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While water systems work hard to ensure that water safe to drink, it doesn’t mean that your water 100% free from microorganisms. Bacteria, virus, and other pathogen contamination may still be lurking in your water. Read on to learn the signs and symptoms of waterborne pathogen contamination and how to test for it.

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Have you ever turned on your faucet and been met with the smell of rotten eggs? The culprit is sulfur. While it’s definitely a nuisance, this unpleasant smell is not usually indicative of any health risks. Learn about what causes this smell, why it is in your water, and how to get rid of it.

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Have you ever walked into your home and been greeted by an utterly unpleasant smell coming from one of your drains? While stinky drains are certainly unwanted, the good news is that the majority of the time they are entirely non-toxic. Read on to learn about the low-cost and highly effective ways to treat smelly drains.

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From temporary shutdowns like those related to COVID-19 to seasonal occupancy, long periods of reduced water use can lead to a variety of potential hazards when turning the tap back on. While there is currently no standard for safely reopening a building, this guide to flushing fixtures before using inactive plumbing can help keep you safe.

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If you’ve ever noticed pink slime or residue form around your sink or shower, along the rim of your toilet, or even inside your pet’s water dish–you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a very common, but easily misunderstood issue. Most folks attribute it to a water quality issue. It's not. Find out what causes pink slime, how to get rid of it, and if it's dangerous.

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As summer approaches, warm days spent by the pool are certainly something to look forward to.  Keeping your pool clean is crucial to staying safe and ensuring a safe summer of swimming. To help you maintain a healthy pool, we're here to debunk common myths about chlorine, that typical "pool smell," and more.

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Tap Score offers you an easy way to test your water in a professional laboratory. However, for many types of bacteria and other biological contaminants in drinking water, it is prohibitively expensive to ship the necessary volumes of water overnight in the mail and at the right temperature. To make bacterial testing more affordable and still accurate, SimpleLab Tap Score offers customers professional grade self-testing kits for biological contamination. Learn about the differences among our bacterial at-home tests! 

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