5 Problems With Installing a UV Under Your Sink

October 16, 2017

First of all, why do you want an ultraviolet light on your reverse osmosis system?  Likely you will say that you want UV so that you can make sure your water is pure and free of bacteria.  A reverse osmosis system filters down to below .001 microns, but the smallest bacteria is larger than .01 microns, so theoretically, a RO system should not allow any bacteria to pass through.  However,…

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SCIENTISTS SAY DON’T BE DUPED BY ALKALINE WATER

August 30, 2017

I still get lots of questions about Alkaline Water and Water Ionizers in particular.  I was getting ready to write a blog about that issue when the question popped into my head:  “How can I write anything better than what Robert Slovak did on this subject?  The answer is that I cannot, so I am going to publish a blog he did back in 2012.  Essentially, the ionizer industry is…

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How We Can Make the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Better

August 27, 2017

Southwest Texas is getting pounded by Hurricane Harvey in what could be the worst hurricane that has hit the US in a long, long time.  It is predicted that Harvey will cause more than $40 Billion Dollars in damages.  Hundreds of thousands of people are without power and services and if they have water, it may be contaminated. Many families will be decimated and the President has declared a Southwest…

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Fluoride: Panacea or Poison?

August 8, 2017

The American Dental Association (ADA) says this on their website: More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride’s cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of…

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How to Prevent Scale in Tankless Water Heaters

August 3, 2017

Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity all over the country for a variety reasons, but the Top Two Reasons undoubtedly are (1) saving money on energy; and (2) never running out of hot water.  To me, unlimited hot water is the biggest deal.  If you have several persons in your family, especially teenagers who may take long showers, then you know that the last man (or woman) often gets a…

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Does Reverse Osmosis Strip Out Minerals?

July 30, 2017

QUESTION: We are customers of an RO System from US Water.  Speaking with a long time plumber familiar with these systems he stated ours is a very good unit but RO would strip the water of important minerals?  Is this true or false? Our unit is: http://www.uswatersystems.com/5-stage-usa-made-arsenic-reverse-osmosis-filter-pack-fp5a-usa.html If above is true, what is your recommendation for adding this stripped minerals back into the water prior to reaching the drinking faucet?…

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Water Deionization 101

July 25, 2017

Years ago, high purity water was used only in limited applications. Today, deionized (or “DI”) high purity water has become an essential ingredient in hundreds of applications. Just a few include the following: Medical offices Laboratories Pharmaceutical companies Cosmetics companies Large aquariums,fish tanks,and reefkeeping facilities Electronics manufacturing plants Food processing plants Plating and anodizing And even the final rinse at the local car wash! DI or deionized water is simply…

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Removing GenX and 1,4 – Dioxane From Water

July 24, 2017

Chemical contamination or water pollution is something nearly every individual is aware of unless they have been living under a rock. Two chemical contaminants that have been in the news recently have been discovered in an area of Southeastern North Carolina around Cape Fear, Wilmington and surrounding areas.  These are what we call  “emerging contaminants” because they are currently unregulated as scientists are trying to gather more definitive evidence about their…

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Removing Tannin With the Pulsar Disrupter Filter

July 23, 2017

A few months ago, I talked with a customer who wanted to buy a “tannin water softener.”  Well, it’s really not a water softener – it looks like a water softener, but instead of Cation Exchange Resin like a water softener uses, it utilizes Anion Exchange Resin that is designed to trap tannin.  In case you don’t know, tannin is what give tea its’ color.  Tannin exists in small pockets…

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