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Is Your Hot Water Heater Heading for a Meltdown?

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Homeowners tend to care deeply about their water quality in Montgomery County, and they do so for good reason; water quality can impact your household in a number of ways. The temperature of your water is also important, which is determined by the efficiency of your hot water heater. Keep reading to find out if your hot water heater is heading for a meltdown. Smells Much like foods, certain types of water treatment appliances tend to emit distinctive smells when they expire, and hot water heaters are among them. In fact, a rotten egg smells about the same as the…

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What Exactly is the Difference Between Hard and Soft Water?

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If you have had your water quality in Loudoun County tested before, you may have been told that you have either hard or soft water; if you have hard water, it may have been suggested that you purchase a water softener. Watch this video to find out the difference between hard and soft water. Hard water contains extra minerals like calcium, and while this type of water will not affect your health, it can affect your bank account. Hard water will shorten the lifespan of your household appliances. Unlike hard water, soft water promotes lathering of detergents and soaps; this…

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Find Out How Your Sump Pump Works

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A sump pump is designed to manage flooding and exterior runoff in a residential home. While not all houses are equipped with sump pumps, any home with a basement should be equipped with one of these devices. When a sump pump is installed in a home, it will be placed so that it can collect any water that is running towards the foundation. Once the water reaches a certain level, the sump pump will begin pumping water out of the home. To take a look at how sump pumps work, be sure to watch this video from U.S Inspect. When…

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Spotting the Telltale Signs of Hard Water

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Hard water is a serious nuisance for any homeowner. When your water supply is abundant with mineral deposits, you may find that your plumbing fixtures become dirty, dingy, and tainted with buildup. To solve a hard water problem, you can install a water softener. By installing a water softener , you can solve your hard water problems for good. To help you determine whether the water quality in your home is below your standards, here is a look at some of the telltale signs of hard water. Signs on Your Clothing Your clothing may be able to tell you whether…

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Understanding Septic Systems

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If your home relies on a septic system for wastewater disposal, it is important to understand how your system works. With proper maintenance and pumping, you can aid your septic system in functioning properly for many years. By setting up regular services and septic pumping’s you are engaging in preventative maintenance. It is important to keep waste water flowing in easily and draining easily.  Here is a quick overview of some of the main components of a septic system. Septic Tank One of the primary parts of the septic system is the septic tank. Each time you flush the toilet or run…

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How to Locate Your Septic Tank

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In order to care for your septic system, it is important to know where your septic tank is. There are several tools that you can use to locate your septic tank. For example, you can use a metal detector or tile probe to locate your septic tank. To learn more about these two methods watch this video from Stewart Meade Photography. Tri-County Pumps has a third method using a flushable transmitting locator, if you want to learn more about this great technique contact Tri-County Pumps. When your septic tank needs to be pumped, be sure to call Tri-County Pumps. Our…

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How Does UV Light Kill Microorganisms?

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If you are seeking a great way to make sure your tap water is safe to drink from microorganisms you may want to consider installing a UV light water treatment system. UV Light Systems are able to sterilize tap water, without the use of harsh chemicals, such as chlorine. After you install a UV Light System, you can rest assured that your family is drinking water safe from harmful Microorganisms. Let’s take a look at how UV Light sterilize water from microorganisms. DNA Damage UV light water treatment systems kill microorganisms by damaging their DNA. When UV light shines on a microbe,…

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