When summer comes to an end, gardening can become less enjoyable and come with new challenges as the weather starts to change. Whether you’re bringing plants indoors or already have a range of indoor plants in your home, it’s important that you know how to care for them correctly.
Watering indoor plants is different to outdoor plants as they don’t have the rain or a sprinkler system to rely on. You have to water them on a regular basis in order to keep them healthy and growing. But, have you ever thought about the type of water you use on your indoor plants?
Is filtered water better for plants?
When located outside, plants have access to a source of pure and natural water – rain. In contrast, the water that comes from your tap is not as pure. It will contain trace amounts of chemicals, minerals, and even bacteria, the amount of which will vary depending on where you live. Some of the minerals found in tap water can be beneficial, while other things can be harmful to delicate household plants.
One of the main culprits is chlorine, which is usually added to the water supply for sanitization. Just like it cleans your water, it also helps to clean the soil by killing microorganisms living inside it. This may sound like a good thing, but these microorganisms actually make your soil a more beneficial place for the plant’s roots to thrive in.
Some plants will be more sensitive to chemicals than others, so filtered water is especially recommended for those sensitive plants – Savvy Gardening places peace lilies and bromeliads in this category. The pH level of your water can also impact the soil, which can affect plants that grow better in either acidic or alkaline soil.
Potential downsides of using filtered water for your potted plants is that it will not contain some of the minerals that can be good for your plants. For the most part, it seems that watering your plants with tap water won’t harm them, but many types of plants can thrive better when filtered water is used instead.
If you like to keep potted plants inside your house, then investing in a water filter or a bottled water delivery service could help them to thrive more than they would on basic tap water. Get in touch with us at Mountain Park for water delivery services and filtration products in the Piedmont Triad and around Virginia.
Water is a constant in human life throughout the ages – it is completely necessary in order to survive. But, over time, we developed more effective ways of sourcing water and making it safe and pleasant to drink. Aren’t you glad you can go straight to a tap or water dispenser for a drink rather than having to go out and hunt for it?
Relative to this history, water dispensers are practically a brand new way of drinking and purifying water. Let’s find out more about the history of water dispensers and how they came to be so ubiquitous.
Where it all began
Our family business has been running since 1866, but this was long before the days of the water dispenser. To start with, my grandfather was just delivering bottled spring water to the doors of his customers. The business has grown a great deal since this time, and so has the water delivery industry in general.
Water dispensers and water coolers as we know them today are typically traced back to two men in 1906 - Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws. They produced a device which offered an easy way to supply fresh and chilled water, which they later patented in 1911. Prior to this, water was typically cooled using a big block of ice to surround it.
This new invention helped to greatly reduce the incidence of illness and disease caused by contaminated water. In 1938, this technology was advanced to with the advent of water dispensers and water coolers that operated using electricity.
Where we are now
Today, water dispensers have much greater functionality, even heating water as well as cooling it. We have a lot of different choices when it comes to the size, style, and capabilities of water dispensers. They are also much more lightweight and energy efficient than the original models, providing a convenient and efficient way to source fresh water. Water coolers vary between electric ones and more portable, non-electric water dispensers.
If you’re fascinated by the history of the water dispenser and want to commemorate it by placing one in your home or office (or if you just want fresh, cool water on tap!), then get in touch with us to order your very own water dispenser. Mountain Park Spring Water serve thirsty customers in both North Carolina and Virginia.
Spring Water vs. Sparkling Water: What’s the difference? As with many products, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options for drinking water. We’ll help you tell the difference so you can choose the best drinking water for your family. Tap Water In the US, tap water is considered healthy for our consumption and is provided by a government municipality. The EPA sets quality standards and water-testing schedules to ensure tap water has been treated and disinfected before distribution.
Not all bottled water is alike. “bottled” just describes how you get the water, it has nothing to do with the quality or makeup of the water. The FDA regulates bottled water, governing contamination levels, but the don’t perform mandatory testing like the EPA.
Distilled water is collected through a process that includes boiling and evaporating water then collecting the vapor that has condensed as a result of this process. This process removes contaminants from the water, but it also removes minerals that naturally occur.
Spring water, like that distributed by Mountain Park, is collected at the source. When collected from a natural spring, water is free of dangerous contaminants and full of naturally-occurring minerals and pH levels that will improve your overall health and hydration.
Artesian water only comes from rare sources around the globe. Water exists between layers of stone, clay, and other impermeable layers of the earth. Excessive pressure forces the water to the surface where it can be collected and bottled
I’m sure we can all agree it’s important to understand what we’re drinking. The next time you purchase water, consider this: since 1866, Mountain Park has been bottling and delivering water that was collected around Danville, Virginia. Our processes have improved with technology, but our quality standards have always been set at the highest level.
