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Robertson Family Water Treatment

(615) 895-6600

2159 N Thompson Ln A4, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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Robertson Family Water

615-895-6600

2159 N Thompson Lane Suite A-4

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At Robertson Family Water, we carry a complete line of state-of-the-art water treatment equipment for residential, commercial, businesses and well systems.

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Robertson Family Water Treatment

(615) 895-6600

2159 N Thompson Ln A4, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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The Choice is Yours You’ll love our water treatment—it makes your water clear, clean, delicious, and safe. Best of all—our water treatment systems are affordable so quality water treatment can be included in your budget. Water Treatment Systems for All Your Needs Our whole house water treatment systems provide pure and soft water from every faucet in your house, and our drinking water treatment systems (reverse osmosis) are installed under the sink to provide pure water for an individual faucet. Water Treatment for Well Water We also treat well water. Shown here is the WellMate—the latest technology in the state-of-the- art aeration process that uses a closed loop. The top-mounted air volume control provides 50% or more drawdown than similar size conventional tanks. (Large drawdown ratio increases system efficiency.) Additionally, miles of fibetglass filament covered with epoxy resin produce superior strength in a light weight unit. Other features include a self-adjusting air volume control and a seamless inner shell molded of FDA and/or NSF grade polyethelene Affordable Prices Whether you want to purchase, rent, or lease, we have an option that will fit your budget so you can afford quality water treatment. If you have water problems, there’s no need to sacrifice your family’s comfort and well-being. Give your family the gift of pure clean water today.

The Choice is Yours You’ll love our water treatment—it makes your water clear, clean, delicious, and safe. Best of all—our water treatment systems are affordable so quality water treatment can be included in your budget. Water Treatment Systems for All Your Needs Our whole house water treatment systems provide pure and soft water from every faucet in your house, and our drinking water treatment systems (reverse osmosis) are installed under the sink to provide pure water for an individual faucet. Water Treatment for Well Water We also treat well water. Shown here is the WellMate—the latest technology in the state-of-the- art aeration process that uses a closed loop. The top-mounted air volume control provides 50% or more drawdown than similar size conventional tanks. (Large drawdown ratio increases system efficiency.) Additionally, miles of fibetglass filament covered with epoxy resin produce superior strength in a light weight unit. Other features include a self-adjusting air volume control and a seamless inner shell molded of FDA and/or NSF grade polyethelene Affordable Prices Whether you want to purchase, rent, or lease, we have an option that will fit your budget so you can afford quality water treatment. If you have water problems, there’s no need to sacrifice your family’s comfort and well-being. Give your family the gift of pure clean water today.

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Water Testing and Water Analysis You may know or suspect that you have one or more water problems, but a water test analysis will help you determine your exact needs. For a free water test and free water test analysis, at no-obligation, call owner Mark Robertson to schedule an appointment at your home or commercial place of business. Mark loves to test water! You can call Mark directly on his cell phone at 615-210-2654. Find Out What's In Your Water Mark will discuss your concerns with you and perform five different tests on your water to help identify your water problems and make water treatment recommendations. While at your location, he can also inspect your plumbing to determine the best way to install water treatment equipment if it's needed. Get Free Professional Advice for Your Water Problems Mark has been in the water treatment field since 1974, so he's seen it all. Before you make any decisions about your water or fall for the latest gimmick (such as attaching a magnet to your water pipes), get Mark's professional advice.

Water Testing and Water Analysis You may know or suspect that you have one or more water problems, but a water test analysis will help you determine your exact needs. For a free water test and free water test analysis, at no-obligation, call owner Mark Robertson to schedule an appointment at your home or commercial place of business. Mark loves to test water! You can call Mark directly on his cell phone at 615-210-2654. Find Out What's In Your Water Mark will discuss your concerns with you and perform five different tests on your water to help identify your water problems and make water treatment recommendations. While at your location, he can also inspect your plumbing to determine the best way to install water treatment equipment if it's needed. Get Free Professional Advice for Your Water Problems Mark has been in the water treatment field since 1974, so he's seen it all. Before you make any decisions about your water or fall for the latest gimmick (such as attaching a magnet to your water pipes), get Mark's professional advice.

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At Robertson Family Water, we carry a complete line of state-of-the-art water treatment equipment for residential, commercial, businesses and well systems.

At Robertson Family Water, we carry a complete line of state-of-the-art water treatment equipment for residential, commercial, businesses and well systems.

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Pure Water: Now More Accessible Than Ever

At Robertson Family Water Treatment , we think of pure water as more of a fundamental right and less of a privilege for those with a lot of extra time and expendable income. That is why, over the years, we have tried to make our pure water technology as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, so that everyone can have pure, clean, fresh water in their home and for their families.

We have always aggressively pursued this goal by offering affordable financing plans for anyone who may need them. Often a whole-house water filtration system is seen as an expensive luxury, but with our financing plans you can have pure water in your home for less than the cost of a night out on the town each month—and certainly less than what you will pay in bottled water, handheld filter replacements, appliance maintenance, new clothes, and other remedies to the many problems hard and unfiltered water causes. With our plans, almost anyone can afford to have pure, filtered water directly in their home without resorting to only partially effective store-bought refrigerator filters or kitchen sink attachments.

But we know that as technology evolves, we must evolve right along with it. In this day and age, more and more business is being conducted online, and businesses who do not offer online services are less accessible to the general public. To that end, Robertson Family Water Treatment is in the process of revamping our entire online presence! When the new website launches, customers will be able to:

- Set appointments on the website and receive follow-up care in a timely manner.

- Schedule any necessary maintenance easily and conveniently.

- Purchase extra replacement filters online from the comfort of their home.

- Sign up for regular email reminders to change filters.

- And more!

The new Robertson Family Water Treatment website will be launching soon, so stay tuned for more details. In the mean time, to schedule your free consultation give us a call today at (615) 895-6600. More information can be found on our current website at robertsonfamilywater.com .


Spotlight On: Fluoride

Fluoride is a chemical that most consumers are relatively familiar with. We have heard how it is good for your teeth, how it prevents cavities, and how you should always buy toothpaste that contains fluoride. And insofar as dental health is concerned, that part is true. Fluoride, when applied externally to the teeth through toothpaste and then spit back out, does help “prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reduces early decay” ( WebMD ).

But what happens when fluoride is not spit back out but is actually ingested?

Many water municipalities throughout the United States, including those in Middle Tennessee, actually add fluoride to their water supplies. The reason for this is primarily that, at one time, it was almost universally accepted that adding fluoride to water would help control tooth decay and cavities specifically in children, especially vulnerable and low-income children who might not always have access to external sources or proper dental hygiene education. And there is some, albeit sparse, evidence that for a certain period of early childhood, water fluoridation may be an effective strategy for fighting tooth decay.

However, mounting evidence suggests that the dangers may not outweigh the slight and short-lived benefits. The controversy boils down to the fact that water fluoridation is essentially mass medication without the consent of individuals or families for problems they may not even have and can, in our day and age, be easily solved through external means. Decades ago toothpaste with fluoride did not exist, but now it is ubiquitous.

Besides the ethical issue, there have also been reputable studies that suggest a link between excessive fluoride consumption and neurological issues like impaired brain development and lower IQs. The Fluoride Action Network notes that “over 300 studies have found that fluoride is a neurotoxin (a chemical that can damage the brain)” ( Fluoride Action Network ). Putting fluoride on your teeth via toothpaste and spitting it out is one thing, but ingesting it constantly day in and day out through your drinking water is an entirely different issue.

Fluoride is just one of the many chemicals, additives, and contaminants that Robertson Family Water Treatment’s whole-house water purification system filters out. What you are left with is pure water with nothing added—perfectly safe for you, your family, and your home. To learn more about how our water filtration system works or to schedule your free consultation today, call 615-895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com for more information.


Spotlight On: Aluminum Sulfate

Out of the thousands of chemicals that can be found in municipal drinking water all across the country, many are perfectly harmless—but some, as we will see, can be extremely detrimental to human health. Worse yet, some of the most detrimental chemicals are actually added to the water on purpose by governments and municipalities and are often unregulated. This is certainly the case for aluminum sulfate.

Aluminum sulfate is a chemical compound whose primary purpose is as a coagulant—that is, it takes suspended solids in water like dirt, mud, and rocks and groups them together, causing them to sink to the bottom of the source and leaving the water above free of these various contaminants. Sounds like a good thing, right?

Not so fast. While yes, it is important to remove things like dirt, mud and rocks from our water supplies, how we remove them is equally important. And as it turns out, aluminum sulfate has some controversial and little-known side effects.

There is significant new research suggesting that the aluminum in compounds like aluminum sulfate as well as other compounds may play a part in the onset and development of degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. The International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease states that “aluminum is a widely recognized neurotoxin that inhibits more than 200 biologically important functions and causes various adverse effects,” and that it is “suspected to be linked with various neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease” ( International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease ).

And yet, not only are aluminum compounds like aluminum sulfate not filtered out of our city water supplies—they are actually added to our water supplies in vast amounts.

