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Why Water Treatment is Affordable

Whole house water treatment can seem like a big investment, but consider the savings and improvements from adding a system to your home. In most cases, water treatment is affordable when examining time, money and health over the long term. Do you need water treatment for your home? For homeowners served by residential wells, the
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Water Bacteria & The Best Filters to Remove Bacteria

Bacteria are common microorganisms and can be found just about anywhere. Right now, bacteria can be found on your skin, in your digestive tract, and on many of the surfaces around your home. Most bacteria are harmless and even beneficial to you. However, some water-borne bacteria can actually be very dangerous and should be filtered
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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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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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Six Tell-Tale Signs You Have Hard Water (and What You Can Do About It)

Hard water is a common condition across Maryland and the rest of the United States. Hard water can cause some health problems and may also reduce the lifespan of your appliances, clothing, and more. As such, you’ll ultimately save money and protect your health by using a water softener. Hard water is caused by an
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Salt vs Salt-Free Water Softening: What’s the big deal?

Hard water is a problem for many homeowners. Reversing the problem, or creating soft water, can improve the taste of your water along with relief from other issues such as scaling and dingy laundry. It may even lengthen the life of appliances that use water. When deciding on the best system for treating hard water
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What’s In Your Untreated City Water?

Unfortunately, the city water coming out of your tap might not always be safe to drink. Sometimes, there are issues at the local water treatment plant. Often, an issue arises as the water travels from the plant to your tap. For example, heavy metals or sediments might leak into your water. If the water reaches
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