If you think that your water smells and tastes like chlorine, you might be right. Chlorine is a disinfectant used to treat city water and keep it safe from bacteria as it travels to your home. The city is required to remove any harmful contaminants and keep it that way as part of their service to you, but no one wants to drink water that smells like a swimming pool.
While chlorine is very important to protect your water from contamination, it is no longer needed when you are using it in your home and it can cause some troubles inside your home.
What Are The Negative Effects Of Chlorine?
- It will strip the natural oils that your body needs, which dries out and irritates your skin and hair.
- Chlorinated water accelerates the aging process, similar to too much exposure to the sun.
- The foul taste ruins drinking water and foods that require boiling.
- The harsh smell makes showers and baths uncomfortable to breathe in.
How Do I Fix It?
Luckily chlorine is fairly easy to remove. If chlorine is your only complaint, an Ion Pro whole home filter will carbon media will do the trick. The carbon will absorb the chemicals to relieve you of the irritation.
About 90% of the United States has hard water issues and hardness minerals are one of the few things municipalities will not remove from your water. Minerals like calcium pose no health risks, so the city is not required to remove them. These minerals can cause a lot of other issues throughout your home.
So if you are dealing with chlorinated city water that also has high hardness levels, a split-tank softener is for you! This unique design includes a dual-chamber tank loaded with carbon media on top to filter the chlorine and softening resin in the bottom to reduce hardness. This revolutionary set up is available on our CareSoft Elite and CareSoft Pro models.
Our authorized WaterCare dealers are experts in the world of city water and can help keep the annoying chlorine and hardness out of your house. Contact us today!