Iron bacteria may be forming deposits in your well—did you know this slimy rust-colored buildup is made up of not just living bacteria but also dead bacteria and their secretions, sheathes, stalks, and other waste? Gross! These bacteria make your water smell and taste musty and swampy, and stain your fixtures and clothes brown or yellow. The slime deposits also corrode plumbing equipment and clog screens and pipes, wasting your hard-earned money. Don’t let this happen to you: have Angel Water test your drinking water, and get rid of that bacteria with a chlorine injection system!
How does a reverse osmosis (RO) system work? First you need to understand diffusion and osmosis. Diffusion is the quality water has where it always tries to spread out evenly in all directions. Osmosis is when it’s kept from being able to do that by solutes, such as minerals or other dissolved materials, whose charges pull water together on the more concentrated side of a semipermeable membrane. Reverse osmosis, then, is forcing the water back through the membrane, leaving behind solutes that include contaminants like lead, mercury, volatile organic compounds, and more. You don’t want to be drinking those—which is what makes an RO system so valuable for purifying your water.
If you buy bottled water, then you’re paying too much for your drinking water. The average American family spends $615 per year on bottled water at the store, and getting bottled water delivered only reduces this to about $250 per year. Water delivery for a workplace can be more than twice that amount. In contrast, when you have a certified drinking water system from Angel Water, an annual service visit for routine maintenance only costs $139. That’s hundreds of dollars saved over the years—so not only will your water be cleaner, but Angel Water will save you money in the long run, too.
In this interview, Andrew tells us all about many of the most common contaminants found in drinking water in the Chicago area and the nation at large. He also discusses one solution for keeping your drinking water safe—reverse osmosis systems. Andrew gives us a rundown of how they work, how much they cost, and what to look for when choosing one. Don’t miss this interview with Mr. Angel Water himself!
It’s easy to take your appliances for granted and forget they’re even there, let alone that they need maintenance. This especially applies for drinking water systems that are hidden in your basement or under your sink. However, “out of sight, out of mind” is a dangerous path. If you neglect to perform maintenance now, you’ll be paying big money on repairs once the system finally fails. Think of it like a car: oil changes are cheaper than engine repairs. So, before you let your system reach that breaking point, call Angel Water and schedule your annual inspection and maintenance visit today!
Chromium-6 is a metallic element which, when consumed in even small amounts, causes cancer, kidney and liver failure, ulcers, anemia, reproductive damage, and more. It’s produced by industrial facilities like steel and paper mills, and is found in the water supplies of over 218 million Americans in every state.
When you look at some places like New Delhi, India, you see sewage and smog, but when you look around here it seems relatively clean. Why? You can thank the EPA. In the 60s and 70s, Americans grew concerned with the environment. Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enact it. Today, the EPA oversees hundreds of programs dealing with the air, pollution prevention, wastes and recycling, toxins and chemicals, pesticides, and water. They recommend you get your water tested at least annually to ensure your water is clean—so schedule water testing with Angel Water today!
If you live in Chicago, your city has lied to you about lead in your water. Several years ago, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel rushed construction projects that involved replacing water mains and meters. This disrupted the protective sheathing inside outdated lead service lines. As a result, the EPA found that lead has been leaching into people’s drinking water. The city failed to tell residents the risks these projects posed, and the water commissioner told aldermen there was nothing to worry about. Don’t trust the city—keep yourself safe with a lead-removing filtration system from Angel Water.
Research has shown that drinking more water can help you lose weight in several ways. First of all, drinking water raises your resting energy expenditure—increased water consumption can burn about 17,000 calories per year, which equates to about 4.4 pounds lost in a year with no other changes. In addition to helping you burn calories faster, water can also help you reduce calorie intake, both by replacing high-calorie beverages like soda and by suppressing your appetite so you eat less in one sitting.
If you have dry, itchy skin or frizzy hair, it may be because your water has high water hardness or chlorine levels. Water hardness is a measure of the presence of certain minerals, which not only dry out skin and scalp, but can also cause eczema with childhood exposure. Around 85% of Americans have hard water in their homes. Chlorine, which is added to municipal water as a disinfectant, can also cause rashes, acne, and eczema, because it kills the good bacteria in our skin.