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FAQs About City Water Testing

Are you relying on city water in Montgomery or Prince George’s County, Maryland? Or anywhere else in Maryland, for that matter? If so, you should test your water at least once per year. While water often leaves the local processing plants clean, you could inadvertently be exposed to heavy metals and other contaminants owing to
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Effects of Chromium in Water 

Unfortunately, the water coming out of your tap may be contaminated with various heavy metals and other pollutants. This is especially true if you’re relying on city water in Maryland. Even if the water is leaving the water processing plant clean, it may be contaminated by old or leaking pipes and the like. One of the
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Water pH and Your Plumbing

Pure water should have a neutral pH level. Unfortunately, the water that enters your home is not always pH neutral. In some cases, water is highly acidic and in other cases, water is more alkaline. What does that mean for your home’s plumbing? Let’s start with an understanding of pH. What is pH pH stands
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Five Unbeatable Benefits of Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water

The average American consumes at least four cups of plain water per day. Staying hydrated is vital for our health but unfortunately the water that comes out of our taps is often unfit for drinking. And while many Americans have been turning to bottled water, there’s a more affordable and effective option: a reverse osmosis
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Health Effects of PFAS in Your Water

Health Effects of PFAS in Your Water What is PFAS? PFASs are found in the air, soil and water. Historically, they have been used in non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain resistant fabrics and carpets, some cosmetics, some firefighting foams, and products that resist grease, water and oil. The acronym stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
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Levels of Radium In Maryland Water

Radium detected in groundwater is not a new phenomenon, however, recent news about radium levels in Maryland’s drinking water has elevated interest. New information from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington D.C. that focuses on environmental issues and public health, shows instances where levels of radium are above health guidelines
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Conserve Water, Save Money

Saving water saves money. During warmer weather, you are likely to use more water than any other season. Switching to low flow toilets, faucets, and hoses can help reduce the water bill. And, if your community allows for rain barrels, this can save you hundreds of gallons of water that can be used on grass
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Aging Plumbing Systems

If you live in a home that is twenty years or older, you may be wondering about what to do about your aging plumbing system. The plumbing in your home ages along with the other materials, and at some point in time most items will need service or replacement. Rust, leaks, and growing tree roots
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What You Need to Know About Arsenic Levels in Your Water

High Arsenic Levels & Heart Disease There are several heavy metals affecting water quality. Recently, a study linked high arsenic levels in drinking water to new health issues. A study reported on by CNN states that high arsenic levels in drinking water causes heart damage in young adults. According to the article, “The researchers found
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Is Reverse Osmosis Water Healthy?

Understanding Reverse Osmosis Reverse Osmosis Systems use a process that reverses the flow of water in a natural process of osmosis so that water passes from a more concentrated solution to a more dilute solution through a semi-permeable membrane. Pre- and post-filters are often incorporated along with the reverse osmosis membrane itself. The filter typically
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