Make sure you are drinking healthy, safe, delicious water by choosing Mountain Park. Check out our water comparison chart to see the differences for yourself! We’re always happy to help our fellow water-drinkers throughout central NC and Southern VA.
We’re sure you know by now how important it is to drink water and how much you need on a daily basis, but we understand that it’s not always easy to drink as much as you should. When you’re busy, it can be easy to forget to stay hydrated, or maybe you’re just not near a convenient source of water throughout the day. We’ve got some tips to help you remember to drink water each day, no matter where you are.
There’s an app for that
There are lots of mobile apps that are geared towards helping you stay healthy, and hydration is no exception. There are apps that give you reminders when you need to drink water, such as the Water Drink Reminder, and others that make tracking your water intake fun, like Plant Nanny, which involves growing your own virtual plants with the water you drink.
Keep a bottle with you
You’re not always near a water point, if you’re out walking or in class, for example, so carrying a bottle of water with you makes drinking more water convenient. Reusable and refillable plastic or stainless steel water bottles allow you to keep water at your desk or in your bag at all times during the day. You can even buy bottles printed with reminders, or draw them on yourself, of when you should drink and how much.
Infuse your water
If you find water too boring to drink all day, then you can try infusing it with fruits or vegetables to add a bit of extra flavor. Cucumber, lemon, orange, and lavender are all great ways to add some zing to your bottle of water. You can even buy infuser water bottles that make this easier for you.
Eat more water
You don’t just have to drink water, adding more water-dense foods to your diet helps to up your intake without even realising it. Juicy fruits like watermelon, apples, and grapes are all good sources of water for your sweet tooth, as well as lots of water-filled vegetables like cucumber, broccoli, and lettuce.
Invest in a water filter
Drinking more water at home and at work is much easier if you constantly have fresh, cold water on hand. Adding a water filter, cooler, or dispenser to your home or office makes it easier to drink enough water each day.
Drinking water doesn’t have to be a chore. Follow these five tips to make sure you’re drinking enough to stay hydrated every day. You can contact Mountain Park Spring Water if you are interested in water dispensers or delivery services for your home or office. Helping more people stay hydrated across North Carolina and Virginia.
The battle against plastic is raging on and people all over the world are thinking up ways of making food and drink packaging, among other things, more sustainable. Here at Mountain Park Spring Water, we have started to sell stainless steel water bottles to use with your water dispensers. This allows you to easily carry water with you throughout the day without creating excess waste produced by lots of small plastic bottles.
If you’re not yet converted to the ways of stainless steel water bottles, here are some of the main benefits of using them.
Stainless steel is an incredibly strong and long-lasting material, so you can get real value for money from your stainless steel water bottle by using it over a long period of time. Individual-use plastic water bottles, in comparison, are incredibly flimsy and not normally fit to be used repeatedly. Even plastic bottles designed for reuse are much weaker than stainless steel ones, and may not be suitable for dishwashers.
Stainless steel bottles are completely recyclable, and the methods used for recycling them are much safer and environmentally friendly than the process of recycling plastic. This is good news for the environment when you decide to get rid of your bottle or buy a new one.
They’re BPA free
BPA is a potentially harmful chemical found in some plastics that can become a problem when a plastic bottle is reused over and over again. While many plastic bottles are now made to be BPA-free, you can rest even easier knowing that your stainless steel bottle is safe, as this is not an ingredient found in steel.
An added benefit of stainless steel bottles compared to plastic bottles is that they have insulating properties. This means that if you fill your stainless steel bottle with cold water first thing in the morning, it will stay cool for much longer throughout the day compared to regular plastic bottles. The same goes for if you’re storing hot drinks in your bottle – they stay hot while you’re on the go.
Purchasing a reusable water bottle makes sense in so many ways, and your main options are plastic, glass, aluminum, or stainless steel. While stainless steel might be slightly more expensive than other options, it certainly boasts a lot of benefits, both to you and the environment. If you would like to add stainless steel water bottles onto your water delivery service to use with your water dispenser, then get in touch today.
Summer is here and so are all the joys that come along with it. But, there can also be some dangers that come along with summer and the hot weather we experience. One of those dangers is dehydration. Staying well hydrated in summer can be much harder than the rest of the year because the sun and the heat make us lose more water from our body through sweating.
We’ve already seen some of the amazing benefits of staying well hydrated, so if you’re worried about keeping yourself, your kids, or your employees hydrated this summer, read on for some vital tips.
