We have provided the following tips for your education. We add information to this page often so please check back from time to time to take advantage of the great tips provided by our water professionals.
Drink Filtered Water Save Money and the environment
Over 38 billion plastic water bottles end up in landfills every year. By switching to filtered water from a pro Water Whole House filtration system and a reusable bottle, each person can help save the planet from up to 3,200 plastic water bottles a year. Pro Water Systems are a healthy choice because they are certified to reduce more contaminants from tap water than any other brand on the market. In addition, drinking filtered tap water is about one-tenth the cost of supplying your family with bottled water for an entire year, which could save at least $600 per person annually.
Inexpensive and Natural Dishwasher Rinse
If you don’t want to use expensive and environmentally harmful chemicals to get hard water spots of dishes from the washer use white distilled vinegar. This is a very common practice and is effective for moderately hard water and spots. Pour 1/4 of a cup white distilled vinegar into the dishwasher when it’s about 3/4 of the way through its process and you will have spot free dishes.
Reverse Osmosis Filter Changes
The carbon and sediment reverse osmosis under sink filters should be changed every three years if your water is not incredibly hard so it does vary. A Pro water Solutions Technician can do a simple TDS or (total dissolved solids test) to determine if you need filter changes. The membrane part of the R.O. system should be changed every five years. The membrane is the most expensive. Some R.O. systems are proprietary so you can’t buy them at you local home supply store however Pro Water Solutions installs R.O. systems that are the most effective and can be changed by the home owner if preferred. Remember to always label the outside of the cartridges so you know when your last filter change was and when the new ones are due.
Take The Chlorine Out of tap water without a filter
If you pour water into a shallow container and it sit in your refrigerator for 24 hr’s the chlorine will naturally dissipate and be removed. This is a cumbersome process but if you want chlorine free water without paying for it it’s great. Please keep in mind chorine is the only harmful disinfectant that will evaporate.
Your Own Filter In A Emergency
If you are stuck in the woods or an emergency situation and are without a filter on hand, you may be able to build one yourself. Use a large, empty can with five to 10 holes punched in the bottom, or a large plastic bottle with the end cut off evenly. Fill the container to the top with layers of sand and gravel, alternating fine and coarse layers. If using a bottle, “plug” the opening with pebbles, grass or cotton. Pour water through the top of the filter, putting a container below to catch it. You may want to run it through again if it is not clean. If you have any charcoal from your fire, it can help remove harmful bacteria. Crush it to gravel size and add it as a middle layer.