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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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