All posts by Valerie Mohler

Valerie Mohler

About Valerie Mohler

Valerie Mohler provides support for customers of DiscountFilterStore.com. As a proud working mother of two children, Valerie offers tips, insight and advice that helps her readers provide the cleanest tasting drinking water, freshest indoor air and healthiest environments for themselves and their families. Valerie has been recognized by the Water Quality Association as a Certified Water Specialist since 2013.

Do I Need A Chloramine Filter?


Water Treatment PlantEvery few years, something new finds its way into our drinking water, causing confusion at best and justifiable panic at worst.

Fortunately, most of what we hear about is nowhere near the levels that we saw recently in West Virginia (ie a severe MCHM contamination incident from earlier this year.)  Even the recent finding of E. Coli in New York City, while horrifying and inexcusable, represents an issue that can be treated fairly easily once discovered.

In speaking to our customers, an impurity that is coming up more frequently is chloramine.  While certainly not a new disinfectant, the use of chloramine as a disinfectant of choice over chlorine is becoming more common in larger cities, including Los Angeles.  This is due in large part to chloramine’s stability, making it more effective at disinfection when water must travel longer distances.

Without a doubt, chloramine is an interesting disinfectant.  Formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water, is both a more stable and weaker disinfectant than chlorine.  While weaker, it is up to ten times harder to reduce from water, especially with a basic carbon water filter.  Chloramine will also not effectively boil out of water or dissipate, as can be counted on with chlorine.

As is common, because the addition of chloramine in water is not always fully understood or fully communicated, it’s a cause for concern that we see driving some of our purchases.  And while we are happy to offer you a chloramine filter that will help to meet your needs, our goal is not to sell you something that you simply do not need – especially as a chloramine filter will typically cost you more out of pocket.

Safe Treated Drinking Water From TapSo before investing in a more expensive water filter than you are accustomed to, review the ten questions below to see if upgrading to reduce chloramine is something you truly need.  You may also call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458 if you have any additional questions:

1. Why are water companies putting chloramine in water?
In referencing the story above, that shares more about the recent switch to chloramine in Los Angeles, most municipalities and water companies see chloramine as a safer alternative to chlorine as it remains more effective over long distances and ensures less risk of toxic Disinfection By-Products (DBPs.)  As such, using chloramine as a water disinfectant has been deemed a safer alternative whether your water will be consumed by humans or animals, with some exceptions discussed below.

Illinois American Water shares that despite this being a new disinfectant in many areas, cities throughout the US and Canada have used chloramine for decades.  Denver, Colorado, in fact, has used it since 1917.  Everpure, a brand we are proud to carry at our online store here, shares that 25% of the largest public water supplies in the US are using this disinfectant.

2. Is MY water company putting chloramine in MY water?
The answer to this depends upon whether your municipality or water company reached out to you to share that they’d be making the switch to chloramine as a disinfectant.  If not, it’s possible that they’ve used it for years.  If this is the case, this information will be available either on your local water company’s website or by calling them directly.

3. Were you contacted by your water company regarding overuse of chloramine?
As with any other incident impacting your water, your municipality or water company is required to inform you if you are at a health risk from your drinking water, whether due to a contaminant that can be boiled out or an impurity that risks impacting taste or odor.  If your municipality has not issued any such alert, you are likely not at a high risk of chloramine contamination in your home, and would likely not need to invest in a chloramine filter.

4. If you have been contacted by your water company regarding overuse of chloramine, is this the first time or just the latest time?
On the other hand, if your water company has contacted you several times regarding the overuse of chloramine, it may be time to invest in a water filter or filtration system that puts your mind a bit more at ease.  Whether this means you’ve been warned just one time or several times is a matter of personal opinion.

Safe Shower Water5. Have you noticed a much heavier chlorine taste and odor in your water?
As much as we always like to give local municipalities and water companies the benefit of the doubt, there have been some troubling instances where drinking water alerts were sent out late (the recent E. Coli contamination incident in Portland comes to immediate mind.)

If your drinking water smells and tastes like a swimming pool, it is definitely worth placing a quick call to your water company if you haven’t received any alert.

6. What health effects does overuse of chloramine cause?
Fundamentally, the levels at which chloramine is used to treat municipal water is safe, as is any other type of similar disinfectant.  It’s certainly safer than virtually anything you’ll find in untreated water, including any number of harmful bacteria.

