Joshua Perkins

Joshua spent ten years as a water systems technician in California before settling down with his wife and two young children in Nashville in 2018. Through all of his experience, he learned the benefits and shortfalls of so many different types of water filtration systems, from pitchers to whole-house installations. He started Water Filter Authority in 2019 to empower other families to make the right decision for their long-term health and wellness.

Articles by Joshua Perkins

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What is the Best pH Level for Drinking Water?

Measuring the pH of drinking water not only tells you how acidic or non-acidic (basic) it is, but also its toxicity. Many people extoll the...
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7 Dangers of Drinking from Plastic Water Bottles

You’ve probably already heard that plastic water bottles are wreaking havoc on the environment. Like other instances of single-use plastics, they are building up at...
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What Minerals Are Typically Found in Water?

Water’s mineral content may offer some significant health benefits. Depending on what minerals are inside the water, though, you might experience negative health effects. The...
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How to Clean a Water Cooler Properly

Any type of water dispenser needs regular cleaning to preserve the fresh taste and cleanliness of the water. Most people don’t think of it as...
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Cold vs Room Temp vs Warm Water: Which is Better for You?

Drinking water is one of the most important and easiest things you can do in order to promote wellness in your life.  In addition to...
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Is Calcium in Water Bad for You?

Calcium in water is notorious for causing problems around your home including calcium buildup in bathrooms and blockages in pipes.  However, when it comes to...
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Why You Shouldn’t Drink Too Much Distilled Water

There are countless different types of water available.  Distilled water is just one type and is most commonly known as a very safe, uncontaminated type...
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How Long Does Bottled Water Last When Stored?

Amidst an ongoing pandemic and multiple weather-related crises, many people have stocked up on bottled water within the past couple of months.  Like many items...
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Is Florida Tap Water Safe to Drink

The safety of Florida’s tap water has come under security in recent years.  Concerns over harmful contaminants and disinfectants in the water have drawn criticism...
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5 Water Logging Apps to Help You Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water every day isn’t as easy or straightforward as it may seem.  Especially when you have a busy life, it’s easy to lose...