Since chlorine/chloramine is believed to be problematic for more than just drinking, we recommend chlorine/chloramine removal with a whole-house water treatment system.
One of the most common questions we get here at Progressive Water Solutions LLC is why someone on the Durham, North Carolina or any other municipal water system would have a need for a water filtration or water treatment system. The answer is that it depends largely on what you deem as healthy water quality. If you currently do not drink your tap water because you don’t like the taste or you don’t want your family drinking water that has chlorine or chloramine in it, then you should consider one of our drinking water purification systems.
Another option you should consider is a whole-home carbon system for chorine/chloramine removal. We recommend having us complete a complimentary water test at your home to be sure there aren’t other contaminants present before we make a recommendation as to the right system for your home. Since chlorine/chloramine is believed to be problematic for more than just drinking, we recommend a whole-house carbon system so that your water for bathing, laundry, and other uses has also had the chlorine/chloramine removed. We can discuss other items that can be removed, as well, so that you are confident the water in your home is as healthy as possible.
Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia. It is used as a disinfectant by most of the municipal water suppliers in the Triangle. Chlorine has been studied extensively. Chloramine has not.
- Chloramine can cause or aggravate all kinds of respiratory problems.
- Chloramine can cause minor to severe skin reactions from rashes to blistering.
- Chloramine can aggravate other skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.
- Chloramine can aggravate digestive disorders.
- Chloramine is problematic for people with kidney problems.
- Chloramine can cause leaching of lead from lead pipes, soldering, and plumbing fixtures.
Chloramine must be removed by a special type of carbon called catalytic carbon. Granular activated carbon, the most common type of carbon used in most filters, will not remove chloramine.
If you would like to know more about chlorine/chloramine removal and how we can make your water safe while also improving the taste, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule an appointment for free water testing.