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Stop Leaks Before They Drain Your Wallet

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 Bryan Stevens (October 02, 2008)  Dealing With Leaks Of all the problems that can occur in your plumbing system, none have the potential to be as costly as a good, old fashioned leak. Big or little, fast or slow, leaks cause millions of dollars in damage every year. Plumbing leaks come in two varieties, water supply leaks and drain leaks. Although water supply leaks can do more damage faster, a leak of any kind should .. (Plumbing)

Tankless Water Heaters - Do They Really Save Energy?

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 Bryan Stevens (October 02, 2008)  Tankless Water Heater Marketing Is Everywhere If you have had a reason to think about water heaters lately you have probably heard a lot about tankless water heaters. In the last couple of years the tankless water heater manufacturers have really stepped up their promotional campaigns and spent some big bucks building consumer awareness and interest in their products. Tankless water .. (Plumbing)

Whole House Water Filters - A Great Way to Improve Your Health and Save a Bundle of Money

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 E. L. Ward (October 01, 2008)  Have you decided to take the leap into the world of whole house water filters?  If so, you are going to be glad that you did.   While initially owning a whole house water filter may appear more expensive than other types of water filters (such as  filters that only filter water in your kitchen or bathroom), it is well worth it and is actually the most cost effective in the long run. .. (Plumbing)

Why Ultra Pure Water is Not Meant For Drinking

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 Laurel Tevolitz (October 01, 2008)  Ultra pure water is not meant for drinking purposes. The problems with pure water of this nature, as it concerns drinking, are numerous. When we talk about purity for drinking purposes, we mean something different. The purest sources for drinking are far underground. Some of the natural aquifers and springs remain uncontaminated by synthetic and organic chemicals that plague the world .. (Plumbing)

How to Compare Water Treatment Systems

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 Laurel Tevolitz (October 01, 2008)  To compare water treatment systems, there are several considerations. Contaminants removed. Cost of use. Purchase price. And, is the option environmentally friendly? Product performance data will give you much of this information. In some places, the manufacturer is required to include this information along with the product brochures. The range of contaminants that are removed is one .. (Plumbing)

Which Whole House Water Treatment System is Best?

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 Laurel Tevolitz (October 01, 2008)  Before you buy whole house water treatment equipment, you need a little information. All of the systems are not equivalent. The most expensive ones are not the healthiest option. Reverse osmosis is still the most expensive whole house water treatment equipment. Even though, the system has many disadvantages. There are, at least, some less expensive models now, than there were at one .. (Plumbing)

Copper Repipe and Leaky Pipes - Plumbers Are Best to Repair Any Plumbing Problems You May Have

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 Connie Ragen Green (September 30, 2008)  Plumbing problems can cause you to have added stress, expense, and unhappiness in your life. Whether you live in a single family home, apartment, or have plumbing problems in your office, getting these issues resolved as quickly as possible is the most important thing on your mind. Finding a plumbing company that is reliable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable is also something to think .. (Plumbing)

Discover Why Pure Water Distillers Aren't the Best Choice

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 29, 2008)  For drinking purposes, pure water distillers are not the best choice. Research has shown that people who drink from a pure water distiller on a regular basis have digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. You see, pure water distillers strip the mineral content to a point that is unnatural. Nowhere in the world are there naturally occurring de-mineralized waters. Even if you are . (Plumbing)

The Truth About Pure Water Systems

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 29, 2008)  Don't buy pure water systems until you compare actual performance. There are many companies that claim to provide a pure water system, but when you look at their performance data, you will see that what they provide is not really “pure". You have to realize that using words like “clean" and “pure" are advertising gimmicks. People in advertising know that certain words . (Plumbing)

How to Get Pure Home Water

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 29, 2008)  Today, it is possible to get pure home water, no matter what contaminants are left in by your treatment facility. Pure water technology for the home-front has advanced beyond what can be done by a public provider. But, you have to shop carefully, or your purity may be questionable. A large number of companies claim to be able to provide you with pure home water. But, many of them only .. (Plumbing)

