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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

Don't Want A Water Softener? Why You Need To Change Your Mind

by Pedro Taylor

Having a water softener installed in your home to soften up hard water benefits you in more ways than you may think. Below is some information about hard water, and how it can affect both you and your house if you do not install a water softener.

Hard Water

Underground minerals, such as calcium sulfate, limestone, and calcium are absorbed into water before the water pumps into your home. These minerals can cause you to have hard water when you turn on one of your taps. Even though this water is safe to drink, it does cause problems in your home.

If you are not sure if you have hard water in your home, you can call a water softener dealer in your city to check it, or ask the water department in your city for a Drinking Water Quality Report, which shows the levels of these chemicals in your water.

Problems Hard Water Can Cause

If you find that you have hard water, you likely find it harder to lather up your soap when you bathe or shower. You may feel like your hair never feels completely clean. This is because the shampoo does not lather well. You will notice you have spots on your shower doors and dishes.

The dissolved magnesium and calcium in hard water causes the water to scale. This scale can build up inside your water heater, pipes, coffee makers, and tea kettles. These scales reduce the flow through your water pipes, which can cause the pipes to clog up.

Salt Based Ion Exchange Water Softener

To take care of your hard water problem, you should install a water softener. One type you can choose is a salt based ion exchange water softener, which is a common water softener you will find in homes today. This type of water softener cycles the water though two tanks, one filled with brine, and the other with special resin beads. Water first passes through the tank that contains the resin beads. The beads are saturated with salt, which covers both their interior and exterior surfaces. As water passes through the resin beads, the minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, attaches to the beads while salt is released into the water. The water then passes through the second tank, where your water comes from when you turn on the taps in your home.

If you do not want to purchase a water softener for your home, you can rent one instead from many water softener companies. This allows you to try it out before you purchase one. To find out more, speak with a business like Johnson Water Conditioning.