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Change Your Water. Change Your Life.

Water filtration is a relatively new avenue for many plumbers. Concerns over water quality have surged substantially in recent years as more and more developments come from the CDC and EPA. However, water quality has been a known issue for years – based on taste alone!

Have you ever sat down to take a big drink of water after working out in the yard (or eating an entire bag of chips – no judgment) and the water just did not taste right? The idea of a nice cold glass of water goes from refreshing to “Why and how do people even drink this stuff??”

Water quality is an issue for many in the United States, despite having some of the safest public water supplies in the world due to EPA regulations. However, water conditions remain an issue in many areas. Whether due to a manmade error or naturally occurring elements, water can make it to your faucet filled with additional minerals and contaminants. Organically occurring arsenic or radon can wind up in your drinking water. There could be a malfunction at the water treatment facility and too much chlorine could be added to the water supply. Water could be perfectly treated when it leaves the water treatment plant yet could travel through pipes that have not been properly maintained which could lead to metals seeping into your drinking water. There are a myriad of problems that can occur despite stringent standards.

According to the CDC, there are many states where substantial portions of the population are regularly exposed to water with chemicals or elements that exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) established by the Safe Water Drinking Act. This Act was established in 1974 to determine safe levels to ingest of over eighty contaminants that can be found in our drinking water, including chemicals, metals, microorganisms, and radiation. The allowable levels have changed significantly throughout the life of the Act, based on new research. This is an ever-evolving science as we learn more about the possible harmful side effects of ingestion or exposure to these elements.

Harmful Contaminants To Health And Home

Arsenic, nitrates, and disinfection bi-products are the most common contaminants found in public water supplies – some of which are natural and some of which are synthetic. Arsenic, for example, occurs naturally in some areas due to the specific type of soil and rocks. However, elevated levels of arsenic are also found in the ground in areas with a heavy agricultural presence, which will work its way into the water supply. According to the CDC, repeated exposure to higher amounts of arsenic can lead to a slew of health problems, including an abnormal heartbeat, damage to blood vessels, and a drop in the production of red and white blood cells – which increases the risk of developing certain cancers according to the National Research Council. The acceptable level of arsenic in drinking water was not dropped until 2006! Even with these newer standards in place, a study conducted by the EPA in 2009 revealed that public water systems in 44 out of 50 states tested had arsenic levels higher than the MCL. California was the worst offender, subjecting over 13 million residents to unsafe levels of arsenic.

To properly treat water and make it safe for public consumption, the most widely used chemical to disinfect drinking water is chlorine. We have almost all gotten a taste of this from the faucet when they are flushing the water supply. This chlorine can bond with other elements found in the water supply and create by-products such as chloroform which would end up streaming from your faucets!

So Many Options – Where To Begin?

Because of these contaminants, there are a plethora of water filtration options on the market. These products range from basic off-the-shelf water pitchers to whole-home solutions.

Of course, your drinking water is a good starting place to begin removing these hazards – but many of these filters are basic and not able to thoroughly clean your water of all the occurring elements. This simple solution will also not aid with any other water in your house. Thus, the water coming out of your shower, the water you wash your hands with, etc., are all still subjecting your customers to this poor-quality water. Water can affect health even when it is not ingested, which is important to remember.

In addition to health issues, these elements can have a major impact on everything from your water heater to your pipes and appliances.

Protect Your Home. Protect Your Health.

To achieve protection from scaling and health issues, a whole home solution would be the ideal place to start. Enter HALO Water Systems.

HALO Water Systems were designed by a plumber after initially seeing issues with water scale and the negative impact it had. This led to a deeper understanding of these elements and the effects that they can have on both people as well as fixtures and appliances. It is way more of an issue than just a bad taste in the water.

HALO offers a range of products for unique needs and budgets, all of which will improve the lives of both your customers and fixtures. For complete home coverage, like the HALO 5 to an inline conditioning insert like the ION-9 that attaches to either a tanked or tankless water heater to an under sink 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis with pH balancer at the tap, the RO5  – HALO has so many options that you can present to your customers as a way to both better their health and extend the life of their fixtures.

 

HALO provides both free support and certification for their line of products, which are available to contractors only. These systems are not available at any box store or online storefront and are only available through certified partners. This ensures the quality of the product and result.

Improved water quality? Check. Safer for the family? Check. Extend the life of your appliances? Check. Waterboy approved? Also, check. This is some high-quality H20!

Written by Catherine Lauer – Marketing Communications Specialist, Supply Smart

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