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Hard water Vs Soft water

Soft Water vs Hard Water – What’s the Difference Between the Two?

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

This post explains the REAL differences between hard vs. soft water.Hard WaterHard water is water that has not undergone any chemical treatment.  It is the most natural water you can drink – it’s the nearest thing to rain. Before you get it through your tap, however, the water seeps through the ground where rocks filter it […]

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SALT-BASED VS SALT-FREE WATER SOFTENERS

Water Softeners | Salt-Based vs. Salt-Free Water Softening Systems

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Water is an essential resource for living beings, and it is necessary to ensure that the water you drink has removed the impurities and chemicals present in hard water.   To do that, you need a water softener. The question is whether you should buy a salt-based or salt-free water softener. To make this choice, you must know […]

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Water Softeners vs Water Filters Systems

Water Softeners vs Water Filters Systems – Which One Do I Need?

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

When taking a decision between  water filter systems and water softener systems, the most important question that has to be answered is: what’s the final quality of water that you need? Commonly, underground water is the primary source of water for municipal systems. Underground water has a higher percentage of minerals in comparison to surface water.  This […]

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water softener grain capacity

Grain Capacity-Understanding True Water Softener Capacity

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

On the internet, in each big box store, and local water softener shops you will find water softeners rated by their “grain capacity.” This rating is unfamiliar to people who are new to the science of water softening, and salespeople often gloss over it likely because they do not understand its implications in selecting a water […]

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water softener spotting

Why You Can Still Get Spotting with a Water Softener

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Here’s a perplexing question we get from people now and then… They just installed a water softener to help remove minerals that form scale buildup, soap scum, and other hard water issues – but they still see spotting on their dishes, faucets and after washing their SUV. So what’s happening? Is their water softener not working right? There are many other […]

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Water softener size

What Size Water Softener Should I Choose?

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

So it is time, you have finally had it with scrubbing the lime-scale build-up around your taps, in your toilets and pretty much every other surface that comes into contact with the hard water in your residence. Perhaps the last straw was that you spent your hard earned money on fixing your washing machine or dishwasher, […]

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Safe Drinking Water

Safe Drinking Water Standards: What You Need To Know

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

There is nothing more essential than accessible and clean filtered drinking water.   Human beings need to drink 2 liters of safe drinking water every day, on average.  But in spite of our universal demand for safe drinking water, one in every nine people doesn’t have access today. This amounts to over 840 million people.  And when unsafe […]

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Hard Water Problem

8 Huge Signs You Have A Hard Water Problem In Your Home

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

You just moved into your new home, but you notice something doesn’t smell right… After a few weeks of smelly clothes and your hair not getting clean, you have a sneaking suspicion that there may be a problem with your tap water. Your problem is likely hard water – an excess amount of minerals in your water […]

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Water Filter Differ

Why Do Water Filters Differ So Much In Price?

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

If you this a post with this title is some rant about how much you should be spending on your water filter, Well – it’s not. That is none of our business. What this article explains is why so many water filter brands sell what appear to be the exact same products for such different prices. To be […]

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Owning a Home

What You Need to Know About Owning a Home with a Well

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

A home in a peaceful remote area is a dream come true for many people. But if you own a house in a rural area’s thinking of a move, you may be in for a few surprises. One of the major differences between country and city living is where you get your tap water. In most rural homes […]

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How to Test Home Water Quality

How to Test Home Water Quality – and Why You Really Should

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

If you have some doubts about the quality of the water in your home, it is necessary to check and take appropriate measures about it. With such a wide variety of water filters, treatment additives, purification systems  on the market, it can be hard to sort-out what you need to solve water quality problems in your […]

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WQA & NSF Certified Water Filters

NSF and WQA Certified Water Filters

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Considering NSF 53 certified water filter?In this post, we explain the various NSF and WQA criteria used to certify modern water filtration systems and recommend a few top-rated water filter and water ionizer systems that have these accreditation. Water filter manufacturers are similar to any other business. They need to sell their products and they’re prone […]

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Water softener working

How Do Water Softeners Work? (A Quick Intro) – All About Water Softeners

Ed Carmichael

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Water softeners are just machines, but machines that perform a complex operation to provide you with pure water that we call, ‘soft water.’ Before you can answer “how do water softeners work?” you first have to understand what hard water is. Since there are four different primary kinds of water softening systems, the reply to the question […]

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