One of the most common water problems we hear about is bad tasting or smelling water. What affects how your water tastes and smells? Lots of things, including sulfur, metals, chlorine, organic tannins, and even toxins.
Since chlorine is one of the most common culprits of foul water smell and taste, let’s take a look at where it comes from. Then, we’ll look at 3 easy ways to safely remove chlorine from your water so you can enjoy quality water every single day.
How does chlorine get into your drinking water?
Many municipalities use chlorine as a way to disinfect drinking water and to kill waterborne parasites, bacteria, and viruses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), harmful health effects are not a concern as long as chlorine levels are kept below 4 parts per million. However, if your home is connected to a city water supply, you’ll notice the taste of chlorine in your drinking water. You may also notice its smell when you take a shower or run a load of laundry.
Other than its bothersome taste and smell, are there other reasons you might want to remove chlorine from your water? Yes! Chlorine can remove the oils from your skin and hair, leaving you with dry, itchy skin and rough, damaged hair.
How to Safely Remove Chlorine from your water
While chlorine is considered one of the best disinfectants, that doesn’t mean that you want to smell or taste it in your water. Here are some ways you can effectively remove chlorine from your water …
1. Water Softener/ Water Refiner Combo Unit – Using a home water softener is a great way to remove unwanted hard water minerals that affect your water’s taste. Plus, there are many other soft water benefits that you can enjoy every single day: softer skin and hair, less wear and tear on your water-using appliances, less cleaning supplies needed, and more. With some water softener units, however, you can remove chlorine from your water at the same time. This is a great option if you don’t already have a water softener installed at home.
2. Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water System – If you don’t mind the smell of chlorine in the shower or other places you use water, you can remove chlorine from just your drinking water with an RO drinking water system. This water treatment device typically sits beneath the kitchen sink so you can get great tasting filtered water right from the tap. This is a great solution if you’re concerned about other drinking water contaminants as well.
3. Bottleless Water Coolers – Having access to safe, great tasting water should be easy and affordable. It IS with our premium water coolers. There’s no need to lug around bottled water or large jugs of drinking water. Instead, you can get chlorine-free hot or cold water right at your fingertips with a home water cooler.
Eco-friendly and Affordable Water Treatment Options
At RWI Water Systems, we’ve been meeting the water treatment needs of North County residents and business owners since 1964. With our wide variety of residential and commercial water treatment products and services, we’re sure to have something to meet your household’s water needs.
So, whether you’re looking to remove chlorine from your water or simply want to enjoy all the benefits of soft water, contact us today to explore your options!