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There Are Drugs in Our Drinking Water The Shocking Facts and What You Must Do to Protect Yourself

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 Len McGrane (July 29, 2008)  There are drugs in our drinking water. This is a fact, and I can explain in just 15 seconds how they get there. You take some medication. Quickly part of it is absorbed into your bloodstream and body cells. But the rest is not absorbed and stays in you bowel, so next time you use the toilet the unused drugs are flushed into your local city sewage system. City water officials treat it .. (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Filters Offer a Wide Range of Benefits

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 Daniel Acker (July 29, 2008)  Drinking water filters have become a necessity rather than luxury. Our drinking water is replete with impurities and contaminants which are making us and our children sick. Using an effective drinking water filter helps to cleanse the water completely as well as remove unpleasant odors and smells. Water is something we cannot live without. It is a universal solvent and plays a vital .. (Plumbing)

When it Comes to Water Filtration Systems, There Are Many Types to Choose From

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 Daniel Acker (July 29, 2008)  Water filtration system has come a long way from what it used to be a decade ago. This is specifically due to the pollutants and contaminants present in our drinking water supplied to us by the public water systems. Adults and children were drinking water chock full of harmful chemicals which were making them sick. Water filtration is way of removing contaminants from the water before .. (Plumbing)

What is in Our Drinking Water What We Dont Know About Our Public Drinking Water System

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 Jesse Metzger (July 28, 2008)  What we don't know about our public drinking water system could hurt us. All of us should take the time to learn about what is in our drinking water, and what we can do to protect our health. Choosing which drinking water system to buy can be an experience in frustration. There are so many products available today that it is difficult to discern which unit is the one that you need. .. (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Treatment More Disturbing News

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 Jesse Metzger (July 28, 2008)  The reports about the lack of effective drinking water treatment have been bringing us more disturbing news every year. The latest findings should not come as a surprise to anyone considering our already famously high level of drinking water contamination. Scientists in the U. S, Canada, and in Europe are all reporting that there is a new player in the overly populated drinking water .. (Plumbing)

Whole-House Water Treatment Systems - 4 Time Saving Tips For Choosing a Home Water Treatment System

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 Tyler Waterman (July 28, 2008)  Explore your options before buying whole-house water treatment systems. A home water treatment system is an absolute necessity, these days, but if you make the wrong choice, you won't be protecting your family. And, if you don't shop carefully, you could spend a lot more than necessary. The choices for whole-house water treatment systems include reverse osmosis, carbon granule .. (Plumbing)

Mineral Revitalization Water Purification Systems For Your Home

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 Michael Redmond (July 28, 2008)  There are a number of different products that may be referred to as mineral revitalization water purification systems. Some are good. Others are not so good. Some are good but cost more than they need to. Let's take a look at them all. One of the mineral revitalization water purification systems contains a reverse osmosis step that removes minerals, so in order to provide something .. (Plumbing)

Water Purification Devices Be a Wise Consumer

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 Dominic Anderton (July 27, 2008)  Before you go shopping for water purification devices, it's a good idea to learn a little bit about what they can do. A water purification device is something that every homeowner needs today, but for safety's sake, you need to shop carefully. In order to remove the widest range of contaminants, water purification devices must contain numerous steps, similar to the number of steps used . (Plumbing)

Why Would You Use Submersible Sump Pumps in Your Home?

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 Jeff Olivier (July 27, 2008)  There are two basic types of sump pumps and it really is a matter of personal preference as far as which one you're going to use. The pedestal pump is one of the more common that is used and with this particular type of sump pump, the motor is above the water level which makes it easy to access. Submersible sump pumps, however, reside entirely below the surface of the water. This makes .. (Plumbing)

Water Purification Products - Does Your City Have Prescription Drugs in the Drinking Water?

