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Know Your Water (Blog)

Welcome to our blog. This is where we at PerfectWater™ write and post articles covering rainwater harvesting and water purification. We will do our very best to provide interesting and helpful content; and as a cornerstone, content that you can trust.

Live in Knoxville? Why You Should Consider Water Filtration

Live in Knoxville? Why You Should Consider Water Filtration

Do you have city water? Here's what you should know about water filtration for your home. Do I Need Water Filtration for City Water? There is a common misconception that water filtration is only needed for well water - this is not the case. The primary contaminants...

Homeowner’s Guide to Water Softeners (2020)

Homeowner’s Guide to Water Softeners (2020)

Post Contents What is a Water Softener? What is Hard Water? What is Soft Water? Benefits of Soft Water How do Water Softeners Work? Why is Salt Used in Water Softeners? Do Water Softeners Put Salt in the Water? What About "Salt-Free Water Softeners"? Types of Water...

Well Water Alternative: Rainwater Harvesting for Homes

Well Water Alternative: Rainwater Harvesting for Homes

This article lays out an alternative to well water - rainwater harvesting. That's right! Rainwater harvesting is a viable option to fully supply your home with water.Considering Drilling a Well? There is Another Option. Are you considering a well for your home? You're...

How to Increase Water Pressure in Your Home (2020)

How to Increase Water Pressure in Your Home (2020)

This article lays out the options available to solve low water pressure in a home, a few DIY items that you can check, and a better understanding of water pressure and flow rates. What is Water Pressure? Water pressure is the force at which water is being applied -...

Berkey Filter: Here’s the Truth

Berkey Filter: Here’s the Truth

This article takes an in-depth look at the Berkey Filter. What is the technology behind it? Does it work? What should you know about the Berkey?The Berkey Filter Have you ever heard of the Berkey Filter? Are you curious about the science behind it and how it works? Do...

6 Things to Know About Rainwater Harvesting When Building a Home

6 Things to Know About Rainwater Harvesting When Building a Home

We talk about 6 things to consider when building a home that incorporates rainwater harvesting. Building a Home? Building a home can be an exciting but also stressful time; so we put together these 6 things that are helpful to know in the build process if you are...

“My Water is TOO SOFT” – The Facts on Slick Skin From Soft Water

“My Water is TOO SOFT” – The Facts on Slick Skin From Soft Water

Have you ever been taking a shower and felt like you couldn't rinse the soap off? Maybe your skin felt much more slick than "normal"? It's possible that you were taking a shower that had soft water. And in reality, that soap was coming off far better than when using...

Lead – Water Contamination

Lead – Water Contamination

Chances are you have read, thought, or heard about lead contamination in water. I'm not sure if anyone will say the town Flint, Michigan for another 30 years without it being synonymous with lead contamination in the water. Are you concerned about lead in your water?...

The Basics on Water Quality of Harvested Rainwater

The Basics on Water Quality of Harvested Rainwater

Rainwater Harvesting is a primary water source for the ENTIRE home. Yes, the entire home - including drinking, cooking, washing, bathing, everything! How is this possible? Is the water produced by rainwater harvesting good water? Can you drink harvested rainwater?...

Coronavirus and Water – Here’s What We Know

Coronavirus and Water – Here’s What We Know

While there is so much news and information going around surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to do our part in bringing some peace to the situation. We've heard reports of people wondering if the Coronavirus could be transmitted through the public water...

Daniel Talks “Water” on the Radio

Daniel Talks “Water” on the Radio

Daniel had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Brockamp of HIS Security and talk about PerfectWater, Rainwater Harvesting, Water Purification, and the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville. Thanks, Scott, for having us! Take a listen! (Conversation Starts...

What are PFAS? ANSWERED

What are PFAS? ANSWERED

PFAS have been in the news recently. Major news outlets have been reporting on them, calling them “forever chemicals." Reports are saying that the contamination of our nation's water supply goes further than we originally thought.  How dangerous are PFAS? What are...

The Very Basic Basics of Reverse Osmosis

The Very Basic Basics of Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis has existed since 1959 as a means of water purification, but the smart odds are that you’ve never heard of it. If you have heard of it, you might have been put off by such a sciencey sounding term. Don't worry about any of that, though, because today,...

