PFAS in Drinking Water and How to Treat Your Water

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PFAS in drinking water

Have you heard about PFAS on the news or from a friend, but you’re not sure what to think? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to make sure your family has clean drinking water that is healthy for them?

Here’s what you need to know about PFAS. If you want to test your water or treat for them, our team at EnviroSafe Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Water Treatment is here to help.

What Are PFAS?

PFAS are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are man-made chemicals used in a wide variety of tools you likely use every day. They can enter the human body but are hard to break down. They are increasingly showing up in drinking water and other water throughout the United States.

Also known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS are associated with a wide variety of health issues, though more testing is needed to determine exactly how they influence our bodies. The tests that exist are enough for some people to worry about their PFAS exposure.

Read more about The Health Effects Of PFAS in our blog post.

How Do PFAS Get Into the Drinking Water?

PFAS get into drinking water when they travel to it from contaminated sites. Landfills are often filled with PFAS and other substances. These can leach into the ground and thus into the drinking water, or they can travel to drinking water after a storm.

It’s important to note that most of us encounter them outside of our drinking water, too. They are often on the food we eat, on our hands from substances we’ve touched, and maybe even in some of the air we breathe.

Treatment Options for PFAS

The best way to treat your water for PFAS is to install a whole-house water filtration system that is designed to eliminate or reduce the amounts of these chemicals. Options include a granular activated carbon system, an ion exchange resin, or a reverse osmosis system.

Our team at EnviroSafe can evaluate your water, then help you choose the best water treatment South Jersey solution that is best for you. The solution you pick will be determined by how many PFAS are present in your water, how much you want to invest in a system, and how your water system is currently set up.

Give us a call today to start addressing the problem of PFAS in your water. One of our EnviroSafe experts will be with you shortly and we won’t rest until you feel good about your drinking water again.

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