This is just one dangerous chemical that can be found often and in large amounts in Middle Tennessee water supplies—and there are dozens if not hundreds more. Water municipalities cannot be trusted to make the best decision for you and your family’s health and future—only you can! And Robertson Family Water Treatment wants to make that decision easier. To learn more about our whole-house water filtration system or to schedule your free consultation today, give us a call (615) 895-6600. More information can be found on our website at robertsonfamilywater.com .


Chlorine and Cancer

Cancer is never a topic that anyone wants to talk about. However, as we learn more and more about what causes—and more importantly, what can prevent—cancer, it becomes increasingly important that we get the information out there to help individuals and families make the best choices for their health and their future.

Which is why must talk about the hidden danger in a huge majority of municipal water supplies all over the country: chlorine. Chlorine is not one of those obscure, impossible-to-pronounce chemicals that most people are not familiar with. Many of us come in contact with chlorine regularly, because it is still widely used to keep public and private swimming pools clean and safe. And while there can be some adverse effects of swimming in chlorinated water—dry skin and red eyes, anyone?—they are more nuisances than true dangers.

It when chlorine is added to our drinking water that it becomes a danger—and chlorine is added to drinking water all over the United States and in almost every water municipality in the state of Tennessee. The reasons behind adding chlorine are pure—these water municipalities add the chlorine to sanitize the water and remove bacteria and germs that can be present so that people do not get sick. However, what they fail to realize is that, in the long run, chlorinated water can be just as dangerous as bacteria.

Drinking chlorinated water in mass and over time has been linked to higher rates of cancer—specifically bladder cancer. Even the World Heath Organization (WHO) of the United Nations has noted that “An increased risk of bladder cancer appeared to be associated with the consumption of chlorinated tapwater” in their definitive document on chlorine in water . Now of course, there have been various studies done, and every water municipality that adds chlorine to their water supply is surely armed with a study that backs up their decision. But if even the World Health Organization, the authority on health for the entire world, admits the possibility, then we should take it seriously.

And taking the quality of your water seriously is our specialty at Robertson Family Water Treatment. Our whole-house water filtration system removes 100% of the chlorine in your water as well as all other chemical additives, impurities, bacteria and more, leaving you with pure water—nothing more, and certainly nothing less.

To schedule your free consultation today, give us a call at (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com to find out more about all we do.


Just the Facts About Chlorine, Ma’am

To many people, the idea of a small amount of chlorine in their water does not seem so dire. After all, you put chlorine in your swimming pools, right? How bad can it be? The answer may surprise you.

As a matter of fact, the same properties that make chlorine an effective disinfectant in water can be dangerous to humans. This is obviously a hotly debated subject as water municipalities all over the country add chlorine to their water supplies on a regular basis and the federal guidelines do not prohibit it—but the science is in, and it is not pretty.

Scientific American notes that “researchers have now linked chlorine in drinking water to higher incidences of bladder, rectal and breast cancers. Reportedly chlorine, once in water, interacts with organic compounds to create trihalomethanes (THMs)—which when ingested encourage the growth of free radicals that can destroy or damage vital cells in the body.” The country of Canada’s official health website also says, “Lab animals exposed to very high levels of THMs have an increased risk of cancer.” And these are just the facts about drinking chlorinated water.

Not many studies have been done on showering and bathing in chlorinated water, but we know from experience what too much time in the swimming pool does to your skin. Dryness, redness, and sensitivity are all common. In addition, showering creates steam, which means you are inhaling whatever chlorine is in your water and it is entering your blood stream directly through your lungs, exacerbating any harmful effects.

Of course, chlorine does perform some essential sanitation functions when added to water supplies—but at Robertson Family Water Treatment, we are of the firm opinion that the risks of added chlorine far outweigh the benefits. And these are just a few of the risks! A quick Google search can help you find much more research from many reputable organizations on the dangers of excess chlorine consumption.

But if you have heard enough and you are ready to make the change to pure water, call Robertson Family Water Treatment today to learn about our whole-house water filtration system and schedule your consultation. Reach out at (615) 895-6600, or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com for more information.


Why Algae Bloom Is Bad News for Municipal Water Customers

Did you ever notice that when the temperature outside gets consistently above 90 degrees fahrenheit, the normally murky-brown waters of many rivers and lakes in middle Tennessee turn a shade of distinct blue-green? The water has not gotten magically less dirty. This actually happens because at high temperatures, water-born algae experience huge growth spurts, turning the water a different color with their millions of tiny blooms.

In response to this massive “algae bloom,” municipal water utility companies that source their water from ground areas like rivers need to dump massive amounts of chlorine into the water to “treat” it and make sure bright green water is not coming out of peoples’ sinks and showers. However, unfortunately, for the most part the chlorine does not actually eliminate the algae, but rather, masks it. In response to the chlorine dump, the algae essentially retreats into itself and hides its blooms, taking away the distinct green color. But the algae itself is still there, present in the water.

To illustrate this, think about a swimming pool in the summertime. Chlorine is added to the water to keep it clear and clean for swimming. But if you neglect to keep the chlorine levels up, eventually the water will turn green or brown and start to putrefy. Why? Because the algae that was there all along is able to bloom and change colors in the absence of chlorine.

Water utility districts have a habit of adding other chemicals besides chlorine to address algae bloom as well—some of which are regulated, some of which are not. And by the time that water gets to your kitchen sink, it is a veritable cocktail of hidden algae, chlorine, and other chemicals whose safety and appropriateness for use in the home is questionable at best.

Even without counting the other chemicals utility districts tend to use to address algae bloom, chlorine is incredible harmful when consumed in large amounts. Excess chlorine consumption has been linked to increased levels of heart disease and cancer, especially when inhaled in mass and over time, such as by showering in heavily chlorinated water.

The LaGuardo Utility district as well as most other utility districts in Tennessee struggle with their chlorine levels, and as a result, are pumping water into people’s homes that is far less safe than it should be. This summer, if you are concerned about algae, chlorine, or other chemicals in your water, consider a whole-house water filtration system from Robertson Family Water Treatment. Our system removes all chemicals, additives and contaminants and leaves you with water—just water—safe for you and your family for all uses.

Schedule your consultation today by calling (615) 895-6600, or visit robertsonfamilywater.com to learn more about all we do.


Could You Be Drinking More Chlorine Than a Swimming Pool?

With the summer nearly here, many families in and around middle Tennessee are beginning to prepare their swimming pools for the warm weather. Statistics vary, but the general amount of chlorine that is considered safe for a standard chlorinated swimming pool is between 1.5 and 2.5 parts per million, with an absolute maximum of 4 parts per million; anything above this will lead to problems like dry skin and red eyes. Anyone who has ever accidentally taken a big gulp of swimming pool water can attest to the fact that even at such comparatively low levels, the chlorine taste and smell is strong.

But did you know that if you are drinking unfiltered water from a city or local municipality, at any given time there is a pretty good chance that you could be drinking water that has more chlorine in it than the pool in your back yard? You would never go out to the pool, fill up a pitcher with pool water, bring it inside, and serve it to your family. But shockingly, in some places, you would actually ingest less chlorine that way!

The problem with chlorine is that it is not a regulated substance in municipal water supplies. Out of the many thousands of chemicals that exist, federal guidelines only require testing for 256 of them—and chlorine is not one. As a matter of fact, chlorine is added after the chemical tests are already completed as a part of the “treatment” process, so it never actually gets tested for under normal circumstances.

On multiple occasions, Robertson Family Water Treatment has seen chlorine levels in middle Tennessee water supplies well above 4 parts per million, with no sign of stopping unless drastic changes are made to utility districts here and in their governance at the federal level. While we all hope that happens someday, we know that families need clean and pure water for their homes and their futures now.

To schedule a free consultation or learn more about Robertson Family Water Treatment’s whole-house water purification system that will remove chlorine as well as many other chemicals and contaminants from your water and leave you and your family with pure H20, give us a call today at (615) 895-6600. Visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com to learn more.


Does All Hard Water Have Chemicals In It?

Thankfully, these days, more and more people are becoming conscious about the water they use each and every day to drink, cook, and clean with. However, sometimes “hard water” is used synonymously with water that has chemicals in it, and vice-versa. Some people think that all hard water is dangerous or that all water that has dangerous chemicals in it is hard. But this is not the case.

“Hard water” refers to water that has mineral deposits in it. All natural water contains some minerals, and they are not generally dangerous. Mineral deposits in water are more of a nuisance—they are what cause your refrigerator, dishwasher, hot water heater, and other household appliances to need maintenance or replacement due to mineral deposit buildup. They can also cause problems with dry skin, dandruff, and other issues. So, hard water does not necessarily have chemicals in it, but it can still cause a myriad of problems.

Water that is laden with chemicals, however, is a different story. Both hard water and non-hard water can have dangerous chemicals. Of course, not all chemicals are necessarily harmful, especially in small quantities. But the chemicals that are most commonly added to our water supply in the United States are extremely harmful and are added in quantities that make them unfit for human use and consumption. The affects of chlorine on our health and wellness alone could fill a book, and that is just one of the many thousands of chemicals that are added to our water supply each and every day.

