Copper and Mercury in your Water? Protect Yourself!

 Do you know what’s in your family’s drinking water?  Asbestos, antimony, copper and even chromium can be found in  in your home’s drinking water. According to the Drinking Water Contaminants Chart produced by the Environmental Protection Agency, there are microorganisms, disinfectants, organic chemicals and even radionuclides found in your primary drinking water. While there are regulations preventing too many contaminants or particles from being in your water, there are ways that you can personally protect both you and your family.

What can be most unnerving about contaminants being in your drinking water is the possibility that it can make you sick. To prevent this, consider using a whole house filtration system. These systems will filter things like sediment, chlorine and cysts not only from your drinking water, but your entire water system.  The Culligan HF-360 is a whole house water filter housing that can be attached to your main water line at the point of entry. The clear housing makes it easy for you to see when to change your filter, and to view all of the contaminants that you are no longer drinking!

Another easy way to filter the water  you drink is to use a water pitcher. Rather than drinking directly from the tap, put your water through a Brita Pitcher to ensure that contaminants are filtered out. If you, like me, are guilty of buying a bottle of water at the store which is harmful not only to the environment, but your wallet as well, consider the Filtrete Water Station. This water station features 4 portable bottles of water that are easy to take with you everywhere.

With the cold, drying winter months just around the corner, you are no doubt feeling the effects of dry, cracked skin. Most people don’t know that much of this can be attributed to contaminants and particulates in the water that you bathe with. To combat this, consider a Sprite Shower Falls shower head filter. This shower head comes in a stylish chrome finish and has a 5-way massaging spray. Beat the need for expensive moisturizers and skin treatments with this stylish shower head.

While there are contaminants and particulates in your water, there are ways to protect yourself and your family. By taking a few simple steps and installing a whole house water filtration system, or purchasing a filtering shower head, you can combat the effects of contaminants in your water.

Back to School Buyer’s Guide – College Edition

It’s mid-August, which means that summer is nearly over and school is almost in session. For college students who live on campus the transition from the comfort of home to the dorm room can be quite difficult. The transition is also difficult for parents who have to make sure that their young scholars are prepared for life on their own. While it’s important to remember essentials like soap, toothpaste, towels, bed sheets, and clothes, here at Filters Fast we’ve compiled a list of back-to-school items that you may not have thought of or even anticipated.

1. Brita Pitcher “Slim Model” Water Filtration System

Brita Pitcher

Students living in a dormitory on campus may not have continual access to water in the way they do at home. A Brita Pitcher allows you to fill up on water all at once and store it in your refrigerator. This “Slim Model” includes a pitcher with a filter to reduce lead, mercury, copper, and cadmium from water and is shaped to provide extra room in the fridge. Finding clean water is made simple with this pitcher filter that is affordably priced.

 

2. Brita Bottle Blue Water Purifier

Brita Water Bottle - Blue

In addition to ensuring that your children have clean water in their living spaces, be sure that they have a portable method of carrying water with them to classes. The Brita Water Bottle provides an option for filtering water on the go without sacrificing taste or portability. The bottle holds 24 ounces and can be refilled approximately 150 times before needing a filter replacement.

 

3. Klean Kanteen Bottles

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Klean Kanteen water bottles are perfect for carrying water on the go, whether it’s on the way to class or for a camping trip. At Filters Fast we provide many different shapes and sizes for Klean Kanteen bottles which are BPA-free and made of food-grade stainless steel. They also feature attractive and durable designs in several color options.

 

4. Filtrete Water Station – Four Bottle Water Filter

3M Filtrete Water Station

The Filtrete Water Station provides the clean water of a filter and the portability of a water bottle. Simply fill the station with water from the sink and the station will filter that water into 4 reusable BPA-free water bottles that you can take anywhere. This water station provides drinking water that is both portable and clean. In addition, the filter and the bottles are easily replaced.

 

5. Whirlpool Refrigerator Deodorizer

Whirlpool Refrigerator Deodorizer

If your children have a refrigerator it’s important to make sure that the food in the fridge stays fresh. The Whirlpool Refrigerator Deodorizer fits easily onto the shelf of the refrigerator and leads to fresher, longer lasting produce and fruit. It also absorbs strong food odors for your convenience.

 

6. TrueAir Plug Mount Odor Eliminator with Scent

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Help your children maintain high indoor air quality in their dorm or apartment with this TrueAir Plug Mount Odor Eliminator. This air odor eliminator features a carbon filter that neutralizes and eliminates unpleasant odors while also freshening the air. This plug mount odor eliminator can be used in many different types of rooms and helps increase air quality.

 

7. TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator Air Cleaner

TrueAir-Room-Odor-Eliminator

 

The TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator Air Cleaner is an air cleaner that keeps entire rooms smelling fresh and clean. This odor eliminator utilizes 3 carbon filters to trap and neutralize odors instead of simply masking them. Its compact size allows it to fit snugly in a small room in need of odor removal or air freshening. This odor removal tool has multiple applications, including kitchen, smoke, bathroom, and pet areas.

 

8. Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier – Drop Shape

Crane-Drop-Shape-Humidifier

In some areas air quality could be improved by having moister air. The Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier provides the additional moisture you need in this Drop Shape model that is both aesthetically pleasing and compact. The Crane humidifier provides relief for dry skin and the symptoms associated with coughs, colds, and the flu, and supplies indoor moisture for easier breathing and the relief of nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation.

How to Buy a Water Filter Pitcher

If the title of this blog post sounds familiar, it’s because we did one similar to it a few months ago, specifically on Brita and Mavea brand water pitchers. But that post was more about how to choose a water filter pitcher based on certain criteria. Once you’ve made your choice, you should know the best way to go about actually buying one. We recommend following these simple steps:

1. If you haven’t done so already, read our post on “How to Choose a Water Pitcher Filter.”

2. Organize the three considerations listed at the bottom of that post (contaminant removal, affordability, and design) by order of importance. Which of these is most important to you when deciding which pitcher to buy?

3. Check out our Buyer’s Guide on Pitcher Filters and click on the recommendations listed throughout the article for more information on each one.

4. Decide which water pitcher is best for your needs, go to the Filters Fast website, and add it to your shopping cart.

5. Complete the checkout process at FiltersFast.com. Be sure to go ahead order some backup compatible replacement filter cartridges while you’re at it!

There you have it. It’s that’s simple, folks.

Okay, so now that you’ve made it to the end of this post, we have a confession to make. Our main motive for writing this was to let you know about our Buyer’s Guide on Water Filter Pitchers. The only real difference between choosing and buying a water pitcher is step #5 – where you buy it from. In any case, we hope our Buyer’s Guide was able to point you in the right direction toward an informed decision. Until next time…