Illinois American Water shares:
“Everyone can drink water that’s chloraminated because the digestive process neutralizes the chloramines before they reach the bloodstream.  It’s only when water interacts directly with the bloodstream that chloramines must be removed.

Note that it’s this direct contact with bloodstream that makes chloraminated water dangerous for fish or dialysis patients, rather than those just drinking chloraminated water.  Even treating a cut with chloraminated water would not result in virtually any chloramine finding its way into your bloodstream.

In the event that you are exposed to higher than safe levels of chloramine, the EPA reports health effects including a stinging in the eyes or nose, stomach discomfort and dry, itchy skin.  If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and are concerned that it may be due to exposure, call a doctor first.  Check-in with your water company, and consider a water test kit and chloramine filter next.

TK-2 Culligan Water Test Kit7. Have you tested your water?
Chloramine is fairly easy to detect in water.  You can use a $7 Culligan water test kit, found on our site and pictured, to effectively determine whether or not there are higher than safe levels of this disinfectant in your drinking water.  If needed, we can even ship this out for you overnight.

8. Is anyone living in your home a kidney dialysis patient?
As stated by Illinois American Water:

In the dialysis process, water comes in contact with the blood across a permeable membrane. Chloramines in that water would be toxic, just as chlorine is toxic, and must be removed from water used in kidney dialysis machines.

In other words, yes, those that live with kidney dialysis patients need to take special precaution when it comes to chloramine.  However, these patients need to take the same precaution when it comes to chlorine, making a switch in the disinfectant used by a municipality more of a lateral shift as far as their habits are concerned.

All kidney dialysis patients should consult with their physician on the most appropriate water treatment or filter options, whether due to chloramine or any other water contamination or disinfection issue.Filter Chloramines Out of Aquarium Water

9. Do you have an aquarium?
Similar to dialysis patients, any disinfectant used in water will come into contact with a fish’s bloodstream, making filtration critical for those with more expensive aquarium set-ups.

If you have or are thinking about investing in an aquarium, we recommend researching the information that your local water company makes available to see what disinfectants are used, or asking your local aquarium shop if you should invest in a whole house or chloramine filter.

10. Are you a home brewer?
In researching the topic of chloramine, and specifically whether or not you need to employ a chloramine filter, you’ll find a lot of content from the aquarium and home brewing communities.

Use Best Judgment Before Investing In Chloramine Filter For Home BrewingWith the home brewing community, the issue comes down to whether or not chloramine causes taste issues, particularly as this disinfectant is difficult to reduce using standard methods such as trusting a carbon filter or boiling.

More Beer puts it most effectively in stating:
If your water district is changing over to chloramination, or if you’re moving to a chloraminated-water area, you may be wondering how you can get chloramines out of your brew water. First, however, you should ascertain whether chloramines really are a problem. Does your beer have off-flavors? If you can’t taste anything and are not a trained taster, have it tasted by someone who is. If you aren’t getting the medicinal or plastic-like taste of chlorophenols in your beer, don’t worry about removing chloramines.

If you’ve come this far and determined that a chloramine filter is needed in your home, your options would include:CRFC-BB Pentek Chloramine Reduction Water Filter

Whether or not you need a chloramine filter will primarily come down to how sensitive you are to the smell and taste of disinfectant, rather than any health related issues.  That said, this is small comfort if you are among those most sensitive to this type of water issue.  It’s also small comfort to those of you suffering through legitimate issues with chloramine contamination.

After reading this, if you feel as though a chloramine filter is right for your home, please review the products above for the right fit.  I also invite you to call our customer service team with any questions at 1-800-277-3458.

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Why A Camping Filter Needs To Be In Your Gear Bag


Clean Looking Water
Just because it looks clean and tastes clean doesn’t mean it IS clean…

Just because you’ve found a source of fresh water is no guarantee that you are safe from dehydration.  This is both a critical piece of insight to take to heart before venturing into the great outdoors and a hard lesson learned for thousands of campers throughout the world.

At our online store, we specialize in filters and filtration products that make your water taste better, fresher and cleaner.  But when it comes to our selection of camping filters, the benefits go much deeper than better taste.

Quite simply, any source of untreated water in the wild is a potential home to a number of bacteria and viruses, including Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

The CDC offers this resource for backpackers sharing more about where these bacteria derive from and what they do to your body.  Those more curious about these down and dirty details are welcome to click on the link above.