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 Tyler Waterman (July 27, 2008)  Water purification products are a necessity for people that live in and around Washington, DC. The Environmental Working Group and other research groups recommend carbon filtration water purification systems for home owners in the greater DC metropolitan area. In other areas of the country, the need is just as great. But, let me focus on DC for just a moment and explain the problems. .. (Plumbing)

Home Water Treatment Systems - What You Need to Know to Select the Best Most Cost Effective System

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 Steve Waters (July 27, 2008)  By the time you're finished reading this, you're going to know how to select one of the many home water treatment systems that are available on the market today, and how to buy direct from the manufacturer. With so many water treatment products out there it's enough to make your head spin. If you are like me you used to expect pure, safe water when you turn on a faucet at home. That .. (Plumbing)

Reverse Osmosis Water Units The Proof is in the Taste

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 Tyler Waterman (July 26, 2008)  The new reverse osmosis water units are actually less effective than the old ones. Reverse osmosis systems have been in use for many years and they have some practical applications when it comes to purification, but the latest models are not the best. At one time, if you lived in a rural area where your only source was a river, lake or something similar, you could count on reverse .. (Plumbing)

The Best Home Water Filtration Systems Your Guarantee to Safe Healthy Drinking Water

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 Tyler Waterman (July 26, 2008)  Every company claims to have the best home water filtration systems and of course they should. If they don't believe in their own product, then why should I? But, only an informed consumer can weed through the advertising hype and find a truly effective system. I think that one good indicator is what else the company sells. Would you want a filter made by the Clorox bleach company? .. (Plumbing)

Advantages of Using Whole House Water Filters

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 William Lin (July 26, 2008)  So, you're using a water filter and drinking pure water. And you feel pretty good, right? Now, how about the water in your kitchen? How about the water in your shower, laundry, or toilet? It's the same old hardened water, right? Have you ever thought of using filtered, purified water for these purposes? With whole house water filters, you can actually do it. A whole house water filter .. (Plumbing)

Compare Water Treatment Systems Facts You Need to Know to Select the Best Water Treatment System

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 Steve Waters (July 26, 2008)  If you're like most people when you compare water treatment systems you need to ask yourself exactly what it is you want in a quality water filtration product. You also need to determine do you want a simple countertop water filter that attaches directly to your kitchen sink or under the sink. Do you need a whole house water filter? In this article we're going to assume you are looking . (Plumbing)

Whole House Water Filter Replacement Cartridges Explained

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 Mark Berginson (July 26, 2008)  Everyone knows that the need for whole house water filter replacement cartridges has risen along with the American public's desire for better health. Concerns over the safety of public drinking water has grown as newspaper headlines report on the contaminants that plague our society. Until recently, most of us were satisfied with a filtration device on the kitchen tap. But, allergy .. (Plumbing)

Hot Water Why Does it Take So Long?

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 William Lund (July 25, 2008)  Do you have to stand naked and shivering waiting for the shower to get hot? Why does it take so darned long to get hot water to the fixture? There are a number of variables involved in getting the hot water from your water heater to your fixtures. Obviously the distance from the water heater to the fixtures is a major factor in how long it takes to get hot water. Another important .. (Plumbing)

Plumbers in Los Angeles Use Fiber Optic Cameras to Locate Sewer Line Blockages For Plumbing Repairs

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 Connie Ragen Green (July 25, 2008)  Plumbing problems in Los Angeles are more extensive due to the age and condition of many of the residential and commercial buildings located there. When you have a blockage in your sewer line, this can be one of the most common and troubling plumbing problems you may ever have to face. Years ago there was no way to determine the cause of the problem, short of expensive and destructive .. (Plumbing)

Whole House Water Treatment Systems Facts to Know Before Purchasing a Home Water Treatment System

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 Steve Waters (July 24, 2008)  There are many whole-house water treatment systems on the market. We are going to examine some facts you really need to know before you purchase any home water treatment system. First thing to consider is do you really need one? Some whole-house water treatment systems can be expensive, ranging in price from $800 to $1500 or more. Some reverse osmosis systems are quite a bit more .. (Plumbing)

Efficient and Convenient Tankless Water Heaters

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 Arpita Chaudhary (July 23, 2008)  Tankless Water Heaters are energy efficient appliances that help save a lot of running cost. One among the various reliable brands available in market are the AquaStar Tankless units from Bosch. These units do not store water like the tank water heaters in fact, heat it as it flows through its heating element. As soon as the water outlet is turned on, the current in the coils also .. (Plumbing)

Can Residential Reverse Osmosis Systems Do the Whole Job?