Often these chemicals are added in order to “cleanse” the water and to remove bacteria and other harmful substances that have found their way into the water supply via contamination from runoff and other sources—like birth control pills being flushed down the toilet or animal matter rushed into rivers from heavy rains. But occasionally, even the chemicals added to “cleanse” the water are not enough and trace amounts of these contaminants can still be found, even in water with lots of chlorine, fluoride, and other so-called “cleansing” chemicals.

The result of all of these factors is that many people, especially in Middle Tennessee where our water districts are notoriously bad and our sources are almost all above-ground, are living in homes with water that is hard, filled with chemicals, and possibly even contains trace elements of contaminants. So what is to be done?

If you care about the quality of the water that you and your family use in your house, the best thing you can do is call Robertson Family Water Treatment. Our whole-house water filtration and purification system is an affordable option that will make sure that all of the water that you are drinking, cooking, and cleaning with is simply water and nothing else—pure H20 that will keep you and your family safe and the appliances in your home working flawlessly for years to come.

To schedule your free consultation or to speak with one of our experts today, give us a call at (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com to learn more.


Robertson Family Water Mobile Pure Water Refill Station

The Robertson Family Water Mobile Pure Water Refill Station is officially up and running and available to the public for all upcoming 2016 spring and summer events. The refill station is housed on our beautifully wrapped box truck and holds up to 200 gallons of perfectly pure, perfectly crisp H20 that can be self-dispensed through four spouts on the side of the truck.

Our refill station is perfect for fairs, marathons, races, festivals, concerts, outdoor expos, picnics, and so much more. Spring and summer are beautiful seasons for outdoor events in Middle Tennessee, but providing bottled water for hundreds or even thousands of people can get expensive—not to mentioned the trash waste and maintenance to deal with disposing of so many bottles.

With a pure water refill station, people can fill their existing reusable water containers like aluminum bottles, jugs, coolers, and more, cutting down on expenses and waste. Not only that, but the water is filtered using the same superior technology and proven process that Robertson Family Water Treatment uses in our in-home water filtration system, removing all harmful chemicals and additives and leaving people with pure, fresh, safe drinking water.

The refill station can also filter water on the spot once the 200-gallon capacity of the truck runs out, making it ideal not just for fun outdoor events but also for emergency situations. In water crises, tornadoes, storms, and other natural disasters, our refill station can take water that is significantly tainted or contaminated and filter it quickly into safe, drinkable water.

For information on how to bring the Robertson Family Water Mobile Pure Water Refill Station to your marathon, race, festival, county fair, outdoor expo, or other spring or summer event, contact Robertson Family Water Treatment today—we have plenty of dates still available!

Give us a call at (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com for more information.


Spring Water Woes

Each year with the rise in temperatures comes a rise in water usage. Warmer weather drives people outside to enjoy the sun, work on projects outdoors, exercise away some of that winter “padding,” water gardens, fill swimming pools, and more. Spring also traditionally brings with it a series of strong rain storms and showers that serve to wake up sleeping plants and prepare the ground to be fertile for the warm months to come.

However, when you put these two things together—increased water usage and increased rain—in areas effected by landfills such as the one in Rutherford County and others in middle Tennessee, it is essentially a recipe for disaster.

Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, and surrounding counties primarily get their water from above-ground sources (mostly rivers). When it rains, and particularly when it rains in excess, water flows over the ground, collects whatever is on the ground, and heads right down to the rivers. This includes waste from landfills, agricultural production, animal waste, chemicals from fertilizers and pesticide campaigns, and much more. All of these chemicals, parasites, bacteria, and waste materials get picked up with the rainwater and dumped straight into the rivers from which our utility districts draw our drinking water. Contrary to the popular and oft-repeated myth, water simply running over rocks does not automatically make it clean or safe for drinking.

In response to all of the hazardous material, the utility districts dump dozens of different kinds of chemicals into the water in an attempt to purify it and make it safe, and only filter it in order to weed out massive contaminates like fish or tree branches. However, even these chemicals do not kill 100% of the contaminates—and the result is, more often than not, hard and chemical-laden water filled with dangerous additives as well as traces of the waste materials they were introduced to address in the first place. This water gets pumped into our homes and we drink it, clean with it, wash our food and clothes with it, use it in our appliances, and more.

If you live in areas affected by the Rutherford County Landfill, the Nolensville/College Grove or LaGuardo Utility Districts, or anywhere else in middle Tennessee, considering a whole-house water filtration system is one of the best improvements you can make to your house this spring. With a filtration system from Robertson Family Water Treatment, you can ensure that all the water you use—whether it is for drinking, cleaning, or filling up the family swimming pool—will be clean, pure, fresh H20 with no chemicals, no damaging hardness, and no dangerous additives.

To schedule your free consultation today, call Robertson Family Water Treatment at (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com to learn more.


Why the Water Scandal in Flint, Michigan Matters Everywhere

Anyone who has watched the news lately knows about the water scandal in Flint, Michigan. For a variety of reasons—poverty, racial tension, government corruption, changing water standards, and more—there is an amount of lead and other toxic chemicals in Flint’s water supply that is outrageously dangerous and unhealthy and has lead to the illness and even death of many of Flint’s citizens, including children and the elderly. While water supplies in Davidson, Williamson, and surrounding Tennessee counties are not currently struggling with lead poisoning as in Flint, there are still many lessons to be learned from the mishandling of the water supply on the part of the Flint government.

One of the major problems when it comes to regulating water contaminants like chemicals and heavy metals is that technology is always evolving and getting more sensitive—and therefore, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are always changing. Many years ago, what was considered a “safe” level of lead, for example, is now considered very unsafe, because technology has evolved to the point where we are able to test for ever-smaller increments of contaminates. This is one contributing factor in Flint, Michigan: the EPA standards changed due to the development of more sensitive tests, and what was once acceptable became unacceptable. However, for a variety of reasons, Flint’s government neglected to bring their water supply up to code, which led to the crisis dominating the news today.

Although not all city governments are as neglectful as Flint’s, it is not at all uncommon for water utility districts to fail to meet EPA standards. Just last year, the Nolensville/College Grove Utility district failed to meet EPA standards not once, but twice! The LaGuardo Utility District also spark controversy when it switch water supply locations and started pumping hard, damaging water into thousands of homes. This happens regularly in utility districts across the United States, and it seldom makes national headlines.

The unfortunate truth is that city and state governments and utility districts cannot be counted on to consistently supply their citizens with safe, up-to-standard drinking water—they should be able to, of course, but history has shown that they cannot. So if you are concerned about the quality of your water, the best thing you can do for your health, your family, and your home is to install a whole-house water filtration system like the ones we offer at Robertson Family Water Treatment.

Taking the quality of your water into your own hands ensures that you will be drinking, using, and cleaning with water—and only water. Lead, chemicals, bacteria, and all other additives will be filtered out leaving you with pure H20 and no anxiety over your water quality. Until the day we can trust our government to supply us with pure water, a water filtration system is the best choice you can make to maintain your health, keep your family safe, and extend the life of your clothing and appliances long into the future.

To schedule your free consultation with Robertson Family Water Treatment today, call (615) 895-6600 or visit robertsonfamilywater.com for more information.


Water Problems in Nolensville and Williamson County

With modern technology and the Internet, information about our everyday life is more accessible than ever before. While convenient, it can also be a source of great frustration and anxiety when people learn information that they previously were unaware of that may have affected them adversely.

This is what has happened with the information about our water supply. The guidelines and specifics of the federal drinking water standard, set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are available on the EPA website for anyone to read and study. Unfortunately, compared to other developed nations and countries, our standard falls woefully short when it comes to making sure that our drinking water is safe for human consumption. The federal water drinking water standard is sadly inadequate to the task of addressing the many hundreds of thousands of chemicals that have been found in drinking water throughout the country.

So when a particular water company or utility district fails to meet the already deficient federal drinking water standards, it is a huge indication that something is very wrong. Sadly, many consumers suspect that this is what is happening in Nolensville, TN, as well as many other areas in and around Williamson County.

In September of 2015, local news channel WSMV reported on the water quality concerns of Nolensville residents , saying, “The past two annual reports released to water customers show the Nolensville/College Grove Utility District violated the federal drinking water standard,” particularly with excessive amounts of harmful chlorine by-products. For this to happen once is unacceptable, but twice is outrageous, and the citizens of Nolensville are beginning to give up waiting on government regulations to incentivize their utility district to provide them with safe drinking water.

Robertson Family Water Treatment is proud to offer our help to the citizens of Williamson County who are affected by the Nolensville/College Grove Utility District’s violation of the federal drinking water standard. Our whole-house pure water filtration system will purify and cleanse the water you drink, cook with, clean with, shower with, and wash dishes with to protect not just your health but your entire household.

If you are affected by the Nolensville/College Grove Utility District’s poor water quality and would like to schedule your free consultation with Robertson Family Water Treatment today, give us a call at (615) 895-6600 to speak to one of our specialists. For more information, visit robertsonfamilywater.com .


Why a Rehydration Station is a Great Idea for Your Special Event

This spring and summer, if you are in charge of or part of planning a special event such as a festival, outdoor expo, sporting event, concert, charity run, or any other event held outdoors in the sun and the heat, a rehydration station is an essential, time- and money-saving component that should be considered.

