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Water Pollution After Hurricane Harvey
As the community of Houston, TX, begins to rebuild themselves after hurricane Harvey, it’ll be imperative for families to protect themselves from subsequent environmental dangers, such as air pollution and water contamination. In their homes, clean water for drinking, bathing, and cooking, etc. will be essential. Whirlpool offers a wide range of budget-friendly whole home and under sink water filtration systems that not only protect your water-using appliances from contamination, but ultimately protect your family’s health. Use the link to learn more about the unsafe conditions Houston is now facing.
EWG’s Tap Water Database: Understand Water Contamination in Your Area
Every year, EWG’s Tap Water Database analyzes data from nearly 50,000 public water systems in all 50 states, giving you the most accurate representation of the current extent of water contamination in America. Simply type in your zip code on the Tap Water Database website and become well informed on the specific contaminants in your area. Whirlpool has a top-performing line of whole home and undersink water filtration systems that can reduce many of the contaminants listed in this database. Contact your local representative or speak with a Lowe’s associate to find the right system for your family.
Water Filtration Solutions
Everyone deserves clean water, that’s why companies, like Whirlpool, work tirelessly to provide water filtration solutions that are innovative, budget-friendly, and just plain work. With numerous solutions, like pitcher filters, faucet filters, undersink systems, and whole home systems, it’s important to educate yourself before making a purchase. Knowing the quality of your current water, each solutions extent of contaminant removal, how often you’ll replace filters, and cost are just a few key pieces of information that can guide you toward the right solution for your home. While pitcher and faucet filters may seem like the obvious cost-effective option for at-home drinking water, this video examines the pros and cons of each filtration solution and discusses how a water filtration system may be the true cost-saving option, long-term.
Soothing Sun-Ravaged Skin with Soft Water
Summer is the season for increased outdoor activities, but that sometimes translates to increased sun exposure, which can also mean sunburn. Caring for sun-ravaged skin can be sensitive (literally) under any condition but especially if your water quality isn’t optimal. Assistance may lie with a water softener. It removes hard water minerals, allowing water to effectively clean your skin. Click below to read more to see how your home – and your skin – can benefit from a water softener.
Are you one of the 30 million Americans drinking contaminated tap water?
All 50 states have water systems that violate the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, meaning potentially harmful contaminants such as lead, copper and arsenic could be in your water supply. These contaminants can lead to various health effects including developmental delays in children and high blood pressure in adults. Our Whirlpool Reverse Osmosis system reduces the contaminants listed above and numerous other contaminants to protect you and your family, while providing great tasting water. Click below to learn more about which areas have the most violations and what other effects contaminated water can have.
Water Softener Terms for New Shoppers
Whether you're in the aisles or scrolling online, water softeners have a language all their own. Click below to learn about some of the most common softening terms and what you should look for when purchasing.
Can’t lose those stubborn spots on your glasses? You probably have hard water.
With hard water found in about 85% of homes in the United States, you’re bound to have experienced the signs of it around your home. Hard water is what’s to blame for these experiences. Click here to learn more about the different signs of hard water throughout your home.
Water Violations by State
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to ensure that our water is safe by placing regulations on many different waterborne contaminants. However, there are many community water systems that violate these regulations, leading to contaminated and potentially harmful water. Click 'Learn More' below to see how many EPA violations occurred in your state from 2015-2016. Whirlpool Water Filtration systems are 3rd party certified to reduce many of the contaminants mentioned. Reference the individual product pages to see which systems take out the contaminants in your state.
How to protect your water heater
Regardless if you have a tankless water heater or not, hard water can significantly reduce the efficiency and lifespan of any water heater. Click here to read more about the pros and cons of tankless water heaters as well as how hard water can effect them. With the use of a Whirlpool Water Softener, your water heater can last up to 50% longer and use up to 29% less energy.
Why use a salt-based water softener?
Researchers at Arizona State University found that the hard water/scale buildup in a homes piping is a perfect place for bacteria to grow. It is noted that the only solution to remove this type of scale is with a salt based water softener. Click here to learn more about the signs of hard water and what other benefits water softeners provide.
 

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