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 Daniel Acker (July 23, 2008)  The EPA recommends residential reverse osmosis systems for “at-risk" individuals, but they also recommend other options, such as sub-micron filtration, boiling and bottled. If you are at-risk or you just want to protect your family's health, you need some information before you make a decision about which option to choose. Here we compare the four options, to help you make an .. (Plumbing)

Explaining Water Purification and the Water Purification Process

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 Daniel Acker (July 22, 2008)  A complete water purification process includes a variety of steps, each one targeting a specific contaminant. Visual aids can help explain water purification, when it comes to larger contaminants that are visible to the naked eye. But, of course, most of the problems are those that you can neither see nor smell. The first attempt to explain water purification, that I remember, was a .. (Plumbing)

Disadvantages of Reverse Osmosis The Little Dark Secret You Need to Know!

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 Steve Waters (July 22, 2008)  Where does one begin when counting down the disadvantages of reverse osmosis? Let's start with ineffective chemical and bacterial filtration, removal of healthy minerals, excess waste and excessive cost. With all of the negatives to the system people still ask me, “Does reverse osmosis make water safe to drink?" Don't even get me started. These are the very same systems that the .. (Plumbing)

Worrying About Drinking Water Purification Systems? Just Do Your Homework Your Health is Worth It!

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 Daniel Acker (July 19, 2008)  Home drinking water purification systems vary in quality. You really shouldn't buy any drinking water purification system before you have reviewed the certified performance data for that product. Where do you find it? In some American states, companies are required to provide it along with their sales brochures. Some companies post the information on their websites. Some merely .. (Plumbing)

Are Mineral Water Benefits Overstated by Companies Trying to Sell Products?

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 Daniel Acker (July 19, 2008)  Sometimes, mineral water benefits are overstated by companies trying to sell products, such as mineral revitalization water purification systems and bottled beverages. Here's what you should know. Human health is achieved through balance. The body maintains that balance on its own, as long as it receives the proper nutrition, regular exercise and enough fluids to replace what is lost .. (Plumbing)

Is Your Mineral Water As Healthy As the Profits of the Bottled Water Industry?

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 Daniel Acker (July 19, 2008)  Not only is mineral water healthy, but if you believe the advertising hype, it can be used to treat and “cure" chronic diseases. I love the wording that they choose for the labels, such as natural mineral water H20, arctic mist, angel fire and the list goes on and on. I guess that everyone is trying to sell something, but sometimes it doesn't seem that the truth in advertising .. (Plumbing)

Do You Gamble? Id Rather Know What is in My Drinking Water!

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 Daniel Acker (July 19, 2008)  In this day and age of pollution, it is critical that we choose the right purification solution for our residential drinking water system. After all, if you have to ask “What is in our drinking water?" you probably already have a concern that you and your family may be exposed to dangerous contaminants. What is in our drinking water? The answer depends on a few factors, one being . (Plumbing)

Whole House Water Filters New Essential For Homeowners

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 Robert D. Clemens (July 17, 2008)  What can whole house water filters do for you? It can upgrade your home to state of the art. A whole house water filter makes it possible to get a clean refreshing drink from every faucet and spigot in your home. For the most part whole house water filters have been sold only to contractors and builders for high prices but now it is easier for homeowners to get them. Buying direct from . (Plumbing)

Compare Home Water Purifiers by Considering Four Key Options

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 Michael Redmond (July 15, 2008)  When you compare home water purifiers, or “point-of-use" systems, as they are sometimes referred to, you will see that you have many options. Distillation, reverse osmosis, pitcher types, carbon filters, multi-media blocks, ion exchange, sub-micron filtration or a combination of any or all of these systems is available. Choosing the right option is important, both to your family's . (Plumbing)

A Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Comparison is Needed to Make an Informed Decision

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 Martin Applebaum (July 14, 2008)  We will focus this article on doing a reverse osmosis water treatment comparison. This form of water treatment will remove any molecule that is smaller than a water molecule. What this means is, such harmful chemicals as fluoride and lead are removed from the water. This is good. However, as we continue with our reverse osmosis water treatment comparison we find that this form of .. (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Treatment Systems Do Not Put Yourself at Risk

