Gloucester, VA 23061
Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck: 804.693.7294
Tidewater/Hampton Roads: 877.420.7707
Can hard or soft water make a difference when cooking your Thanksgiving meal?
Baking with hard water? Dissolved minerals in hard water can change the structure of gluten and also impact the performance of ingredients like yeast. Depending on how hard your water is, minerals can produce undesirable results such as dough that's tough and rubbery.
Cooking with hard water? Dissolved minerals in hard water can affect the texture and appearance of food. If you boil or blanch certain vegetables in hard water, they may become tough and lose some of their color.
Read the full article about hard water ruining your home-cooked meals or ask us for more information about a system to remove the hard water.Is Hard Water Ruining Your Home-Cooked Meals?
Is it time to Winterize your seasonal home?
We recommend a full winterization of your system and all of the lines (yes, that's a service we offer!) to prevent freezing damage if any of the following apply:
- A system is installed in an unheated garage or outside structure
- A vacation home you're not using in the winter
- You leave your home for an extended winter vacation
Frozen pipes could lead to pipes that burst, which could cause significant damage to your property as well as your water treatment equipment.Let's take a look at some helpful advice.
Not ready to winterize just yet? Preschedule your winterization now so you don't have to worry later.Contact us about a system to remove the hard water and let us know the winterization time frame that works for you.
Three Thanksgiving Water Tips
Here are three timely tips to try during the holidays:
1-Don't run the tap when washing dishes in the sink. Instead, plug the drain and fill the sink with soapy water or use a plastic wash basin.
2-Instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool, fill a pitcher with water and store it in the refrigerator. When you serve dinner, put an ice-cold pitcher of water on the table.
3-Instead of running hot water over frozen foods, thaw them out in the microwave or overnight in the refrigerator.
Winterization: Heat Shields and Bulbs
Not sure how to keep your pipes and system safe from cold temperatures over the winter months in your pump house?
The temperature in the area where your system is located should not drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature drops much lower than 40 degrees for an extended period of time, you could be looking at a much more costly repair from damage than just heating up the area to thaw the frozen pipes.
An alternative winterization option for your pipes and system over those cold winter months in your pump house is to use a heat shield and bulb. As long as there is an outlet to plug into, this is a viable option for heat if the pump house is small enough to protect your pipes and system from freezing.
Need a heat shield? Give us a call today! 804-693-7294
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