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Does Salt-Free work in Waterloo Region?

Posted by Janice Macdonald on

Does Salt-Free work in Waterloo Region?

Does Salt-Free work in Waterloo Region? You have probably heard about the Region's interest in salt-free water conditioning. Notice I didn't say salt-free "softener." Well, that's because these systems do not actually soften the water. Softened water occurs by way of an ion exchange process which is what happens when you use a sodium based water softener.  Salt-free systems are better described as "scale inhibitors." And now the question you've wanted to hear the answer to -- do they work?    The answer is a loud and clear YES!   In light of the recent salt shortage in Kitchener, Waterloo and...

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How Softeners Work (Easy Explanation)

Posted by Janice Macdonald on

How Softeners Work (Easy Explanation)
You don't need to read a book to understand how a water softener works. It doesn't hurt to know a few basics though, to help you through the buying process.

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Is Grocery Store Water Safe?

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Is Grocery Store Water Safe?
What are the advantages of making your own reverse osmosis water over purchasing it from a water store or grocery store?

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