67005 Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter SystemThose accustomed to reading between the lines need to know only this: when your body comes into contact with these contaminants, it will expel them in every way possible.  In the process, your body will also lose a ton of water, very quickly transforming that source of drinking water you found into the root cause of your dehydration.

So how does a camping filter help if the job of a water filter is primarily to improve taste?  This is where the deeper benefits come into play.

Take for example the Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System, pictured to the left, in use below and available for purchase here. Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System In UseThis is a basic, $10 camping filter that is, essentially, a straw.  For up to 20 gallons of use, this straw will reduce 99% of Cryptosporidium and Giardia, in addition to unpleasant taste and odor, from virtually any water source.   For anyone embarking on a short hike or backpacking trip, this is a lightweight addition to your bag that will do more to keep you safe than just about anything else you carry with you.

While this $10 filter is an ideal camping filter for shorter backpacking journeys, longer or medium length trips may need a little bit more in terms of filter life.  For those preparing for longer camping trips, we’re happy to offer everything from water pumps in the $30 range to mini-microfiltration systems from Katadyn in the $100 range.  While larger in size than a simple filter straw, these types of systems will still tuck nicely into a gear bag and be ready to provide you with anywhere from 100 to 500 gallons of drinking water, all virtually free of the contaminants that can result in dehydration. 8014931 Katadyn Vario Backcountry Series Microfilter Water Filter(Several of these Katadyn microfilters pictured, in fact, were donated by our store to members of Safari Club International as they embarked on humanitarian Blue Bag Drops in Costa Rica.  Each drop delivered portable water filtration equipment, like the Katadyn camping filter systems, to families in areas suffering from extreme water contamination issues.)

Finally, for those going on longer excursions with larger groups or families, we are also happy to offer surprisingly portable countertop ceramic filtration systems from Doulton (pictured below) and larger Expedition Systems.  Before clicking through to these products, note that these are in the price range of $200 – $1,500.  These are hard-core systems for hard-core journeys.

As our purpose in sharing this information is to educate you on the risks of untreated water and share potential solutions, rather than simply trying to sell you camping filters, it’s important to note that a great deal of the water you’ll find in the great outdoors is safe to drink – especially at higher elevations.  W9361122 Doulton Countertop Water Filter SystemREI shares this information in its article on understanding the risks you’ll face when backpacking.  That said, this same article also informs readers that even if the risk of infection from contaminated drinking water is small, it is a risk that should be avoided.  As Steven Bower of North Country Canoe Outfitters reminds us, when deep in the great outdoors, you are your own primary care physician.  And as every primary care physician has said since the beginning of time, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

‘Be Prepared’ is a simple, two-word mission statement that’s been shared with virtually every Boy Scout.  Barring any copyright issues, it’s a statement that could also find itself at home on virtually any type of camping filter, from a gravity pump to a filter straw.  If you are about ready to hit up the great outdoors for one last summer excursion, I urge you to let us help you be prepared with a camping filter both perfectly suited for your gear bag and perfectly priced for your wallet.

See our full selection of camping filters, most of which will ship FREE same day, by visiting our online store.  If you need help or have any questions, I invite you to leave a comment below or to call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.

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Stay Hydrated & Stay In School: Your Back To School Hydration Checklist


Back To School Hydration ChecklistAs you close out the summer with the kids, and get ready for those first few sweet weeks of silence around your home, ensuring your kids stay hydrated is critical to ensuring they don’t just go back to school – but stay back in school.

Everything from concentration to cognitive ability relies on your child’s ability to stay hydrated.  This post by Philippa Norman, MD  shares some of the reasons why.  Plus, when your child stays hydrated, they are more certain to stay healthy, stay at level moods and even stay freer of acne.  In other words, they’ll stay freer of those issues that cause them to miss school in the first place.

With that said, here’s a quick 5-step checklist that you can use to help your child stay hydrated every day of the school year, along with some products from our online store (shared when appropriate) that can help you complete each item:

1. Serve Clean Drinking Water With Breakfast (and Lunch & Dinner)
A big part of the reason kids (not to mention adults) wake up with low energy levels is simply mild dehydration.

During the time we spend sleeping, our body uses up the hydration it has stored, meaning it needs to be replaced. ZD-010 ZeroWater Water Filter Pitcher Serving a tall glass of water, along with juice, milk or coffee during breakfast, is a great way to get this hydration back into the body.  And just so lunch and dinner don’t feel left out, we’d advise a tall glass of water accompanying every meal.