The Very Basic Basics of Rainwater Harvesting

The Very Basic Basics of Rainwater Harvesting

Are you looking for an alternative to municipal or well water but don’t know where to turn? Have you heard about rainwater harvesting and wondered where to start? When you read the title of this article, did you think, "The basics of rainwater harvesting? Now that's...

The Pros and Cons of Hard and Soft Water

The Pros and Cons of Hard and Soft Water

Whether you’re cleaning, bathing, or cooking, your water is making an impact on your home and those that live in it. What kind of impact it makes, though, is determined by whether you are using hard or soft water.   What is hard water? What is soft water? When...

Can My Home Be Fully Supplied with Rainwater Harvesting?

Can My Home Be Fully Supplied with Rainwater Harvesting?

Quick answer: Absolutely 100%. Rainwater harvesting has come a long way from "grandma's cistern at the farm", today it is completely within reason to use harvested as the primary and ONLY water supply for your entire home. Not only is it in reason, people are doing it...

What Happens if our Rainwater Runs Out? ANSWERED

What Happens if our Rainwater Runs Out? ANSWERED

Have you considered rainwater harvesting for you home, but been held back by the prospect of "running out of water"? It's a valid concern that is common among anyone considering collecting rainwater for their home use. In this article, we unpack this question of...

Does Boiling Tap Water Remove all the Contaminants?

Does Boiling Tap Water Remove all the Contaminants?

Have you ever thought about the contaminants in your water? Have you ever thought that by boiling your tap water, the water was pure and rid of any contaminants since you boiled it? This article covers the idea of boiling tap water. What actually happens? Does it make...

How Dehydration Affects the Body

How Dehydration Affects the Body

This article covers the subject of dehydration and how to combat it!Have you ever experienced dehydration? It produces harmful effects such as dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and more. Something you may not know about dehydration is that many people are walking on the...

Back to School: Pack a Water Bottle

Back to School: Pack a Water Bottle

Summer is wrapping up and school supplies are being bought! This is often a love/hate part of the year, new changes, exciting adventures, but also the reality of studying and tests is always around the corner. We want to encourage each of you to keep the good work,...

Does Water Purification Remove Healthy Minerals?

Does Water Purification Remove Healthy Minerals?

Have you ever heard that drinking water purification, such as reverse osmosis, removes healthy minerals that your body needs and that you will experience a mineral deficiency if using such purification? This is an industry myth. Keep reading to understand the full...

Comparison: Reverse Osmosis, Water Softening, and Dechlorination

Comparison: Reverse Osmosis, Water Softening, and Dechlorination

The purpose of this article is to explain the difference between the three most common filtration methods that we recommend – and almost always recommend them together as a combined system. Reverse Osmosis, Water Softening, and Dechlorination. I am going to go through...

Reverse Osmosis and Copper Pipes

Reverse Osmosis and Copper Pipes

Did you know that some piping coupled with RO water would actually produce undesirable effects? This article will cover the information you need to know about RO water and proper piping.   Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water First, let's talk about regular water. Have you...

From the Archives: Rainwater Reliance 2015

From the Archives: Rainwater Reliance 2015

Aaron and Rebecca Howald of Franklin, Tenn., are busy professionals — she an attorney and he an executive for a national building products company. Their home site outside of Nashville might not have been buildable were it not for rainwater harvesting — it is distant...

What’s in Your Nashville Municipal Water?

What’s in Your Nashville Municipal Water?

Are you one of the 83% of people of people in America that use municipal water? Here's another question, how many times do you turn on a water faucet in your home every day? Water is a life essential that we probably don't give a second thought to if we're honest. We...

How to Recognize a Water Specialist

How to Recognize a Water Specialist

Have you considered getting water purification before, but then been overwhelmed with the many water treatment dealers in your area, not knowing the difference between any of them? You are not alone. The problem with water treatment is the lack of education and...

An Overview of Residential Rainwater Harvesting

An Overview of Residential Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting: Take Control of Your Water Rainwater harvesting is emerging as an intelligent option for water supply in residential, commercial, and agriculture applications, and it couldn’t come in a better time. From an alternate source of exceptionally...