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How to Save Money on Residential Water Filters?

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Installing a water filter in your kitchen instead of buying bottled water every day is a great way to lower your daily expenses.

And if you’re an environmentally conscious individual that wants to protect nature by reducing plastic waste, drinking filtered water from your own kitchen tap is the perfect way to cut down on your expenses and do what’s best for the environment.

Ideally, you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to water filters, but if you aren’t able to splurge the newest trends in water treatment, there are some easy ways to save money on residential water filters that you should try.

Keep in mind, however, that you should never compromise on quality and effectiveness just to save money.

Contaminants in drinking water can be hazardous to your health, so you shouldn’t risk it when it comes to filtering out harmful chemicals and contaminants from the water you drink every day.

Let’s see the best 10 tips you should follow to save money on residential filters:

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Which is the Best Way to Disinfect Water?

Disease-causing pathogens can be found in many water sources including lakes, streams, rivers and groundwater sources. This is a serious contamination issue that must be dealt with promptly.

These pathogens are responsible for a variety of water-borne infections that cause gastrointestinal issues, which can cause serious complications and even death.

Given the seriousness of water-borne illnesses, water disinfection is a primary concern for suppliers of municipal water and for anyone sourcing their water from a private source.

In this article we examine the most common ways to disinfect water and offer advice on the best water disinfection method.

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How to Remove Arsenic from Water?

Arsenic (As) can be found naturally in bedrocks but can also result from industrial or agricultural pollution.

The World Health Organization (WHO) lists Argentina, Chile, Bangladesh, Mexico, China, India, and the United States as countries, where inorganic arsenic is naturally present in high levels in groundwater.

Contamination of groundwater with arsenic is also a problem in many countries, where it is widely used in industrial processes, raising concerns about occupational exposure to arsenic.

In this article, we discuss the health effects of arsenic and how to remove arsenic from tap water.

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6 Taste-Altering Water Contaminants You Should Address

You may notice from time to time that something is off with your tap water – it has a different taste than what you’re used to, or it may even smell bad.

Why does this happen and why does your tap water taste or smell bad?

One explication to the difference in taste could be that the source of your tap water has changed (e.g. your water company is sourcing the water from a different reservoir).

But a more likely explanation is a contamination issue, which could explain the change in odour as well.

Sometimes, contaminants that have this effect can get into your water source. Knowing which contaminants can alter the taste of water can help diagnose the problem.

Here are the most common taste-altering water contaminants you should be aware of:

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Water Filters

If you are thinking of buying a water filter system for your home, you must be dealing with a lot of questions regarding their use and maintenance.

You can find several articles about water filter systems on our blog that can guide you through the steps it takes to choose, install and maintain a water filter system.

To avoid unnecessary hassle in the future, you should get up to speed with some things about water filters. Here are the ten basic things you should know about water filter systems before buying one:

 

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