How Often Should You Perform a Well Water Test?

People who get their water from a public water source have groups like the EPA helping to ensure their water quality.  Unfortunately, those who use well water do not have anyone monitoring what is in their water.  If your drinking water comes from a well, you need to take measures like performing a regular well […]

How to Use a TDS Meter

What is TDS? TDS refers to the Total Dissolved Solids that can be found in a liquid. The solids can be a variety of salts, minerals, metals, anions, and cations.  When they are dissolved in a liquid, their weight can be measured using a TDS meter. Measuring TDS The most accurate way to measure TDS […]

Top 5 Water Bottles to Use When You Are Pregnant

Benefits of Water During Pregnancy Everyone knows that drinking water is an important part of maintaining good health.  It’s even more important to drink enough water when you are pregnant.  Your body uses water to supply your cells, tissues, and organs with oxygen and nutrients.  It’s critical to maintain proper hydration when you are pregnant. This […]

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How to Test Well Water at Home

Water quality is headline news these days.  The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is still making the new four years later.  Most recently, Chicago’s water quality has come into question. Unfortunately, if you get your water from a private well, there are no watch groups looking out for you.  If your water isn’t coming from […]

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Six Reasons You Should Drink Water in the Morning

Everyone has heard that you should drink eight glasses of water a day to stay properly hydrated.  What people often don’t realize is how important it is to drink water in the morning.  When you are sleeping, your body is using fluids that are not being replaced.  Imagine not drinking anything for the next six […]

How Do I Know If I Have Hard Water?

What Is Hard Water? When people talk about water quality, one of the factors that is often mentioned is hardness.  As water travels through the ground, it picks up small amounts of sediment from soil and rocks.  Two of the most common minerals that easily dissolve to form hard water are calcium and magnesium.  These […]

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning from Water

It’s hard to believe that will all of the press from the Flint, Michigan water scare in 2014, we are still at risk of lead poisoning from water.  Most recently, seven schools in Virginia were found to have lead in their drinking water.  Ingesting lead is particularly dangerous to infants, children, pregnant and nursing mothers, […]

What Is the Best Water for Drinking?

With so many options for bottled water and filtered water, have you ever wondered what is the best water for drinking?  If you take a quick walk down the water aisle at your local grocery store, you will find dozens upon dozens of different kinds of water.  It is hard to believe there are so […]

Understanding the Difference Between Tap and Distilled Water

No matter where your water comes from, whether its tap water or distilled water, you need to be concerned about its quality. Government organizations set water quality standards to ensure that people have access to safe drinking water. Characteristics used to judge water include dissolved mineral content, number of bacteria, pH, and hardness.  Distilled water […]

What’s in Your Mineral Water – A Quick and Easy Experiment

The bottled water business is booming with a growing variety of water.  Mineral water is touted to offer extra health benefits and is favored by those who like sparkling water with bubbles.  What we wanted to know was if there really is a difference between the different types of sparkling water. We used TestAssured’s 4 […]

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