Monday, March 11, 2019

Green Water Technologies | Hard Water Affects Your Home

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While you may enjoy the occasional hard beverage, your water should not be included in this lineup. Green water technologies, a company that specializes in whole home water filtration systems, explains that hard, unconditioned water is a serious nuisance that can cost you money.

Q: How does water hardness affect the home?

Green Water Technologies: Its first important to understand what hard water is. Hard water is that it contains calcium deposits, and sometimes other minerals. It can leave a difficult-to-clean film over your home’s hard surfaces, such as the bathtub and kitchen sink. These deposits can also make soap and detergent clump together, leaving your skin dry and irritated.

Q: Does hard water cause eczema?

Green Water Technologies: Hard water has been cited as a potential cause of many skin conditions, including eczema.

Q: Is it dangerous to run hard water through your home’s plumbing system?

Green Water Technologies: Absolutely. While hard water does not pose a threat to human health, it can significantly damage everything it touches. Water pipes that have become clogged with hard water build up may need to be replaced completely well before their expected lifespan. Just as expensive is that your dishwasher and hot water heater may also be negatively affected and require replacement many years early.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Green Water Technologies | Drink Up For Your Health

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Warm weather is (hopefully) near and that means it’s time to bust out the drinks. But Green Water Technologies says to leave the alcohol in the fridge because what your body really needs is water.

Green Water Technologies notes that the adult body is made up of about 60% H2O. And water, despite being known as simply a thirst quencher, is essential to life. Every cell and every piece of tissue within the human body relies on water to continue to thrive.

But not every body needs the same amount of water, and Green Water Technologies says that your needs will depend upon your activity level, current health, and even how much you sweat during the day. Water is lost through movement, so couch potatoes require less hydration than runners.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Green Water Technologies Answers Questions About Homestead Water Supplies

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A home has to have water, but if you’ve chosen to live life off the grid, you may be wondering how, exactly, you can provide water to your home and family. Green Water Technologies touches on homestead water sources in the following brief question-and-answer session.

Q: How can I determine if a piece of land has a hidden water supply?

Green Water Technologies: Fortunately, water is almost everywhere. However, not all water is created equally. Before purchasing acreage, talk with both the real estate agent and the local water systems council to determine if local groundwater stores are readily available and clean. Further, you can also speak with your local agricultural college extention or ag department, which will likely have a wealth of information about the local landscape.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Green Water Technologies: Water and Wildfires

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With much of the west having experienced a widespread rash of wildfires in 2018, Green Water Technologies says these areas’ water quality may have been affected.While there is very little homeowners can do to prevent wildfires, they can take steps to reduce the effects on their home and family after the fact.

According to Green Water Technologies, wildfires can leave debris and impurities that filter into watersheds. This happens as organic matter dissolves into sediment. Poisons from smoke residue may be present for years after a fire event.

Wildfires are a common occurrence, especially in drier climates. And due to climate change, fires are becoming a more frequent concern, especially in the Western states of Oregon, Nevada, and California. Other areas, such as Colorado, are also affected. Green Water Technologies explains that researchers have studied the effects of post-wildfire contamination for many years. The long-term effects on human health remain uncertain. What is known is that an increase in sediments containing phosphorus and nitrogen can increase algal bloom. Further, the fire itself can degrade the land, creating conditions that encourage premature erosion.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Prevent a Disaster: Green Water Technologies on Winter Weather and Water Pipes

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Across the country, temperatures are starting to drop. While this may usher in a winter wonderland, it can also bring headaches for homeowners unprepared for extreme temperatures. Keep reading as Green Water Technologies explains how to prevent frozen water pipes.

According to Green Water Technologies, a water filtration system provider headquartered in Texas, frozen pipes are problem throughout much of the country. Although it doesn’t always get cold enough to cause a concern in the Longhorn state, it’s smart to prepare for the potential of subzero temperatures.

Something that water experts at Green Water Technologies are often asked is why freezing water can bust a pipe. The answer is simple: water expands when it freezes. The expansion can put extreme pressure on plastic or metal pipes resulting in not only a loss of water in the home, but expensive repairs.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Green Water Technologies: Winter Water Requirements

Green Water Technologies Most people mistakenly believe that you really only need to watch your water consumption during the warm summer months. But, as water experts from Texas-based Green Water Technologies explains in the following brief post, that simply isn’t true.

Q: Is it really necessary to prioritize water when it’s cold out?

Green Water Technologies: Considering that your body is made up of mostly fluid, it’s absolutely necessary to drink water, no matter the weather. Most adults require approximately eight glasses of water every day – more if you’re active.

Q: Do people still perspire during the winter?

Green Water Technologies: Absolutely, although it may be at a slower rate. Perspiration can also evaporate quickly when air temperature is cool, making you believe that you aren’t actually sweating.

Q: What are some signs of dehydration?

Green Water Technologies: Feeling thirsty is obviously the first sign that your water balance is off. But an excessive lack of hydration can lead to stomach ache, muscle cramps, headache, mental confusion, grogginess, crankiness, and, in the worst cases, death. Not drinking enough water can also affect your skin and eyes. If you’ve ever had dust blown into your face, your eyes probably felt dry and a bit like sandpaper. Dehydration can make your eyes feel similarly.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Green Water Technologies on the Worst Drinking Water in the US

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Green Water Technologies says the vast majority of municipal water is perfectly healthy to drink straight from the tap. However, despite intense regulations through the Environmental Protection Agency, some water treatment facilities fall short.

In the following brief post, Green Water Technologies lists a few of the worst cities were tap water is concerned and says if you plan to move to one of these locales, it’s best to bring the water filter with you. Also included, cities with the best drinking water.

Worst

Reno, Nevada. According to Green Water Technologies, Reno has some of the worst water in the nation. A randomized test found 11 major contaminants, which are likely the cause of a high number of manufacturing establishments throughout the area.

Fresno, California. While California is largely thought of for it sunny skies and healthy bodies, certain parts of the state don’t measure up. In Fresno, for instance, water testing recently found more than 30 contaminants flowing from the tap, nine of which are cause for concern.

Corpus Christi, Texas. Moving toward the heartland of America, you’d think that the water quality gets better. But even in a city surrounded by water, there’s no guaranteeing quality. Corpus Christi’s water quality ranks low due to 11 detected contaminants in a recent test, says Green Water Technologies.

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