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Are Water Softeners Bad for the Environment?

are water softeners bad for the environment

Approximately 60% of the water supply in the UK is considered “hard.” Hard water has high levels of calcium and magnesium in it. Although not harmful to your health, hard water affects the efficiency of soaps, detergents, and your home appliances that use water such as water heaters and washing machines. The most effective way […]

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Can an Electric Shower be Descaled?

Can an Electric Shower be Descaled

Amidst of this time when our world is full of luxuries, one of the most cherished is electric showers. No matter where you live and not matter how cold is there if there is electricity you can easily have hot showers whenever you need! These showers never run out of hot water because there is […]

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Where to Install a Water Softener

So you’re fed up with your hard water issues, and you’re looking to get a water softener to solve all your calcium and magnesium problems. You’ve done your research, and you’ve found the water softener system that’s perfect for all your household needs. The next step is to install the water softener. To install the […]

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Are Sewing Machines Easy To Use?

Are Sewing Machines Easy To Use

Sewing machines have been around for a long time. They were at one point a necessity in just about every home. Everyone in decades past knew how to sew. Most girls were made to learn how to do basic sewing in mandatory Home Economics classes in junior high and high school. Today, less people know […]

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How Do Water Softeners Work?

Hard water is groundwater that has absorbed minerals from the earth – the most problematic minerals are calcium and magnesium. Water that has high levels of these minerals tend to build up in pipes, reducing the water flow and will eventually lead to clog pipes. Hard water also makes soaps hard to lather while leaving […]

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Are Sewing Machine Pedals Universal?

Are Sewing Machine Pedals Universal

With the advances of modern technology, many types of equipment in the UK have fallen by the wayside. The sewing machine is one notable exception. It is a money saving device that has stood the test of time. One essential part of the sewing machine is the foot pedal, which allows the user to control […]

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Are Water Softeners Healthy?

Are Water Softeners Healthy

Hard water occurs when ground water absorbs the minerals – especially calcium and magnesium – in the ground. This causes several problems with the way water functions in homes including lowered effectiveness of soaps and detergents, mineral deposits in pipes which reduce water flow, and increased scale build up that decreases the efficiency and life […]

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Are Electric Showers Noisy?

Are Electric Showers Noisy

Electric showers are great for having a quick hot shower without requiring too much water to be heated, a reason many find it useful. However, users of different brands of electric showers have one common complaint – their showers are too noisy. It often does not matter which electric shower you own – even showers […]

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When was the Electric Toothbrush Invented?

What is an electric toothbrush and who was the genius that invented the first one? Before we get into all that, let’s take a look at the history of toothbrushes. History of Toothbrushes Before toothbrushes were in existence at around 3500 to 3000 BC, people who lived at the time used twigs from just about […]

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Are Metal Detectors Worth It?

Are Metal Detectors Worth It

Metal detectors have had periods of popularity where everyone just had to have one. In parts of the eighties, people everywhere were buying them and scouring the local parks and beaches hoping to find treasures. Although the hobby is not quite as popular as it once was, there are still a few devoted individuals that […]

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