The GE Pro Elite Team is aware that many people think the water flowing to their homes is as safe and clean as it should be. But how safe is it really? Here, the GE Pro Elite Team explains some of the problems that our water supplies can present and suggests a practical solution.
Q: Welcome, GE Pro Elite Team.
GE Pro Elite Team: Thank you.
Q: To the naked eye, most tap water looks just fine. Do I still need to worry?
GE Pro Elite Team: Most tap water does look fine, but it’s what you cannot see that matters. All sources of drinking water now contain some level of contamination. In addition, water comes to us through many pipes.
Q: Is that a problem?
GE Pro Elite Team: Well, yes. It’s a problem because of corrosion from the pipes which can allow contaminants into the water.
Q: What are they?
GE Pro Elite Team: Contaminants range from minerals to made-made chemicals, to biological agents such as bacteria and viruses.
Q: Are they harmful?
GE Pro Elite Team: It is well known that even low-level exposure to these toxins over time, could lead to severe illness and even death.
Q: What other potential health risks are present in the water?
GE Pro Elite Team: Things like fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals and more are also found in water.
Q: What can I do to protect myself and my loved ones?
GE Pro Elite Team: Our GE Pro Elite Team recommends redirecting all the water coming into your home and treating it with the right water purification system to enjoy maximum protection and peace of mind.
Q: What factors need to be considered when deciding on a system?
GE Pro Elite Team: There are a number of factors to consider when deciding on a water filter system. First of all, find a water purification system that has been certified to meet standards of water quality set by the EPA.
Q: From your experience on the GE Pro Elite Team, can every system remove every contaminant?
GE Pro Elite Team: No. If you’re concerned about a particular contaminant, find the water filter system that works best at removing that particular contaminant from your water supply.
Q: What can I do if I am not ready to buy a water purification system?
GE Pro Elite Team: There are other ways to remedy some drinking water problems without a water filter. When turning on water for the first time in a few hours, let it run for several minutes. This can help flush lead out of the water. Boiling water for one to three minutes should kill microbes.
Q: Is there a way to improve the taste of overly chlorinated water?
GE Pro Elite Team: Yes. Put tap water in a pitcher or another container and refrigerate it. This can help improve the taste of water.
Q: Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, GE Pro Elite Team.
GE Pro Elite Team: Thank you for having us.