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Kitchen Faucet Filters Make For Safer Homes

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  A kitchen faucet with filter can make the ‘base camp’ of your home, your kitchen, much safer for your family. Many men are delusional about the source of power in a house; the couch in front of the TV just isn't it. The kitchen, in fact, is what the whole family depends on for ‘refueling’. That and our thirst for water makes the kitchen faucet filter one of the .. (Plumbing)

Pros and Cons of Reverse Osmosis Filtration Systems

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  With all the fuss surrounding the reverse osmosis filtration systems, most people assume this must be a fancy system that delivers the best water it possibly could. Some immediately want to look into it further, and others perhaps even run out to purchase one. But of the types of filtration systems available, is this really a filtration system the average homeowner should be buying? .. (Plumbing)

Safety on the Go - Portable Water Filtration

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 John Collins (August 26, 2008)  Portable water filtration devices allow those of us who are not interested in living our lives inside the few walls of our homes a safe option when we go out. No one wants to worry about their health when going on a simple camping trip, or any other outing that is supposed to be fun, but with concerns about water safety on your mind that is exactly what happens. Water borne diseases are . (Plumbing)

Residential Reverse Osmosis Systems Do We Really Need One?

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 Mike Singh (August 18, 2008)  A residential reverse osmosis system may be the answer if you have water that you cannot drink. Are you spending too much money every week on bottled water because the water you have in your home is bad? Does it have an odor or appear cloudy? If so, a reverse osmosis system could be the answer. It filters out anything that is not supposed to be in the water, letting only the water .. (Plumbing)

Slow Draining Kitchen Sinks Two Easy Ways to Fix it Fast

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 Yamini Chowdhury (August 18, 2008)  Of the multitude of intractable plumbing problems that are treated with a great of trepidation by large swathes of population, the one that provokes dudgeon with unfailing regularity are slow draining kitchen sinks. A painfully slow and sluggish drain in the kitchen can easily deflate whatever optimism one possesses within the confines of this space. Considering the fact that it is .. (Plumbing)

The Best Water Purification Systems For Home Use

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 Tyler Waterman (August 17, 2008)  There are so many home water purification products out there that it can be hard to choose the one that is best for you. Today we will be examining a few of these products and outlining the pros and cons of each. By the end of this article, you will be able to feel informed and ready to make a decision about what water purification method would be best for your home and family. Water .. (Plumbing)

Why Home Pure Water Systems Are So Important to Your Health

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 R. Lee Cole (August 17, 2008)  Home pure water systems have become all the rage! And it's no wonder! With all of the negative press our municipal water systems have had lately, who doesn't recognize the need to filter their own tap water. Turns out bottled water is not much better than tap water, if any. In other words, having your own home pure water system is no longer an luxury. It's now a necessity. The only .. (Plumbing)

Discover Important Information About Shower Filtration Before Shopping For a Shower Filter Head

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 Dominic Anderton (August 17, 2008)  Your needs for shower filtration are nearly as important as your needs for drinking water purification. The only thing that you don't have to worry about is cysts, as long as you don't drink from the showerhead. You know about chorine. It's used to kill bacteria and keep algae from growing in the pipes. But, when chlorine interacts with that bacteria and algae, some hazardous .. (Plumbing)

A Guide to Shower Filters For Hard Water

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 Dominic Anderton (August 17, 2008)  You may want shower filters for hard water, but you also want to remove hazardous chemicals that vaporize during a hot bath. In the enclosed area of the bathroom, we inhale these chemicals and scientists believe that increases our risk of cancer. You also want to remove chlorine, if it's present. Chlorine also vaporizes and inhalation is irritating to the sinuses, as well as the entire . (Plumbing)

The Truth About Home Drinking Water Systems

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 William Manning (August 17, 2008)  Before you decide on a drinking water system for your home, let me tell you a little bit about what is in our drinking water. Home purifiers are increasingly popular. There are lots of new companies on the market and not all of them are very honest. Their advertising campaigns make you think that they will protect your health and safety. But, some of them are nothing more than carbon .. (Plumbing)

Why Are There Drugs in Our Drinking Water?

