frequently asked questions
How DO I KNOW IF I HAVE HARD WATER?
- Mineral buildup around faucets is a sign of hard water. …
- If you’re frequently scrubbing soap scum from your shower, hard water could be the cause. …
- Water high in minerals can leave skin feeling dry and itchy. …
- Hard water can leave cloudy spots or film on your glasses. …
- Hard water takes a toll on appliances.
- Have your water tested by a professional
How many chemicals are in tap water?
While 91 pollutants are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 60,000 chemicals may be present in municipal water in the United States
What Does chlorine in water do to your body?
When chlorine enters the body as a result of breathing, swallowing, or skin contact, it reacts with water to produce acids. The acids are corrosive and damage cells in the body on contact.
What are the most common contaminates in drinking water?
The most common drinking water contaminants are microorganisms, nitrate, and arsenic. Bacteria, viruses, and protozoa (such as Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium) are drinking water contaminants that can rapidly cause widespread and serious illnesses.
Why is tap water bad to drink?
Mercury, lead, copper, chromium, cadmium, and aluminum all pollute tap water. If taken excessively for a long time, these heavy metals found in tap water can harm your health. Aluminum, for example, can increase risks of the following health conditions:
- brain deformities
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
do I have pfoa in my drinking water and how can that effect my health?
The short answer is YES, if you have municipal water you have a very high chance of having PFOA in your drinking water.
Studies indicate that exposure to PFOA and PFOS over certain levels may result in adverse health effects, including developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breastfed infants (e.g., low birth weight, accelerated puberty, skeletal variations), cancer (e.g., testicular, kidney), liver effects
PFOA and PFOS is also called the forever chemical as it never leaves the body.
Is drinking bottled water safer than drinking tap water?
Not only does bottled water contribute to excessive waste, but it costs us a thousand times more than water from our faucet at home, and it’s likely no safer or cleaner, experts say. … And because the plastic is porous you’ll likely get a swill of harmful bacteria with each gulp from the bottle.
Does a water filtration system add value to my home?
Increase your home’s value and impress buyers with filtered water directly from any faucet in the house — it’s pure luxury, and this amenity will pay off now and in the future when it’s time to sell.
Why do I need to filter my well water?
Well Water Contamination – well water can contain bacteria, lead, arsenic, chromium 6, mercury, radon, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) A major disadvantage of well water can be the environment in which it is dug. Even though ground water is located deep down, it can still be affected by contamination.
The most common way to become infected with giardia is after swallowing unsafe (contaminated) water. Giardia parasites are found in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams worldwide, as well as in public water supplies, wells, cisterns, swimming pools, waterparks and spas.
Heavy metals can contaminate private wells through groundwater movement and surface water seepage and run-off. People that consume high levels of heavy metals risk acute and chronic toxicity, liver, kidney, and intestinal damage, anemia, and cancer.
how much does a water treatment system cost?
This is a question that we get often. It is impossible to quote a price to a customer without first preforming a water test and analysis. Water treatment is NOT a one size fits all kind of thing. Every home has its own unique water problems and although some water problems are much more common than others, you can never really know what is going on with your water until it has been tested. I would beware of any company that quotes you a price for any type of water system without knowing exactly what needs to be treated. Water treatment systems (filters, softeners, purifiers, point of use , whole house/point of entry systems, shower filters, sulfur removal systems, Iron zappers, etc) can cost a few hundred dollars and can also cost over $10,000. It all depends on the needs of the customer and what contamination is in your water supply. Again, any company that quotes you a blind price without researching your needs is just trying to rip you off as water treatment is not a one size fits all type of thing.