Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink? Here Are the Facts. Updated: February 13th, 2024 Shopping for drinking water isn’t the same these days. Back then, we could pick a few gallons of regular bottled water off the shelf at the grocery store without hesitation or confusion. But thanks to new forms of water treatment, we […]

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Why Does My Drinking Water Taste Like Metal? When you turn on your faucet, you expect fresh, great-tasting water to come gushing out, as it usually does. But perhaps you’ve been noticing a metallic flavor in the water lately—like old pennies had been marinating in it overnight. The taste may have been so overwhelming that […]

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Stomach Hurts After Drinking Water? Here’s What It Could Mean Feeling thirsty, you filled a glass at the tap, gulped it down, and went about your day. Moments later, your stomach started gurgling like a dormant volcano, ready to blow. “Maybe it’s that burrito from last night,” you thought. As it turned out, the actual […]

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How Much Water Should Your Water Softener Brine Tank Have? Your water softener works around the clock to produce “soft” water for your home. Tucked away in your basement or garage, it removes minerals that could damage your pipes, fixtures, appliances, skin, and hair. But if your softening device hasn’t been performing up to scratch […]

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What is Hydrogen Water, and Should You Drink It? Hydrogen water. You’ve probably seen celebs and influencers raving about its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects on social media. But with so much “ballyhoo” around it, you might wonder if it’s yet another over hyped specialty water or if there’s any science behind those bold health […]

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Does Your Water Taste Sweet? Here are 8 Possible Causes Candy, soda, lemonade–we expect sweetness from treats like these. But the water flowing from our taps? Certainly not. Plain water should be tasteless. Yet, you might have noticed that your tap water has a slightly sweet flavor, which can be puzzling and even off-putting. There […]

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Fluoride in Drinking Water and Its Potential Effects Updated: January 12th, 2023 If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance that your tap water contains fluoride. Yup, the very same fluoride found in most kinds of toothpaste, mouthwash, and other dental products. The U.S. began adding fluoride to some public water supplies […]

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Chlorine in Drinking Water: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Updated January 9th, 2024 Chlorine is by far the most commonly used water disinfectant worldwide. Today, about 98% of U.S. municipalities use some chlorine-related process to treat their drinking water, thanks to the chemical’s wide-scale availability, low cost, ease of use, and proficiency at […]

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Itchy After Your Shower? A Water Softener Could Be Your Saving Grace! Updated January 9th, 2024 There’s nothing like a steamy shower after a long day at work or an intense workout. As the warm water cascades over your body, it’s as if the day’s stresses suddenly disappear, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. But […]

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7 Plumbing Issues That Can Affect Your Water Quality Most of us never think about the pipes shuttling water into our homes—out of sight, out of mind. We assume that if the water tastes and looks fine, it must be safe, not recognizing the contamination hazards from potentially faulty pipes behind our walls and beneath […]

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