What is a rehydration station? Simply put, it is a mechanism that dispenses pure, filtered water into people’s coolers, stainless steel containers, and water bottles—rather than selling and disposing of hundreds or even thousands of plastic water bottles over the course of an event. A rehydration station is superior to selling or providing bottled water for several reasons.

- It is cost-effective. A rehydration station will save money for you as well as attendees of your event—you will not have to purchase hundreds or thousands of water bottles, and neither will your attendees. It also cuts down on trash, so you will spend less money managing and maintaining the grounds.

- It encourages healthy habits. Having a rehydration station encourages attendees of your event to bring their own reusable water bottles and containers, many of which are far safer for regular human consumption than plastic water bottles, which have been shown to contain many substances toxic to the body when exposed to heat. By providing people with pure, clean, filtered water, you are providing them with water that will hydrate and nourish them rather than cause potential health hazards with hard and chemical-laden untreated water.

- It is good for the environment. A rehydration station can save the waste of more water bottles than you can imagine, especially if guests are encouraged to bring their own containers in advance. Doing your part to reduce waste and trash is a win for you, your attendees, and the earth!

Robertson Family Water Treatment has recently received a grant from the Williamson County Builders Association to develop and manufacture our very own water-filtering rehydration station to be used at events like those described above, and the system should be in place and ready within the next few weeks to rent out for Spring and Summer 2016 events.

If you are planning a spring or summer event and would like to reserve a rehydration station to save time, money, and the environment, contact Robertson Family Water Treatment today!

Call (615) 895-6600 to speak to one of our specialists, or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com for more information.


The Politics of Clean Water

Election year is just getting started, but do you know how much politics actually affects the health, safety, and purity of the water that comes out of your faucet? To the average American consumer, it seems like a given that the health of the people should be of primary importance to lawmakers and water companies alike—but sadly, this is rarely, if ever, the case.

In reality, the state of your water usually comes down to one thing and one thing only: money. In the same way that food monopolies can put dangerous and carcinogenic additives and fillers in your food without warning and without consequences simply because they are cheaper, water companies can put all sorts of things in untreated water either because there are no laws prohibiting them, or because there are clever but unethical ways to skirt around weak laws.

The reason behind these insufficient laws or lack thereof is primarily because utility companies (i.e. water) have a lot of money and play a crucial part in state and local economies. Despite what some may say, these organizations are out to make a profit—even on a commodity as basic and necessary to life as water. Thus, we are left with water companies that care more about the bottom dollar than the health of the citizens of their community, and hard water filled with chemicals infiltrating our bodies, our appliances, and our homes without impediment.

The truth of untreated city water is frightening, especially if you live in Middle Tennessee in areas serviced by companies like the LaGuardo Utility District. However, there are many affordable and accessible solutions to mitigate the damage perpetrated by hard and chemical-laden water—and we believe the best one is a whole-house water purification system from Robertson Family Water Treatment!

Our consultations are always free, and if you cannot afford to purchase a water purification system up front, our financing options go as low as $38 dollars a month—so there is no excuse for drinking hard and potentially dangerous tap water filled with unregulated chemicals. Clean and pure water costs you next to nothing, and in the long run it saves you everything: your food, your appliances, your home, and especially your health.

So no matter who wins this election year, with a water purification system from Robertson Family Water Treatment , you can be sure that you and your family are using the best water in the world: just water, and nothing else.

To learn more or to schedule your consultation today, call Robertson Family Water Treatment at (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com .


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Robertson Family Water Treatment

At the end of a historic and record-breaking year for all of us at Robertson Family Water Treatment , we would like to wish all of our customers and middle Tennessee a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a wonderful and prosperous new year!

2015 was the best year in Robertson Family Water Treatment’s 42-year history. We have helped hundreds of families in middle Tennessee, especially those affected by the Laguardo Utility District’s hard, chemical-laden water. Many new sales records were broken, but more importantly, we have made many new friends and helped so many families make an investment that will protect not just their home but also their health and their lives for years to come. We consider it an honor to have been an integral part of ensuring health and clean water for the next generation in our beloved state, and impacting these families for the rest of their lives.

The future is looking clean, clear, and healthy at Robertson Family Water Treatment, and we look forward to another year of helping families clean up their water, preserve their health, extend the life of their appliances, and more. We will continue to strive for excellence and make use of the best and most advanced water purification technologies to do better each and every year for our clients—and that is a promise.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind those that have been thinking of getting a water purification system for their home that we do offer guaranteed financing options to work within any budget, as well as discounts for servicemen, first responders, law enforcement, and contractors and builders who work in Middle Tennessee.

If your home does not have a water purification system from Robertson Family Water Treatment, 2016 is a good year to start! Especially if you live in the Laguardo Utility District , a water purification system is essential. Visit robertsonfamilywater.com to learn more about all of the water purification services we offer and schedule your free consultation by calling (615) 895-6600.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Robertson Family Water Treatment!


Robertson Family Water Treatment Supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As a health-conscious company, Robertson Family Water Treatment has been a longtime supporter of the research and treatment efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located right in our own backyard of Memphis, Tennessee. St. Jude leads the way in the treatment for childhood illnesses, especially cancer, and in research towards better and more effective methods of fighting these diseases. Best of all, at St. Jude, no child is ever denied treatment due to lack of ability to pay for it. Treatments not covered by insurance come at no cost to the families, which can often mean the difference between life and death for under- and uninsured families. For these and several other reasons, Robertson Family Water Treatment has proudly been a continuous supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for many years.

However, this year we decided to take our regular support to a new level. We sent a couple of our team members to participate, for the first time, in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Our very own Randy Avaritt ran the full 26.2-mile marathon, and our Teal Marie Larson ran 13.1 miles to complete the half marathon. Hundreds of other runners from Middle Tennessee and outlying areas joined them to run this race and help raise funds for the ongoing efforts towards beating childhood cancer at St. Jude.

Although this was only our first year participating in the annual marathon at St. Jude, we had such a great time supporting such a wonderful charitable organization that we plan on sending folks from Robertson Family Water Treatment to run in the marathon each and every year. We know that pure water is a vital part of the foundation of good health and wellness for a lifetime, but sometimes, even with pure water and healthy habits, disaster can strike despite our best efforts. When that happens to our children and families, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a place to turn to for help—and we are proud to help them continue to be a beacon of hope and light for families in Middle Tennessee and all across the country for years to come.

For more information about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their ongoing battle against childhood disease, visit their website at stjude.org .

To learn more about Robertson Family Water Treatment, visit robertsonfamilywater.com or give us a call at (615) 895-6600.


Add Value to a New Home with One Simple Upgrade

Anyone who has been in middle Tennessee longer than a few weeks is familiar with the current state of the housing market: it is absolutely booming! Over 85 people move to the Nashville area each and every day, and though many of them are moving into houses that have been there for a long time, many others are moving into brand new constructions. New home construction is a huge industry in Nashville, and though housing in general is in high demand, builders and realtors are still constantly on the hunt for little things they can do to drive up the value of their properties and sell homes at a premium price.

One oft-overlooked factor that can affect the perceived desirability of a property is the quality of its water. Does it sit on a well? Does it have purified water? Does it just have plain old hard (and potentially hazardous-to-your-health) city water? Especially in places like Wilson and Sumner Counties and others served by the LaGuardo Utility District , this question is particularly salient. Presently, less than 10% of new homes being built have any sort of water filtration system at all. The other 90% cross their fingers and rely on the good will and ethics of the municipal water companies.

You can have the nicest kitchen appliances, a state-of-the-art dishwasher, a refrigerator that makes its own ice, a luxurious jet bathtub, or a rain-style shower head, but if the water going into and coming out of those appliances is hard, chlorinated, chemical-laden city water, then you still have a problem. Not only that, but the new homeowner will be looking at repairing or replacing all of the above within just a few years thanks to the mineral and chemical buildup that hard city water leaves behind.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Robertson Family Water Treatment offers a whole-house water purification system for a single, low, one-time installation fee, and we throw in the carbon filters at absolutely no cost. Imagine being able to tell potential buyers that this home has pure, clean, chemical-free water that will extend the life of their appliances and clothes and keep them and their family safe and healthy for years to come. It will certainly add value to the home itself, but that kind of security is absolutely priceless.

So if you are looking for a simple, unique, and cost-effective way to add value to your new construction, consider adding a water purification system from Robertson Family Water Treatment—it will put you a cut above the rest. Give us a call today at (615) 895-6600, or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com to learn more about all of our water treatment services.


Prepare for Winter Now with Robertson Family Water Treatment

Here in Middle Tennessee , frozen pipes and bursting water lines may be far from everyone’s mind during this unseasonably mild fall. However, the importance of winter-prepping your home early cannot be stressed enough. Some of the worst things that can happen to your home during winter are pipes bursting due to frozen water or a water heater that quits working with no warning. These problems can be easily avoided by carefully making a few preparations before it is absolutely necessary—when winter comes, you will be thanking yourself that you did!

