Home Improvement Expert Tom Kraeutler Shares Tips on DIY Water Filters and Plumbing Essentials
Water is the key to everyday life bringing nourishment and hydration, while helping homes run efficiently and keeping families’ possessions clean. The United States is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world – partially driven by a perceived better taste than tap. In addition, the average American uses approximately 80-100 gallons of water daily – that’s a lot of water!
Completing a few quick DIY projects and regular maintenance can create water’s optimal taste at home without paying for bottled water. This can ensure that your water is at the right quality to run appliances like water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines most efficiently.
Home improvement Expert Tom Kraeutler will show how to evaluate your water, along with steps you can take to improve taste, clarity and minimize wear on appliances and plumbing.
• Test your water at home: Simple, affordable test kits show your water’s unique qualities and get started on creating the cleanest, best tasting water possible.
• Easy Fixes to improve taste and clarity: New water filtration systems offer the purity of bottled water without disposable bottles’ environmental impact and at a fraction of the cost over time.
• Be nice to your plumbing: Properly conditioned water is easier on appliances and wet surfaces, while reducing wear and tear on pipes – a key for all homeowners.
Tom Kraeutler is co-host of the nationally syndicated home improvement radio program The Money Pit, and author of My Home, My Money Pit: Your Guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure. He earned his home improvement stripes as a professional home inspector, amassing over 20 years’ experience learning how houses are put together, and how they fall apart!
This interview is sponsored by The Home Depot.