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 Martin Applebaum (August 17, 2008)  It is quite alarming when you first learn that there are pharmaceutical drugs in our drinking water. I know that I personally was quite disturbed by this fact, and remain to be. Two of the biggest questions everyone has are how and why these drugs are present. First, I will answer the question of how there were drugs found in US drinking water. Drugs make it into the water supply .. (Plumbing)

Why is Chlorine Present in Drinking Water?

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 Elia Enzo Levi (August 16, 2008)  Why should chlorine be present in our drinking water? It is for very good reasons, as the treatment and distribution of safe drinking water are considered by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as one of the major public health achievements of the twentieth century. Towards the end of the nineteenth century it was found in London, UK, that water from a city well that had spread . (Plumbing)

Home Plans - Choosing Your Bathroom Faucets

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 Alice Lane (August 16, 2008)  When constructing a new home, no item is too small to take time to research before making a solid decision. This includes everything from the siding of your house down to the bathroom faucets. Most people may think this is just another part of selecting the sink, and while it's true you should pair the two to work together, careful thought needs to go into each choice separately. After .. (Plumbing)

Drugs Found in Drinking Water and How You Can Protect Yourself

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 Lauren Leddy (August 16, 2008)  For better or for worse, we absolutely need chlorine in drinking water. Without chlorine disinfection, we would be at the mercy of waterborne viruses which kill thousands of people each year in undeveloped countries all over the world. Unfortunately for all of us, the latest discovery is drugs found in drinking water. That is a problem that not even chlorine can deal with. The reason .. (Plumbing)

Shopping For a Shower Filter? Here's Your Shower Filter Comparison

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 Dominic Anderton (August 16, 2008)  Here's a little shower filter comparison for you. When you compare shower filters, don't be fooled by the price difference. You can get something affordable and effective. There are five popular systems on the market that provide certified performance data and complete pricing information, without having to contact a dealer. Don't you hate it when you are shopping for something and in .. (Plumbing)

Find the Right Showerhead Water Filter For Removing Chlorine and Byproducts

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 Dominic Anderton (August 16, 2008)  The search for the right showerhead water filter can be frustrating. Every company claims that their shower water filtration system is the best. But, how do we really know? The latest research indicates that shower water filtration is an absolute necessity for anyone with chlorinated water. That includes my family. How about yours? The reason, researchers say, has little to do with .. (Plumbing)

A Guide to Finding the Best Water Filtration Filters

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 Dominic Anderton (August 16, 2008)  Looking for the best water filtration filters? Let me give you a little help. The best systems remove chlorine, lead, cysts, THMs, VOCs, pesticides and weed killers, cancer causing chemicals and even those traces of prescription drugs that we've been reading about. Most of the products on the market do about half the job. Some do even less than that. Those cheap pitchers and .. (Plumbing)

Have Impurities in Shower Water? What Type of Shower Filter Should You Choose?

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 Dominic Anderton (August 16, 2008)  If you want the cleanest water, shower filters must be chosen carefully. Many of them only remove chlorine and while that's important, it's not enough. You should look for a system that also removes lead, copper, THMs and VOCs. Here's why. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. The greatest risk of exposure occurs through drinking, but some absorption through the skin can occur. Copper is not .. (Plumbing)

Drugs in Our Drinking Water - Real Facts You Need to Know!

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 Steve Waters (August 14, 2008)  Drugs in our drinking water are a very real problem that many people are not aware of. Most people would expect that from a third world country however drugs found in US drinking water is now a common occurrence. Drugs in our drinking water have been happening for quite some time now, but are only now becoming a major issue. In a news release in the year 2000 USA today reported that .. (Plumbing)

Hot Shower is Bad For Your Health If You Do Not Have Whole-House Water Treatment Systems Installed

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 Alvyn Khoo (August 14, 2008)  Shocking report in the American Journal of Public Health revealed chlorine had been linked to significant increases in certain types of cancer and stated that “up to 2/3s of the harmful exposure was due to skin absorption and inhalation while showering. " Let get this straight, I am not trying to scare you into installing whole house water treatment. After you have understood the .. (Plumbing)