Discover Which Pure Water Filters Are the Best

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 29, 2008)  Which pure water filters are the best? Well, if you already have a system, then you have to stick with the same manufacturer. But, if you are still comparing products, then let me give you some advice. If you compare product performance data, you will see that a pure water filter may not provide the purity that you expect and need. Some of the most highly advertised products do the .. (Plumbing)

Learn About Home Water Treatment Systems

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 29, 2008)  Some home water treatment systems are not worth the investment, regardless of the price. There are wonderful water treatment products for today's homeowner. You just have to know what to look for. The really inexpensive home water treatment systems provide little protection from common impurities. On the flip-side, the most expensive purifiers are not necessarily the most effective. In . (Plumbing)

How Dangerous is Tap Water For Showering? - The Answer is Going to Shock You

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 Tyler Waterman (September 29, 2008)  If you have ever asked me - “how dangerous is tap water for showering?" Before I answered the question, I would ask you - “how concerned are you about cancer?". The carcinogens present in tap-water become airborne in the shower. You inhale them and they are absorbed through your skin. Scientists debate about whether it is more harmful to ingest these carcinogens or shower .. (Plumbing)

How Pure is Distilled Water, and is it Healthy?

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 Arnel Huds (September 28, 2008)  Homeowners are asking the question, How pure is distilled water? They want to know if distilled water is pure enough to drink and to serve to their children on a daily basis without being harmful in the long run. Many people are very concerned over recent reports of bacteria, household cleaning solutions, and even prescription drugs being found in trace amounts in our drinking water. .. (Plumbing)

Is Tap Water Safe For Bathing and Showering?

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 Kathryn Lane (September 28, 2008)  A lot of people never ask the question. It's a great question just the same. While most of us are concerned about the quality of our drinking water, many of us take a shower in tap water every day without giving it a thought. But two things happen when you shower: - You run warm water all over your yourself, opening up the pores of your skin. That water penetrates into the skin and is .. (Plumbing)

Discover a Safe Portable Water Purification System

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 28, 2008)  In order to choose the right portable water purification system, you should find out what contaminants you will need to remove. For example, I'm a hiker and they make devices that remove giardia, but they are quite expensive. If I don't have a reliable source, I usually boil. If you are looking for a portable water purification system to use at the office, you can get an inexpensive .. (Plumbing)

Why You Don't Need Reverse Osmosis Water Units

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 28, 2008)  Reverse osmosis water units are one choice for homes and public facilities, as well as some industries. But, some companies are choosing to replace their old reverse osmosis systems, with an ion exchange filter that can perform many of the same functions. In the home reverse osmosis water units may not be the best choice for your family. Here you can read about some of the .. (Plumbing)

Discover Effective Water Purification Products

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 28, 2008)  There are a variety of water purification products on the market, today. Water purification systems for home use have been around for many years, but only now have they become affordable for practically everyone. Before you buy, investigate your options thoroughly. Think about what your family's needs and the contaminants that you must deal with. Then, you can choose the right water .. (Plumbing)

Find a High Quality Water Dispenser

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 Laurel Tevolitz (September 28, 2008)  You can get a high quality reverse osmosis water dispenser for your kitchen countertop or you can get a high quality sub-micron filtration device for less. You can get reverse osmosis water filtering systems with technology from 50 years ago or you could get something more modern. The latest model of a reverse osmosis water dispenser uses additional technological advances to provide .. (Plumbing)

How Effective Are Reverse Osmosis Water Units?

