Benefits of Filtration: Reasons Filtration Matter to You and Your Family

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There are many reasons why you need to be drinking clean, healthy, filtered water and also using HEPA air filters in your home. The most important reason is you are making sure you are doing everything possible to keep you and your family safe and in overall good health!

Filtering your water is the only way to ensure that you are drinking clean water. Your body weight is made up of approximately 60% water. So staying hydrated is extremely important! Water keeps your tissues and other organs moist and regulates your body’s temperature. By doing everyday things like breathing, sweating, and even digestion of the food you eat, you are losing water. There are so many contaminants that you have to worry about in the water source going in to your home today. Chemicals, lead, bacteria and so much more can be found in different water sources. Municipal water treatment facilities sometimes experience outbreaks of bacterial contaminants in the tap water. You have probably heard on your local news at one time or another giving the public a warning to “boil your water”.

Did you know that there are over 2000 known drinking water contaminants that can be present in tap water? Not only that, there are several different types of cancer that can be attributed when certain toxic materials are found in water. The EPA has even gone on to state that lead in drinking water contributes to 480,000 cases of learning disorders each year in children here in the U.S. Lead also has been found to cause birth defects in pregnant women. The unpleasant facts just seem to go on and on!  If you aren’t using any type of water filtration in your home, now is the time to research what will work for you and your family. Find a filtration system that removes the bad things without removing the beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Air filtration is something else to important for your family’s health. If you aren’t using a HEPA filter in your furnace or air conditioner unit, you should be!  These filters are truly fabulous for trapping irritating airborne particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust, dust mites, and tobacco smoke. If you or a family member suffers with allergies or other breathing conditions, HEPA filters are highly recommended. Also, using a vacuum with a HEPA filter will capture and trap particles in carpets and rugs that can cause allergy symptoms.

If you are filtering your water and using HEPA filters in your home’s furnace and air conditioning unit, you are taking important steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Keep up the great work! If you aren’t using any type of filtration (whether water or air), it’s time to start!  Visit and start enjoying clean living!

For Father’s Day Give the Gift of ZeroWater

Searching for the perfect gift for your dad on Father’s Day? Have you considered ZeroWater as the perfect choice for your dad on this special occasion? The filtered water from ZeroWater filtration pitchers is the only filtered water that meets the FDA definition for purified bottled water.  That means that you will get clean, pure water every time you drink from these products. What is the added benefit of drinking purified water? Drinking pure water that has removed the harmful contaminants and bacteria in it will ensure that your health can stay intact longer.  Yet, there is another reason to choose ZeroWater Filtration pitchers. According to Robert Roney Vice President of Sales for ZeroWater:

“…all our pitchers and dispensers are BPA Free. We also have a recycle program for our filters.  Consumers can send in their exhausted/used filters and ZeroWater recycles the plastic and regenerates the resins in the filter. In return for sending the filter back to be recycled ZeroWater sends the consumer a coupon worth $10.00 off their next filter purchase.”

Clearly, buying ZeroWater has its benefits not just for your health, but for your wallet as well. To make things even better, ZeroWater is offering a free replacement filter with the purchase of selected ZeroWater pitchers. This Father’s Day promotion runs from June 1st– June 15th only or while supplies last. Now extended through June 22nd or while supplies last. That’s more bang for your buck. Read below for more details on some exciting ZeroWater products and offers.

The ZeroWater 23-Cup Water Filtration Pitcher is a patented 5-Stage Dual-Ion Exchange filtration system that includes a filter, has a 23-cup capacity dispenser and a TDS meter. The TDS Meter (which stands for Total Dissolved Solids) will show you anything that is dissolved in your water and can also be used to let you know when it is time to change your filter.  This water filtration pitcher will remove virtually all dissolved solids from your water, providing you with great tasting drinking water. With the purchase of this pitcher you will receive a FREE ZeroWater Replacement Filter Cartridge that is easy to install, meets FDA requirements and reduces mercury, lead, chlorine taste and unpleasant odors. This offer is only good through June 22nd or while supplies last so act quickly.

The ZeroWater 8-Cup Water Filtration Pitcher is the only water filter pitcher to achieve the required FDA TDS level in purified bottled water to reach 000-010 ppm. To ensure that water passes through the filter and not around the filter, the filter assembly is located underneath the water pitcher. This ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher is a cost-effective alternative with high contaminant removal. Through June 15th, with the purchase of this filter you will also receive a FREE ZeroWater Replacement Filter Cartridge. This water filter was recently named a “Filter that really works” in Good Housekeeping Magazine and appeared on the Today Show. Through testing done by the GH Research Institute, this ZeroWater 8-Cup Filtration pitcher was found to remove at least 95% of estrone, PFOA, PFOS and ibuprofren.

The ZeroWater Cooler Bottle Filtration System is a water filter pitcher that fits most standard coolers and eliminates the need for expensive bottled water deliveries. It includes an independent TDS meter for measuring clean water quality. With the purchase of this filtration system you will receive a FREE ZeroWater Replacement Filter Cartridges- 2pack. This offer ends June 22nd or while supplies last.

Remember, in an effort to prevent water bottles from being thrown into the trash or landfills, ZeroWater offers a recycling program that recycles their filter cartridges from U.S. customers. This Father’s Day why not give your dad the gift of clean, pure water? This Father’s Day, give the gift of ZeroWater.

“Does Filters Fast carry filters that remove pharmaceuticals in tap water?”

It’s a question we’ve been bombarded with since yesterday morning, when the Associated Press published an article stating that United States manufacturers and drugmakers have legally released 271 million or more pounds of pharmaceuticals into water sources that often provide drinking water.
During this “PharmaWater” investigation, the AP identified 22 compounds present in drinking water. Included in these compounds are such chemicals as lithium, antibiotics, sedatives, mood stabilizers, sex hormones, skin-bleaching cream and chemicals used to combat head lice and worms.
Yet while drugmakers and manufacturers are certainly responsible for a large portion of the pharmaceuticals in our water, consumers of the pharmaceuticals are just as responsible for depositing pharmaceuticals back into the water supply. After taking these pharmaceuticals, consumers excrete the unabsorbed remainders into the toilet, where they enter the water supply. Flushing drugs down the toilet is a more direct way of doing this, and one that is surprisingly common.
Perhaps the only thing scarier than all of these pharmaceuticals in our drinking water is that there is currently no filter that removes pharmaceuticals from tap water. While companies are currently working on filters that remove pharmaceuticals from water, none do as of yet. Some theorize that filters using activated carbon may work, as the carbon has been shown to capture organic substances that may be found in pharmaceuticals. But as of now, the testing for pharmaceuticals is too insufficient to say whether or not this is the case.
So while we cannot say for certain whether these filters remove pharmaceuticals, we can say that many of our filters do remove contaminants that we know can be harmful to your health, such as arsenic, lead, chlorine, cysts, total dissolved solids, toxic heavy metals and bacteria.
Give us a call to discuss your specific filtration needs. Better yet, consider purchasing one of our many home testing kits, which will tell you exactly what is in your water (again, except for pharmaceuticals).
Then, when you know what’s in your water, give us a call and we’ll suggest a filter that will remove the undesired contaminants.