PFAS Removal From Your Family’s Water With One Efficient System
Water all over the country has frequently been positive for lead, cysts, and PFOA/PFOS, and our area is not exempt. These chemicals have been found to exceed the levels set forth by health advisory organizations and may cause health problems.
Eighteen million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law. As a mater of fact, the federal agency in charge of making sure those systems are safe not only know these issues exist, they’ve done little to stop them, according to information provided by CNN, which cites multiple sources and water experts.
Our goal is not to scare anyone into getting water treatment, however, educating our local community about water quality is a top priority. We’ve worked with many local families to improve their water and to provide peace-of-mind, knowing the water they drink and bathe in is free of harmful contaminants.
Contact us today to learn more about our professionally installed and serviced drinking water system that reduces PFOS contamination. Fill out the contact form or call (208) 856-6216!
What are PFAS, PFOA, PFOS and What’s The Difference Between Them?
In a nutshell, PFAS stands for per- and polyflouralkyl substances, which are synthetic chemicals used to make everyday products we all use (your cell phone, your non-stick pans, some food packaging, most things that used to be made at 3M are made of PFAS). PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid, also referred to as C8) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) are simply two types of PFAS, and the difference between the two is the number of carbon atoms in the chain of polyflouralkyl. GenX is also considered a PFAS contaminant.
These chemicals have been around for almost 80 years when they started being manufactured in the 1940s. Unfortunately, a lot of chemical waste ends up being dumped in the water supply we drink from. Imagine 80 years of chemical waste contaminating the water we use every day.
The Water Quality Association (WQA.org) tells us exposure to PFAS can happen when we eat food grown in soil contaminated by PFAS or drink water that has been contaminated and not properly filtered out. It can also be released through the household products we use to clean our homes.
Some potential health risks of PFAS exposure are cancer, a weakened immune system, fertility issues, low birth weight for infants, abnormal levels for cholesterol and thyroid hormones, and inflammation of the liver. Other health-related issues are still under research.
How Can I Know I Have Safe Drinking Water?
If you want to know if the water in your area is affected by PFAS contamination, check out the EWG PFAS map below of known areas affected in the United States click here to see the map of known areas affected in the United States.
AquaTech of Idaho also offers free water tests to homeowners in the Boise area. Call (208) 856-6216 to schedule your free water test now!
PFOA and PFOS chemicals are bio-permanent, resistant to direct oxidation, and do not break down naturally in the environment or the human body. AquaTech of Idaho provides a unique system, to successfully remove these chemicals and is installed where the water line enters your home or business.
Our systems have been tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 58 by NSF International, and not only removes sediments and PFAS contaminants, but also eliminates odors and and improves taste – giving you bottled quality (or better) water right at your tap.
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"Dustin installed our Pentair whole-house water filter yesterday. He very patiently answered all our questions and laid to rest any qualms we had about doing a whole-house filter. He was so patient and pain-taking during the installation process. He also did some maintenance on the Fleck water softener during all this. Both Richie and Dustin are the best at what they do. We highly recommend Aquatech of Idaho!"
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"They are the best place I have ever had to deal with. It's such a relief to have someone that knows what they are doing. They are always fair when I need filters changed or salt delivered or service work done. Dean is such a nice guy!"
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"Dustin did an excellent job of giving my water softener a thorough checkup! He is extremely knowledgeable and went straight to work with no hesitation or time wasted. Not only did he improve the function of our water softener, but he also discovered another water leak elsewhere and fixed it in short order. After completing the work, Dustin gave us tips on how to maintain other aspects of our system such as the RO water filter under the sink. He kept our best interest in mind with every action and recommendation he made. Bottom, he went way over and above what we hoped for. Can't recommend him highly enough!"
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