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Posts tagged "filtration"

While we talk a lot about drinking water, it's not the only way we are exposed to potential contaminants. Showering is another way we encounter many hazards lurking in water. In this piece, we look at the water quality risks and concerns exist in shower water and what type of shower filters, if any, are effective.

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Water treatment can be confusing. With the ever-growing list of potential contaminants making their way into drinking water, it's hard to know which is the best system for you. In this Tips for Taps piece, we take a deep dive into a popular at-home treatment option: Ion Exchange–as we ask: what is an ion exchange (IE) system, how does it work, and is it right for you?

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Whether your water comes from a private well or a municipal water utility, there’s an ongoing risk that something harmful gets into it. Filters can help protect you and your family against potentially dangerous contaminants. Take a look at this guide that explains filter technology and other means of ensuring your drinking water is safe.

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Finally! A detailed explanation for the type of water filtration you’ve probably heard most about, and for a good reason–reverse osmosis (RO) treats more contaminants than almost any other filter. Tap Score created this guide to explain how reverse osmosis works, which contaminants it does and does not remove, and what some of the pros and cons of an RO system are.

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Have you ever turned on your faucet expecting clear water and instead see a mysterious red, yellow, or brown liquid? Have you ever noticed rust colored stains on your appliances or slimy red build up in your toilet? Brownish-red is an alarming color to see in your water, but don’t panic–it is most likely iron contamination.

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Do you have a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system? Is it not working properly? Read this super-quick guide to help you determine why your drinking water filter is leaking and what you can do to fix your RO.

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There are many technical terms surrounding the general properties of your drinking water, but this shouldn’t stop you from knowing your water’s fundamental chemistry. Rather than leaving you to scratch your head (and search Google for hours), we’ve assembled this easy guide to help you understand what important water properties mean.

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There is a lot of stuff floating around in your everyday environment that you probably don’t want in your body–and filters are a great way to protect yourself and those you love. Check out our unfiltered look at filters–as we ask: What kind of filters are out there, how do they work, and how do you keep them working?

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