Chlorine in Water

Chlorine helps treat water and kill bacteria, but what happens when it ends up in your drinking water? With Aquarius, we’ll help you enjoy clean, crisp water at home that’s free from chemicals and other contaminants.

Is There Chlorine in Tap Water?

Did you know…Chlorine, when used in recommended amounts, plays a key role in killing bacteria that could show up in our drinking water. This process helps keep water free from bacteria, viruses, and parasites while being stored in a water supply. But high chlorine levels in water can wreak havoc on your appliances, or worse, cause skin reactions and other serious health issues. 

4 Signs of Chlorine in Water

SKIN & EYE IRRITATION

In high amounts, chlorine has been known to cause skin and eye issues, including redness and dryness. If you already have skin sensitivity or live with a condition like Eczema, chlorine may further aggravate symptoms.

RESPIRATORY ISSUES

Other health problems that can arise from the prolonged presence of chlorine include respiratory distress, chest tightness, and a sore throat.

EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION

Chlorine in your water supply can negatively affect household equipment, such as water softeners, dishwashers, or washing machines. Chlorine oxidizes rubber parts, making them wear out faster, leading to costly repairs.

Bad Taste

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.

Is Chlorine in Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Chlorine may help kill bacteria in water, but that doesn’t mean we have to ingest the chemical ourselves. Though chlorine-treated water is safe to drink, a high concentration can be harmful to our bodies. An advanced water filtration system will allow chlorine to play its important role of killing bacteria without it ending up in your water glass or food.

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Chlorine Filters from Aquarius

As a leading distributor of advanced Kinetico systems, our line of chlorine filters are designed to provide the softest water possible. That means your water is free from chlorine and other harmful chemicals.

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Chlorine in Drinking Water

Frequently asked questions

Municipalities that add chlorine to water monitor chlorine levels to keep them below the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards. However, some people may still find that they are more sensitive to chlorine than those standards take into account.

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 dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines, or water softeners.

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—not to mention peace of mind!

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 the professionals at Aquarius Home Services. We offer 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 gives you access to the cleanest, safest water possible for you and your family to enjoy.

High quality, comprehensive water filtration systems are the only way you can ensure your drinking water is completely free from chlorine and other contaminants. 

We recommend dechlorination equipment and a complete filtration system from Kinetico to keep your home’s water clean, safe, and tasting great!

We can order the products and parts you need and install them in your home in a professional and timely manner.

We can order the products and parts you need and install them in your home in a professional and timely manner.

Aquarius Water Conditioning can fix problem water. Contact Us

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Our Customers say

"From sales to installation Aquarius is top notch. We moved into new construction condo unit only to find out 8 weeks later our city water was extremely hard and full of sediment and Chlorine. One phone call later Aquarius (Hanson Plumbing) was at our service. Mark recommended the best system for our needs and Cory installed a few days later. Very clean, very respectful of our residence and thoroughly explained the operation of the unit. They wore boot protectors and covered the flooring to protect from dirt or scratches during the installation. Highly recommend Kinetico and Aquarius!"
Katie Marquardt
"Justin came to check out our system as it seemed to re-generate at inconvenient times. He informed us that when the power goes off it affected the setting for re-generation. This we did not know. He checked the chemical we used and found it to be nearly depleted. Justin was very helpful and courteous. He went about his work in a professional manner and knew his product well. He tested the water and explained each test. He is someone I highly recommend."
Jim Reppert
"I called for a service appointment, and got one within a couple days. He explained possible costs and gave us a couple options of fixing our unit before replacing the parts that were apparently damaged by chlorine in our Blaine water system. We made a choice we felt comfortable with; he went to work and finished the job in reasonable time. Another feature we liked: When we made the appointment, Kinetico sent an email showing the person who made our appointment and the service person that would be doing the job. We feel we had excellent service."
Charlie C.
"Water tastes so good! And just got my first tune up for the furnace. Professional service technicians and very polite. Nothing bad to say about them. You get what you pay for."
Chris Pinotti

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