Tips from Pro Water Solutions
Helpful Advice from Water Treatment Experts in Los Angeles
We all need water in our daily lives – for drinking, cleaning, cooking, bathing, and completing several other activities. The more you know about safe water and water treatment systems, the better off you and your family will be.
Pro Water Solutions wants to help our neighbors educate themselves on the benefits of water treatment and filtration. Below, we have compiled a few helpful water treatment tips that may come in handy.
Drink Filtered Water to Save Money & the Environment
Over 38 billion plastic water bottles end up in landfills every year. By switching to reusable bottles and filtered water from a filtration system, each person can help save the planet from up to 3,200 plastic water bottles a year.
We recommend Pro Water Systems, which 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 1/10 the cost of supplying your family with bottled water for an entire year — which could save at least $600 per person annually.
Use Inexpensive & Natural Dishwasher Rinse
If you don’t want to use expensive and environmentally harmful chemicals to get hard water spots off dishes from the dishwasher, 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.
Change Your Reverse Osmosis Filter
The carbon and sediment reverse osmosis under-sink filters should be changed every year even if your water is not incredibly hard. A Pro Water Solutions technician can do a simple TDS (total dissolved solids) test to determine if you need your filter changed.
The membrane part of the RO system should be changed annually in a four-person household. The membrane is the most important part. Some RO systems are proprietary so you can’t buy the filters at your local home supply store. However, Pro Water Solutions installs RO systems that are the most effective and can be changed by the homeowner if preferred. The filters can also be purchased online from many sources. 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. If you would like our team to perform your filter change, we are happy to do so on your behalf.
Take the Chlorine & Chloramine Out of Tap Water without a Filter
If you pour water into a shallow container and let it sit in your refrigerator for 24 hours, 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.
Build Your Own Filter in an Emergency
If you are stuck in the woods or an emergency situation and don’t have 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.
Looking for more helpful tips and tricks? Reach out to Pro Water Solutions at (888) 904-4453 today!