Frequently Asked Questions

The Importance of Water Testing

Having your water tested ins’t just a value-added service that Clearwater Systems provides. Having your water tested is an integral part of the water softener or water filtration system purchase. The free in-home test allows  your Clearwater representative determine the system that will best correct the water filtration needs in your home. Learn more about the importance of water testing and schedule your free in-home water test today.

What Causes Hard Water?

So you have been told that your home has “hard water,” but what exactly does having hard water mean? And what causes hard water in your home? Let the experts at Clearwater Systems explain exactly what causes hard water to come from your home’s faucet.

What If I Have Well Water?

Have you ever been curious as to what is lurking in your home’s well water? What effect does well water have on your body, your clothes and your appliances? Let Clearwater Systems answer the questions about what’s in your well water.

Fluoride in Drinking Water – Is it Safe?

There are conflicting reports about the effects of fluoride in drinking water. A simple in-home water test can tell you just how much (or how little) fluoride is in your home’s water so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Just how DOES a water softener workHow DOES a Water Softener Work

Have you ever wondered how exactly a water softener works? Well you aren’t alone! We spend quite a bit of time explaining this to our customers (and even our friends and family), so we decided to create this handy infographic to help you better understand how exactly water softeners work!

How PPCPs Can Affect Drinking Water

All U.S. water supplies contain some residual bi-products from pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), but how much is too much? Learn more about how PPCPs can affect your drinking water and get a free water analysis to learn more about the level of PPCPs in your home’s drinking water.

What are the effects of fracking on drinking water?

With conflicting research and one-sided documentaries it is hard to know who to believe when it comes to the effects of fracking on drinking water. The experts at Clearwater Systems have compiled a list of the facts about fracking for you. We also offer a free water analysis that will provide a complete readout of what is in your home’s drinking water.

How does hard water affect appliances?

White staining & malodorous water are common hard water complaints, but did you know that your home’s hard water also taking a toll on your appliances? Whether it’s more soap to run your washing machine to scale building that slows down moving parts, these are not signs you want to ignore. Learn more about how hard water affects your appliances and schedule your free water test to learn more about how Clearwater Systems can help.

How does a reverse osmosis water filtration system work?

How does a reverse osmosis drinking water system work?Reverse Osmosis systems can remove up to 92% of contaminates from your drinking water. But how do these systems actually work? Let the experts at Clearwater Systems explain the details on how your home’s water turns into fresh, clean drinking water.

How do salt free softeners work?

Salt free water conditioners created quite the buzz in the water filtration community lately, but no one seems to know how they actually work. At Clearwater Systems, we feel that our customers have the right to know how our products work and what exactly they’ll do to their water before they purchase. Read how salt free water softeners work so you can stay informed.

What is an algae bloom?

Lake Erie experienced its worst algae bloom ever in 2015. Be prepared for the effects an algae bloom could have on your water supply. The experts at Clearwater Systems explain what an algae bloom is and how you can make sure your water is safe this summer.

What’s the source of my smelly water?

Does your water have a foul odor? Smelly water can affect your whole home or just one water fixture. Whatever the case may be, find the odor’s source and how to solve the problem with our smelly water sleuth infographic.