Whole-House Water Treatment Systems - Don't Fall For Misleading Marketing

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 Tyler Waterman (August 14, 2008)  Considering buying one the whole-house water treatment systems on the market, but feeling confused by all the conflicting information and marketing spin? You're not the only one. Since these systems are big ticket items, some unscrupulous companies will resort to less than honest advertising just to make a sale. When you're well informed about what's important in a home water treatment, . (Plumbing)

8 Ultra Pure Water Problems - What Are They?

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 Larry L. Taylor (August 14, 2008)  Ultra pure water filters are designed for use by large industries, such as those that manufacture semiconductors. If you are looking for a home filtration device, you will find that there are problems with pure water filters. It all depends on the quality. You really wouldn't want to drink ultra pure water. It wouldn't taste good and it can cause health problems. But, you do want .. (Plumbing)

What's the Right Water Filtration System For Your Home?

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 Julie Perry (August 13, 2008)  What information do you need to know before you buy? How much should you spend? You'll find the answers here. The first thing that you need to find out is what pollutants are in your source. If you have a well, you should have it tested for bacterial contamination. If you are serviced by a public treatment facility, bacterial growth is controlled, for the most part. If bacteria or .. (Plumbing)

Considering Whole House Water Filters?

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 Julie Perry (August 13, 2008)  The price variable is truly amazing. They range from a low of $999 to over $10,000. What's the difference? Here's what I learned. There is a whole house water filter that will remove everything naturally present in groundwater, except chemical contaminants. That only makes sense if you know that your well is free of chemicals and you want to drink something that's de-mineralized on a . (Plumbing)

Discover the Truth About Pure Water Distillers

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 John Collins (August 12, 2008)  A method that has become popular over the years for making sure water is safe to drink is by using pure water distillers. Some people refer to them as the best types of water filters and the pure water distiller is known to be able to remove many harmful toxins and contaminants in our water. However, these systems have drawbacks that many people don't realise. We will look at these .. (Plumbing)

Our Complete Guide to Pure Water Filters

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 John Collins (August 11, 2008)  If you're looking for pure water filters you may be looking for the best type, the best quality, and of course the best bang for your buck. Let us discuss more on water filtration as a whole so you can make a more informed choice when it comes to purifying your water for yourself and your family. If you don't already have a water filter, or you are unhappy with your current system, .. (Plumbing)

The Truth About Water Filtration - Our Guide to the Best Water Filters

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 John Collins (August 10, 2008)  There is much debate as to which the best water filters are and how to go about consuming safe, pure, natural water. As you may know, the water being supplied to your homes is not guaranteed to be safe anymore. Sure, the facilities will say it is safe to drink and that the water goes through a complicated distillation procedure, but if you delve further in to this, you will learn that .. (Plumbing)

Learn About Drugs in Drinking Water - Drugs Found in Drinking Water

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 John Collins (August 10, 2008)  A Shocking report has been exposed - Drugs in drinking water revealed, read on to learn more. If you've been listening to or reading the news lately, you would have likely heard about how drugs are being found in our drinking water supplies. In this article we will delve a little further in to this and discuss what you can do to protect your present and future health. In a recent .. (Plumbing)

Stop the Flooding With a Water Powered Sump Pump

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 Jeff Olivier (August 10, 2008)  When most of us think about sump pumps, we think about either submersible or pedestal pumps that run on electricity. The fact of the matter is, there is also a type of water powered sump pump which many people prefer to those that are run on power alone. Why would this be the case? Most people that have a sump pump in their basement also have a problem with their basement flooding .. (Plumbing)

Backup Sump Pumps For When the Power Goes Out

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 Jeff Olivier (August 10, 2008)  Most of us that have a problem with a flooding basement realize how important it is to make sure that our sump pumps are running on a regular basis. This is especially the case whenever a storm is in progress because this is when we tend to get the most amount of water into our sump. Unfortunately, it is also typically the time whenever the power goes out and this ends up causing our .. (Plumbing)