Fall is a good time to address any maintenance issues that may arise which are caused by hard water, because tearing out a dishwasher or replacing a water heater in the middle of winter is a huge hassle. Educating yourself about what to do in the event of a frozen pipe emergency—and how to avoid it—is essential.

Frozen pipes can be prevented by keeping your faucets gently dripping in extremely cold temperatures, or even turning off your water main if you will be out of town for extended periods of time around the holidays. If you have hard water, it is important to drain your hot water heater to clean the built-up sediment around the coils, to ensure optimal operation.

Many of these problems can be completely avoided by having soft, pure, clean water from Robertson Family Water Treatment. When using our filtration system, you will not have to worry about your water heater losing potency or going out in the middle of winter due to sediment buildup, and other appliances like your dishwasher and refrigerator icemaker will always run smoothly and efficiently.

Best of all, we are running a fall special and offering 10% off both our full-service home water purification and filtration systems as well as our entire stock of water filters and softening salt, which can also be used in a pinch to quickly de-ice slippery driveways and sidewalks.

Fall is the perfect time to have a water filtration system installed so you do not have to worry about any of your appliances or utilities all winter long, so call Robertson Family Water Treatment today!

To schedule your free consultation today, call (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com for more information about all of our services.


Extend the Life of Your Hot Water Heater with Robertson Family Water Treatment

With the temperatures dropping and leaves falling, many folks are starting to prepare themselves for winter. By far one of the most important appliances to have in good working order for the cooler weather is your hot water heater—essential not just for safety, but also for comfort!

Did you know that with hard, chemical-laden, untreated city water, the life of your hot water heater is reduced by over 60%? Yes, hot water heaters that are used in houses with pure, clean water last 60% longer than heaters in houses with city water. Not only that, but hard water contains excess calcium, which builds up on the heating coils and makes the water heater have to work even harder. Add that to the fact that when it is colder outside, the water heater has to make up for a larger temperature deficit, and you have the perfect storm ready to take out your water heater and leave you freezing cold in the middle of winter. With your heater working harder and harder, your bills will only continue to go up.

Hard city water, like the water coming from the LaGuardo water supply, is bad for your other appliances, too. Dishwashers, ice makers, washers and dryers, shower heads, and more have all been known to suffer, break, or have drastically reduced life spans because of the chemical buildup in hard water.

If you want to extend the life of your hot water heater and all of the appliances in your home, a pure water filtration system from Robertson Family Water Treatment will do the job. We have been in business in middle Tennessee for 41 years and three generations of the Robertson family. We have helped over 18,000 happy customers preserve their health and the health of their family and home with our pure water filtration systems. Our future is brighter than it has ever been, and we would love to help you, too!

Call Robertson Family Water Treatment today at (615) 895-6600 to talk to one of our experts and schedule your free consultation, or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com for more information.


Pure Water: More Important than Something You Drink

When it comes to discussions about water contamination and purity, most people are concerned over the water they are putting into their bodies—what they drink and cook with. Indeed, this is a very important aspect of water safety. With over 80,000 known chemicals, additives, and disinfectant in the world, there is no telling just what you may be ingesting through the water that comes out of your kitchen sink.

In response, many people install a kitchen sink water filter system, or purchase a handheld filter that they have to refill throughout the day. These solutions address some of the dangers associated with hard, chemical-laden city water, but the sobering reality is that there are many more ways that unpurified water can negatively affect you, your family, and your health.

One of the most underestimated sources of hard water-related illnesses and health complications is the water that we bathe and shower with. Both chlorine and chloramine (which is chlorine combined with ammonia) are common hard water disinfectants that municipal water companies add to their water supply to fight bacteria and other naturally occurring elements that are unfit for human consumption. When you shower, city water contaminated with these additives comes out of your shower head, streams onto your body, and worst of all, turns into steam that you then inhale directly into your bloodstream for five, ten, even fifteen or more minutes.

Inhaled contaminants are the most dangerous ones of all. Ingested contaminants need to make it through your stomach and digestive system before being absorbed, and even contaminants that you touch have to make it through your skin. But inhaled chemicals and additives from city water turned into steam are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and begin to build up immediately.

Especially when inhaled, chlorine, chloramine, and other common results of city attempts to treat bacteria-filled water sources are known carcinogens , and geographical areas known to use these types of chemicals in their water have shown consistently higher rates of a variety of different types of cancer.

You can purchase showerheads that will take out some of the chemicals, but there are none currently on the market that will remove them all. There is only way to ensure that the water you are using to drink, cook, wash clothes, and bathe is 100% pure: by installing a comprehensive whole-house water filtration system like the ones we offer at Robertson Family Water Treatment.

Our water purification system will make sure that the only thing in your water is just that: water.

If you are concerned about the safety of your bathing and showering water and want to make a change that will affect you and your family’s health for the rest of your lives, call Robertson Family Water Treatment today.

Visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com or call (615) 895-6600 to talk to one of our water treatment specialists about the value of a whole-house water filtration system for your home.


Keep Your Kids’ School Clothes from Wearing Out with Robertson Family Water Treatment

With the temperatures beginning to cool down and children returning to school, many parents are feeling the financial weight of replacing their children’s faded, worn out clothes with new items. Sometimes, this is unavoidable, especially with younger children who seem to grow out of their clothes before you can get them home from the store! But for older children, clothing can usually be reused year after year—if only the quality stayed the same.

Unfortunately, after dozens of wash cycles using hard, chlorinated city water, few clothing items are as bright and vibrant as they used to be. Many have thinned and become nearly unwearable. The fact is that with hard, chlorinated water, clothes wear out a full 33% faster that they would with pure water.

Luckily, an in-home pure water filtration system from Robertson Family Water Treatment can solve this problem for good. Our system ensures that the only water touching your clothes, dishes, and lips is clean, pure, chemical-free, and additive-free water that will keep all your favorite fashions looking as good as new for years to come. You can save time, money, and headaches with Robertson Family Water Treatment this school year, so give us a call today!

The timing has never been better, because city water in middle Tennessee is certainly not getting safer anytime soon. The city of Nolensville recently received their second boil order for this calendar year, and boil orders are only required to be given to citizens within 24 hours. That means with regular hard city water, you could be drinking dangerous contaminates for up to a full day before the city is even required to notify you! Some may be comfortable taking this risk, but for most, the safety of their family is too much to wager for the goodwill of the municipal water companies.

At Robertson Family Water Treatment, we believe that consumers should be 100% aware of the quality and safety of their water at all times. That is why we offer our pure water filtration system to families in Middle Tennessee , so they know that the water they use and drink in their everyday life is clean, safe, and nourishing.

For more information about our pure water systems or to speak to one of our specialists, give us a call today at (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com .


Lower Your Risk of Cancer with Pure Water

How safe is your water? Most people know that the quality of water they consume daily is extremely important. If you are hydrating as much as you should be—approximately half your body weight in ounces per day—it is essential to ensure that the water you are drinking is not causing something worse than dehydration in the long run.

How serious could contaminated water possibly be? Well, aside from short-term complications like hair and skin problems requiring professional products and expensive dermatology appointments, many studies show that if your water is polluted with certain chemicals and additives, there could be a much more deadly threat on the horizon: cancer.

There are literally tens of thousands of chemicals and additives that are unregulated by the federal government and perfectly legal for cities and states to allow in their drinking water. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals are known carcinogens. Fluoride, nitrates, arsenic, and many others are all commonly found—and completely legal—in city-treated drinking water all throughout the country. And this is not even counting the situations in which city water does not meet federal guidelines—which happens more often than you may think. In fact, a New York Times article concluded that “more than 62 million Americans have been exposed since 2004 to drinking water that did not meet at least one commonly used government health guideline intended to help protect people from cancer or serious disease.”

The state of Tennessee, in particular, has had major problems when it comes to resident complaints about the quality and consequences of their tap water. Now, much of the controversy is coming to a head as word is getting out about just how dangerous these chemicals and additives can truly be. Some local surgeons have even begun voicing their concern at the levels of toxicity found in fat tissues removed from patients in Middle Tennessee, showing toxin levels far above what out-of-state patients have in their system. It is enough to scare any Tennessean with access to Google !

The good news is that a solution to your contaminated and polluted water is as easy as picking up the phone and calling Robertson Family Water Treatment! We can install a pure water filtration system in your home that ensures every drop of water you come in contact with—whether by drinking, showering, washing, etc.—is pure, clean, and safe for you and your family. Our system is effective at removing chemicals and additives that are known carcinogens, and will make your everyday life easier.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving us a call! Save the health of your family and reach out to Robertson Family Water Treatment at (615) 895-6600, or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com .


Landfills, Cancer, and Your Water

At Robertson Family Water Treatment , a great deal of our business comes from Rutherford County —cities like Murfreesboro, La Vergne, Smyrna, and beyond. The reason for this is not that folks in Murfreesboro are more sensitive about their water than folks elsewhere. The cause is actually much more troubling than that.

Rutherford County is home to the Middle Point Landfill , which, due to a series of unfortunate political events dating back to the 1980s, has been collecting massive amounts of waste (some toxic) for many years—long past its lifespan. It has been in operation for 27 years in total, but chemical waste from the landfill had permeated the underground water table within six months of its opening in the late 1980s. And ever since, water going to homes in Rutherford County has been gradually getting more and more contaminated from the waste in Middle Point Landfill.

