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What can you do if your tap water tastes bad?

Drinking water every day is important for your health. The Institute of Medicine suggests “for men, a total of 13 cups (about 3 liters) of fluid each day and for women, they suggest 9 cups (a little over 2 liters) of fluid each day.”1 When your tap water tastes bad it affects everything from cooking, brushing your teeth, to drinking your daily necessary fluids. What causes bad tasting water and what options do you have?

Causes of Bad Tasting Water

The main source of water for the northeast and central Florida comes from underground aquifers.2  The organic and mineral deposits present in this water including sulfur, can be a cause of bad-tasting tap water. Sulfur is that stinky bad egg smell! Another contributor to unpleasant tastes in your tap water can be the chemicals used during the water treatment process to eliminate germs and parasites from tap water. Two types of these compounds are chlorine, which leaves a salty taste behind, and chloramine (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) which can cause your tap water to have a “bleachy” taste.

Water Filtration Options

The good news is that you have great options for improving the taste (and smell) of your tap water. At Rainaldi, we are happy to be able to offer Plumber Mate Water Systems which provide point-of-use drinking as well as whole house water filtration and softening systems. Both of these types of systems provide cleaner, clearer, and better-tasting water to your home.

Point-of-use systems provide drinking water that is located conveniently under your sink or can be connected to your ice maker. Using a dual filtration carbon block, it processes your tap water to provide a constant supply of highly filtered drinking water.

Whole house water softener and filtration systems provide you with great-tasting and soft filtered water at every faucet in your home. Your tap water will pass through a catalytic activated carbon which removes chlorine, both the taste and odor, along with any other potentially harmful chemicals. Then the hardness is removed by a softener resin, so you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of soft water too!

If your water doesn’t taste good chances are you aren’t going to consume the healthy amount you need every day and it will make daily tasks such as cooking, eating, and brushing your teeth unpleasant experiences as well. At Rainaldi Home Services we offer a variety of solutions to provide you with the best water quality for your home and family. Give us a call at (407) 413-9795 or contact us online.

1 Bhargava, Hansa D. “How Much Water Should You Drink Every Day?” WebMD, WebMD, 25 June 2020, www.webmd.com/diet/how-much-water-to-drink.

2 “Florida’s Aquifers.” SJRWMD, 20 Mar. 2019, www.sjrwmd.com/water-supply/aquifer/.

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