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ultimate tap water taste guide

The Ultimate Tap Water Taste Guide

The taste of your water is so important. In fact, aesthetics—taste, smell, color—are one of the leading reasons people choose not to drink their household tap water. But understanding why...

The Ultimate Tap Water Odor Guide

The Ultimate Tap Water Odor Guide

Sometimes, tap water can carry odors that make you second guess your water quality. In this ultimate guide to smelly water, we'll cover all the stinks and their sources so...

ultimate guide to discolored tap water

The Complete Guide to Discolored Tap Water

While changes to the color of your tap water can indicate different problems along the line, discolored water does not necessarily suggest your water is dangerous to drink. Read on...

What Do Brita Pitchers Filter Out  - SimpleLab Guide

What Do Brita Pitchers Filter Out?

Brita pitchers have become almost synonymous with safe drinking water. With thousands of pitcher filters on the market and an intimidating mix of treatment options, it is tempting to stick...

Best water test 2023 - Tap Score

The Best Water Testing Kits of 2024

New York Times’ Wirecutter has named Tap Score the “best water quality test kit for your home”. Tap Score testing not only offers accurate results for over 1000+ contaminants, but...

Free course on Tap Water Quality

Free Course: Tap Water Quality 101

Learn the basics on tap water quality with Tap Score's free course. Learn at your own pace through videos and quizzes, including information on contaminants and treatment technologies.

a guide to red flags in water filter reviews

When Can You Trust Water Filter Reviews? A Guide to Red Flags

There are tons of water filter reviews floating around YouTube and the blogosphere touting different treatment solutions. Some are helpful, many of them are not. But how do you know...

What do Berkey Water Filters Remove?

What Do Berkeys Filter Out?

If you’ve looked into purchasing an at-home water treatment device, you’ve likely come across Berkey filters. However, without extensive testing or certification to NSF/ANSI standards for all of their claims,...