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 Judith Pratt (July 14, 2008)  Drinking water treatment systems make news all over the world. It is quite clear to me that every home in the world needs its own drinking water purification system. What you don't see can damage your health and even kill you. There is no way to be truly sure that what you are about to drink is clean and pure just by looking at it. If you rely on the public drinking water treatment .. (Plumbing)

Electric Tankless Water Heaters

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 Arpita Chaudhary (July 13, 2008)  Face the winter chill with a smile with Electric Tankless Water Heaters. These are efficient heating units that require one time installation. Once installed, you can enjoy hot water just with the twist of the tap! These water heaters need to be hard wired to the electric panel or circuit breaker. These heat the water as it passes over the electrical element. They are not very expensive . (Plumbing)

Drink to Your Health Through Reverse Osmosis Is Something Really Better Than Nothing?

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 Daniel Acker (July 13, 2008)  Let's face the facts you are never going to have better health through reverse osmosis. Although the ads may claim that home reverse osmosis systems are the best thing going, it's far from true. I'll explain why. First off, the only people who ever received the benefit of better health through reverse osmosis were the people that it was originally designed to protect around the .. (Plumbing)

Sump Pumps Arent Scary

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 Jacob Ewing Lee (July 13, 2008)  So many people while dealing with water in their basement are still adamantly against installing a sump pump. There's this national stigma against the sump pump. Thoughts of “water issues", “flooding", or “huge problem" tend to start flying and perpetually snow-balling to then turn into people skipping out on buying the home, or friends passing judgment when they come .. (Plumbing)

What Does Reverse Osmosis Do to Your Water?

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 Olivia Romero (July 13, 2008)  It seems like every time you turn your head someone is arguing about which water purification method produces the healthiest water. Since we already have health concerns about tap and bottled water, many people are looking into reverse osmosis as an alternative. But what is reverse osmosis? And just what does reverse osmosis do to your water? If you're anything like me, the details of .. (Plumbing)

A Portable Water Purification System - Do You Really Need One?

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 Len McGrane (July 13, 2008)  Has this ever happened to you? You're out in a beautiful wilderness area on a hot summer day far from the nearest city, traveling light without a portable water purification system. At a bend in the track you come across a clear-running, cool stream that looks so inviting. You just want to slip down on your knees beside it and take a long, cool, delicious drink. It's easy to be .. (Plumbing)

How to Make the Right Choice of Whole House Water Filter For You

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 Alan Allport (July 11, 2008)  Whole house water filters can provide a large number of benefits for any household. Not only will they purify drinking water by removing all major contaminants but they will also ensure that the quality of water throughout your house is consistent. Whole house water filters are designed to work on the mains water as it enters the house. If you install one, then all devices that take .. (Plumbing)

Los Angeles Plumbers and Water Conservation - Plumbers Installing Low Flush Toilets in Los Angeles

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 Connie Ragen Green (July 11, 2008)  Los Angeles plumbers have their work cut out for them. Everything they do involves the use of water, and Los Angeles is located in the middle of a desert. The result is that the consumers usually need to be educated before they make changes or repairs to their plumbing system, in their home or office building. This especially holds true right now, when Los Angeles is again facing a .. (Plumbing)

Do You Know the Ideal Form of Water Purification Technology?

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 Alan Allport (July 10, 2008)  The advances made in the field of water purification technology in recent years are nothing short of incredible. This is very good news for the average consumer because these advances have made simpler and better performing home water filtration systems available. These systems have also become much easier to install. Another advantage of the technological advances has been a reduction . (Plumbing)

What is Reverse Osmosis?