Chlorine in Drinking Water - An Outdated Approach to Water Treatment

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 Olivia Romero (August 10, 2008)  2008 is the 100th anniversary of the first use of chlorine in drinking water. Beginning in Jersey City and Chicago in 1908, and then quickly expanding to cities across the United States, this method of water treatment helped to essentially wipe out diseases found in water such as typhoid and cholera. While this system of disinfecting drinking water is recognized as one of the most .. (Plumbing)

Home Water Treatment Systems - A Short Guide to Finding the Best Home Water Filter

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 Tyler Waterman (August 09, 2008)  Shopping for home water treatment systems? Let me give you a little advice. Remember that manufacturers of water treatment products are simply in business to make money. You have to ignore the advertising hype and do some critical assessments or you could end up with an ineffective system that doesn't even purify. Look for the flaws. If you can't find any, you may not be looking hard .. (Plumbing)

Does Reverse Osmosis Make Water Safe to Drink? The Disadvantages of Reverse Osmosis

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 Sherri Stockman (August 09, 2008)  The disadvantages of reverse osmosis include excessive waste, excessive cost, ineffective filtration of chemical contaminants, no removal of bacterial contaminants, and excessive removal of healthy minerals. Many times we have been asked the question, “Does reverse osmosis make water safe to drink?" Does it sound like it? Reverse osmosis systems are used in large treatment .. (Plumbing)

Is Your City Using an Effective Water Purification Process? Practical Suggestions For Your Home

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 Sherri Stockman (August 09, 2008)  There are many levels to the water purification process. Since it is impossible to fully explain water purification processes in a brief article like this, let's focus on what you can do at home. Public treatment facilities use a variety of different steps in their water purification process before the final product is tested and stored for consumer use. Some groups feel that the .. (Plumbing)

An Insiders Guide to Water Purification

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 Dan Weber (August 09, 2008)  The process of removing contaminants as well as other harmful microorganisms from raw water is known as water purification. The goal of water purification is to make water safe for human consumption. It may also be designed for many other purposes including meeting requirements of pharmacology, medical, industrial and chemical applications. There are a variety of methods of water .. (Plumbing)

The Truth About Whole House Water Filters

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 Dan Weber (August 09, 2008)  Here is a scary thought. The Environmental Protection Agency has said that virtually every home in the U. S. has levels of chloroform gas that are in the air we breathe. The levels are elevated due to being released every time you use water. When you take a shower, wash your hands, or brush your teeth, the chloroform is released into the air. What is the solutions? Whole house water .. (Plumbing)

Los Angeles Plumbers Requested to Install Tankless Water Heaters to Save Money and Avoid Damage

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 Connie Ragen Green (August 09, 2008)  Los Angeles plumbers will generally encourage their clients to consider using tankless water heaters when they replace their more traditional storage water heaters. There are many reasons for this, including the risk of damage to the water heater in case of an earthquake or catastrophe common in the Los Angeles area. A tankless water heater will also save you money in the long run. .. (Plumbing)

Hard Water Shower Filters - Get the Right One to Soften Your Bath Water

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 Dominic Anderton (August 09, 2008)  Looking for a hard water shower filter? I've got good news and bad. Hard water shower filters are available and some are reasonably priced. That's the good news. The bad news is that some hard water shower filters are very expensive for no good reason. Would you pay $249.00 for a hard water shower filter? I might, if I could see a good reason for the price. This pricey system is .. (Plumbing)

Discover Quality Water Filters For Removing Toxic Contaminants

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 Dominic Anderton (August 09, 2008)  If you want quality water filtration, let me tell you how to find it. High quality water filters address many issues, but unless you understand a little about the contaminants in our surface and groundwater, you can't possibly make an informed choice. It's important to note that if you have a private well, you should have testing done to see if you have bacteria that will require a .. (Plumbing)

Discover Water System Filters For Filtering Out Chlorine and Other Hazardous Substances

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 Dominic Anderton (August 09, 2008)  Not all water system filters are alike. They vary greatly in both quality, and in function. Let's take a look at some of the many contaminants that are in our water, and what drinking water system filters you will need to have in order to thwart them. The level of contamination in our rivers, streams, and our reservoirs is simply frightening. Since the dawn of the industrial age there .. (Plumbing)

Compare Water Treatment Systems to Find the Best For Home Use

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 R. Lee Cole (August 01, 2008)  There are a lot of different water treatment systems out there, and knowing how to compare water treatment systems will help a lot in deciding which ones are the best for your needs. Home water treatment appliances cost anywhere from $20 to over $3,000. Key to understanding which ones to buy is knowing what sort of impurity you're trying to get out of your water. Let's talk about this .. (Plumbing)

Which Water Treatment System is Best For Home Use?

