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Do You Need a New Water Treatment System?

December 4, 2023
Category: Water Quality

Clean and safe water is essential for any household. As a responsible homeowner, you might be wondering whether your home could benefit from a water treatment system. At Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating, we understand the importance of providing clean water to our clients, and we are here to shed light on the potential advantages […]

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Potential Reasons Your Water is Discolored

October 16, 2023
Category: Water Quality

Water is an essential part of our daily lives, and we expect it to be clear, clean, and safe for consumption and use. However, there may be times when you turn on the tap and notice that the water is discolored, which can be concerning. Discolored water is not only unappealing but can also indicate […]

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Understanding Hard Water

September 25, 2023
Category: Water Quality

At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we believe in delivering top-notch information to help our clients make informed decisions about their home’s plumbing and heating systems. One common issue that many homeowners face is the presence of hard water. We wanted to take some time to delve into the concept of hard water, its causes, […]

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Choosing the Right Water Filtration System

September 18, 2023
Category: Water Quality

In today’s fast-paced world, ensuring the quality of the water we consume is of paramount importance. Water is not only essential for our survival, but it also plays a vital role in maintaining our health and well-being. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we understand the significance of clean and safe water for your household. […]

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How Often Should I Have My Water Treated?

July 17, 2023
Category: Water Quality

Water is an essential resource that we rely on for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and other everyday activities. However, it is not always guaranteed that the water coming out of our taps is of the highest quality. Water treatment is crucial in ensuring that our water is safe and healthy for consumption. But how often should […]

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Why Does My Water Smell Bad?

June 5, 2023
Category: Water Quality

If you notice a strange odor in your tap water, it could be a sign of an underlying issue. Different smells in your water can be caused by a variety of factors, including the presence of sulfur, bacteria buildup, mold or mildew, or chlorine. It is important to identify the source of the odor to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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