The cities and water providers immediately realized this was a problem and began treating the underground water in Rutherford County with chemicals meant to make it safe for drinking. Unfortunately, there is only so much that chemicals can do. The chemicals they chose to add to the water to supposedly purify it have been proven in many scientific studies to be adverse to health, albeit in different ways.

As it now stands, between contamination from the landfill and the chemicals used to treat it, there are over 80,000 chemicals the average Tennessean may come into contact with by drinking, washing, or bathing with standard tap water. And sadly, the disease rates, particularly in Rutherford County, have begun to reflect this. Rutherford County is in the top ten counties in Tennessee with the highest incidences of cancer every year, and the numbers do not appear to be going down any time soon.

What can you do about this? In some senses, the answer lies in a change in the local political tide. The damage from the landfill has reached far beyond the water coming out of your kitchen sink, and there are many more issues that need to be addressed. But as a homeowner, for the safety and future health of you and your family, it is important to do everything you can. You must ensure that the water you are exposed to every day is safe and actively contributing to your health rather than taking away from it!

This is what we specialize in at Robertson Family Water Treatment. We can install a comprehensive water purifying system in your home that produces clean, drinkable, usable water without the addition of harmful chemicals or additives that can contribute to higher rates of cancer and other diseases and health problems.

If you want to take the first steps towards purifying your home water naturally and investing your health and your future, give Robertson Family Water Treatment a call today. We can be reached at (615) 895-6600, and more information about our water treatment services can be found on our website at robertsonfamilywater.com .


Protect Your Home from Water Disaster This Summer

With thousands of friends and family in Middle Tennessee heading out for summer vacations, there is no doubt a lot on their minds when it comes to travel preparations. However, one oftentimes-overlooked aspect of leaving home is water shutoff. Most people don’t think of shutting off their water when they leave for more than a couple of days, but it is an essential step to saving widespread water damage in your home—especially if you are on city water.

Why is this? Well, city water pipes have a tendency to build pressure overnight, when fewer people are using them. Normally this causes no problems, as it’s just part of the piping system. But every once in a while, if there is a weak pipe or valve, that pipe or valve can burst open and cause massive flooding. And if that pipe or valve is in your home, it’s a major problem.

If you are at home when your dishwasher starts to overflow or your icemaker line bursts, you can address that problem immediately and in all likelihood prevent any major damage from occurring. But if you are out of state (or out of the country) when this happens, it can spell disaster for your home, not to mention your vacation!

Shutting off your water before you leave home for your summer vacation is as simple as flipping a switch and can save you countless money, repairs, and stress, so you can fully enjoy your vacation without worrying about coming home to a flooded kitchen.

If you don’t know how, give Robertson Family Water Treatment a call! We would be happy to talk to you about all of our recommendations for home water safety and put together a plan to keep you and your family safe, healthy, and stress-free this summer.

And please remember to stay hydrated while you are out and about on all of your warm-weather adventures! The average individual should drink at least half their body weight in ounces every day in order to get the amount of hydration their body needs to function efficiently.

However, if you are drinking untreated city tap water, you may be doing your body more harm than good! With over 80,000 known chemicals and heavy metals in the average city water, getting your home water purified with Robertson Family Water Treatment is an absolute must.

Contact us today to find out about how we can help you “hydrate healthy” this summer. We can be reached at (615) 895-6600, and more information about all of our services can be found at robertsonfamilywater.com .


Cut Down on Waste This Summer with Robertson Family Water Treatment

With regards to the environment, there are many reasons to be mindful during the summer and throughout the year with the waste we produce from our daily choices and habits. For our environment, for our wallet, and for our health, it is important to take whatever steps we can to cut down on waste and find sustainable solutions for everyday living that will carry us into the future and keep our families safe.

One of the most effective and simple ways to cut down on waste is by having clean, purified water in the home. Without it, many people are forced to resort to choices and buying habits that are unsustainable: choices that are bad for both the environment and bank accounts.

Without clean, purified water… People are unable to wash their vehicles at home due to all the water spots when it dries. Instead, they rely on automatic car washes where hundreds of dollars are spent each year in order to keep their car looking shiny and new.

Without clean, purified water… Skin problems abound. Precious money and time is wasted at the dermatologist getting diagnosed, and expensive products are purchased. These could have easily been avoided had their water not been so harsh and chemical-laden.

Without clean, purified water… Summer get-togethers become an ordeal that spells disaster for the environment. When dishwashers leave hard water residue, it’s easier to choose paper and/or plastic plates, cutlery, and cups rather than dirty a bunch of dishes that will have to be re-cleaned later to eliminate all the hard-water spots. These paper and plastic dishes, cutlery, and cups end up in landfills and take hundreds to thousands of years to biodegrade.

Without clean, purified water…Food and drinks taste bad. People do not want to use their own homemade ice because of the taste and smell, so they spend their money on countless bags of ice, all the while wasting plastic in the process. They buy bottled water, but even then are unsure if it is a permanent or healthy solution due to problems with BPA toxicity in plastic bottles. Homemade drinks like coffee, sweet tea and lemonade taste “off” with hard water, but the store-bought versions are full of sugar and unpronounceable additives.

Without clean, purified water… Hair salons are more frequented by ladies, and expensive softening products must be purchased in order for hair to be rescued from its dry, frizzy, hard-water-induced state. Everyone can agree that hair styled with hard water does not look or feel good.

And these are just a few of the ways that hard water is “hard” on the environment, our wallets, and our health. With clean, purified water from Robertson Family Water Treatment, you will get better-tasting food, more luxurious skin and hair, and safer drinking water for you and your family.

If you are tired of wasting time and money trying to make up for what your hard, chemically treated water cannot accomplish, give Robertson Family Water Treatment a call today at (615) 895-6600, or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com . We would love to bring clean, purified water to your home and help you and your family lay a foundation of mindfulness and health that will last a lifetime!


Pure Water Hydration with Robertson Family Water Treatment

Everyone knows that it is important to drink lots of water, and hardly anyone drinks enough. The standard recommendation is eight glasses, or half your body weight in ounces, daily. Especially as the temperatures rise, proper hydration is a must!

But when summertime comes around, you may be surprised to learn that if you have city water in your home, there are actually even more chemicals in it than the rest of the year! The reason for this is that in the summer, the sources of city water tend to have problems with algae blooms. Algae love sunlight and heat, so warm weather encourages growth like nothing else. In response to the elevated algae levels, city water is treated with even more chemicals than usual—particularly more chlorine. And when you drink that water as part of your daily eight glasses, you are ingesting those chemicals! The health benefits of getting the recommended amount of water can be counteracted when that water is loaded with chlorine and other additives that, over time, can cause major health issues. Buying plastic water bottles from the store, as a replacement for tap water, is no better. Studies have shown that chemicals from the plastic can contaminate the water, especially in high temperatures.

So what is the solution? Robertson Family Water Treatment can bring pure water to your home today, so you can be sure that you are not just hydrating yourself, but hydrating yourself with the right water. You can rest assured that you and your family will be drinking the cleanest, purest water out there, with no chemicals and no additives. Give us a call today and ask for a free at-home estimate and water test. We can test your tap water, your well water, even water from hand-held filter pitchers—so you can see exactly what you’ve been drinking. Then we will create a plan to purify and cleanse your water for good. There is no better time to call than now. We can be reached at (615) 895-6600, and more information about all of our services can be found on our website at robertsonfamilywater.com .


How Runoff Affects the Purity of Your Water in Nashville, TN

With the summer storm season rapidly approaching and the rain increasing, it is important to remember how all that extra water on the ground can increase the amount of chemicals and pollutants in standard, unpurified city water—and more importantly, what you can do about it.

Water is what is known as a universal solvent—that is, it absorbs and accepts anything it comes across. So when water falls from the sky as rain and runs over a conventionally farmed field covered in pesticides and fungicides, it absorbs those chemicals. When it runs over a landfill, it absorbs bacteria from decomposing trash. When it runs over a septic tank or animal waste, it even absorbs that. And what happens to that water? That water, called runoff, seeks its own level and flows downhill until it reaches a tributary, which in turn flows into the rivers and streams that many of our cities pull our tap water from.

Of course, the cities know they need to clean the water before it will be safe to drink, but rather than purifying it they load it up with any number of chemicals to destroy harmful bacteria and pollutants. The problem is that those chemicals are not any better for us or our homes than the pollutants they are destroying. Those chemicals clog up our appliances and negatively affect our skin and other organs, and even sometimes get stored in our fat cells!

What we need is not chemically cleaned water, but chemical free water! As it stands, almost every house without purified water runs the risk of essentially having a chemical soup coming through their pipes and faucets every single day. But with purified water through Robertson Family Water Treatment, your water can be free, not just of bacteria and pollutants from runoff, but also of harmful chemicals from the city’s attempts at cleaning it.

