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Remove Arsenic from drinking water

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

Along with impurities like lead and pesticides, arsenic is one of the most dangerous water contaminants. 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 ppb or parts per billion. Inorganic arsenic, the type commonly found in water, is a […]

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How to Remove Lead From Water: Brita, PUR & RO Water Filter Reviews

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.  Even low exposure to lead can cause development problems in fetuses, infants and children, leading to learning impairments, damage to the central nervous system, and hearing […]

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water filtration for iron

How to Remove Iron from Well Water: Whole House Water Filters That Work Great

Looking for a filter that can reduce iron in your well water? You’ve come to the right place.  Iron in water is not particularly harmful to your health. The EPA considers it a secondary contaminant, meaning it doesn’t have a direct impact on health.  Iron mostly affects water aesthetics: that is, the taste, smell, and appearance of […]

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Remove Chlorine from Water

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

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. The main problem of chlorine in water is the taste and smell. Most utilities use chlorine to disinfect municipal water. But the smell and taste it leaves behind are unpleasant for most […]

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fluoride removal water filters

How to Remove Flouride From Water: Best F- Filter Reviews

Looking for a filter that can remove fluoride from your water?You’ve come to the right place.  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 children.  But too much fluoride in […]

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water filtration and ionizer

Water Filters and Ionizers – What You Need To Know

Ed Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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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Water Softener

How to Tell if You Need a Water Softener

Ed Carmichael

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

Possibilities are if you are living in an area with hard water, you are familiar with the problems of living in an area with hard water. You may have received calls from water softener sales people, but you have no idea what you should do. This article will answer the following next-step questions: Do you have hard […]

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Hard water Vs Soft water

Soft Water vs Hard Water – What’s the Difference Between the Two?

Ed Carmichael

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

This post explains the REAL differences between hard vs. soft water.Hard WaterHard water is water that has not undergone any chemical treatment.  It is the most natural water you can drink – it’s the nearest thing to rain. Before you get it through your tap, however, the water seeps through the ground where rocks filter it […]

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