Greenstar Home Services ‘Green It Up™’ Educates Las Vegas Homeowners About Adverse Effects of Chlorine in the Home Water Supply

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Greenstar Home Services ‘Green It Up™’ Las Vegas, Nevada and Orange County, California's leader in preventative maintenance for home plumbing, heating, water filtration, and air conditioning services discloses the adverse effects of chlorine on personal health and the home’s plumbing system after recent plans were announced to "unplug" Lake Mead for additional drinking water.

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"It is imperative we guard ourselves against the destructive chemicals that compromise our health and wellness.” - Jeremy Prevost, Greenstar CEO

In light of the recent announcement to “unplug” Las Vegas’ Lake Mead to draw needed drinking water, Greenstar Home Services ‘Green It Up™’ focuses 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 homeowner’s health, but are often found in drinking water.

Indeed, in the recent CBS News article, the author notes that “the pipes will deliver ammonia and chlorine to the mouth of the intake, where officials say they'll mix to create chloramine - a compound that is used to eradicate quagga mussel larvae.” Fresh water mussels can grow in plumbing pipes and cause expensive damage.

Greenstar Home Services, a leading provider of green and eco-friendly plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services serving the Orange County, California and Las Vegas, Nevada regions shares the importance of a home water filtration system, to remove harmful chemicals from drinking and bathing water.

“Chemicals like chlorine get into our bloodstream and bodies very efficiently through shower water,” notes Jeremy Prevost, Greenstar CEO.

Prevost states, “The warm shower expands the skin’s pores and therefore permits a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other harmful contaminants. 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 offers water filtration systems to ensure the home’s water is filtered and healthy.
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

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.”

Colin Martodam, Greenstar COO also touches on the importance of a home water filtration system. “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.”

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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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