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Do I Need a Water Treatment System?

April 24, 2023
Category: Water Quality

Water is a basic necessity of life, and access to clean and safe drinking water is vital for maintaining good health. Unfortunately, tap water is not always as clean and safe as we would like it to be. Contaminants like lead, bacteria, and chemicals can seep into our water supply from various sources, posing a […]


What is Hard Water and Why Does it Matter?

April 10, 2023
Category: Water Quality

If you’ve ever noticed white or yellow stains on your dishes or fixtures, you may be dealing with hard water. But what exactly is hard water, and why does it matter? Keep reading to get the answer to those questions and more.     What is Hard Water? Hard water is water that has a […]


What Does a Water Test Show?

November 9, 2022
Category: Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to individual or privately-owned water systems. If you are an individual water system owner, it’s up to you to test your water to ensure that it’s safe to use and consume. A water test will indicate the safety of […]


What Should I Do If the Water in My Home is Dirty?

September 10, 2022
Category: Water Quality

Having tap water that appears dirty is not a good look. Your home’s water is typically crystal clear, but if your tap water suddenly looks discolored, it means sediments are getting into it. While your tap water should always be safe to drink, the water may sometimes not be as crystal clear as it should […]


What are PH levels in Water and Why Do They Matter?

August 2, 2022
Category: Water Quality

When you walk down the water aisle at your local grocery store, you’re probably surprised by the number of different types of bottled water. They advertise something different, like spring water or vitamin-enriched water. It’s not uncommon for water bottle companies to boast about the pH level of their water, but does that really matter? […]


What are Water pH Levels and Why do they Matter?

May 14, 2022
Category: Water Quality

If you have a pool, you likely know at least a little bit about water pH levels, but if you don’t, you may not. It’s important to keep your pool’s water at a healthy pH, but it’s also important to monitor the pH level of your home’s water supply. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, […]


What to Do When the Water in Your Home is Dirty

March 11, 2022
Category: Water Quality

Turning on your faucet and seeing brown or discolored water coming out is a scary thing, and it’s a horror tale we’ve heard all too often. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve helped many homeowners with their water problems and wanted to take some time today to talk about what you should do when […]


5 Common Contaminants in Water That Can Be a Concern

November 8, 2021
Category: Water Quality

When we’re drinking our daily doses of water or using water to shower, how often do you find yourself wondering what’s actually in the water? You may be shocked to discover that sometimes there are a variety of contaminants living inside your tap water. Every water source is treated in facilities to be suitable for […]


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