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The Multiple Health Risks of Chloramine to Municipal Water Consumers

City Supreme water filtration
City Supreme water filtration

What do concerned citizens in the San Francisco Bay Area and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich have in common? They’re both extremely alarmed about the widespread and unregulated use of chloramine in municipal water supplies throughout the United States. Years ago, cities started adding chlorine to their municipal water supplies in order to kill bacteria and other contaminants. However, as these contaminants mutated and became stronger, cities weren’t allowed to increase the levels of chlorine in water, so they started using chloramine instead—without fully taking into account the many … continue reading

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Homeowners & Indoor Air Quality – What Are the Threats?

How Mesothelioma affects our lungs
How Mesothelioma affects our lungs

With homeowners spending over 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality becomes of the utmost importance because homes are now more secure and sealed than ever. Many air pollutants live in our homes and unfortunately, we cannot smell or detect certain pollutants that come from household causes and can be detrimental to our health. Some of these include mold, asbestos, formaldehyde, dust, radon, viruses and bacteria. Let’s take a look at how some of these can affect you or your family’s health. … continue reading

What Smart Homeowners Need to Know About Basement Dehumidifiers

Mold and mildew
Mold and mildew

For years, basement dehumidifiers have been touted as the best way to combat moisture-related issues in crawlspaces and basements. However, many homeowners who invest in dehumidifiers for their homes are disappointed with the results. So why do dehumidifiers fail to deliver the expected results, and what is a better alternative? Causes and consequences of moisture problems In order to choose the best solution for musty basement issues, you first need to gain a solid understanding of what causes them, as well as how they impact your home and health. There are several factors that can … continue reading

Protect Your Family and Your Home From Hard Water & Limescale Buildup

Costly corrosion, replacement of parts, valves, and controls due to hard water
Costly corrosion, replacement of parts, valves, and controls due to hard water

If you’re like most Americans, your home is the biggest and most important investment you’ll make in your life. It’s where you spend quality time with your partner, raise your children, entertain your friends, and make memories that last a lifetime. That’s why it’s no surprise you invest considerable time and money to ensure your home provides a safe, healthy living environment for you and your family. The dangers of hard water Unfortunately, there’s one often-overlooked factor that can compromise both your family’s health and the condition of your home: hard water. Hard water is water … continue reading

Using a UV Air Purifier to Improve Poor Indoor Air Quality And Why It Matters

Poor Indoor Air Quality; Why it Matters and How to Improve IAQ Have you ever wondered what exactly is meant by poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? Many people find that as long as they aren’t plagued by foul smells, stuffy air, or obvious mold and mildew issues, then “poor air quality” is not really a pressing concern. However, poor indoor air quality can be a major contributor to or even the primary cause of a wide range of health problems. If you experience headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, nasal congestion or respiratory problems, then your indoor air quality could be worse than you assume. Even … continue reading

Dehumidifiers Won’t Prevent Basement Moisture Problems. Ventilation Removes Damp Air and Contaminants

Moisture problems in basements are a widespread issue. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60% of home basements in the U.S. have moisture related issues. Problems resulting from a wet basement are numerous, and while many are obvious (bad smells, unsightly staining, problems with mold or mildew), some of the biggest issues are harder to recognize. Even more difficult is deciding how to resolve issues with basement moisture. While many turn to basement dehumidifiers, there is a better option for removing existing moisture and preventing future moisture problems. Basement … continue reading

Alert: Unsafe Lead Levels In NJ Hospital Water

In February 2017, Englewood Hospital in NJ sent out a letter to all patients who had spent time in the hospital during the past one and a half years (from 9/3/15-1/12/17), to offer patients free blood lead level testing to determine whether they had been effected by the excessive lead levels in the hospital’s tap water. The letter stated that lead levels in the tap water at the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level of 15 parts per billion. In fact, 10 different areas in the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level, and two areas exceeded 100 ppb. The water at the physical therapy gym … continue reading

Uh-oh! Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs. Here’s What to Do

When you live in a world full of flavored beverages and scented bath oils, you probably never worry about the smell of your water, at least not until the day the scent of rotten eggs begins to waft from your drains and faucets. Drinking the water becomes nearly impossible, and bathing in it is unpleasant. That pungent sulfuric odor may not stem from Hades, but it can signal that you're in a truly hellish situation. If your water is an issue, you don't need to despair. Hydrogen sulfide is a common problem for homeowners, but it's one that a reputable water filtration company can take care of … continue reading

6 Tips to Keep Your Home Cozy for the Holidays

The holidays are a crazy time of year, but also one of the most joyous. While during other seasons the home is a place of everyday chaos, around the holidays, it's where good friends and family gather to be social and share a meal. Try to make your home festive and welcoming during the season using scents and special decor. To increase the cozy factor, follow some easy tips for staying safe, keeping your seasonal greenery fresh and your house free of unsightly dust and dirt. 1. Add Small Touches to Decor for a Holiday Feel There are some decorations that have "holidays" written all over … continue reading

Our 5 Secrets for Ensuring Your Home’s Air is Safe

Safe Home Air Quality
Safe Home Air Quality

Since you spend lots of time at home, if your home's air quality is poor, then the health of you and your loved ones will suffer. You may notice symptoms such as worsened asthma or headaches. Especially if mold is growing in your house, poor air quality can have even more serious effects. … continue reading