A filtered water pitcher, including those we offer from Brita, PUR or ZeroWater (pictured,) can ensure the drinking water you serve at meal-time always tastes clean, fresh and cool.  Many of these pitchers are even sharp enough looking to deserve their own place at your table!

2. Send Them Off With An Eco-Friendly Water Bottle
What’s great about the explosion in bottled water sales is that it means we are starting to understand the importance of staying hydrated and having a source of hydration close-by.  Many schools, in fact, will now even offer bottled water in vending machines.  The downside, though, is that plastic water bottles account for a significant percentage of plastic waste.  In other words, great for your body, not so great for the planet.

Fortunately, we offer several eco-friendly water bottles, including many that will fit into lunch boxes, that can help keep your son or daughter hydrated without contributing to plastic waste.

Klean Kanteen 12-Ounce Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sport-Top3. Provide The Right Drinking Water Containers For The Right Time
Before sending your son or daughter off to school with a water bottle, one important task it to be sure that you send them with the right type of bottle, both in terms of when they’ll be using it and what the school approves.

If your son or daughter’s school does not allow beverages in the classroom,  a smaller bottle – like the 12 ounce Klean Kanteen water bottle to the left – will fit easily into most lunchboxes and take up little space in a locker.  This type of bottle is great for younger kids!

Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier BottleOn the other hand, if your son or daughter will be using a water bottle primarily in after-school athletics, a sturdier bottle with a longer spout, straw and mouthpiece cover would be more ideal as it will stand up to more while remaining a more sanitary source of hydration – even when shoved into a dirty gear bag.  The Katadyn MyBottle to the right is a great option.

4. Keep A Source of Great Tasting Drinking Water On Hand At Home
Once the kids arrive home, be sure that they remain hydrated throughout the evening by ensuring there’s a great source of hydration on hand, especially during meal time.

As noted above, many of the filtered water pitchers we offer look great on a dining table, while our selection of faucet filters, countertop or undersink filters help to ensure your children get great tasting drinking water from virtually any tap in your home.

5. Manage Drinking Water Intake (Softly, If Necessary)
“How many glasses of water have you had today?”

This simple question is perhaps the easiest way to get your kids to drink more water.  Honestly, whether they’ve only had one glass or whether they’ve had six glasses, asking this question will likely prompt kids of any age to drink another – which is great from a hydration stand-point.  After all, any other response would simply lead to a battle that just about any child would know not to pick, in favor of something of far greater importance to them.  Sometimes, the predictability of kid behavior can be a great thing!

How else do you help your kids stay hydrated, both when it’s time to go back to school and all throughout the year?  I invite you to share your thoughts via a comment below.

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8 Heavy Hitting Filtration Systems That Will Knock The Impurities Out Of Your Water


Minnesota Twin Brian Dozier In Home Run Derby
Brian Dozier, Second Baseman For Our Minnesota Twins, Will Be Competing In Tonight’s Home Run Derby

Tonight, baseball fans will tune into the 2014 Home Run Derby, part of the All-Star Game festivities happening just down the road from our Bloomington, Minnesota headquarters.  In this time-honored tradition, eight sluggers enter a three-round competition to see who can knock the most balls out of the park.

Just as Major League Baseball showcases eight of its heaviest hitters tonight, we’d like to take the opportunity to do the same, by offering you a quick look at eight of the most powerful water filtration systems and housings we are proud to offer.

Each of these water filtration systems or housings are ideal for those seeking a way to hit contaminants and impurities hard, knocking them as far out of their water as possible.

If after reading this post, you decide that one of the systems or housings below are right for you, please note that some additional parts and accessories may be required for proper installation and set-up.  Please feel free to connect with our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458 if you have any questions regarding all of the components you will need.

BBFS-222 Pentek Three Housing Water Filtration System1. BBFS-222 Pentek Three Housing Water Filtration System  – Also referred to as the ‘Triple Big Blue,’ this system will filter the water used throughout your entire home using three separate cartridges.  Triple filtration power makes this system ideal for use with water heavy in both sediment and unpleasant tastes or odors.  Best yet, this system comes completely pre-assembled, making installation quick and easy.