Robertson Family Water Treatment purifies your water on every level and leaves you with nothing but pure H20 that will benefit you, your family, and your home for years to come. If you are concerned about the purity of your home water and want to find out how Robertson Family Water Treatment can help you this summer, contact us today! Give us a call at (615) 895-6600 or visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com for more information.


Common Myths about Well Water

Most folks with city water know when they’ve got hard water problems. Appliances start to break, skin gets drier, and shower heads and faucets get blocked up with mineral deposits. But many people who are on well water rather than city water think they’ve got nothing to worry about. Their appliances are in good working order, their skin seems fine, and there are no mineral deposits on their shower head. They mistakenly believe that because there is no physical evidence, their water is pure and safe.

This could not be more false! Here are a few common myths people with well water believe:

“If it’s coming out of the ground, it’s pure.”

False! Water that is in the ground has not necessarily always been there and is not guaranteed pure of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, septic waste, or any number of harmful additives.

“The rocks underground filter the water naturally.”

False! Some chemicals and poisons simply can’t be filtered out by natural means, and any of them found in your well are going straight into your home.

“Chemicals from the land can’t get into my well.”

False! Water reaches underground aquifers in many ways, including through sinkholes and depressions in the ground, and that water can literally come from anywhere surrounding your well—farms, factories, and the like—and any chemicals they use can get into your water.

If you have well water and you haven’t had it tested by a water treatment professional like Robertson Family Water Treatment, you are essentially gambling with your health and taking the chance that your well water is biologically, chemically and minerally safe—and many times, the average well water is not. The most important thing you can do for the health and safety of your family is to call a professional and have your water tested. At Robertson Family Water Treatment, we will test your water in a state-certified lab to detect any problems and help create a solution that will ensure your health and safety for years to come. For more information, visit our website at robertsonfamilywater.com or call (615) 895-6600 today!

The Story of Robertson Family Water Treatment

Mark Robertson has been in the water treatment business for 41 years and counting—and loved every minute of it. Right now, it’s a third generation business: the parents and children and grandchildren are all involved! But it didn’t start out that way.

Robertson Family Water had humble beginnings. Mark began in the water treatment industry at the age of 19 with Rainsoft. He worked there for eleven years, and then retired, feeling like he wasn’t going to be in the water treatment industry—or work at all—anymore. But he just couldn’t stay away. He moved to Murfreesboro to be closer to his family and after a year’s sabbatical he got his father on board to go back into the industry with Culligan Water. For five years they set records with Culligan and became the #1 dealership in five states. Eventually Mark and his father returned to Rainsoft, and worked there until 2009, when they acquired Entek water, which they gave to Mark’s daughters Teall and Amanda. Since 2009, they’ve all been known as Robertson Family Water Treatment.

The Robertsons love what they do—as evidenced by the fact that it’s a family affair, and 41 years later there’s no retirement in site. And Mark wouldn’t have it any other way. He says, “I can’t retire, because this is a matter of passion for me. It’s a passion for helping families and setting them free from the issues with hard water that are effecting their lives. It’s FUN to get up every morning and help people. It’s a quest—it’s a ministry.”

Mark is known by a lot of names around the office. His wife calls him “honey”; his daughters call him “dad” (or “daddy” if they want something); customers call him “Mr. Robertson” or maybe “Mark”; and the grandchildren, who are well on their way to being full-fledged members of the Robertson Family enterprise, call him “Pop.” But Mark says, “No matter what you call me, I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be here in middle Tennessee helping people for the next thirty years.”

Robertson Family Water Treatment services customers in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Lebanon, as well as all areas effected by LaGuardo Water’s new source. If you have been having issues with hard water or want to know what you can do to make your water at home safer, healthier and more pure, give Mark a call today at (615) 895-6600!

What’s Going On With Robertson Family Water Treatment Lately?

We’ve had quite the busy start to our spring season here at Robertson Family Water Treatment. We were recently invited to participate at the Williamson County Realtor’s Association Show, and out of over 45 vendors—including mortgage companies, home inspection business, and more—we were the only water treatment company present! It was a great honor as we had over 120 people stop by our booth with multiple inquiries into our water services in light of Franklin’s persistent issues with water smell and taste.

We saw many of our friends from realty agencies such as Benchmark, Bob Parks Realty, Keller-Williams, Crye-Leike, Synergy, Exit Realty, Century 21, Southeby’s, Caldwell Banker and more, and met even more wonderful people we had never had the chance to work with before.

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In addition to the Williamson County Realtor’s Association Show, we were also recently invited by the LaGuardo Water company to take a private tour of their facilities. They showed us the source of their well and the treatment processes their water goes through, and helpful and productive dialogue took place over the issues surrounding water hardness for their customers, whom we have been helping for several months now by installing purification systems in their homes. Both LaGuardo and Robertson Family Water representatives were able to exchange information that we hope will make working in the same areas easier in the future.

While Mark Robertson was at the plant, he spoke with one of the water treatment engineers regarding his qualifications. “Well,” Mark said, “I’ve been working on water and wells longer than you’ve probably been alive!” The day was characterized by positive attitudes and good humor, and we look forward to continuing to help LaGuardo’s 9,000 customers with their water softness issues to ensure they have pure, clean water for themselves and their families for years to come.

At Robertson Family Water Treatment, we’ve been in the business for decades and we’re just getting started. If you have any questions about how we may be able to help you with your water at home, give us a call today at (615) 895-6600, or for a faster response call Mark’s cell at (615) 210-2654!

The LaGuardo Water Controversy

Out of all the questions we get at Robertson Family Water Treatment, lately the vast majority of them having been regarding the LaGuardo Water controversy. LaGuardo is one of main water suppliers in the area. For years, they purchased their water from Lebanon, whose water came from the Cumberland River. By the time that water got to people’s homes, it was relatively soft and suitable for carrying out daily activities. But last year, LaGuardo began drawing water from their own well they dug, and things changed. The water from the well was significantly harder—harder even than LaGuardo themselves anticipated—and began causing serious water hardness issues for people in the Lebanon area.

We began getting calls about dishwashers, water heaters, appliances that had been working well for years suddenly breaking, getting clogged up, and not doing their job. We even heard of one lady who threw out her dishwasher and bought a high-end replacement for $3,000, only to have it leave stains and smudges on her dishes worse than the old one. Requests for our water purification systems skyrocketed.

So what was the problem? Well, this new LaGuardo well sits on limestone, so it’s full of lime, calcium and magnesium deposits that have only gotten worse over time. And the appliances aren’t the only casualties in this situation. The hard water has also caused an increase in skin-and hair-related problems. And unfortunately, although some efforts have been made on the part of the LaGuardo Water company, there is only so much that can be done with the water source they’ve chosen, especially because, as they have been quick to point out, there is no Tennessee state or even federal regulation regarding the hardness or softness of water.

So although we are grateful for the extra business, it’s unfortunate that it is coming at the cost of the people in the community. However, there is hope! If this struggle sounds familiar and you have been having trouble with your appliances or water heaters, or you have recently been beset with skin and hair problems you’ve never had before as a result of the change, give us a call at (615) 895-6600 and let us know how we can help you.

Why Switch to Pure Water in Tennessee?

There are many reasons to have pure water in your home rather than hard water, in general, but nowhere is this more true than in the state of Tennessee. You see, Tennessee has some unique characteristics that make it absolutely imperative you switch your home over to pure water as soon as possible. Let’s review a few of the major reasons to make the switch:

  • 1. In Tennessee, landfills and water supplies are located very close to each other. Unfortunately, landfills can only be built in areas where there is a lot of dirt—and in Tennessee, the only place there’s enough dirt to build a landfill is in the water channels. That’s right, the water that comes out of your sink and shower, the water you wash your dishes with, most likely comes from a water channel adjacent to a landfill, where all of our trash, waste and sewage ends up. This leads to a huge amount of contaminants and chemicals in the water you drink!
  • 2. Over time, pure water will save you thousands upon thousands of dollars in appliance repair, cleaning products, and health-related expenses. The chemicals and sedimentary material in traditional hard water causes most water heaters to run at about 50% of their intended efficiency—and that’s not even counting the damage hard water can do to your dishwasher, bathtub, and other important appliances in your house. Not only that, but special cleaning products are required to remove caked-on lime deposits, and creams and lotions become a necessary part of your daily routine if hard water is constantly bombarding your skin. On average, our clients save $35 per person per day by switching to pure water because they don’t have to worry about replacing appliances, cleaning tough chemical deposits or healing their battered skin and hair.
  • 3. Pure water is better for the environment, too! Generally, people with hard water buy cases and cases of bottled water, which not only adds up financially over time but also ends up contributing to the landfill, which is located next to the water supply—see the vicious cycle? Until the day that politicians decide to stop putting trash depositories next to drinking water supplies, pure water is the best way to reduce your impact on the environment and contribute to a greener society.

For the sake of your family’s health, your budget, and the environment, there’s no better choice you can make in your home than switching to pure, clean, softened water. And at Robertson Family Water, we’ve been in the business for 41 years. You can count on us to help you protect your family, save money and safeguard our earth, so call us today!

