FAQ: What’s wrong with my drinking water?

After water crises emerged in United States cities such as Flint, Michigan, it’s become more apparent that more needs to be done in terms of water shortages and safety. At Finken, we’re committed to providing clean, safe drinking water to our local communities and educating them about water scarcity. Who is responsible? When it comes to drinking public water, the

Chloride Discharge Standards in Water Softeners

Chloride discharge is one of the biggest topics in the water conditioning industry in Minnesota right now. The Minnesota Water Quality Association (MWQA) Convention is focusing on it for their annual meeting, as many communities have been affected by chloride discharge limits. If you haven’t seen discharge limits yet, prepare to, because you will probably be affected soon.   Why

Upgrading your Water Softener

Nobody likes hard water. It causes build-up in your sinks and showers, it leaves your skin feeling dry and your hair less-than-desirable, and your dishes covered in soap scum. If you don’t have a water softener, it’s time to get one. And if you don’t have a high efficiency water softener, it’s time to make the upgrade—not just for your

How to Treat Smelly Water

Does your water smell bad? It may be partially because of something in the environment, or there could be a more serious issue. Sometimes people notice that their water smells like fish, sulfur, rotten eggs, sewage, chlorine, or bleach. Sometimes they even say it smells musty. Smelly water may be caused by pipe erosion or an environmental cause, like sediment

What’s in Your Water? Investing in a Home Water Treatment System

Do you know what’s in your water? You should never take the quality of your water for granted. Not only will contaminants make your water taste bad, but they can negatively impact your health, and hard water can make your skin and hair feel dry. Water from the tap can contain harmful contaminants like pesticides, cleaning products, nitrates/sulfates, chlorine, lead,

What does a Water Softener Do?

Does your hair feel lackluster or weighed down with mineral buildup? Does your skin feel itchy and dry after stepping out of the tub or shower? When you’re in the shower or washing dishes, does it take a lot of soap to work up a good lather? Or maybe your dishes have water stains on them? Perhaps you haven’t thought

Keep your Hot Tub Bubbling this Winter

Many people think they need to winterize their hot tub and drain it for the season, but what about using a hot tub in the winter? In freezing Minnesota temperatures? It’s often better to keep your hot tub running during the colder months. You’ll also experience a whole slew of winter hot tub perks. Consider it your new winter oasis.

Water Shouldn’t Taste Like the Pipe

(and Other Benefits of Reverse Osmosis) A Reverse Osmosis drinking system is a water purification system to improve the quality of water for drinking, cooking, and other important uses. Water is forced through specialized membranes that remove microorganisms, large minerals and molecules, and solid substances. Water softeners solve a lot of hard water problems, but they under-deliver when it comes

What is Raw Water?

The biggest health trend on the west coast right now is ‘raw water,’ untreated bottled spring water that is selling for about $10 a gallon. As the primary product serving the water consciousness movement, raw water is being touted as a purer option to city water. One brand, Live Water, claims their product is free of industrial toxins and rich

Plumbing & HVAC Installation At St. Joseph Millstream Park Pavilion

HVAC system at Millstream Park Pavilion

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