Limiting The Toxins In Your Water Supply


Water is used around the home for many purposes. While it can be great for hydrating your body and cleaning your clothes, it can also contain harmful chemicals. One of the best ways to remove these toxins is by installing a water softener. You want your water to be soft which should measure up to 1 GPG. This softener is designed to help remove some toxins located in your water so that you can fill your body with beneficial nutrients and minerals. There are also other systems designed to remove chemicals from your water, including reverse osmosis systems. Here are three chemicals you want to limit in your water supply. 


There are many advantages of having fluoride in your water like reducing tooth decay and cavities by about 90%. On the other hand, fluoride can be very harmful as well if there is too much of it. For example, children are susceptible to teeth spotting when they are exposed to too much fluoride. For those who suffer from kidney issues, they too can be sensitive to the added fluoride. Using a reverse osmosis system can help remove the fluoride in your drinking water. 


Another harmful chemical that can easily be found in your drinking water includes chlorine. Many municipalities choose to add chlorine to the water supply in hopes of killing any harmful microbes. While this does help ward off many illnesses, it can also cause severe problems. Too much chlorine in your drinking water has been linked to breast cancer, rectal cancer, and even bladder cancer. By consuming water with too much chlorine, there is an increase in free radicals that can damage cells in the body. If you want to remove the chemical in your water, you will need to boil it and then use the steam for drinking water. This process is called distillation and can remove about 99% of chemicals in the water. 


Another common toxin found in your drinking water is lead. This usually stems from plumbing pipes that have started to corrode. As the pipes weaken, the lead gets removed from the pipes and flows into the drinking water. Unusually high levels of lead can lead to major problems in both adults and children. Some problems that result from lead exposure include, learning disabilities, increase in blood pressure, kidney problems, and delays in physical development. Having your drinking water tested for lead can help keep you informed of how much lead is in your water. The required action level for lead is about 15 parts per billion. Anything above this should be reduced right away. To help reduce lead in your drinking water, you want to flush your pipes every so often. To find out more, speak with a business like Aspen Waterwise, Ltd.


7 December 2015

Cleaning Up the Property: Renting a Dumpster

Before I got a great deal on a house that needed some work, it never occurred to me that individuals could rent dumpsters. It did not take me long to find out that many sanitation services would rent units to homeowners. I was even able to hire a team that helped me get rid of the broken furniture and the old car that was rusting in the front yard. If you have never thought about renting a dumpster for things like cleaning out the attic, let's talk. After you know how easy the process happens to be, I'm betting you'll rent one for your next project.