Did you know water treatment goes back all the way to 2000 BC? In this post, we trace the development of water treatment methodology from its origins, through the ages, and into the modern era. We’ve come a long way from just boiling and straining our drinking water. For the latest in water treatment equipment and practices, contact Angel Water–we’ll help you secure some of the cleanest water in history! Continue reading What Is the History of Water Treatment?
Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective methods for securing clean, healthy water in your home or workplace. In this guide, we cover how reverse osmosis works, how it compares to other filtration methods, how to choose an RO system, and how to maintain it once you have it. For more information on this and other water treatment equipment, call Angel Water today and get all your questions answered! Continue reading What Do I Need to Know About Reverse Osmosis?
Do your skin and hair get dried out in the shower? Are there water stains on your dishes? Do you worry about your drinking water? If any of those is true, you may need a water softener. Here, we break down all the basics about water softeners, including how they resolve hard water and radium contamination, how they save you money, and how to choose the right one. Angel Water has been installing and servicing water softeners in the Chicago area for decades, so if you have any questions, give us a call!
How do you know if water softeners really do what they say they do? One way is to look for NSF certification. Earning this certification shows that a product’s claims hold up to rigorous testing. As a result, these water softeners are more efficient and save you more money over the years. Call Angel Water today and ask about the 10-year warranty on our NSF-certified water softeners from EcoWater! Continue reading Are NSF-Certified Water Softeners Worth Investing In? [Infographic]
When you’re buying a water filtration system, how do you judge the quality of a system? First of all, you have to conduct water testing to figure out which contaminants your system needs to eliminate. Next, you need to compare product claims using certifications as your standard. However, you have to pay close attention to what the product is certified for and by whom. A water professional can help you navigate this all—call Angel Water and consult with us! Continue reading What Constitutes a High-Quality Water Filtration System?
Do you know how BACOG protects your water? The Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) is a regional planning organization that serves the local community’s needs. A key part of their mission is to protect access to a clean, sustainable water supply. Read on to see how they pursue this mission by testing water quality and more. Continue reading What’s BACOG and How Do They Protect Your Water?
Is hard water costing you hundreds of dollars every year? Hard water negatively impacts the efficiency and lifespan of your water heater and other appliances. It also neutralizes your soaps and cleaning products, forcing you to use more than you need. These factors add up—install a water softener from Angel Water and keep that money in your pocket! Continue reading How Much Money Does Hard Water Cost You Every Year?
Water treatment often fails to remove many of the contaminants found in water supplies in Chicagoland. However, where do these pollutants come from in the first place? Here’s a rundown of the origins of some of the most common contaminants in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Continue reading Where Do These Contaminants Come From, Anyway?
Did you know rain and flooding flushes sewage into your drinking water? Flash floods just hit towns throughout Lake, McHenry, and Cook counties. Flooding in the Chicago region leads to waterways overflowing. Sewage spills into Lake Michigan and other waterways we drink from. Protect your health from this contamination—consider one of Angel Water’s home water filtration systems. Continue reading Did Flash Floods in Lake County Just Pollute Your Drinking Water?
Do you drink bottled water? If so, you’re creating a lot more waste than you have to. A plastic water bottle requires multiple large-scale operations to extract oil, turn it into plastic, shape that into bottles, fill them with water, and ship them to distribution centers and stores. These eat up lots of fuel and create lots of pollution. Be better to the earth—use a whole house water filter instead!
Do you feel safe drinking the water in your home? If you’re not drinking purified water that’s been put through an RO system, you probably shouldn’t.
We’ve written before about how specific contaminants like lead, mercury, and chromium-6 affect your health when consumed in your drinking water. We’ve also written about how these and other contaminants are present in Chicago’s drinking water supply. To bring it all together, here’s a breakdown of how unfiltered Chicago water may affect your total health. We’ve provided a brief explanation and list of health consequences for each contaminant.
Read on to understand the serious health risks of drinking unpurified water that contains these harmful contaminants.
Do you get your drinking water from the Fox River? Several towns including Elgin and Aurora draw water from the river. It contains contaminants including mercury, phosphorus, PCBs, fecal bacteria, and more. Find out what’s in your water with water quality testing from Angel Water, and then consult our water experts on what to do next!
Do you have calcium in your water? Watch this video to learn more and how a water softener can help!
It’s almost Earth Day! What are you doing to reduce your impact on the environment? Here’s a great resolution—cutting back on plastic waste. Plastic bottles are responsible for a lot of pollution, and may even affect public health. You can cut back by replacing them with reusable bottles, and recycling ones you do buy. You can also eliminate bottled water usage at home and at work, with a water filter from Angel Water!
Bottled water companies say they provide high-quality water, but do you really trust that? To start with, half of them are just selling you the same tap water you get for free at home. The other half misleads consumers about the sources of their spring water. Not only that, but companies often skimp on water treatment and aren’t strictly regulated. With a track record like that, don’t buy into bottled—rest easy with a water purifier from Angel Water!