Monthly Archives: July 2009

Why We Should All Drink More Tap Water

1)    Tap water is treated to kill bacteria so it really is safe to drink
2)    Drinking tap water is much cheaper than buying expensive bottled water
3)    75% of survey participants in New York City actually preferred the taste of tap water
4)    City water systems are required to report to consumers what is in their water
5)    If you don’t like the taste of tap water try using a water filter to add that extra step of purification and remove the chlorine taste and any odors.

Tips to help you get the most out of your drinking water:

Use the money you would have used to buy bottled water to purchase a water filtration system and a few reusable containers. Read More

Troubleshooting Common Refrigerator Problems

Before you call a repairman to come out and take a look at your refrigerator you might try these quick fixes for many common problems.

How to Troubleshoot Common Refrigerator Problems

Maintaining your appliances is important and may seem like a bit of a hassle, but your refrigerator is one appliance you can't afford to neglect. If your refrigerator comes with a built in water and/or ice dispenser it needs to have the filter cartridge replaced about every 6 months. For more information on water filter replacement cartridges please use our online guide to locate the correct part, we've got the right filter for your fridge! Read More

What’s in your water?

No matter where you get your drinking water from the odds
are that at some point it contained some contaminants. Some of these contaminants, such
as radon and arsenic, occur naturally while others, such as microorganisms and pesticides, are introduced into the
water supply from outside contact with people and animals. At low levels most contaminants are not harmful
to people, but that does not mean we should have to drink them.

The easiest way to be sure that your drinking water contains
as few contaminants as possible is to filter your water.

Your home may have a refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser that has a built in refrigerator filter, or you might be using another filtration system such as an
under sink or whole house filter. Read More

Could tap water actually be safer than bottled water?

A Congressional investigation found that the FDA’s
regulations for bottled water are significantly lower and have less oversight
than the EPA’s requirements for the water that comes from the faucet in your
home.

So what does that mean for me?  

Bottled water is often thought to be cleaner and better for
your health than ordinary tap water, but current legislation does not require
companies that produce bottled water to provide any proof that their water is
coming from a cleaner source, such as a natural spring or filtration plant. Further,
there is a potential health risk to consumers drinking bottled water if DEHP, a
chemical used in the plastic, leaches into the water. Read More