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Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?

“You get what you pay for” is a useful rule of thumb when it comes to the  purchases you make. High-end headphones are going to sound better than a pair you buy at the pharmacy for $10. An expensive laptop bag should survive the rigors of travel better than a cheap giveaway. And a $2.50
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8 Tips To Avoid A Summer Plumbing Disaster

Top Summer Plumbing Problems You Can Avoid When do you need a plumber? Most homeowners think winter is the most common time for plumbing emergencies. Cold weather can lead to frozen pipes that burst, but warmer weather means an increased usage of water at your home leading to problems. You can avoid most emergencies with
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The Insider’s Guide to The Water Softening Process

If you live in a home with well water, chances are you have a water softener installed in your home. Did you know that water softening is important for some municipal water sources, too? Water softeners are the most popular way to treat hard water and remove contaminants in a residential environment. But, how much
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How to Handle Heavy Metals in Your Water

Heavy metals are crucial to many industries, but are often harmful to human health. Here are some tips for protecting your drinking water from these dangers. Why Heavy Metals are Concerning Heavy metals earned their name thanks to their relatively high density. They include some of the most common metals on Earth, such as copper,
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Are you taking your neighbors medicine?

Most of us are somewhat aware of the most common contaminants found in municipal drinking water systems – lead, heavy metals, e. Coli and other bacteria, ammonia, and sediment. Some contaminants are relatively benign and affect only taste or smell, while others are quite dangerous to our health, particularly for young kids and expectant mothers.
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Is Your Fridge Water Filter Good Enough?

Many fridges have filters for ice and drinking water. Today, we’ll explore if you really need a fridge filter and how they stack up against the competition. How Fridge Filters Work Residential refrigerator models are commonly equipped with ice and water dispensers as well as filters for the water that travels through them. But is
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Is Your Tap Water Causing Water Heater Problems?

Water quality can negatively affect water heater function and durability. Let’s take a look at the facts and strategies for protecting your heater. How Tap Water Quality Affects Your Water Heater Tucked away in a closet or basement corner by itself, the water heater is one of the most expensive and crucial elements of the
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Do You Need to Worry about VOCs in Your Water Supply?

Volatile Organic Chemicals form a vital element of many commercial and residential products. But once in the water supply, they can become very problematic. How Volatile Organic Chemicals Get in Your Water Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) are chemical compounds that contain carbon and evaporate easily when exposed to air. These compounds come in a wide
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Is There Lead in Your Maryland Tap Water?

Lead in your tap water is not only possible, but also very dangerous. Learn more about the lead in Maryland’s public water and how to keep your family safe. Lead in Maryland’s Public Water System Though its use as a plumbing material stretches back thousands of years, we now know that even a small amount
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Four Ways Spring Plumbing Can Improve Your Home

During the Spring season, there are areas of your home that may need a little extra attention. It’s the perfect time for an inspection of your home’s plumbing. This spring plumbing checklist will get you started! Well Testing Well owners should test their water annually, at a minimum, for bacteria, nitrates and other contaminants. More
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