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 Tyler Waterman (September 27, 2008)  Many people think that reverse osmosis systems offer the cleanest water you can get. While these systems do produce water that is significantly safer than tap water, there are more effective systems available that not only offer purer water, but cheaper water as well. Reverse osmosis systems work by passing water through a porous membrane designed to keep out any particles that are .. (Plumbing)

Choose Your Water Faucet Filtration System, "Very Carefully" - Your Health is at Stake

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 Dominic Anderton (September 26, 2008)  When you think of a water faucet filtration system for your home, certain brand names may pop into your head. The companies that pay for television commercial time and post ads in magazines have gotten your attention. But, before you buy based on advertising hype, let me give you a few facts and some friendly advice. Assuming you are serviced by a public provider, the contaminants .. (Plumbing)

A Quick Lesson on Faucet Water Filters

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 Tyler Waterman (September 25, 2008)  Before you buy a kitchen faucet water filter, there are some things that you should know. For one thing, those popular and heavily advertised faucet water filters are not the “best buy". You really have to be careful or you'll end up wasting money, without protecting your family's health. Where do you live? If you live in a community with a local public provider, you do not need .. (Plumbing)

An Easier Way to Fix Home Plumbing Problems

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 Yamini Chowdhury (September 17, 2008)  Leaking faucets, clogged drains, faulty pipes - is there any hope of getting some respite from the minefield of home plumbing problems? That's the kind of plaintive wail that resonates across homes all over the world. With their anguish unmitigated by any hope of relief, homeowners search relentlessly for some sort of succor. Your consternation may seem uncannily familiar, but there's .. (Plumbing)

Do Water Filters Work?

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 Kadence Buchanan (September 17, 2008)  Water filters are specialized sieves used to ensure that water is clean and safe for drinking. With water being vital to the survival of humanity, the use of water filtration systems is of great importance. Unfiltered water carries with it sediment and microorganisms that may be harmful to ones health. This makes the addition of a filtration system in the home of great value. There are . (Plumbing)

New Water Filtration Materials

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 Kadence Buchanan (September 17, 2008)  Water filtration has come a long way over the years and new methods of filtration are coming up everyday. New water filter materials are being invented in a bid to convert the water we have into a potable commodity. Many countries that suffer from water shortage including the United States are now able to produce water that is safe to drink from water that was previously contaminated by . (Plumbing)

The Ultimate Solution to Pure Drinking Water - A Water Filtration System

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 Tyler Waterman (September 17, 2008)  What do you do for drinking water or cooking water at home? You either resort to getting a supply of bottled water or you would probably boil tap water every time you need it. Have you considered the option of using filtered water? The first two options are not viable as often they are either too expensive or too cumbersome. Thus you are left with third choice that is to get your own .. (Plumbing)

How Do You Know If You Need a Home Water Filtration System?

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 David Eastham (September 16, 2008)  The short answer is almost everyone will benefit from a home water filtration system. This article will highlight the major contaminants in our home water supplies, why they are there, (some of them are required by law!), their harmful effects and the best, most economical way to remove them with water purifiers. First, let's look at chlorine. In the late 1800's the world was .. (Plumbing)

Fixing Plumbing Problems - Don't Be Overly Concerned About Them

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 Yamini Chowdhury (September 16, 2008)  Oprah Winfrey is supposed to have cried her eyelashes off after listening in rapt attention to Barak Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Your predicament seems to be uncannily familiar, only the reason for this unabashed show of emotion is radically different. It's the gush plumbing problems in and around your home that's the cause for your .. (Plumbing)

How to Avoid Chemicals in Tap Water

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 Kim Schatz (September 15, 2008)  Just imagine, ever since mankind stepped, crawled out of the cave, he has been in search of clean drinking water. In the early days, a trip to the river to get water might have resulted in a sore stomach or even a quick trip behind the bush. Today we are fortunate that water is readily available to everyone. But like the caveman who was careful about his river water, we still have to .. (Plumbing)

Which Drinking Water Purification System is Best For Your Kids?

