COVID – 19 and Your Water: Three Tips on Handling the Outbreak

COVID – 19 and Your Water: Three Tips on Handling the Outbreak

COVID – 19 and Your Water: Three Tips on Handling the Outbreak

It’s all anyone is talking about right now. You can’t flip on the news, scroll social media, or even step outside of your house without hearing about it. Shelves are getting wiped clean as our entire country prepares for the possibility of a shut down. Whether you are firmly in the ‘This is an Overblown Cold’ camp or you’ve been stocking up since the news first broke last year, as businesses close their doors to the public left and right, it never hurts to be too prepared, especially when it comes to something as necessary as your water.

Tip #1: Make Sure You’re Drinking Water Supply is Clean

COVID – 19 is currently thought to be transferred two main ways: breathing in the respiratory droplets of an infected person after they sneeze or cough near you or touching a surface that an infected person has coughed or sneezed near. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) we cannot yet rule out if persistence in drinking water supplies is possible; there simply isn’t enough evidence on this specific strain yet. Instead we can look at similar viruses and how they behave. These viruses have been shown to have a 99.99% die off rate in between two days and two weeks in dechlorinated water. Many of us have publicly supplied water that is treated with chlorine, among other things. This seems to be an effective measure at protecting public water supplies based on knowledge of similar viruses, but what do you do if you’re on a well? What about the possibility of worker shortages in water treatments and how that will affect water quality for the masses? Now might be the best time to invest in a filtration system for your family’s drinking water. According to the WHO,  the recommended filter size for stopping corona is 0.3 micron.  

All Reverse Osmosis systems DuMor sells are thin-film membranes, which are capable of filtering out microns as small as .0001. Our K5 System with Purefecta Virus/Guard is effective against the Coronavirus.

Tip #2: Have a Backup Supply!

We don’t know what the next couple of weeks look like right now. We don’t know how worker shortages and shutdowns will affect us all. At DuMor we will keep our doors open and deliveries going because everyone needs access to clean drinking water. That being said, it’s a good idea to keep enough drinking water on hand for your family for at least 72 hours. The CDC recommends having at least one gallon of water per person and pet in your household for each day.

Tip #3: Make Those Precious Cleaning Supplies Last!

Softened water has been shown to reduce the amount of soaps and cleaners used when cleaning your home. With soft water you need to use about half as much product to produce suds while doing dishes, washing clothes, or bathing as you would with hard water, making those scarce supplies last longer before you put yourself at risk by making a trip to the store. Removing the minerals before cleaning dishes or washing clothes also leads to less mineral build up, using less products and saving you time cleaning so you can spend more time working on all that missed school work with the kids (or sneaking away to the closet with a glass of wine and a good book in order to restore your sanity. Your secret is safe with us.)

DuMor is proud to be a business the public can lean on in times as uncertain as what we are currently facing. We take the job of providing you and your family with something as vital as clean drinking water seriously, and will continue to do everything within our power for our customers to ensure their access. Reach out today to talk about your water conditioning or delivery needs!

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