Author - Jen Clopino

Could your water bottle be making you ill?

According to a recent study, the average refilled plastic water contains over 300,000 colony forming units of bacteria per square centimeter, more than an average home toilet seat. When water collects on the spout of the bottle, it becomes the breeding ground for bacteria. Try the sniff test, if the rim smells bad, that will be caused by gases leaching out from multiplying germs. Even rinsing your bottle out makes things worse. Microbes are stuck to the surface, so fresh [...]

The cost of water

The investment into your families health has no limits, but the cost of clean water does? A typical family spends $12 a week on bottles water, or rents a cooler or filter for $30 plus a month.drinking and shower filters can cost over $50 a month! This can add up, in a year the average would be over $500 to keep your water cleaner and healthier, in most cases the availability for a drink is only at the kitchen sink or [...]

When Selecting a Home Improvement Company

Recently we were interested in the benefits and features of whole house water filtration. Research on the internet along with soliciting input from friends and colleagues confirmed that we needed to meet with professionals who sold and serviced these systems. Meeting with a number of companies that advertised in local publications was our starting point. Reading their advertisements, researching their company on the internet and preparing our questions for our meetings proved to be an educational experience. Company 1 met with us and [...]

What do I look for when selecting a company for a home improvement product?

When researching a home improvement product I rely on conducting research utilizing the internet and company websites to get information on the product(s) and/or services I am interested in along with learning more about the company. I look for detailed product descriptions with reference to use and installation guidelines, etc. In the event I am looking for a product that would need to be installed, does the company I am researching offer installation services by a qualified installer, i.e., carpenter, [...]

These 4 Things Need to Happen to End California’s Drought

The Golden State is being drenched this week by heavy rains and snow driven by a powerful El Niño. But quenching a years-long thirst takes more than a few storms. 1. Four More Months! (of Storms) The rain and snow that have fallen so far is not nearly enough. Most of the rain hitting Southern California won’t refill reservoirs. It may help fill some aquifers, but much of it will simply flow into the sea. It’s the moisture that falls as [...]

Consumer review truths DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT YOU REVIEW.

Consumer review truths DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT YOU REVIEW. In this electronic fast moving world made up of the youtube, Facebook and twitters amongst us, its sometimes very distracting and confusing as to what is real and what is made up. Once we would rely on the 9.00 news, or daily newspaper to tell us whats right and wrong, good or bad, now its just a button away within arms reach... your smartphone. As a successful business owner of One Water Systems [...]

10 Benefits of Using a Whole House Water Filter

1. Clean, filtered water emerges from every water source in the house. 2. Chlorine and other chemicals are removed as soon as they enter a home’s plumbing system and are no longer released into the air. 3. When chlorine and other chemicals are removed from water used for washing, these chemicals can no longer become embedded in clothing. 4. Removing chlorine from the water used in dish washing prevents chlorine vapors from being released into the air and reduces soap scum on [...]

Why Choose Filtered Water?

Bottled water, due to several factors, is clearly not a healthier or purer alternative to tap water. Also, bottled water is outrageously expensive when compared to the cost per gallon of tap water. If one is choosing only between tap water and bottled water, tap water is plainly the more economical, and, in many cases, the healthier choice. Despite this assertion, tap water does not remain without its problems. The concerns over the quality and safety of tap water [...]

Is a Water Softener Ban Coming to Your Area?

Conventional water softeners may become extinct in the near future – not just because they could be replaced by salt free systems, but because they might be outlawed. If you think the idea of law enforcement agents coming to your home to search for illegal water treatment systems sounds silly, think again. It’s already happening in one part of California, and it’s quite possible a water softener ban will someday come to your area as well. Why Ban Water Softeners? Conventional [...]

What Are the Benefits of Rain Barrels?

A rain barrel is a container that captures and stores rainwater draining from your roof. Barrels usually range from 50 to 80 gallons and have a spigot for filling watering cans and a connection for a soaker hose. Combining the use of rain barrels with appropriate plant selection and mulching promotes water conservation. Rain barrels benefit your home, garden and community. Money Saver Rain barrels save homeowners money on their water bills. Garden and lawn irrigation accounts for 40 percent of [...]