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 William Manning (September 15, 2008)  Public drinking water treatment systems help protect us from waterborne illnesses, carried by bacteria and other microscopic life forms. But, to get complete protection, you need a point of use drinking water purification system for your home. Here's why. Public providers are required to meet governmental regulations concerning contaminant levels in the waters they provide. But, the .. (Plumbing)

Do Your Kids Have Clean Drinking Water? - Surprising Facts

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 William Manning (September 15, 2008)  Clean drinking water is essential to human life. Increasing your intake of the purest drinking water can help you lose weight, improve your complexion, improve chronic health conditions and your overall health and well-being. Most people don't drink enough. The old 8-eight ounce glasses per day rule will provide just enough to live on. It's not enough to “thrive" on. You may need . (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Safety - Amazing Facts Parents Should Know

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 William Manning (September 15, 2008)  How much do you know about public drinking water safety? What do you know about the health hazards that are flowing out of your drinking water faucets? Let me give you some information that will help protect your long term health and could save your life. For many years, the major concern was chlorine. It tasted bad and smelled bad. I grew up in the country and I remember the first .. (Plumbing)

The Most Common Questions About Home Filtration of Tap Water

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 Tyler Waterman (September 15, 2008)  Home filtration of tap water is a safe and economical alternative to buying bottled waters. But, there are many purifiers on the market to choose from and it's hard to tell “what's what". Here's a little help. You don't need reverse osmosis. It's expensive and unnecessary. It does not remove chemical contaminants and it only reduces lead to the “federal action level". To .. (Plumbing)

Choosing Between Delivery of Drinking Water and a Home Water Filter

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 Tyler Waterman (September 14, 2008)  Delivery of drinking water to your home can be very affordable, as long as you choose the right provider. You can even get spring water delivery, a thousand gallons of purity and good taste for less than $175 for the first year and less than a hundred for subsequent years, but you have to make the right choice. Here's some free advice. Delivery of drinking water through Deer Park is .. (Plumbing)

Avoid Drinking Water Contamination With These Tips

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 Tyler Waterman (September 14, 2008)  Who has to worry about drinking water contamination? We all do. If we don't drink enough freshwater, our bodies suffer. If what we drink is full of impurities, we suffer even more. What are we going to do about it? Well, for numerous reasons, buying bottled waters is not the right choice. I could write a book about the hazards of bottled water, both to our personal health and to the .. (Plumbing)

How to Remove Drugs in Tap Water and Other Dangerous Contaminates

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 Juanita Ruby (September 13, 2008)  There are many contaminates in our drinking water. The Ralph Nader Research Group says, “U. S. drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer. " That's a powerful statement, and also a scary statement. Others studies show there are drugs in tap water. Where do these contaminates come from? From all over - the pesticides and herbicides come from the .. (Plumbing)

Kitchen Faucet Filter - 4 Healthy Reasons to Buy One Today

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 Tyler Waterman (September 12, 2008)  Are you wondering if you should buy a kitchen faucet filter? If you are concerned about protecting the health and safety of your family, buying one will give you the peace of mind you seek. In case you're asking “why" you should buy one, let me tell you all about what's wrong with common tap water today. Chlorine Tastes Bad Chlorine is the main reason that most people decide to .. (Plumbing)

Who Needs a Drinking Water System?

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 Charles Jacobson (September 12, 2008)  Most people believe that when they turn on their taps, they are getting clean pure water. However, in most places, this is simply not true. It is important to understand what is in our drinking water, because we all need to be aware of what we are putting in your body. Once we understand what is in our drinking water, we'll also understand the importance of a drinking water system. .. (Plumbing)

Riding the Storm Out With Tap Water Filtration Systems

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 Tyler Waterman (September 11, 2008)  Water is one of the main substances we need for our survival and overall healthy. If this vital resource becomes contaminated, it has life or death implications. That's why you see more and more tap water filtration systems and whole house water filters on the market. Water is not only essential for us, but it's a fundamental natural resource sustaining wildlife and the environment. .. (Plumbing)

Which Water Purification Methods Work Best For Home Use?

