from the unpleasant sensation, the first thing you will probably want to know is whether this is dangerous for you and your family. And of course you’ll be wondering about…

How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

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Before you buy a car, you take it on a test drive and ask the dealer about its safety record.  Before you undergo surgery, you get a second opinion from an independent specialist.  And before you grill up a steak, you smell it to make sure it hasn’t gone bad.  Every day, you take hundreds of measures to protect your health and the health of your family.  But have you given any thought to the water pouring…

11 Simple Ways to Conserve Water at Home

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How much water does your family use in a typical year? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average four-person U.S. household uses about 146,000 gallons of water each year — enough to fill seven underground swimming pools. Thankfully, there are ways to conserve water at home while saving money and reducing your environmental footprint in the process. 11 Ways to Conserve Water at Home These are all simple steps to take so you can conserve…

Swell vs YETI Water Bottles

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Personal water bottles have recently become a popular staple for most people on the go, and as such, each brand has fans. In this article we’re going to compare Swell vs Yeti. We all love our water bottles because they give you the option and convenience of always having something to drink, no matter where you are. The market is very broad and the demand is high, therefore, there are many companies creating bottles that will keep…

Hydro Flask vs YETI Water Bottles

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Recently, vacuum insulated water bottles have gained a lot of popularity. Today, almost everyone has one or needs one, although it seems to be challenging to determine the best brand in the market. Many brands have naturally gained a lot of recognition and customer loyalty due to their ability to serve the intended purpose. Today we’ll enter into the Hydro Flask vs YETI water bottle debate. We’ve also conducted our own hot and cold temperature testing and…