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Apr 09, 2024

How To Remove Chlorine From Tap Water

If your tap water has a slight bleach-like taste or smell, it’s likely it contains high levels of chlorine. Water treatment plants add chlorine to water to kill harmful organisms that cause waterborne diseases. While chlorine is an effective disinfectant, it can ruin the taste and smell of water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. and the World Health Organization (WHO) regulate safe levels of chlorine in drinking water. Chlorine levels up to 4 milligrams per liter (mg/L or 4 parts per million) are considered safe in drinking water. Excessive levels of chlorine can have adverse effects on human health, including irritation and gastrointestinal issues.

Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we are committed to helping our customers improve water quality by offering professional plumbing services. Some of the services we provide include water filtration system installation, leak detection, water pipe repair, water softener installation, and more. In this article, you’ll learn how to remove chlorine from water.

How Chlorine Gets Into Your Water Supply

Chlorine is one of the disinfectants water treatment plants use to ensure the water supplied to homes is clean and safe. While it serves an important purpose, high chlorine levels can be unsafe. The EPA requires municipal water treatment plants to keep chlorine levels lower than 4 milligrams per liter. Anything above that is considered unsafe for consumption.

Three Ways to Remove Chlorine from Your Tap Water

  • Evaporation

This is a simple and inexpensive way to remove chlorine from tap water. Simply leave your water container open, and the chlorine will evaporate into the air. Chlorine is a volatile gas, meaning it will naturally evaporate over time. However, it is significantly slower as compared to other methods, such as boiling or installing water filters. Evaporation makes sense if you only need a small amount of chlorine-free water. If you have time to spare, evaporation can work.

  • Boil Your Water

This is a much quicker and more reliable way to remove chlorine from tap water. Heat the water for 15 to 20 minutes and let it cool completely before drinking. Boiling removes chlorine by converting it into a gas that escapes with the steam. While it’s an inexpensive method for removing chlorine from tap water, it doesn’t remove chloramine—a compound that comes with potential downsides.

  • Install a Water Filtration System

This is the most effective way to remove chlorine from tap water. A water filtration system filters out sediments and contaminants from water, providing clean and better-tasting water straight from your tap. Water filters are considered a more convenient option for water treatment because they can remove a wider range of contaminants. There are three main types of water filtration systems to choose from.

  • Reverse osmosis filtration system
  • Activated carbon filters
  • Ultraviolet (UV) water purifiers

Each one of these water filters comes with its own advantages and downsides. A professional plumbing repair service can help you choose the right water filtration system for your needs and ensure it is installed correctly. If you’re in need of water filtration system installation or water softener installation, reach out to a trusted plumbing service.

Let Rooter Man Plumbing Help You Maintain Water Quality

If you’re worried about the level of chlorine or other contaminants in your water supply and you need help from a trusted plumber, get in touch with Rooter Man Plumbing. We are a reputable plumbing service that provides a full range of services, including water softener installation and water filtration system installation. Our qualified and experienced plumbers can test your water and suggest the best treatment options that will ensure you enjoy clean and safe drinking water in the long term.

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