It is hunting season in southern Minnesota, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning the public that fish are showing up with high levels of man-made chemicals called PFOS or PFAS, which can be harmful to humans in high concentrations. The agency is currently testing the deer in specific locations to see if they are registering high levels as well. Michigan and Wisconsin currently have do-not-eat advisories for deer. Minnesota doesn’t yet, but that could change pending the results of the testing from this season. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency believes the contamination is coming from large bodies of
In an average household, one person uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water in just one day. That might seem like a big number, but then imagine a whole families’ water usage. Even worse, imagine the water being wasted if there is a leak you haven’t caught on to yet. On top of the potential mess that might come from a water leak, it’s a giant waste of money too. Use these tips for leak detection in your home or cabin and prevent wasting money or having unnecessary water damage. Read on to see how you can check for
It’s easy to take your appliances for granted and assume they are working properly at all times. It’s also easy to forget those appliances need regular maintenance, especially your water treatment systems, which are usually hidden in basements or under sinks. However, “out of sight, out of mind” is a risky path. Regardless of the type or age, every water treatment system requires maintenance. So, why is water system maintenance so important? 1. Saves You Money All water treatment systems have wearable parts that could easily break down. Neglecting to perform regular maintenance on your water system parts could cause
Are you and your family drinking more water during quarantine? Having a water system eliminates the need for bottled water and ensures that you are drinking the best water at home. With stay-at-home orders, it’s more important than ever to venture out as infrequently as possible. If you have had to search for bottled water, you know it’s not always easy to find at this time. At Haferman Water Conditioning, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality water. We have many drinking water systems that will be able to remove harmful contaminants such as arsenic and lead from your
Chlorine is an efficient disinfectant, but it is also the No. 1 contaminant in drinking water. Chlorine is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria that the water or distribution pipes might contain. Because of this, billions of people drink chlorine contaminated tap water every day. When chlorine was first introduced to the water supply, it brought a rapid decline in the spread of disease and other water-borne illnesses. Now, however, we worry about the adverse effects chlorine can have on our health. At Haferman Water Conditioning, we want to make sure that you know the pros and
There are many ways to filter your drinking water, and one of the most popular ways is with a reverse osmosis system. How Does it Work? Reverse osmosis is a water filtration process in which water pressure pushes tap water through a membrane to remove impurities. There are many reverse osmosis systems out there but the Kinetico K5 Water Station is a state-of-the-art system, designed to solve even the toughest water quality challenges. The K5 has three stages, with each stage becoming more thorough. Stage 1, which is the prefilter stage, prepares the water for the reverse osmosis process. During
Do you know how much you spend on bottled water each year? According to the International Bottled Water Association, on average, one person in America spends about $100 each year on bottled water. Some experts have suggested that buying bottled water is 2,000 times more expensive than drinking directly from the tap. As more and more consumers become aware of the impacts water bottles have on the environment, bottled water is becoming less appealing. With a bottleless water cooler, there will be no need to purchase bottled water and it will eliminate the inconvenience of bottles.
You might say that, to your water softener, brine is the elixir of life – that perfect balance of water and salt that allows your appliance to transform hard water into soft. So, if your water softener is not using salt, or it’s using too much, things won’t go well. There are a number of possible reasons your water softener might not be using the right amount of salt, and fortunately, most are easy to fix. Here are some common problems related to salt, along with our tips on how to correct them.
Have you noticed your water softener isn’t working as efficiently as it used to? Look inside. If you see a crusty salt buildup in the brine tank, that’s a salt bridge and it’s a common issue. Fortunately, there’s a fix for that, and you can easily do it yourself! Especially when the humidity is high (hello, Minnesota summer!) or if there is too much salt in your brine tank, salt pellets will stick together, forming a solid crust that creates an empty space between the salt and the water in the bottom of the tank. Now the water softener
You may know that the resin beads in your water softener attract hard minerals and remove them from your water, but did you know that your water softener may also have a pre-filter? And if it doesn’t have one now, should it? What does a water softener pre-filter do, anyway? The answer (and that pre-filter) may lead you to even better water quality.