4002124 American Plumber Whole House Sediment Filter2. 4002124 American Plumber Whole House Sediment Filter – Providing a flow rate of 5 gallons every minute, this system will help ensure dirt, sand and rust particles 40 micron or larger are captured before making it into the water in your home.  Better yet, this system comes complete with a filtration media pack that can go years before it needs to be replaced.

Pentek ST-1 Filter Housing3. ST-1 Pentek Water Filtration System Housing – Another offering from Pentek, this housing is made from stainless steel and is ideal for use in high temperature and high pressure applications.  This housing is just as comfortable in commercial settings, including restaurants and spas, as it will be in your home.

SED-100DM Tier1 Sediment Reduction Backwash Water Filter System

4. SED-100DM Tier1 Sediment Reduction Backwash Water Filter System – This is a great system that comes complete with Filter-Ag Plus, a unique and eco-friendly filtration media capable of reducing sediment particles as small as three micron at a flow rate of up to 15 gallons per minute.  Better yet, this system is covered by a 5-year manufacturer warranty.

W9331208 Doulton Countertop Water Filtration System5. W9331208 Doulton Countertop Water Filtration System – This affordably priced water filtration system from Doulton features a reusable ceramic filter cartridge, capable of reducing 99.99% of lead, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli and more.  Ideal for homeowners and renters living in areas with questionable water quality or contamination issues.

IHS12-D4 Trojan UV Disinfection System6. IHS12-D4 Trojan UV Disinfection System – A UV disinfection system ideally suited for residential use – both in terms of price and in regards to the impurities it helps to reduce (ie this disinfection system will also reduce both sediment and chlorine taste from your water.)  Because they so effectively kill-off virtually all microbes they encounter, UV disinfection systems like this model are ideal for use in any home or business that relies on well water.

W9330229 Doulton QT Water Filtration System Housing7. W9330229 Doulton QT Water Filtration System Housing - Built from durable food grade plastic, this reasonably priced housing will fit any ceramic water candle from Doulton, all of which are designed to reduce more than 99% of harmful pathogens from your water.  This housing even comes complete with Built-In Push Fit Connections, making installation virtually trouble-free!

RO1000 Hydrologic Evolution Tankless Reverse Osmosis Filter System

8. RO1000 Hydrologic Evolution Tankless Reverse Osmosis Filtration System – Finally, we reach the gold standard in terms of heavy hitting water filtration systems – the reverse osmosis.  This tankless model from Hydrologic is powerful enough for light industrial applications and compact enough to fit beneath your kitchen sink.  Just as impressive, this system will reduce virtually all contaminants and impurities from up to 1500 gallons of water daily, or about 50 times the output of competing reverse osmosis systems.  Made in the USA!

All water filtration systems above ship FREE – and if ordered by 4pm CST – ship same business day.

If you have first-hand experience with either of the water filtration systems above, or other types of hard hitting systems, we’d love to hear what you think.  I invite you to leave a comment below.

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5 Ways A Garden Dechlorinator Helps Green Any Thumb


Make Any Thumb GreenOftentimes, it seems as though there are two types of people in the world – those with green thumbs and those green with envy.  Fortunately, at our online store – tucked within our selection of filters from Rainshow’r – we just so happen to offer the garden dechlorinators that can help green just about any thumb.

Below, find five ways a good garden dechlorinator will help transform your green envy into a green thumb before you know it:

1. Filter The Chlorine From Your Water Supply – Fundamentally, what garden dechlorinators do is reduce 85 – 90% of chlorine from the water used to nourish your lawn or garden.  Chlorine, a common disinfectant in municipal water supplies, is designed to kill-off any and all bacteria it encounters, whether that bacteria is pathogenic or beneficial.  And when this beneficial bacteria is absent from your garden’s soil, that soil has a much more difficult time supporting a garden.

Rainshowr Garden Grow Dechlorinator - GG-2010
Rainshowr Garden Grow Dechlorinator

2. Protect The ‘Good’ Bacteria & Insects – Once in place, a garden dechlorinator will help to ensure that the water you sprinkle onto your lawn or garden is free of a significant percentage of chlorine.  As inferred above, reducing chlorine means increasing the ability of beneficial bacteria to thrive in your soil.

But reducing chlorine goes beyond protecting beneficial bacteria.  Ladybugs and lacewings, insects that are beneficial to plant growth and sensitive to chemicals, will also live free in this 85 – 90% non-chlorinated environment.

3. Return The Natural Balance – You’ll see this standard marketing language printed on most garden dechlorinators you buy, or even on the product pages of websites that sell these products (like ours!)  But what does it mean?

