Some people say they don’t like the slippery or slimy feel from water softeners and
conditioners. In most cases this is because they don’t realize that you don’t need to use
nearly as much soap with soft water as you do with hard water.
The biggest complaints usually come from people who use their hand and a bar of
soap, without a washcloth or sponge to wash with. These people will notice it more than
most people because they are putting a massive amount of soap on their skin. If these
people were to buy a soft soap in a pump bottle where they can just put a tiny amount of
soap in their hand, they would probably solve this problem altogether.
The vast majority of people who have a water filtration or softening system that use
proper amounts of soap learn to love it. Once you have used clean soft water for a
period of time, you won’t want to go back to the thick soap scum that really hard water
produces on your skin. It becomes scummy and makes your skin very dry. Anyone with
sensitive skin should consider using a water softener and modifying how much soap
they use. So don’t get rid of soft and luxurious water just because you are used to soap scum. Some people call it squeaky clean. We call it squeaky clogged. Just change
your habits.® has high quality water softeners at very affordable prices. You can find them right here:

Most people who have water supplied by their municipal water supply assume that when they turn on the faucet, they are getting clean drinking water. This may not always be the case. Recently in Flint, Michigan, residents found that their water had high levels of lead in it. How did this happen?

To save money, Flint switched their water source from the Detroit water system to the Flint River.

The lead that ended up in the resident’s water did not come from the river itself, but from the old lead and lead-soldered pipes. The Flint River’s water was 19 times more corrosive than the water from Lake Huron, the previous source. This corrosive water began to leach high amounts of lead from the pipes into the water.

A study from Michigan’s Hurley Medical Center found the number of children and infants in Flint with above average lead levels in their blood had almost doubled since the city switched its water supply.

Exposure to lead in young children can cause behavior and learning problems, lower IQ, hyperactivity, slowed growth, and hearing problems.  The most susceptible to lead are children six years old and younger.

Some residents of Flint complained of various health problems from using the local water, including respiratory disorders and skin lesions.

What can be done about this serious problem?

Buying bottled water can be very expensive. A reverse osmosis system from will pay for itself after only a few months. has a variety of solutions that will provide you with clean water that you can feel good about drinking. If you want peace of mind that what you and your family are drinking is safe, visit to see how affordable clean, pure water can be.

Will soft water clean the household pipes?

If the question is asked because you had really hard water in your home and no water

softener for a long period of time, to the point it left the pipes lined with limestone,

calcium, dirt etc., the answer is yes.

Over time the soft water will break down the hardness and debris left in the pipes from

hard water and carry most of it away. Water heaters will begin to use far less energy to

heat the water right away and over time will start to remove the massive amounts of

calcium, limestone and other debris collected. That is like having a big calcium brick

on the bottom of the heater.

Normally with hard water you have to heat through this brick of hardness and debris

before you even heat the water. Not only will that save a fortune on energy to heat the

water, the soft water is generally much lighter in weight with all of that hardness gone,

so just the water being lighter can save as much as 20% or much more on the money

you spend to heat the water. Not to mention your clothes are softer, whiter and brighter

than they have ever been before.

That is why most people, whether they realize it or not, save enough money in their

overall budget to pay for the initial expense of a water softener or water conditioner

many times over. Add that to the fact that people with sensitive skin who have

excessively hard water gain an incredible advantage when they change to soft water.

If you buy an efficient water softener such as they sell at, salt

becomes a minimal expense as the average person with a properly applied water

softener or water conditioner can expect to only add salt about once per year. Average

salt cost would then be about $25 a year depending on where you buy the salt.

Iron and Manganese have the tendency to stain fixtures throughout the property. Iron can leave discoloration that looks red, orange, yellow, or rust colored. Manganese is known to leave a black discoloration. Sometimes when both are present, you will notice brown stains on house fixtures.

Sulfur in the water can cause a rotten egg smell, however it does not cause staining.

Fortunately it is easy to treat well water systems. Private wells are most commonly affected by these contaminants. Community wells may also have these issues. If your well water system is experiencing any of the above, do not hesitate to call one of our friendly technicians about what you can do to treat the water.

Water Filters of America sources the best filters for water treatment in the United States. You will be happy to see clear and drinkable water for a reasonable price when dealing with us. Say goodbye to sulfur water, rotten egg smell, iron water, and more with our excellent water filtration systems.

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Low pH acid water causes stains

Low pH well water can cause blue or green stains on sinks, pipes and fixtures. You must raise the pH.

acidic low pH well water is acid water

Acidic low pH water can cause pinhole leaks in plumbing and copper pipes. Acid water damages water softeners, iron filters and sulfur filters. You must raise it before filtering.

Have you ever noticed blue or green staining on sinks, filters, toilets or other places your water touches? Do you have copper plumbing in your home? If the answer is yes to both of these questions, you likely have low pH water. Low pH water is very common in many parts of the country and is usually a clear indication of acidic water (a pH lower than 7) reacting with the copper producing corrosive staining. It is essentially “Melting” the copper into the water and should be corrected immediately. Failure to do so will almost certainly end with pinhole leaks springing up on your pipes eventually.

Obviously you would not want to drink this water. pH values below 6.5 are below the EPA safe drinking water standard and we don’t think you should drink water below 7.0. Water with pH below 7.0, which is considered neutral, can still leach metal from pipes, fixtures and connections into the water. Houses with copper pipes installed before 1987 are also very likely to have lead solder holding the pipes together, which is another reason not to drink the water. When filtering iron or metallic tastes out of your home drinking water you also should have a pH of at least 7.5 or higher to achieve the best results.  If it is corroding copper piping, just imagine what it could do to your body.  There many ways to raise the pH of your drinking water. One is by using a Chemical Injection System to inject Soda Ash into low pH water. That is usually the cheapest method and works well on mildly acidic water. Another way to raise the pH of your household water is by using a Backwashing Acid Neutralizing System which uses crushed limestone to increase the pH in water. The difference in application depends on the pH reading of the water and several other factors.  Please feel free to contact a friendly expert at by calling 1-800-684-0979. They are not allowed to ask you to buy anything and will just answer your questions and give you friendly helpful advice. Call them now.

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