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Residential water filtration products will claim to remove different contaminants from your water, but how do you know they’re working? The only way to truly know is to test your water. Read on to learn the best way to check if you water filter is working efficiently.

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While arsenic in no longer a trendy additive to cosmetics or insecticides, the toxic metalloid remains ubiquitous in the environment, as well as in the food and drinks we consume. Read on to learn what level of arsenic is considered dangerous, which foods and drinks may increase your arsenic exposure, and easy steps you can take to reduce the risk.

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Water contaminants are measured using a variety of units depending on what fits best. From PPM to CFU/mL to pCi/L–we know it can be confusing. Read on to learn how to interpret units for measuring chemical, biological, radiological, and other contaminants that you may encounter on a water quality report.

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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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As the seasons change so should your well maintenance routine. Different weather patterns affect water quality in a variety of ways. Testing your water during certain times of the year can also provide greater insight into your water quality. Follow this well maintenance schedule to help keep your water safe.

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In this second part of a two part series on the differences between various oxidative states of arsenic in water, we take a closer look at arsenic III. Read on to learn what is arsenic III, how to test for it,  and  how to remove it from your drinking water.

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Your water's appearance, smell, and taste are often important clues to finding potential hazards. In this piece, we’ll go over sense-based signs that can help guide you to the source of the problem.

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In this piece we zero in on two common forms of inorganic arsenic: arsenic III and arsenic V. While these two forms of arsenic do have some things in common, they have some very important differences when it comes to treatment and removal from tap water. Read on to learn more.

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