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We discovered there's not enough trustworthy help online for common water issues, so we made Tips for Taps, the dependable guide for keeping your water healthy.


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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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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As both an art and a science, baking brings together seemingly simple ingredients through chemical reactions to create something new and delicious. Water is behind all the natural chemical reactions that happen during baking and helps control your dough’s temperature and consistency. Knowing a bit about your home water quality can help take your glutenous creations to the next level.

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Water treatment is essential for protecting us from waterborne diseases, but disinfectants like chlorine can lead to dangerous byproducts in your home’s water called haloacetic acids (HAA5). In this piece, we ask: what are HAA5, how do they form, what are the potential health effects, and how to remove them from your water?

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Aluminum is considered a sustainable alternative to plastic, but has some ties to serious neurological disorders like Alzheimer's Disease. In this Tips for Taps piece, we ask (and answer), "Is aluminum toxic enough to be a health concern for your drinking water?"

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Buying a home water treatment system gives you more control over your own quality, but knowing the difference between point-of-entry (POE) or point-of-entry (POU) can help you find the best filter options.

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