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 Charlene McCracken (July 10, 2008)  What does reverse osmosis do? What is reverse osmosis? An important question to ask when researching water purifiers is what does reverse osmosis do? More importantly, what is reverse osmosis ? By understanding what does reverse osmosis do, a well informed consumer can seek out the best home water purification answer. Purifiers vary greatly in effectiveness and cost. It is important .. (Plumbing)

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work? Five Methods of Reverse Osmosis From Water Purification to Dialysis

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 Michael Redmond (July 09, 2008)  Here we have some frequently asked questions about how does reverse osmosis work. In my experience the answer depends on the application, so let's have a little Q&A. How does reverse osmosis work in dialysis machines? They mimic the function of the kidneys by removing waste products, such as urea, from blood. The blood passes from a patient's body through a catheter and is run across .. (Plumbing)

Just How Does Water Purification Ensure Healthier Water?

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 Alan Allport (July 09, 2008)  You will find that a water purifier is almost a necessity to help ensure you have healthy water to drink. It is a fact that most homes and offices would genuinely benefit from installing a water purification system. It is fairly well known now that you should drink at least eight glasses of water per day to maintain good health. And, obviously, the purer and cleaner that this water is, .. (Plumbing)

Brief History of the Plumber

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 Barry Walker (July 09, 2008)  The plumber gets his name from the Latin name for lead; plumbum, as the ancient Romans used pipes made from lead for their pipes. Plumbers became pivotal in how societies function as their job was to enable the incoming and outgoing supply of water. The plumber's role was as important as any as water was the foundation of life for humans and having a constant supply of water allowed .. (Plumbing)

Leaking Outside Faucet?

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 David Altman (July 08, 2008)  This article will show you how to perform simple repairs on a leaking outdoor faucet that has an anti backflow/vacuum breaker feature. This feature is to help prevent water from siphoning back into the public water supply should the public water supply fail. It also helps the valve from being damaged should the fixture freeze. If the valve is leaking while the water is turned off, it .. (Plumbing)

Homemade Water Filtration Systems - It's Good For Pet Fish But Not For Safe Drinking Water

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 Tyler Waterman (July 07, 2008)  Can you build effective homemade water filtration systems? Well, that all depends on your purpose. If you want to keep your fish tank clean there are some acceptable homemade water filtration systems, but of course you have to buy the parts, which could cost as much as buying a ready-built unit. You would still need a standard aquarium power head and a submersible water pump. You .. (Plumbing)

Why Reverse Osmosis Home Systems Are Impractical For the Typical Family

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 Michael Redmond (July 06, 2008)  Reverse osmosis home systems are impractical for a number of reasons. Yes, I know that Tiger Woods has one, but he can afford it. Most people simply do not need the added expense. Of course, the type of water purification system that you need depends on the quality of your source. Wells and springs must be tested. Homes around the country serviced by treatment facilities have specific .. (Plumbing)

My Water Bill is Very High, What Can I Do to Find the Cause?

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 Andy Kaplan (July 06, 2008)  If your water bill has suddenly become increasingly high, you can rest assured that you have a leak somewhere. Once you recognize there is a problem, you will need to set out to determine where the leak is coming from so that you may repair it adequately. However, you may be surprised to discover that many toilets are the cause of high water bills, so you may want to begin by checking .. (Plumbing)

How to Choose the Right Plumber

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 Ivor Bates (July 06, 2008)  You can probably count on one hand the number of times you have needed to call a plumber or heating engineer, and more often than not it is because there was some crisis or emergency. And it is in those times of crisis, when you feel vulnerable, that you find yourself desperately flicking through a directory and picking out the first half decent advert you can find. But we have all .. (Plumbing)

Tips For Fixing Your Running Toilet Problems

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 John Molar (July 06, 2008)  When things go wrong with your toilet, it can affect everyone in your house. The toilet is used several times each day. If it's not working properly, it needs to be fixed quickly. The key to resolving most of the problems in your toilet begins with understanding how it works. Most people push the handle, watch the water circle and figure everything is working. But, to get to the root of . (Plumbing)

How to Avoid a Plumbing Or Heating Emergency

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 Ivor Bates (July 06, 2008)  It is a basic fact that plumbing and heating systems that are not regularly serviced or routinely maintained are 90% more likely to suffer breakdown, failure or blockage. Most people will admit to ignoring heating and plumbing problems until they develop into an emergency. But potential emergencies can be alleviated with a simple servicing and maintenance programme that is tailored to .. (Plumbing)




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