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 R. Lee Cole (September 06, 2008)  Which water purification methods work best for home use? Well, that question doesn't have a completely pat answer that fits everyone. But, if you know what types of contaminants you're worried about in your water, then you can intelligently choose the right method for you. Let's talk about all of this. First off, you need to know your enemy. You can get an idea of what contaminants .. (Plumbing)

Does Reverse Osmosis Make Water Safe to Drink - Here Are Some Startling Facts

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 Juanita Ruby (September 06, 2008)  Today we are going to go over the large number of disadvantages of reverse osmosis. People are constantly asking me, does reverse osmosis make water safe to drink? Despite what you may have been led to believe, no it does not. The disadvantages of reverse osmosis are obvious even at the level of the water treatment facilities. The R. O. system was originally designed for .. (Plumbing)

Why You Don't Need Residential Reverse Osmosis Water Systems

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 Juanita Ruby (September 06, 2008)  What more can I say about residential reverse osmosis water systems? I can continue to write articles explaining to people that reverse osmosis systems residential owners are not happy with the results that they are getting. I simply want to convince everyone that home R. O. is not the answer. The companies that manufacture them have touted residential reverse osmosis water systems as .. (Plumbing)

How Pure is Distilled Water?

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 Juanita Ruby (September 06, 2008)  With controversy rising over the safety of bottled water many people are asking the question, “How pure is distilled water?" I am going to attempt to answer this question and I am going to offer you a pure water solution that will ease all your worries. It has been reported that as much as 40% of all bottled water is nothing more than ordinary unfiltered tap water. The fact that .. (Plumbing)

The Truth About Chlorine in Drinking Water - Is Your Drinking Water Poisoning You?

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 Peter Patterson (September 05, 2008)  Almost all people are aware that chlorine is present in water sources due to the treatment process that is supposed to get rid of harmful chemicals and substances. However, there are also dangers posed by the element especially once it reaches high levels. Almost 1 million people become sick and die from waterborne diseases every year so careful considerations should be done quickly. .. (Plumbing)

Pure Water Systems - What to Consider

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 Peter Patterson (September 05, 2008)  There are so many pure water systems available that further remove dangerous contaminants from water after treatment by plants and utilities. However, not all of these can effectively apply to your water at home. It is better to determine the quality and factors that affect your water supply first before choosing the right product. You will get to save more time and money after. .. (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Treatment - Avoiding the Risks

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 Peter Patterson (September 05, 2008)  Around 1.8 million people die each year due to water-borne diseases spurring authorities and companies to work together and develop safer and more effective means of distribution. Drinking water treatment can be done in various ways but it is equally important to maintain ecological cleanliness for long term benefits. Here are the different approaches of treatment. Introduction to .. (Plumbing)

How to Find the Best Faucet Water Filter

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 Larry L. Taylor (September 05, 2008)  What's the best faucet water filter on the market, today? Let me tell you what to look for. You'll find that the “names you know and trust" often don't make the grade. If you want to protect your health, you should choose a faucet filter that removes the widest range of contaminants. Let's look at some of the most common ones, how they are removed and which products don't do the .. (Plumbing)

Which Are the Water Purification Systems Best Deal?

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 R. Lee Cole (September 05, 2008)  You can spend thousands on purifying your water. Finding water purification systems best deal is critical, if you want to purify your water on a budget. Fortunately for you, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to have clean, pure water. No matter what types of pollutants you're facing, there are reasonably priced water purification systems out there for you. Let's find out about .. (Plumbing)

Finding the Best Water Purification Products - A Consumer's Guide For Getting Clean & Safe Water

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 Peter Patterson (September 05, 2008)  Chlorine, microorganisms and other chemicals have been found to cause a variety of diseases and problems in the short and long term. There is even a significant relationship between the development of cancer with water that has already been treated in plants spurring individuals and homes to invest in water purification products. Find out which processes and devices work best. POE and .. (Plumbing)

Clean Water Will Give You a Healthy Head Start

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 Martin Applebaum (September 03, 2008)  A water treatment system may be the wisest investment you ever make when it comes to providing for your family's health. As we have become more aware of the dangers of improperly filtered water, water treatment technology has grown to include a range of products. If clean, pure water is a concern for you then you will want to find the product, which gives you the most thorough coverage .. (Plumbing)




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