Staining, Iron, Sulphur

Hard Water Stains

Staining can occur even if your water appears to be clear at first. Once water with iron is exposed to the air, staining may appear on your toilets and sinks. This is caused from iron or magnesium and the longer it sits on your porcelain without being cleaned the tougher the stain becomes and not…

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Drinking Fluoride

Fluoride Alert

How much is too much fluoride and is it safe to drink? Common sense tells me brushing with fluoride is better than drinking water with fluoride because ingesting fluoride builds up in your bones. There is fluoride in toothpaste so do you really need to drink it in your water? Some states have stopped the…

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Iron & Metal Cause Health Issues

Excess Iron From Water

Too much iron or metal in your water can cause health issues . If you smell metal or or see stains on your towels or sinks you have iron. Too much iron in your water you may cause stomach pain or vomiting. Iron and magnesium can also damage healthy skin cells and cause an early…

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HALOACETIC ACIDS, HHA & THM

Acidic and Alkaline

When water is disinfected with chlorine, byproducts form when it reacts with other natural occurring chemicals in water. This process produces Haloacetic Acids.The only way to remove Haloacetic Acids from your household water is through a reverse osmosis system that specifically is designed to remove HAAs from your drinking water. They are known as Trihalomethanes (THM), Haloacetic…

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“ROTTEN EGG SMELL”

Rotten Eggs

A strong rotten egg smell from your faucet is alarming and is attributed to sulfur or bacteria. You can have a rotten egg smell in your home whether you have city or well water Rotten Egg Smell in Well Water High levels of hydrogen sulfide. in your well will smell of rotten eggs. Hydrogen sulfate…

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Chromium

Chromium Facts in Drinking Water

You’ve heard of the Erin Brockovich story? That’s what Chromium does to you, deformity, cancer, ulcers, kidney and liver damage, rashes, allergic reactions, genetic alteration, and even death. It’s produced by industrial processes and even become airborne toxins. Inhaling chromium can cause respiratory problems along with nasal, lung and sinus cancer. Over 200 million Americans…

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Dry Skin and Hair

Frizzy Hair

 Hard water is minerals that will affect your hair and skin. Water travels through limestone and chalk leaving behind calcium and magnesium. It contributes to dry skin and hair. The more you wash the drier you become and your scalp becomes itchy and flakey. Hard water can also change the pH balance of your skin,…

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Scale Buildup

Clogged Drain

Mineralized water combined with soap scum and calcium and magnesium can discolor shower stalls, toilets and create etching on glass shower doors. It’s called scale buildup and it is very difficult to clean and keep clean. Hard water can also cause hair loss or lead to thinning hair and dandruff. The minerals in your water…

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Bacteria & Viruses

Bacteria vs Virus

Researchers say there is over 10 Million bacteria in a glass of water. The environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all public water to be tested and reported each year. However, if you check your zip code you will find that Boise, Meridian, and the surrounding communities are several years behind the reporting procedure. You cannot…

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Drinking Chloramine

Chlorine and Ammonia in Drinking Water

When you mix chlorine and ammonia together it becomes a disinfectant called Chloramine. Chloramine is dangerous because it is used in some water utilities distribution facilities because it is more stable than Chlorine, but the dangerous effects can last a long time. It will cause “lead leaching” from lead pipes.  If you get lead poisoning…

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