How To Make Sure My Well Water is Safe For My Family in Nashville

Well water in Middle Tennessee can be a bit tricky. Sometimes, well water can be perfectlyclean, crisp and safe to drink. While other times, it can be a nightmare. Well water can haveiron, sulfur, hardness, and/or bacteria present in it, which can be harmful to you, your familyand your pets. This is why getting your water tested can be so important.First, schedule to have your water tested. Here at Robertson Family Water, we provide a freewater analysis. We test for everything, except bacteria. If a bacteria test is needed, we will haveto send it off to a lab. By having a water test, it provides our company with the correctinformation to know what type of filtration system should be installed in your home. After thewater treatment system has been installed, with a little bit of maintenance, you and your familywill have safe and clean drinking water.We hope that you will choose our family for your water treatment needs. We hope that you willlove your well water. Please give us a call at 615-895-6600 to schedule your water test today.Remember it is FREE, so what do you have to lose?

Is Our Water Really Safe?

If you live in Rutherford County, chances are your water source comes from the Stones River. The Stones River runs underneath the landfill. If you live in Murfreesboro, I am sure you have seen how much the landfill has grown over the years. It looks as if a huge mountain just appeared in the distance as you come over the bridge on Thompson Lane headed towards Broad Street. On a crisp cool morning you can smell that wonderfully potent trash smell as you step out of your car and head into work…and to think, that is on top of our water source.

According to Consolidated Utility District, the contaminants in the source water may include: “microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife, Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming, pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses, organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems, radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.” Now to be fair, these contaminants come from the source water, before it has been treated. However our “drinking water…may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.” "Safe Drinking Water." Consolidated Utility District. N.p., n.d. Web

Who wants to deal with contaminants in their water? I know I do not want my child to bathe, drink, and brush his teeth with contaminated water. Why would you? Just think about it for a second, you would do anything for your child. Protect them from spiders, boo-boos, give them organic foods, less processed foods, etc.…but, you still give your child tap water to drink. Why would you give your child something that could possibly hurt them? Let our family help your family. Allow us to come out and test your water to show you the contaminants in it. Make your own decision. Think about it…

Why have your water tested?

Everyone these days are concerned about one thing or another. Whether it be their hair, skin, exercise, eat organic or not. There are so many things to worry about. However, getting your water tested should not be one of those things. Why? Because you have us of course! We are a local family owned water treatment company located right here in Middle Tennessee. We service and sell water treatment systems to help keep your concerns at bay and offer FREE water testing.

During the initial water test, we will give you a demonstration about the chemicals in your water. We will go over the different types of systems we sell for your specific need. Take city water for example. Our water comes directly from Stones River, meaning that is runs right under the landfill. Your water then goes through a process exposing it to high levels of chlorine, just to make it somewhat drinkable. However have you ever smelt the water coming out of your faucet? I know mine, for one, smells like cat urine. Do you think that would be safe to drink? I sure don’t. So why expose you and your family to bad drinking water? Let us help you. Schedule a water test. Remember it is free. Let us educate you about the water you are drinking. It all goes hand and hand. Don’t change your lifestyle and then do nothing about the water you are drinking. Think about giving your body what it deserves…no chemicals or harsh residues, no high chlorine levels…just water. Just clean chemical free water to wash your hair, eliminate dry skin and eczema, to drink, and to wash those organic veggies. Be 100% healthy, drink clean chemical free water. Go on! We dare you to call us!

Now celebrating 40 years in the business!

The Best Solutions for Your Water Problems

At Robertson Family Water, we carry a complete line of state-of-the-art water treatment equipment for residential, commercial, and well systems. We install, maintain, and service water treatment systems and water purification equipment from top rated manufacturers such as Entek , RainSoft , and Stenner . We are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.

From well water purification systems to reverse osmosis systems, salt-free water softeners, water filtration, and chlorinators, we have the water treatment systems that will provide the solution to your water problems.

Discover how our efficient, innovative water treatment solutions will make your water safe and clean, protect your home or office, and save you time money.

Call the professionals at Robertson Family Water today to test water at your location and find out . . . what's in your water.

About Us

Our name says it all! Robertson Family Water is a family owned and operated business that spans three generations: Bill and Dolores Robertson, in their late 70's and still active in the business; Mark Robertson, with 40 years in the field, and his wife Theresa; and daughters, Teall and Amanda, who grew up in the business. Amanda's husband, Randy, also works for the company as a senior installer.

Even the fourth generation of the Robertson family is starting to get involved! Although the “new kids” are actually just that—kids— Savannah and Gavin, both 5 years old, appear on our advertising brochures (as shown here) and on the sides of our company vehicles.

We have been located in Murfreesboro and serving middle Tennessee since 1988.

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Services

We install and service residential water treatment systems andcommercial water treatment systems for well and city water. We take care of iron, sulfur, chlorine, bacteria, sediment, lime scale, and dirt.

We do our own installations instead of subbing out that work to other contractors, and we offer maintenance contracts for servicing your system on a regular basis as needed. We customize the service contract based on your family needs, the equipment purchased, and the water chemistry.

Our Service Area for Water Treatment

Rutherford County: Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Lavergne, Rockvale, Christiana, Walter Hill, Lascassas

Williamson County: Franklin, Brentwood, Thompson Station, College Grove

Maury County: Columbia

Marshall County: Lewisburg, Chapel Hill

Wilson County: Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Watertown

Davidson County: Nashville

Giles County: Pulaski

Coffee County: Manchester, Beechgrove

Bedford County: Shelbyville, Unionville, Wartrace, Bellbuckle

Lawrence County: Lawrenceburg, Summertown, Ethridge

Water Treatment Products

We carry a full line of water treatment systems and water treatment filters for all your water problems, and we offer financing with same as cash options, rental units, and lease units for all our water treatment systems.

Entek Whole House Water Treatment Systems

We carry the following Entek Whole House Water Treatment Systems:

BTR Estate SystemGFM Gold SystemRTC Timer System

Each of these systems treats all the water that comes into your house, removing chemicals, hardness, iron, and sediment.

Entek Reverse Osmosis Systems

We carry the Entek EZRO50 3-Stage Filtration System and service the EZ/PF12 2-Stage Filtration System for treating drinking water. Both are undersink reverse osmosis units that filter out over 20 impurities.

Metering Pumps for Wells

We carry a full line of Stenner metering pumps capable of delivering 3 gallons of chemicals per day all the way to 170 gallons per day. All pumps are completely self-priming and operate dry.

Filters for Water Treatment Systems

We also carry the following filters in stock:

EntekBB 3/4" Carbon FiltersBB 3/4" Sediment FiltersGiant BB Carbon FiltersGiant BB String Filters

RainsoftP12 Filters9596 RO FiltersUF22 RO FiltersRainsoft Reverse Osmosis Membrane for any Rainsoft Model RO System

Solar Water Heating

Did you know that your hot water heater is the second largest user of electricity in your house? The amount of electricity required to turn on your water heater is the same amount required to turn on 90 100-watt light bulbs!

There is a better and more cost efficient way to supply your home with heated water and conserve our fossil fuels in the process—the Entek Solar Water Heating System. This affordable system is a wise investment in your future because it:

- saves up to 50% on water heating bills.

- protects against increased energy costs in the future.

- qualifies for a federal tax credit that applies to the cost of the system.

- extends the life of your hot water tank by reducing scaling.

- adds value to your home.

- has a 10 year, worry-free warranty.

Air Treatment

As homes are sealed against the elements, fresh air is kept out and indoor air pollutants and odors of all kinds remain trapped indoors. But with Entek HEPA air filtration you can breathe fresh clean air. You never have to suffer from allergies or asthma, or breath mold, mildew, pet or cooking odors!

All of our products utilize a three stage filtration system. Stage 1 is a washable filter used to remove larger particles from the air and extend the life of the HEPA filter; stage 2 is a carbon filter for the reduction of odors; and stage 3 is a true HEPA filter which is capable of removing 99.97% of all particles that are .3 micron or larger in size. Typically these particles consist of pollen, allergens, dust, insulation, asbestos, dust mites, and pet dander, as well as bio-aerosols – microscopic living organisms (mold spores, viruses and bacteria) that grow and reproduce in warm, humid places.

Entek Home HEPA Air Filtration Systems

Entek products range from equipment that will treat all of the air in your entire home, to smaller units that treat the air in a single room.

Whole House HEPA Air Filtration: Installs easily on the home's existing HVAC system. Our whole house system is capable of filtering 240 cubic feet of air per minute. Depending on the type of installation utilized, it would filter all of the air in a 2,800 square foot house in 1.5 hours.

Room HEPA Air Filtration: Has a small footprint (16" x 16" x 5 1/2"). Ideal for use in the bedroom. Programmable timer and three fan speeds. Extremely quiet operation. Our room unit filters 110 cubic feet of air per minute. It would filter all of the air in a 12' x 12' bedroom in 10.5 minutes.

Impact of Poor Air Quality on Children and Seniors

Because young children have a faster respiratory rate than adults, they inhale 50% more air per pound of body weight which makes them especially sensitive to air quality problems. Many studies show that when particle levels are high, older adults are more likely to be hospitalized. This is due in part because seniors are more likely than other adults to have health problems such as heart and lung disease.

 

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