Culligan TK-2 Water Test Kit Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Culligan TK-2 Water Test Kit. Now, there are many good reasons to test your water with a water testing kit. For example, if you move to a new location or if really for any reason you have a change in your water supply, or if you’re just suspicious of a particular contaminant, really the only way to either settle or confirm those suspicions is with a water testing kit. Now, this particular kit is a very basic, inexpensive kit aimed at three very common contaminants and those are; nitrites, chlorine, and hardness. Now, nitrites are particularly harmful to newborns and the elderly or other people with very frail health. Regular healthy adults have a much higher tolerance for nitrites, but if you are bringing a newborn into your home, it’s a very good idea to test your water supply for the presence of nitrites. Nitrites are responsible for the horrific blue baby syndrome that you may have heard of or seen on the news. You don’t want that to happen in your circumstance, God forbid.

And, also chlorine, of course, is an obvious contaminant, it makes your water smell like a swimming pool and it just has an awful noxious odor. Showering in it is really awful, and drinking it is even worse and you can test for the level of chlorine so that you can prepare your system appropriately to remove the amount of chlorine in your situation. If you have a higher level of chlorine, you’ll need a more robust system to remove that chlorine from your water. And then, of course, hardness is where we get scale build-up from; it’s minerals in the water that precipitate out of the water and form scale on all of your metal things like your faucets and your shower heads and inside of your dishwasher and even in your washing machine. It reduces the life of appliances, reduces the life of hot water heaters and you can verify the level of your hardness with this inexpensive kit and then size your water softener appropriately to deal with your level of hardness. You see, using a test kit is the only scientific way to know the condition of your water and then how best to treat your specific situation. So you really can’t go wrong using a testing kit, it’s just a wise move. You’d be amazed how many people don’t test, then install a system and discover that that system doesn’t deal with their specific problem. That is a very unfortunate circumstance that you can avoid very inexpensively by using a test kit like this. Again, it is the Culligan TK-2 Water Test Kit, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching.

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