Tenacity is required to get answers about the safety of your home’s tap water.
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Many of us read about the high levels of lead found in the water in Flint, MI. But what about the water where you live? Do you know how much lead your family is exposed to? How do you find out?
If you ask your water company, they will tell you the level of lead that is in the water from the treatment plant. but the water still has along way to travel before it gets to your sink. Think of all the old pipes the water needs to travel through. maybe you don’t want to think about it because that’s where the lead problem often begins.
Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech environmental engineering professor whose independent testing in Flint revealed significant lead contamination and who several years ago investigated lead contamination in the District of Columbia’s water system was quoted in a USA Today article stating, “You can test your house six times and it doesn’t mean you’re safe,” Even if all of those tests — and more — show no or low levels of contamination in the water, if the house has any lead plumbing, particles of lead can break off at any time.”
Now what? Take matters in your own hand. Don’t rely on the government to keep the lead out. Install a water filter.
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In the wake of the Flint crisis, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis.
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Did you know that in 2013 the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the US drinking water system a grade of D? Much of the water infrastructure in the developed world was built 70 to 100 years ago. It’s time to rebuild and replace much of the pipes and treatment plants. However, this comes with huge estimated costs. Projected costs are exceeding $1 trillion over the next 25 years. Read more about these issues and solutions being offered.
It’s a good idea to take matters in your own hands when possible. consider installing a whole house water filter from WAVE Home Solutions.Read More
Summer is just around the corner, and that means long days of hot sun beating down on your home will be here before you know it. Instead of waiting, it’s important to properly prepare your home now, before summer hits. To keep things manageable, it’s best to break up your summer preparations into a few…Read More
If you’re a fan of our blog, you’ve already learned a variety of ways to clean and purify the water in your home using WAVE water purifiers. But even once you’ve ensured that your family is able to enjoy only the freshest and safest water, you’ll still need to deal with a big issue that…Read More
The ritual of spring cleaning has been going on for centuries. Although most of us no longer have to throw open the windows to get rid of the buildup of grime from whale and kerosene oils used during the winter months, there are many other good reasons to clean your home when spring rolls around. While…Read More
Homes that lack an air ventilation system often contain trapped moisture and other pollutants in the air, resulting in an unsafe living environment. This is especially true when you are working on a home improvement project, such as painting. Awhole-house ventilation system allows fresh, clean air to flow in and out of all rooms, while…Read More
Sure, you might be chomping at the bit for the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring, but is your home ready for the change of seasons? The following seven tips will help you get both the inside and outside of your home ready for springtime weather. 1. Change Your Outdoor Bulbs After feeling cooped-up…Read More
Poor indoor air quality can contribute to many health problems. If you frequently experience headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, nasal congestion or respiratory problems, then your indoor air quality could be worse than you think. Improving your indoor air quality not only makes your home a more pleasant place to be, but could also help to…Read More
Although homes are typically dry in winter, indoor humidity can rise rapidly after a winter storm. This humidity is most likely to affect basements and crawlspaces, which trap humid air and become damp. Even after the snow has melted, moisture can remain in basements and crawlspaces, providing a breeding ground for bugs, mold and mildew.…Read More
Chloramines are a group of chemical compounds formed when chlorine reacts with ammonia, producing one of three main products (monochloramine, dichloramine and trichloramine) that can convert back and forth between the different forms. Although no widespread testing has ever been conducted on its health effects, many municipalities have switched to chloramine as a water disinfectant…Read More
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