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Kitchen Remodeling

Your tap water smells like rotten eggs and tastes a little funny. Is it unhealthy? Probably not. You can't really tell about the quality of your drinking water at home from its look, smell or even taste.

That rotten smell coming from your tap water, for instance, can come from hydrogen...

Pipes

If your house was built before 1978, there is a 75% chance that it contains lead paint. Undisturbed lead paint is harmless, but dust or paint chips created during paint prep or other remodeling projects post health hazards, especially to young children. For more information on lead-paint...

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With the Flint water crisis making major headlines lately, you may be wondering if you should be worried about lead in your own home’s water. If you’re concerned about the safety of your tap water, there are steps you can take to find out whether it contains dangerous levels of lead.

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Treatment

Experts agree that the U.S. has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, but that’s no guarantee that what comes out of your tap is absolutely contaminant-free. What’s more, you can’t see, smell or taste most serious water quality problems. Hydrogen sulfide may give off a rotten...