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Should I Boil My Water Before Drinking?
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Is Boiled Water Pure?

You may have heard that boiling your water will make it safer to drink. However, it’s important to know the facts about boiling your water before switching on the stove....

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HPC Results - What Do They Mean?

What Do HPC Test Results Actually Mean?

While almost all pathogenic bacteria are heterotrophic, but not all heterotrophic bacteria are pathogenic. Subsequently, heterotrophic plate count (HPC) is an indicator of overall bacterial presence in your water, but...

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Should I Boil My Water Before Drinking?

Is Boiled Water Pure?

You may have heard that boiling your water will make it safer to drink. However, it’s important to know the facts about boiling your water before switching on the stove....

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What Common Terms Mean in A Tap Score Report

Common Tap Score Report Terms: What Do They Mean?

The environment, the infrastructure, and the plumbing of your home can all have major effects on the water you drink, cook with, and bathe in. Subsequently, understanding water quality can...

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What To Do About Acidic Well Water

What To Do About Acidic Well Water

A common issue that you may uncover when you get your well water tested is that it’s acidic. But what does it mean to have acidic well water? And how...

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Lab Tests vs. Test Strips—What’s The Best Water Test For You in 2022?

Lab Tests vs. Test Strips—What’s The Best Water Test For You in 2022?

With so many water test options available though, making the right decision can be a daunting task. In this crash course we’ll be covering the two most popular water test...

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Tap Score Laboratory Certifications

Tap Score Lab Certifications

Laboratory certification in the water quality industry is as important as it is confusing. Here we try to disentangle the many threads of laboratory accreditation and certification so that you...

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Tap Score Algorithm

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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Scaling and Corrosion in Water

Scale, Corrosion, and Plumbing

The interaction between your pipes and the water flowing through them can be a complex mixture of physical, chemical, and biological processes. In this piece, we focus on: corrosion and...

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