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How Does the Tap Score Algorithm Work?

Developed by SimpleLab, the Tap Score algorithm evaluates the potential health, aesthetic, and plumbing effects of your lab-submitted water sample, providing a rigorous yet clear picture of your water quality...


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Health Effects of PFAS

The Health Effects of PFAS

PFAS (also known as "forever chemicals") are creating a modern-day “public health crisis”, and we are still discovering the full extent of their health effects. Read on for a summary...

Chlorine and Chloramine as Water Disinfection

Chlorine and Chloramine: Two Ways to Disinfect

Chlorine and chloramine are both used as disinfectants in drinking water. Read on to learn about the differences and how the disinfection byproducts formed through the use of chloramine differ...

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The Best Water Testing Kits of 2022

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...

7 Common Pathogens in Drinking Water

7 Pathogens That Contaminate Drinking Water

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...

What is limescale?

What’s the White Residue on My Fixtures?

Do you see white residue on your faucets, shower heads, and just about any surface your water touches? We’re here to tell you: it’s not harmful to your health, it...

Radioactivity in Drinking Water

Is My Water Radioactive?

Radioactivity–it can cause irreparable damage to your body that stays hidden for years, or even across generations. Here's a guide to help you understand what radiation really is, what the...

Sulfur Smells: Why Does My Water Stink Like Rotten Eggs?

Sulfur Smells: Why Does My Water Stink Like Rotten Eggs?

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...

Wildfire and Water Quality: VOC Contamination

Wildfires and Water Quality: VOC Contamination

California wildfires have previously led to toxic contamination in local drinking water. Boiling advisories, filters, and smell tests are not enough to protect residents. What can you do to ensure...