Your lawn and garden represent their own little natural eco-systems.  When chemicals or disinfectants enter this eco-system, the natural balance slowly starts to morph into something else entirely.  Reducing these chemicals by using a dechlorinator helps maintain or return this natural balance that disappears when it comes up against chemicals that can have harsh effects on plant life.

Rainshowr Green Knight Garden Dechlorinator
Rainshow’r Green Knight Garden Dechlorinator

4. Get You A Little More Organic – A garden dechlorinator’s main objective, as noted, is to keep a significant percentage of the chemicals used to disinfect water supplies out of your lawn and garden.  While you may think you are going organic by using only natural ingredients and fertilizers, chemicals found in your water could set your organic plans back substantially.

5. Keep You Focused On Your Garden, Not Your Garden Equipment – There certainly exist water filtration systems that require time, effort – and oftentimes, a professional – to properly set-up.  Not to mention a significant investment to acquire.  These are not the types of filtration systems we are talking about today.

The garden dechlorinators we offer typically run between $50 – 75.  Larger garden filter systems run about $100.  And you won’t need a green thumb, or really any gardening skills apart from being able to attach and turn on a hose, to get them installed and see them start to perform.

If you’ve had success using a garden filter or dechlorinator to nurture your lawn or garden, we’d love to hear more about your experience.  Please feel free to share via a comment below.  You may also call us directly with any questions about these filtration systems at 1-800-277-3458.

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American-Made Tier1 Air Filters Are A Breath of Fresh Air!


Tier1 Air Filters - American Made[Find the air filter you need, and take 20% off, through Monday, July 7th, by using the discount code Air21 at checkout.

For help finding the air filter you need, visit our Air Filter Finder, read our Air Filters Buying Guide, or call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.]

Buying American can be easier said than done.  Despite our best efforts to keep money close, sometimes, we just can’t find a domestically made version of that product we most desperately need. Continue reading

Support Mark Ruffalo’s Fight For Clean Water & Win A Trip To The Avengers 2 Set


Help Mark Ruffalo Support Clean WaterAs an Academy-Award nominated actor, and as part of the ensemble making up arguably the world’s most popular superhero franchise to date, Mark Ruffalo is in a unique position to support causes that will make our world a better place.  Fortunately for us, he has chosen to stand for an issue both close to the heart of DiscountFilterStore.com and critical to our world as a whole:  clean water. Continue reading

Stop Getting Overcharged For Refrigerator Water Filters At Lowe’s & The Home Depot


Why Pay More For Refrigerator Water Filters At Home Depot[Through midnight on Monday, June 23rd get FREE shipping on all orders – including orders containing the refrigerator water filters below – by using the code ‘June1’ at check-out.]

Every day, and this is meant to be taken literally, our team is out there on your behalf analyzing refrigerator water filters prices offered by our competitors.  Just between us, it’s a little bit cutthroat out there.

Fortunately, with every search we do, we find that our prices typically match or beat those offered by our bigger competitors, whether online or brick & mortar.  And in the instances where we somehow aren’t the lowest, we’re happy to offer you a price match as part of our No Worries Guarantee. Continue reading

Buy Your Vacuum Bags Online From Us & Skip Your Trip To The Big Box Store!


Vacuum Bags Sale[Through Sunday, June 15th, use the discount code ‘Bag20’ at check-out to take 20% off our entire selection of vacuum bags!  See our full selection of bags, designed for vacuum cleaner models from Dirt Devil to Oreck, here.

You may also call our customer service team for help finding the vacuum bags you need at 1-800-277-3458.]

This week marks the 145th anniversary of the vacuum cleaner’s creation, meaning it’s the 144th anniversary of shoppers rolling their eyes and saying, ‘ugh’ at the prospect of buying vacuum bags.

We feel safe in saying that there has never been a time where you’ve said to yourself, ‘Yes! I get to buy vacuum bags today!’ Continue reading

5 Ways Dirty Water Can Deflate Your Summer Plans


Dirty or Chlorinated Water Can Impact PlantsSchool buses are boarding up.

Birds are chirping as early as 4am.

And even in our Minnesota-based headquarters, we can finally safely say that there isn’t a speck of snow mixed into all that lush grass and healthy dirt.

While not official until later this month, the summer season has arrived, and with it, the near daily reminders of the importance of good hydration. Continue reading