Greenstar Home Services ‘Green It Up™’ Educates Orange County and Las Vegas Homeowners About the Adverse Effects of Chlorine

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Greenstar Home Services, Las Vegas, Nevada and Orange County, California's leader in preventative maintenance for home plumbing, heating, water filtration, and air conditioning, discloses the adverse effects of chlorine on personal health and the home’s plumbing system. Greenstar offers water analysis and water filtration systems, and in the first half of 2015 is focusing on educating homeowners on the dangers of chlorine.

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“Clean water is a real issue. The U.S. General Accounting Office reports that there are serious deficiencies in water treatment plants in 75% of the states." – Jeremy Prevost, CEO.

In the first half of 2015 Greenstar Home Services is focused on educating homeowners in the Orange County and Las Vegas area on the effects of chlorine and chloramines. These chemicals can negatively affect the home plumbing system and health, but are often found in water.

“Chemicals like chlorine get into our bloodstream and bodies very efficiently through shower water because the shower provides the ideal venue. The warm shower expands the skin’s pores and therefore permits a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other harmful contaminants,” says Jeremey Prevost, Greenstar Home Services CEO. “Because chlorine has a much lower boiling point than water, it vaporizes more quickly. Therefore, the steam in the shower can contain as much as twenty times the level of chlorine as compared to water that pours from the tap.”

Prevost continues, “The inhalation and absorption of these chemicals from the vapors routes them directly into the bloodstream without benefit of the body’s natural filtration systems. Long suspected a cause of asthma and bronchitis, the inhalation of chlorine’s vapors acts as a harsh irritant to delicate lung tissue. As opposed to ingesting contaminants by drinking unpurified water, chemicals that are inhaled enter the bloodstream. Because they bypass both the liver and the kidneys, they have no opportunity to filter the toxins; thereby increasing chlorine’s harmful effects.”

Greenstar Home Services offers water filtration systems to ensure the home’s water is filtered. With an all-encompassing filtration system, there are three immediate benefits:

1.    Clean, quality filtered water throughout the entire home for all for drinking and bathing.
2.    Replaces expensive bottled water.
3.    Protects all the homes plumbing from the corrosive elements in water and chlorine.

Prevost elaborates on the dangers of chlorine, “Clean water is a real issue. The U.S. General Accounting Office reports that there are serious deficiencies in water treatment plants in 75% of the states. Additionally, more than 120 million people (about 50% of the population) may get unsafe water according to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council.”

“While chlorine is considered a leading cause of hair loss, some studies have also found that the hazards of inhaling chlorine can even exceed those derived from drinking chlorinated water. The quantity of chloroform (the most common trihalomethane found in chlorinated water), absorbed through the course of the average shower can be up to six times more than the trihalomethane introduced into the body by drinking chlorinated water,” states Prevost.

Prevost continues to discuss the importance of clean drinking water. “Water is our most basic element essential for survival. Clean water is vital to maintain the proper functioning of our bodies and its systems from skin and organ integrity to a healthy immune system to longevity. Facts, figures, and evidence have been stacking up for years about the unhealthy substances to which we unsuspectingly expose ourselves to on a daily basis. It is therefore imperative we guard ourselves against the destructive chemicals that serve to compromise our health and wellness. Furthermore, chlorine in the homes plumbing system interacting with plastic, copper, rubber, and all water using appliances is one of the leading causes of home emergencies and plumbing system failures.”

Benefits of Residential Water Filtration Systems provided by Greenstar Home Services:

  • Removes contaminates, such as chlorine, lead and other chemicals
  • Able to filter out dirt/sediment
  • Eliminates tastes and odors of chemicals
  • Delivers fresh, clean and delicious water
  • Less expensive than bottled water and filtered water delivery
  • Protects appliances, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and the home’s pipes
  • Minimizes plumbing corrosion

Education on how to remove chlorine from the home’s plumbing system is an area Greenstar Home Services focuses on daily. For more information or to set up a water analysis by a professional water advisor visit

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Greenstar Home Services provides environmentally conscious residential plumbing and HVAC service, repair and installation, as well as whole home central water filtration within the Orange County and Las Vegas markets. Our licensed technicians are available all hours of the day, seven days a week. With an expansive knowledge of home maintenance, we provide the highest level of service for our clients—and at an honest price.

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