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Reading, PA

800-525-6464

Gilbertsville, PA

Mon-Fri: 8AM-5PM

Online store always open

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Dangers of Chlorine in Your Drinking Water

Water is the life force we depend on to stay active, healthy, and alive. Consuming clean water makes your heart, brain, and muscles function better. Staying hydrated increases your energy levels, flushes out toxins from your body, aids digestion, and improves your complexion. 

By drinking water that is safe for consumption, you’re able to protect your body and lower your chances of getting sick. Isn’t it interesting that  71% of Americans drink water straight from the tap? Most of us have drank tap water at some point in our lives. Have you checked if your tap water is safe? Chlorine is often found in tap water, and at certain levels it can be unsafe to consume.

How to Find Out if There’s Chlorine in Your Tap Water

Does your tap water smell like water from a swimming pool? Then, your drinking water has chlorine. Swimming pools add chlorine to pool water for its disinfecting properties. In high-traffic areas like public pools, adding chlorine is necessary to prevent an outbreak of water-borne diseases. But not many like their drinking water smelling like a public swimming pool. 

How is Chlorine Bad for You?

Have you wondered how many of us are drinking water that does more harm than good? Most probably, a lot of us. 

Most municipal water treatment plants add chlorine to the water before sending it to your home. They do this to disinfect the water and remove microorganisms that can be responsible for spreading water-borne diseases. Highly chlorinated water is not always safe for consumption. 

The presence of chlorine in water doesn’t necessarily mean that the water is entirely free of disease-causing microorganisms. Some microbes become resistant to chlorine over time and remain harmful. Don’t worry, our UV Disinfection Units can remove the remaining microbes! 

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Dangers of Chlorine in Water

Why is removing chlorine from drinking water paramount? Excess chlorine levels in your drinking water can affect your health in many ways. Some of them are:

  • Asthma Symptoms
    • Some swimmers with no previous breathing troubles had developed exercise-induced asthma, even when they swim in pools with safe chlorine levels. When there are high levels of chlorine in your shower water, you can absorb chlorine through your skin and breathe the chlorinated steam. If you already suffer from respiratory problems, chlorine in shower water or bath water can aggravate the symptoms.


  • Gut Issues

    • Chlorine doesn’t only kill the harmful bacteria in your drinking water but also the good bacteria in your gut. These good gut bacteria are crucial to maintaining a healthy metabolism and a robust immune system. And poor gut health can cause bloating, diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain, and constipation.


  • Indirect Dehydration

    • The off-putting smell of chlorine in drinking water could make you and your family want to consume less water. Consuming less water can lead to dehydration and several other health issues.

 

How can you reduce harmful chlorine levels in your drinking water? That’s where our expertise comes in. 

How We Remove Chlorine From Drinking Water

Suburban Water Technology uses a highly effective technique called Reverse Osmosis (RO) to remove harmful chlorine levels from your drinking water. Reverse osmosis is a water purification method that can remove chlorine and other harmful contaminants in your drinking water. You can enjoy clean, odorless drinking water with a pleasant taste when you install our reverse osmosis system in your home.

Our reverse osmosis systems are compact enough to fit under your sink. Between our compact RO system and trained professionals, installation and maintenance are a breeze.

 

a residential under the sink reverse osmosis unit

How Does an RO System Work?

An RO plant contains: 

  • a pre-filtration unit
  • a semipermeable membrane
  • a post-filtration unit

 

The pre-filtration unit contains a sediment filter (to filter out large particles in water) and activated carbon to absorb contaminants like chlorine. 

When the water, now free of contaminants and large particles, passes through the semipermeable reverse osmosis membrane, pressure is applied to it. Microscopic dissolved particles get left behind the membrane as only the tiny pure water molecules pass through the RO membrane. 

This purified water that successfully passed through the pre-filtration tank and the RO membrane is again polished in a post-filtration unit. This post-filtration uses activated carbon again to remove any leftover odor or unpleasant taste. 

Once complete, you can enjoy chlorine-free drinking water straight from your tap. Visit our previous blog to learn more about the benefits of reverse osmosis, and how you can maintain your unit. 

 

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Why You Should Contact Suburban Water Technology to Enjoy Chlorine-Free Drinking Water

Our water filtration systems remove not only chlorine but also chloramine and other harmful contaminants such as:

  • Fluoride 
  • Chlorine 
  • Lead 
  • Pesticides 
  • Manganese 
  • Mercury 
  • Arsenic 

 

Our certified water treatment specialists have experience treating a large variety of quality issues. They will come to your property to test your water and provide their expert advice on what kind of water treatment will best suit your needs and budget.

Thanks to our experienced professionals, we can even create custom treatment appliances tailor-made for you and your home!

Suburban Water Technology believes in providing our valued clients with the best water treatment service, quality equipment, and expert advice. Fill in your name and contact details in our short form or call our toll-free number (800)-525-6464 to enjoy clean and safe water with every sip.

 

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