When Should You Consider Water Filtration for Your Home 29

When Should You Consider Water Filtration for Your Home

The following article is a guest post.

If you are like many people, you might have never thought about installing a water filtration system in your home.

However, even though installing one of these systems can require a significant investment on your part, you might just find that it’s worth it.

These are a few signs that you may want to consider installing one of these systems.

You Don’t Like the Way That Your Water Tastes.

First of all, if your water tastes “off,” it might need to be filtered for safety reasons.

Even if there is nothing actually wrong with your water, however, it can be unpleasant if you don’t like the way that it tastes.

Installing a water filtration system can help improve the taste of your water and can encourage you and your family to drink more of it.

This can be a healthier choice and can save you money on buying bottled water as well.

You Find That Cleaning is a Pain.

Cleaning is never fun, but if you have hard water problems, it can be even worse.

Hard water can cause soap scum and streaks in your shower, can cause rings to accumulate in your bathtub, toilet and sinks and can make it hard for you to get your dishes or your clothing clean. If you have found that cleaning is a bigger pain than usual, it could be related to your water.

Luckily, installing a water filtration system should help.

Your Skin and Hair Feel Different.

Believe it or not, your water can actually have an effect on your hair and skin as well.

For example, if you have found that your hands always feel really dry or that your skin is more prone to peeling, cracking or otherwise showing signs of dryness, it could be related to your water. Additionally, hard water can make your hair more frizzy and can completely change the way that it feels.

You might think that you need to switch up body washes or hair products, but the truth is that your water might be to blame. So water filtration can fix that in this case too.

You Rely on a Water Well.

If you have well water, you should be having your water quality checked every year. Even so, you probably aren’t able to check your water as frequently as a municipal water provider does.

By installing a water filtration system, you can help ensure that your water is safe to drink and use in-between water quality tests.

Your Water is Discolored.

Have you noticed that your water has a strange appearance? If your water isn’t clear as it should be, there could be some major issues at play.

Not only should you consider installing a water filtration system in this situation, but you may also want to have your plumbing looked at so that you can get to the bottom of the problem.

Water that smells different could also be a sign of a problem and could potentially be helped by the installation of a water filtration system.

As you can see, there are various situations in which installing a water filtration system in your home can be a smart move. If you’d like to find out more, you can talk to a professional to get a price quote and to determine if this is the right choice for you and your home.


The author of this post, Charlie Teschner, started MESA Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling in 1982. Charlie has a journeyman and master plumber’s license. He was raised with a strong work ethic and he now applies those values to tasks such as Longmont, CO heating repair.

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10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning 15

10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning

Who doesn’t want to be successful? Whatever our purpose in life may be, we want to achieve success with it. Although success is usually perceived as career growth, it also encompasses personal growth. These two things go together.

So what can we do to reach the personal and professional growth of uber successful people? Maybe we can imitate some of their habits. Their morning rituals, in particular, set the pace of the day.

Did you know that the way you start your mornings affects your entire day?

You probably felt that, but guess what: science proves it as a fact, too.

In a study called “Waking up on the wrong side of the bed: start-of-workday mood, work events, employee affect, and performance,” researchers found that whatever the mood of workers was during the morning, they preserved it throughout the entire day.

So if you start off in a good mood, you have greater chances of having a great day. That’s why morning routines are so important.

Let’s learn from the ultra successful people, shall we? How do they start their mornings?

What The Most Successful Do in The Morning

1. Spend Time with the Partner.


As we said, success is not only about professional achievements. It also means having the right person by your side.

Take Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan as an example. They are both crazy successful, and they are definitely happy to have each other.

Waking up next to the person you love makes every morning special. Appreciate that moment. Have a coffee together. Talk. Be glad you’re there for each other.

2. Mindfulness.

Yes; mindfulness is a habit.

Successful people are always busy. Can you imagine a hectic morning with dozens of urgent email messages, business partners calling, and the kids yelling? And they are still in their pajamas! That’s why they practice mindfulness.

Researchers from The University of Sydney found that mindfulness reduces work-related stress and improves the mood at work. That’s why successful people always seem ready to deal with any situation.

So how do you practice mindfulness in the morning?

Just wake up. Take few deep breaths. Be aware of the present moment. Be aware of the responsibilities the day ahead will bring. Relax, and tell yourself that you’re ready.

3. Plan the Day.

A good plan will set you on the right track.

Plan your tasks for the day in the morning. When you have such an outline, it will be easier to handle all responsibilities. You’ll know you’ll have time for all tasks.

If you realize there’s not enough time, you should plan how to outsource. If, for example, you cannot complete a business report, you can hire assignment masters to write or edit it for you.

4. Exercise.

I know; it’s a cliché. However, it’s also an activity that works.

Physical exercise makes you fitter, but it also makes you happierWhen you’re done with your morning exercise ritual, you feel at ease, and things start to clear up.

Most successful people exercise. Hillary Clinton does yoga. Obama works out for 45 minutes six days per week. Mark Cuban does cardio fitness. Follow their example!

5. Practice Patience.

Too many things ahead? If your schedule is busy, you’ll be eager to get things done ASAP. The morning is the period of the day when you should practice patience. Relax.

You already made a plan. There’s time for everything. You’ll get through the day. For now, cherish this precious moment of morning relaxation.

6. Juice Up.

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It’s no wonder why so many celebrities are into the latest juice detox trend. Healthy juices give you valuable nutrients and make you feel more energized.

Have a different juice every single morning. Sure, the juicer will take some cleaning after, but the juice will certainly give you enough energy for that.

7. Eat Breakfast.

You saw this coming, didn’t you?

Uber successful people know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s even better when it’s healthy.

Yes; the juice can be your breakfast, but it won’t make you feel full for long. If you don’t intend to have a standard breakfast, pack some fruit for work. A banana and an apple are mandatory!

8. Hydrate.

Have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Hydration is essential for the way your entire system functions.

9. Be With the Right People.

In Tools of Titans, author Timothy Ferriss refers to a so-called “five chimps theory” in zoology. According to that theory, you can predict the behavior of any chimp if you analyze the five chimps they usually hang out with.

There’s a lot of wisdom in that theory. When you surround with nervous people, you’re nervous, too. When you surround yourself with positive characters, you reflect good vibes, too.

The first people you contact in the morning will set the mood for your day. Choose them carefully.

10. Celebrate Achievements.

When you wake up with a positive mindset, you’ll boost your chances of spending a good day.

Instead of thinking about all obstacles ahead, you should take time to think about all achievements you’ve made towards your current goals. This appreciation will convince you that you’re on the right track.

When we sum things up, all these morning habits of the ultra successful people seem pretty simple, don’t they?

However, it takes tons of persistence and commitment to stay true to them. Start by making small steps. Pick few of these activities and repeat them every day, until they turn into habits.   

Cathy Baylis is a personal growth expert who writes insightful articles that motivate and challenge others. She has worked as a writer for a little over a decade now, and owns several blogs that she updates on her free time.