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

Water Filter Review

What is Hard Water? Hard vs Soft Water Explained

Most people have probably already heard of hard water and soft water. Their differences affect our lives in many ways including the taste of our...
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How Much Does Water Weigh? (Metric + Imperial)

We use water all throughout the day without giving it much thought.  Drinking, cleaning, and showering are just a few of the ways in which...
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How to Increase Low Water Pressure (5 Effective Methods)

If you’ve ever been showering when all of a sudden the water pressure from your showerhead reduces to what feels like a drip, then you...
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What’s the Deal with Thick Water?

Social media has a particular talent for making things go viral.  Something that initially starts out as a small movement can literally spread around the...
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How to Purify Water by Boiling (& Why It Works)

People have been boiling drinking water as a means of purification for centuries.  These days, we have multiple treatments and purification processes to kill contaminants...
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How Do Charcoal Water Filters Work?

Charcoal filters have become very popular in the past few years.  Strong believers in the filters highlight their effectiveness at purifying water plus the fact...
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Why Is My Tap Water a Strange Color?

Turning on your water tap and expecting clean, clear water to come out only to see a rainbow color can be puzzling.  While they may...
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Why You Shouldn’t Drink Too Much Purified Water

Our earth is becoming increasingly polluted.  An unintended consequence of this pollution is an increased hazard of consuming dangerous contaminants in drinking water.  Pollution in...
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Distilled Water vs Spring Water: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever walked down the bottled water aisle at a grocery store before, then you know that there are a plethora of drinking water...
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What is a Water Softener? (How It Works + Pros & Cons)

Many people who have a water softener in their own home are perhaps unaware of how they work. Softeners are a solution to problems caused...