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Why does my tap water taste bad?

While tap water is regarded as the more convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to bottled water, some people choose not to drink it arguing that is tastes or smells bad. But what accounts for the bad taste of tap water? Is it contaminants, chemicals or environmental factors that influence its taste? Tap water may taste bad for any number of reasons – algae blooms, presence of chemical disinfectants, seepage of unwanted contaminants into the water supply, etc. Even in households that have a water filter installed specifically to remove unwanted contaminants, there may be situations when water acquires an unpleasant flavour.

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In this article, we’re going to analyse the possible causes of bad tastes in tap water and what can you do to eliminate them and have fresh-tasting tap water once again.

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How to replace a whole house carbon filter

Carbon filters are primarily used to remove tastes and odours from water as well as chemical contaminants such as chlorine, VOCs, THMs, and more. Carbon filters are perfect whether you want to reduce chlorine levels in your municipal water supply, or you want to get rid of undesirable flavours in your private water well. Granular activated carbon filters and carbon block filters are indispensable elements in whole house water filters and reverse osmosis systems.

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In order for your whole house water filter to perform without problems and deliver high flow rates and contaminant removal efficiency, its filter cartridges need to be replaced regularly. In this article, we’ll go into the details of how to replace a whole house carbon filter.

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Pentek 2.5 x 10 Inch Scale Inhibiting Cartridge PCC-2-18 Review

Scale build-up problems caused by hard water are a widespread issue, and while a water softener system could help with hard water treatment and in eliminating problems caused by scale build-up, sometimes, installing a water softener is simply not a feasible option either because of the related costs or because of the maintenance-intensive nature of most water softeners. For situations like these, lime-scale water filters like the Pentek 2.5 x 10 Inch Scale Inhibiting Cartridge can offer the benefits of scale treatment, corrosion treatment and iron treatment in a single filter cartridge.

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Scale inhibiting cartridges like this 2.5 x 10 Inch Pentek cartridge are a cost-effective and low-maintenance way of preventing scale build-up and protecting your appliances from clogging and breakdowns.

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Why does my tap water smell like bleach?

Bad smelling tap water is a common occurrence in many households, and the causes for tap water acquiring different tastes or smells are numerous – chemical disinfectants used in the water treatment process, presence of different types of contaminants or faulty water pipes that lead to the seepage of different substances into your water supply, and even build-up of bacteria. But what causes tap water to smell like bleach? And how can you deal with this issue?

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If you notice that your tap water smells like bleach, it’s most probably caused by the presence of chlorine in your tap water. Chlorine, along with chloramine, are the most universally used chemicals for the disinfection of municipal water. While these substances are considered safe if present in water only in trace amounts, the same cannot be said about the effects of prolonged exposure to chlorine and chloramine. Therefore, while these chemicals are good at getting rid of certain pathogenic bacteria, they have some unwanted effects as well, including bad-smelling tap water.

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Pentek 57 LPM UVBB-120-2 UV Whole House Water Filter System Review

Pentek is a brand of Pentair, a water filter and water filter accessories manufacturer based in the USA. Pentair’s brands and products are recognized by water treatment professionals and homeowners as reliable and efficient filters that meet the standards of the Water Quality Association and NSF International.

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The Pentek 57 LPM UVBB-120-2 UV Whole House Water Filter System is a water sanitising solution for those who draw their water from a well, lake or from other sources that may require treatment with ultraviolet lights in order to eradicate bacteria and viruses.

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