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Do You Know When To Hire A Water Treatment Professional?

There are many options and resources for DIY projects these days so it makes sense to hear about homeowners taking on major projects themselves. Saving money along the way makes the reward of completing a project even sweeter. From products to tools to installation, understanding all the pieces of the project will help you discover
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Health Effects of Pesticides in Your Water

Dangerous pesticides could make their way into your water, causing irreparable harm. Think about what pesticides do: they kill bugs. They are chemicals meant to harm. And while many of the pesticides you use around the home may not be particularly deadly to humans in small amounts, prolonged or high exposure can be dangerous. Worse
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How much lead is in DC water?

Water in Washington DC comes from the Potomac River. It is treated by DC Water at the Washington Aqueduct to provide clean water to the residents and employees of the area. While the water company makes every effort to remove lead before it leaves the plant, older pipes installed in the 1950s-1970s contain lead that
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The Dangers of Arsenic in Your Home Water and How to Protect Your Family

Does the word “arsenic” leave a dirty taste in your mouth? It should. Arsenic is a dangerous chemical and has plagued Americans for years. Arsenic can be found in food, pesticides, and yes, your water. It’s critical to remove arsenic from your water to ensure your family’s health. Fortunately, arsenic pesticides are now banned and
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Could Hard Water and Chlorine Be Making Your Dry Winter Skin Worse?

Winter is well underway and many people across Maryland are dealing with dry skin. The weather alone is enough to dry out skin with the cold temperatures. It might be hard to believe at first, but water tends to evaporate from your skin more quickly during the winter. That’s because of low humidity levels. And
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PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water Making Headlines Around the Country

At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, we always keep an eye out for current developments when it comes to drinking water and health. If you’ve been doing the same, then you’ve probably heard about the on-going concerns over PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems. PFAS chemicals are all around
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Top 4 Home Remedies for Drain Cleaning

Most drains will slow or clog over time but clearing the clogged drain is quite easy in many cases without with use of chemicals.  Common sources of clogs in kitchen drains are crumbs, fat, oil and grease. In bathrooms, debris build up from hair and personal products typically cause clogs. Chemical treatments don’t guarantee drain
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The Benefits of Water Tests and Why Marylanders Need to Have Their Water Tested

At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, one of the things we pride ourselves on is providing high-quality professional water tests. We want to make sure every Maryland resident has access to highly accurate testing services, so we analyze water for free, no strings attached. Nothing is more important than your health, and the quality of
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Forever Chemicals: The Dangerous Chemicals Affecting Most Americans

Many dangerous chemicals take thousands of years or more to break down naturally. These “forever chemicals” could pose a huge danger to your health. Unfortunately, many of the forever chemicals are used in manufacturing and other industrial activities and sometimes make their way into our water supply. Also known as PFAS chemicals, or per- and
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Why Does My Water Taste Like Chlorine?

Wondering why your water tastes like chlorine? The answer is straightforward: your drinking water has chlorine in it. Water authorities across the United States, including Maryland, add chlorine to water to kill off bacteria and other microbes. While the amount of chlorine in your water is likely quite low, it can leave a bad taste
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