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WQA & NSF Certified Water Filters

NSF and WQA Certified Water Filters for 2021

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Considering NSF 53 certified water filter?In this post, we explain the various NSF and WQA criteria used to certify modern water filtration systems and recommend a few top-rated water filter and water ionizer systems that have these accreditation. Water filter manufacturers are similar to any other business. They need to sell their products and they’re prone […]

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water filtration for iron

Best Whole House Iron Water Filters for 2021 – How To Remove Iron From Well Water

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Looking for a filter that can reduce iron in your well water? You’ve come to the right place.What’s in this Buying Guide Contents of This Guide What’s in this Buying GuideHealth Effects of Iron in WaterHow to Decide if You Need an Iron FilterTypes of Iron in Water The Best Ways to Remove Iron from WaterWhat About […]

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Remove Chlorine from Water

How to Dechlorinate (Remove Chlorine) from Water: Best Chlorine Filter Reviews

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Chlorine is one of the easiest water contaminants to remove. You have plenty of options ranging from faucet water filters to whole house filtration systems.What Is the Danger of Chlorine in My Tap Water? The main problem of chlorine in water is the taste and smell. Most utilities use chlorine to disinfect municipal water. Many utilities are […]

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Remove Arsenic from drinking water

How to Remove Arsenic from Drinking Water: Best Arsenic Filter Reviews

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Along with impurities like lead and pesticides, arsenic is one of the most dangerous water contaminants. For Arsenic contamination, the EPA has set the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG, a non-enforceable standard), at zero and the Maximum Contaminant Level (an enforceable standard) at 10 parts per billion (ppb). What’s in This Buying Guide Contents of This […]

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fluoride removal water filters

Best Fluoride Water Filters for 2021 – How To Remove Fluoride From Water

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Looking for a filter that can remove fluoride from your water?You’ve come to the right place.Health Effects of Fluoride in Water Water fluoridation is a contentious issue with some people claiming it poses more risks than benefits. Most experts, including the CDC and the American Dental Association, recommend it to prevent tooth cavities, especially in […]

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BEST LEAD WATER FILTERS FOR 2021: BRITA, PUR & RO WATER FILTER REVIEWS

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Lead is one of the most dangerous water contaminants. There is no known safe level of lead. That’s why the EPA has set the maximum contaminant level goal at zero. Health Effects of Lead in WaterEven low exposure to lead can cause development problems in fetuses, infants and children, leading to learning impairments, damage to the […]

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Remove Chloramine from tap water

How To Remove Chloramine From Tap Water: Best Filter Reviews

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

What is Chloramine?Most public water systems in the United States use chlorine for disinfection. It’s effective, largely safe, and it’s cheap. But more and more utilities have been switching to chloramine, a disinfectant that has been in use since the 1930s. This switch is because of two main reasons: Chloramine lasts longer than chlorine. It can keep […]

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water filtration and ionizer

Water Filters and Ionizers – What You Need To Know

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Water Filters and Ionizers BasicsWhat’s the healthiest water to drink? We have examined the various form of water: filtered water, bottled water, ionized water, distilled, reverse osmosis, soda, and many tap waters. Finally, we have concluded that the safest and healthy water to drink is alkaline ionized anti-oxidant. We have built this page to help the users […]

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solutions for water pollution

Causes and Effects of Water Pollution and Its Prevention

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Water Pollution DefinitionTo determine what kind of water pollution might be impacting you, you will need to understand what water contamination is in the first place. Water pollution takes place when large bodies of water such as rive rs, lakes, groundwater, and oceans, are polluted with bacteria or toxic substances. This occurs when contaminants are thrown into the […]

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contaminated water

Reasons For Contaminated Drinking Water in America

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Water is not just for satisfying someone’s thirst or helping them stay clean. It’s also needed to keep the world from turning into a desert. The majority of the water on the Earth isn’t fit for drinking. This is particularly true for drinking water sources within America that becomes the reason for contaminated drinking water […]

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best reverse osmosis system

The Components of a Reverse Osmosis System

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Reverse Osmosis filters include many parts with names that are confusing and misunderstood.  In this post, we have a look at a home RO system and clarify some of the terminologies before describing the role of each part. The standard RO systems comprise five stages, but systems can be found with less or more steps of filtration.  An […]

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water softener

5 Common Water Softener Issues & How To Correct Them

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Water softeners are a necessary appliance in any home with hard water. But they are also complex systems that can fail to do their job properly unless properly maintained and sized correctly for the job. Although local water softener service companies offer technical support for this eventuality, getting your softener system repaired is costly, and several problems […]

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water softener-septic system

Should I Use a Water Softener When I Have a Septic System?

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

When you are considering a septic system, you may be confused whether it is good to use a water softener or not. Hard water is an issue, but one, that is easily treated using a water softening system.The Hard Water ProblemAs water flows through layers of rock underground, it accumulates loose particles of minerals from its […]

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Safe Drinking Water Standards

Water Softening & Filtering: Acronyms and Abbreviations

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

When people first start looking for a guide that can help them to find a suitable water softener or a faucet water filter for their home, they often get confused with the many water softener abbreviations and terms used to describe the features and functioning of filters or softeners. To help you overcome the jargon, we […]

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Water Softener

Water Softener Myths and Facts – 8 Things People Get Wrong

Ed is a water specialist in Tampa, FL. He built CleanerSofterWater.com to help his friends and family learn about DIY solutions to common water quality issues in the home.
Ed Carmichael

Hard water is a fact of life. And the more we understand to accept this fact, the easier it is to find the solution for it. We know about hard water and the harm it can bring to our plumbing and appliances. And it is annoying to see scale buildup destroy service life of water heaters. Yes, […]

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