The common piece of advice is to drink 8 cups of water per day to stay healthy and well hydrated. But, if you’re sweating a lot due to heat or physical activity, then you should actually be drinking more than this in order to replenish the lost fluids. Upping your daily intake to 10 glasses can help a lot. When you’re sweating a lot, especially during intense exercise, some experts recommend as much as 2-4 cups in an hour. You can reduce this amount once the activity ceases, of course.
How to get enough water
Especially when we’re busy, it can be difficult to get as much water as we need. The next thing you know you’re feeling lightheaded and tired, and you’re not sure why. Make sure you’re familiar with the common signs of dehydration to help you stay on top of it. To help you out this summer, here are some excellent ways to get enough water in the hot weather.
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty
The mistake that some people make is only drinking water when they’re thirsty. While this sounds like a logical thing to do, it is not ideal for proper hydration. It is better to drink water regularly throughout the day, staying a few steps ahead of dehydration and preventing you from feeling thirsty in the first place.
Keep water on hand
If you have water nearby, then you are more likely to remember to drink it. Keeping a bottle of water with you at all times makes it easy to take regular sips throughout the day. A water dispenser is the most convenient way to keep refilling your bottle, and having a water cooler in the office is handy for keeping your employees hydrated.
A cold beverage on a hot day may be refreshing, but it is certainly not hydrating. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it has the opposite effect on your body and makes dehydration much more likely, so try to reduce your alcohol intake in the hot weather.
You can find lots more tips on how to stay hydrated from health blogs. A bottled water service is the perfect tool to keep you and your family hydrated this summer, so get in touch to find out more about our water delivery service. We serve customers across North Carolina and Virginia.
If you have a water delivery service for your home or office, or if you’re considering getting one, then you may occasionally wonder if it’s worth the money. Obviously, we think that it is definitely worth it, but you might need some more convincing than our opinion alone. So, if you’re on the fence about a bottled water delivery service, then read on to find out whether it is really worth it or not.
Cost of the service
Some people avoid water delivery services because they think it’s too expensive. In reality, you can find affordable water delivery services tailored to the amount of water you need. So, if you’re just purchasing water for you or your family, your costs will be much lower than a large corporation employing a water delivery service for all their offices and employees. Our average customers spend less than $25 per month on their bottled water delivery service, which can serve a family or small office.
Quality of the water
In terms of the quality of water you and your family drink, filtered spring water is much better than the stuff you get from the tap. It contains fewer impurities and less risk of chemicals, and most people agree that it tastes better. Spring water also contains a variety of minerals, such as calcium, that are good for your health.
Ease of delivery
If you have a water filter or dispenser in your home or office, then you could just go out to the store and buy your own bottled water each time you run out. But, having this water delivered takes a lot of hassle out of your day-to-day life. You don’t need to worry about lugging large bottles of water around to and from the car and up the stairs to your office. This is all taken care of for you.
If you prefer the taste and quality of bottled water, then you can end up buying a lot of single use bottles of water from the store. As well as being costlier, this also adds a lot of extra plastic to your waste. Using large bottles containing several gallons of water is much more environmentally friendly, and the person who delivers your water will collect the empty ones from you and dispose of them properly.
Hopefully you’re convinced, so you can contact us online or by phone to arrange for your water delivery service or to find out more about our services across North Carolina and Virginia.
A bottled water delivery service gives you convenient access to fresh water in your home or office. But, what about storing the large bottles of water to use in your water dispenser or cooler? If you’re worried you don’t have sufficient or suitable space for storing water bottles, then read on for our tips on how to properly store water bottles.
Keep them out of the sun
You don’t want your bottled water going warm, even if you’re going to be putting it through a water cooler before it gets consumed, so it is best to store your water bottles in a shaded area or a cool cupboard. Water bottles exposed to direct sunlight can also start to breakdown slightly and let components of the plastic seep into the water.
This can affect the taste of the water and, depending on the type of plastic used, can also add trace amounts of harmful chemicals to your water. The plastic used in our water bottles is completely safe, but it is still advisable to store your water bottles away from direct sunlight.
Use a storage rack
Bottled water storage racks are the most convenient way to store and organize your bottled water, especially if you don’t have enough space in a nearby storage closet or kitchen cabinet. We sell bottle storage racks that allow you to store anywhere between 2 to 12 large bottles, depending on how many bottles you tend to store at a time.
Keep away from chemicals
You might have space under your sink to store your water bottles, and this makes sense since it’s near a water source and probably near your water dispenser. But, you should avoid storing your bottles in the same space as cleaning products, chemicals, and solvents. This is because plastic can be slightly permeable, so storing the bottles near chemicals for long periods of time could lead to them seeping into your water in small amounts.
