3 Water Solutions That Effectively Remove Chlorine
One of the more common complaints we hear about home water quality is that it smells like chlorine. This is especially true for drinking water. But you might also be noticing that chemical odor with your hot shower water or during your little one’s bath time. And how about the frustrations of dealing with scratchy […]
Do Water Softeners Remove Chlorine?
When you start looking into water quality, one of the biggest concerns that pops up is usually chlorine. The water treatment plants add chlorine to our water as a disinfectant. So if you don’t have a way to filter the chlorine out, you’ll end up drinking chlorine and using chlorinated water for your showers, the […]
Why Does My Water Smell Like Bleach?
Noticing any scent coming from your water can be off-putting. After all, water isn’t supposed to smell like anything! If you’re getting a whiff of chlorine or bleach at the faucet, it’s normal to have some questions. Unfortunately, that “chemical” scent is probably more common than you’d think. If you use city water, chances are, you’ll […]
4 Side Effects of Using Chlorinated Tap Water in Your Home
Water treatment plants in the United States have been using chlorine for more than a century. And as a disinfectant, chlorine works great. When it was first introduced to our municipal water supplies, it had a major impact on widespread disease. Cases of cholera dropped significantly, and in just 20 years, typhoid fever decreased by […]
How to Remove Chlorine from Water
Go just about anywhere in the country—or even around Indianapolis—and you can bet that the tap water uses chlorine. Chlorine is great as a disinfectant, but it’s not something we want to drink. In fact, chlorinated water can mess with a lot of other things around your home, too. That’s why a lot of families […]
What Causes Laundry Colors to Fade?
To keep your laundry looking like it should, it’s best to take a look at the science. Most likely it isn’t the detergent that’s messing your clothes up—it’s your water. Laundry and Hard Water About 85 percent of the water across the U.S. is referred to as “hard water.” The dissolved calcium and magnesium minerals […]
The Bizarre History of Chlorine and Our Drinking Water
Nearly every water treatment facility in the United States relies on chlorine disinfection. It’s been an effective water treatment method for over one hundred years, but recent scientific developments are causing many people to have new questions. When we look back on chlorine’s history, the so-called benefits may not be as “clean” as we initially […]
Protect What You Have—Effects of Chlorinated Tap Water
If you’re bothered by the taste and smell of chlorine in your home’s water, you might want to think about what else is going on. Using chlorinated tap water has other concerns for your home, too. We’re taking a behind-the-scenes look at how chlorine reacts with water-using appliances and fixtures. After all, knowledge is power. […]