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Even the healthiest well water may smell of a hint of sulfur, but why does this occur? When sulfur breaks down it releases hydrogen sulfide gas, which may smell similar to rotten eggs. Since it’s uncommon for this scent to be discovered in groundwater, it’s understandable for the smell to come about due to a chemical reaction. Many people around the world utilize well water as a source of drinking water, and the smell of sulfur is no stranger to well water. The good news is, there are water treatment services that can amend this issue, and get your well back to smelling good, again. The Cause of Sulfur Smell in Water Sulfur bacteria or hydrogen sulfide are the main reason for sulfur smell in well water. This type of bacteria thrives in moist environments that lack oxygen levels to support other types of bacteria. A water heater or hot…
New Year’s is commemorated around the world in a different manner for cultural reasons, any given country’s climate, family, and much more. Traveling enables us to visit new and exciting cities, while allowing us to explore and discover the unknown. Although there are many reasons to travel, the practice of traveling for New Year’s Eve is no exception. The Importance of Traveling During travel each stage of the process, from planning, exploring, and returning from said trip, play an important role. The act of traveling also does wonders for travelers, providing a whole slew of benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing. Plus, once you start traveling, it won’t be long before you catch the travel bug, and find the motivation to pack again and again to travel more often. By traveling for New Year’s you will have new opportunities to venture out with friends and family, or in more…
If you’ve taken a shower at a place other than your house, maybe a hotel, or a friend’s house, you may notice that your hair feels differently. Common water contaminants can affect your hair’s look, feel, and general health. Fortunately, this article discusses water quality in your home and how it affects your hair, and we also discuss how to keep your hair feeling and looking great. What Is Water Hardness? Identifying hard water in a home is not difficult. If you have recurring problems with mineral deposits on your faucets or showerhead, then you probably have hard water. Hard water means water containing high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Unfortunately, hard water does more than add scum to your shower; it is also responsible for scaly white buildup in coffee makers. Also, if you have to use white vinegar to clean your coffee maker to make your…
People who live in hurricane regions know all too well how frightening they can be. If you have recently moved to an area that is known for hurricanes, you might want good information before a storm hits your area. Not all hurricanes are as terrible as talked about on the news but understanding these storms will help stay safe, especially in the aftermath. Understanding the difference in storms will give you a better understanding of what might be heading your way. A Tropical Cyclone vs A Hurricane In general, a cyclone is a very large, destructive storm with strong winds rotating around the center. A cyclone system has thunderstorms but does not have fronts. On the other hand, a tornado is a very violent storm with very strong winds spiraling around a central point with clouds shaped like a funnel. Tornados, unlike cyclones, are formed over land and are often…
Water is a necessity in our daily lives. We need to drink water, cook with water, and more activities in it. We are constantly reminded of the importance of drinking enough water to stay healthy and hydrated. Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, came into national focus in 2015, the quality of our water has been a frequent topic in the news. Although the majority of affected areas are low-income and rural, unsafe and poor-quality water can be found throughout the United States. If you want to know if you live in a state with good or bad water, we have compiled lists of the best and worst public tap water in the United States. Do not worry if your state is included in this list; we have a number of filtering methods to clean your tap water. Regulations for Clean and Safe Water After the passage of the…
Tap water is often taken for granted, even though it is so important. You probably do not think twice about putting it in your dog’s bowl every morning. But is tap water really safe for your pet? Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a veterinarian at Animal Medical Center in New York City, says that in the vast majority of cases, it is. But as the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shown, not all tap water is safe. “If you would not drink that water, you should not feed it to your dogs,” Hohenhaus says. Is It Safe to Give Your Dog Tap Water? According to the findings, dogs do not develop bladder cancer from drinking tap water. Long-term exposure to disinfected tap water – the water that comes out of our taps after being treated with chemicals like chlorine – has been linked to bladder cancer in humans. However, no such…
Every form of home water pressure is frustrating and annoying. Whether it is taking too long for your washing machine or dishwasher to complete a cycle or you are spending several minutes to fill your bathtub or sink from your faucet, the culprit remains the same – low water pressure. It is easier to fix the problem if it affects only one fixture. In that case, you only have to focus on the fixture or the pipes serving it. However, if the problem is widespread and affects the whole house water system, you have more work to do. Either way, you should start by identifying the cause of low water pressure to resolve the problem effectively. Is Your Water Meter Valve Completely Open? Most homes have two primary shutoff valves that control water entry into the house. The water meter valve is the first shutoff valve, and you find it…
Babies drinking breast milk or formula is a known fact. But can these tiny humans drink water? Let’s start by saying babies can do well without water for the first few months. Yes, you may add water to their mix; they need just a few sips. Here are some interesting revelations about babies and water consumption. Can Babies Drink Water? A baby can only drink water (in sips) when they have started eating solid foods. Until then, you can trust the breast milk and/or formula to deliver all the hydration they need. When Should Babies Drink Water? In more precise terms, you should only give water to your baby when they are around six months old. By then, they are already eating solid foods, which usually start between four and six months old. The right way to offer water to a baby is in little amounts from a sippy cup.…
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, but it can be better managed with a little planning ahead. Today, we are giving you some tips on how to prepare your home for the holidays. We have put together the best Christmas preparations checklist to help you get ready for the holidays – from cleaning your rooms to unpacking Christmas items. When should you start your Christmas preparations? The best time to start Christmas preparations is in July. Many stores have mid-year specials, so this is a great time to buy Christmas decorations. If you shop early, you can take advantage of special product discounts while avoiding supply shortages and delivery delays. How to get your house ready for the holidays 1. Get your Clutter in Order Before you start decorating for the holidays, take a day or two to declutter your home. Go through your…
Every day we see significant changes in our environment and the consequences for our living conditions. We can significantly improve not only our own well-being, but also the environment if we take our personal health seriously. A water filtration system is one way health-conscious people can improve their lives. If you do not already have a water purifier, you can read about the benefits of drinking purified water here: The Benefits of Purified Water A quick search on Amazon yields a plethora of water filter products, most of which are made of plastic. Given the known problems associated with the use of plastic, especially plastic water bottles, it is not surprising that there is some skepticism. What should you look for in a water filter and how can you provide your family with a safe source of filtered water without using plastic? Are Plastic Water Filters Safe? In general, the…