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 R. Lee Cole (August 01, 2008)  Which water treatment system is best for home use? There are several different types out there, and they range in price from $20 to over $3,000. Should you filter only the water coming out of one or two faucets, or should you go for a whole house filter? Figuring out the best water treatment for you and your family's needs is sometimes a little confusing. Hopefully, this article can .. (Plumbing)

How Pure is Distilled Water Does it Remove Chemicals From Tap Water?

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 Judith Pratt (July 31, 2008)  Recently, I received this question in my mail box; how pure is distilled water? It really depends on your definition of purity. It also depends on why you need a pure water solution. Sometimes factories and industries need an ultra pure water solution to protect delicate equipment. Distillers are often used for film processing, for example. The presence of minerals would cause spots on . (Plumbing)

Tips For Water Heater Installation

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 Ray L. Walberg (July 31, 2008)  An easy home improvement task that you can do all on your own is installing a hot water heater. When your water heater breaks down and you need a new one, do not pay someone to install it. Go ahead and install it yourself. It is not too difficult and you do not even have to have any plumbing experience to do it. Just read through the directions below before getting started and if you .. (Plumbing)

Pure Home Water What is the Best Choice Available?

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 Judith Pratt (July 31, 2008)  For pure home water, you need a system with several different steps to remove the widest range of contaminants. Pure water technology on the home front is less expensive and in some ways better than what you have in public treatment facilities. There are only a few things to consider when you go shopping. If you have a well, you should have it tested for bacterial contaminants. Most .. (Plumbing)

The Truth About Whole House Water Treatment Systems

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 R. Lee Cole (July 30, 2008)  Whole-house water treatment systems are certainly much more expensive than counter-top systems, but are they worth the extra money? A home water treatment system for the whole house costs about ten times as much as a counter-top system. But do you really need all of your water purified? Let's talk about this and explore 1) if it's really necessary to purify all your water, and 2) if the . (Plumbing)

Plastic and Metal Access Panels For Walls and Ceilings You Can Hide Anything Behind Access Panels

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 Reid Archer (July 30, 2008)  Introduction to Access Panels Access Panels can be used in a multitude of situations where access to valves, plumbing and switches etc, requires simple un-hindered access without the need for security. Access Panels are suited to domestic/residential situations, either as a new-build or retro-fit following remedial work. Access Panels can be fitted to: * Drywall * Plastered * Masonry .. (Plumbing)

The Art of Plumber Training

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 Jim P Morris (July 29, 2008)  Occupations today are not only limited to a few choices like doctors, engineers or business managers. We have unlimited options to choose from. One of the most unique, yet an important occupation, is of a plumber, which is equally significant and tough when compared to other conventional fields. An extensive plumber training degree is necessary before you call yourself a skillful .. (Plumbing)

Whole House Water Filters Does Every Household Need One?

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 Mike Singh (July 29, 2008)  Water filtration is an indispensable part of our world. We may like to assume that our water is safe to consume and drink, at least in the civilized world, but it's typically not the case at all. The vast majority of water naturally contains potentially harmful, even deadly substances and microbes, in addition to whatever powerful synthetic chemicals may have gotten into a water source .. (Plumbing)

Water Purification Why Would Anyone Need a Water Purifier?

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 Mike Singh (July 29, 2008)  Water is generally unfit for human consumption, strange as that may sound. Water in its natural state more often than not contains one or more problematic, potentially harmful substances or microbes that, if not removed, will cause humans sickness or even death. Add to this dilemma the side-effect woes that have sadly come much of the time from industrialization and mass consumption .. (Plumbing)




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