Near your water cooler
You don’t want to be lugging large bottles of water around the house to get them to your water cooler, so it makes sense to store them next to or at least nearby your water cooler or dispenser. If you don’t have suitable storage space nearby, then take a look at the link above for our water bottle storage racks.
If you’d like to arrange a fresh bottled water delivery service for your home or office, or if you need additional accessories for your water cooler, get in touch with us at Mountain Park Spring Water, operating around North Carolina and Virginia.
We all try to be the best we can be, whether that’s by working hard at your job, being more kind and caring to your family, or learning something new. There’s one simple thing you can do each day to improve yourself, and that’s drink more water. Let’s look at a few important ways staying well hydrated can improve your body and your mind.
Improve your mood
Our health can contribute greatly to our mood and personality, and dehydration is one factor that can lead to irritability and low mood. So, drinking water can actually make us happier, which will in turn make those around us happier.
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting some fad diet where you go on a liquid diet and only drink water for a whole week. But, drinking lots of water can reduce the amount you eat during the day. Sometimes you feel hungry but it’s actually just your body asking for hydration. Plus, drinking plenty of water aids digestion, which can reduce that bloated feeling, so it’s all around great for your beach body.
Good hydration can also help us feel more alert, helping us to concentrate for longer. So, if you’ve got a long, busy day ahead of you at work, then keep a bottle of water next to you to help yourself stay focused and productive. It can also help to reduce distractions caused by allergies that might be more prevalent during spring and summer.
Get better skin
Water hydrates your whole body, including your skin. This means that staying hydrated helps to reduce dry skin and even wrinkles to a certain extent. It also helps to clear your pores of toxins, leaving your skin looking clearer and feeling smoother.
Your muscles need lots of water in order to function properly, which is why you might have noticed yourself struggling towards the end of a workout when you’ve sweated loads. Keeping yourself well hydrated before and during a workout can help to improve your performance and endurance levels during the workout, and drinking enough afterwards can aid your recovery.
Feel more alert
Tiredness and grogginess can also be signs of dehydration. The best way to wake up in the morning is to keep a glass or a bottle of water by your bed and start drinking it as soon as your alarm goes off. It can also help to improve your alertness throughout the day, so don’t be so quick to reach for the coffee.
These aren’t the only ways that water can help you look, feel, and perform better, but they’re certainly enough motivation for us. If you want to keep water within easy reach at all times, then contact Mountain Park Spring Water to arrange for a spring water delivery service to your home or office.
There are a number of myths out there about bottled water delivery that might be putting you off using a water delivery service. Well, we’re here to dispel those myths and let everyone know the truth about bottled water delivery.
Myth #1 – It’s only for offices
I think this first myth has probably come from that common image of office workers gathering around the water cooler to share the latest gossip about their boss and co-workers. But, bottled water delivery is definitely not just for offices. It’s a great service to employ for your home as a way to keep you and your family hydrated with clean, fresh water, without having to constantly be buying bottled water from the store and carrying it home yourself. You also don’t have to worry about being home to collect each delivery. You can just leave your empty bottles in a safe place for us to collect and replace them with fresh bottles.
Myth #2 – I don’t drink enough water to make it worthwhile
First of all, if you believe this myth, then you probably need to drink more water! Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps to keep you happy and healthy, and having a water delivery service can help prompt you to drink more. Secondly, it probably isn’t true anyway. You’ll probably be surprised by how much water you actually go through in a day, even if you’re not drinking it. The water you use for cooking and making hot drinks all adds up.
Myth #3 – It’s too expensive
We get why you might think this but, fortunately, it’s just not true. The average home or office spends less than $25 per month for our bottled water delivery service, and you get great service and reliable maintenance along with it. You can tailor your service to meet your needs, so you don’t need to pay for more than you use. For example, a 3-gallon bottle of purified water costs just $6.15. If you’re consuming lots of water, then our bulk pricing can save you money. Check out our example costs to find out how much you’d be spending.
Myth #4 – They just deliver water
Sure, it’s called a bottled water delivery service, but we can also provide you with the systems needed to keep your water clean, fresh, and at the temperature you want. So, as well as delivering fresh water to you, we also sell, install, and maintain machines such as water filters, dispensers, and water coolers. We also offer add-ons to your bottled water service, including bottle storage racks, cup dispensers, and paper, plastic, or Styrofoam cups.
Hopefully dispelling these myths has taken you off the fence about bottled water delivery. If you want to find out more about our service, then contact us for more information. We operate across Winston Salem, Greensboro, and High Point, NC, and Martinsville and Danville, VA.