Chlorine in Water

Used to treat water and kill bacteria, but is it ok for you to consume?

Common Issues With Chlorine In Water

Excessive Chlorine Side Effects

In high amounts, chlorine has been known to cause skin, eye, and respiratory issues. Municipalities that add chlorine to water monitor chlorine levels to keep them below the Environmental Protection Agency's standards. However, some people may find that they are more sensitive to chlorine than those standards take into account.

Chlorine Is Added to Tap Water

Chlorine, in proper amounts, plays a role in killing bacteria that could show up in drinking water. This is a great way to keep water free from bacteria while it is being stored in a water supply, but that doesn't mean we have to ingest the chlorine ourselves. Filtration systems can get rid of chlorine in our homes, so our drinking water can be safer!

Chlorine Can Damage Your Home Equipment

Chlorine in your water supply can negatively affect household equipment that is hooked up to it, such as your water softener, dishwasher, or washing machine. Chlorine oxidizes rubber parts, making them wear out faster than usual. This can lead to costly repairs down the line.

Chlorine in Water Can Affect Taste

Have you ever had a glass of water that just tasted ... off? When municipalities add chlorine to drinking water, it can sometimes affect its taste and smell. Proper filtration systems can give you the clean-tasting water you desire.

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Chlorine in Drinking Water

Frequently asked questions

For the most part, it is safe to drink water that has been treated with chlorine. However, issues can arise when too much of this chemical is ingested. Some people have adverse skin and eye reactions to high chlorine levels.

Other health problems that can arise from the prolonged presence of chlorine include respiratory distress, chest tightness, and a sore throat. The CDC states that water with 4 or fewer parts per million of chlorine is safe to drink and is unlikely to cause adverse health effects.

Chlorine can corrode metals or oxidize any rubber parts in your equipment. This can drastically reduce the lifespan of your appliances or lead to costly repairs for machines like your dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, or water softener.

Setting up a proper filtration system can completely remove chlorine from your water supply, preventing these problems from ever occurring in the first place and saving you significant amounts of money.

Your water may smell and taste differently if it has excess chlorine in it. Some people describe the taste of chlorinated drinking water as similar to pool water. It could even smell like bleach. These are definitely not the flavors or aromas you hope to find in your drinking water. Nevertheless, relying on your senses isn’t enough for you to know for sure if too much chlorine is present.

The only way to tell how much chlorine is in your water supply is to have it tested by a professional like the experts at Aquarius Home Services. Aquarius Home Services offers free in-home water tests to determine what contaminants, if any, are present in your water. From there, our water quality professionals will work with you to create a personalized plan that will help you get the cleanest, safest water possible for you and your family.

High quality and comprehensive water filtration systems are the only way you can make sure your drinking water is completely free from chlorine and other contaminants. The professionals at Aquarius Water Conditioning recommend dechlorination equipment and a complete filtration system from Kinetico to keep your home’s water clean, safe, and tasting great!

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