Have you ever turned on your faucet to grab a glass of water and the water smells like rotten eggs? I’m sure it’s happened to many people on private well water. It is likely hydrogen sulfide in the water. Even a few tenths of sulfur in the water can cause your water to smell. We’re often asked if it is safe to drink water with the odor. While the EPA does not regulate hydrogen sulfide, it is important to test levels of sulfur within the water and treat it properly. Small amounts of sulfur in your water Read more
Drinking water has become a hot topic based on recent findings of contaminants in water. We all need to make sure the water we are drinking is safe and high quality.
When you turn on the faucet for a glass of water and it looks clear and doesn’t have an odor, is it still safe to drink? The only way to know is to have your water tested regularly. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a home using a private well have their water tested once per year. When a home sale occurs, it is mandatory the private well pass a well inspection. After this inspection, most homeowners never test their water again unless there is an issue. Read more
Depending on where you live, water quality and taste can vary based on where you live, the plumbing within your home, and your personal preference. A person might decide the water in your home is not suitable for drinking so they turn to bottled water. Look at the aisles in a grocery store. There are dedicated sections to bottled water. When you purchase a bottle of water, many people concern themselves with the effects of bottled water has on the environment or the extra cost to the consumer. Read more
In the warm summer months, we are outside enjoying the warmer weather playing in the park, getting exercise, or working around the yard. It’s an automatic thought to drink water and stay hydrated because we sweat and feel hot. As the weather turns cooler for fall and during the winter months, many think because the weather is cooler, our bodies don’t need as much water to stay hydrated. What we don’t realize everything tends to dry out, even our body, and the air is much drier. It’s equally, if not more, important to stay hydrated in winter months because dehydration is less noticeable. Read more
We’ve always been told to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Many more Americans are picking up a glass of water instead of carbonated beverages. A 2016 Beverage Marketing study found water consumption grew by 120 percent between 2000 and 2015 while over the same period carbonated drinks fell by 16 percent.
Even with drinking more water, there are many choices in the kind of water you drink like tap, bottled, filtered, or natural spring. A choice many homeowners are choosing today is reverse osmosis water. These systems are highly rated Read more
There is a myth that drinking softened water will increase the sodium levels within you. There is some truth to this myth, but mostly a false narrative. The sodium level is slightly elevated with softened water, but there is more salt in your diet than one will drink in 2 quarts of water.
Did you know the average American will consume only one percent of the water that enters the home each day? It sure doesn’t seem like a lot of water, but it’s one gallon. High quality drinking water has become an integral part of everyday life. Many homes already use a filtration system including carafe filters, faucet mounted filters and/or reverse osmosis drinking water systems. The market is saturated with many types and brands of drinking water systems and choosing the best for your family is key.
A reverse osmosis drinking water systems provides the home with clean, crystal clear, worry free drinking water. Not only can water be provided at the kitchen sink, it can be hooked up to a refrigerator. There are no pitchers to fill or switches to switch between filtered and non-filtered water. These types of systems can remove a large range of contaminants. Better yet, filter replacement is needed approximately once per year. Using a reverse osmosis drinking water system in your home will not only provide great drinking water, but also provide peace of mind. Read more