Local Company Advocates for Healthy Homes

February 02 21:47 2018

Eric Corbett, President
Respected Maryland based service company, Larry and Sons is on a crusade to inform families of the dangers present in public water.

Zoey Thompson, Features Editor

Hagerstown, MD – The Flint water crisis shocked many Americans. Most people take the water supply for granted and believe that public drinking water is treated for impurities and therefore safe. What many don’t know is that water treatment comes with its own set of problems.  Chlorination as a form of water treatment can set loose deadly Trihalomethanes into the drinking water with the potential for innumerable adverse health conditions. Hagerstown’s trusted service company, Larry and Sons worked diligently to inform people of the hazards present in their local water supply.

“The Safe Water Drinking Act mandates that public utility companies distribute a Consumer Confidence Report annually, listing results for EPA regulated and non-regulated contaminants,” says Larry and Sons president, Eric Corbett. “According to our recent reports, the City of Hagerstown has high levels of Trihalomethanes present in the water supply. To put this into perspective, the EPA recommends levels under 80 ppb but in Hagerstown the level was 98 ppb.”

One of the most common Trihalomethanes is Bromodichloromethane, a known factor effecting reproduction, including stillbirths; while Chloroform, another common Trihalomethane, is a known carcinogen. Ongoing exposure to Trihalomethanes over several years can lead to problems with the kidneys, liver or central nervous system as well as an increased risk of cancer.

“We need to make people aware of this issue, so they take steps to reduce the Trihalomethanes being ingested,” says Corbett. “Common water filtration systems we install have the power to remove these cancer-causing agents and make the drinking water safe for everyone. This is why we discount these products. Clean water is not a luxury – it is a necessity.”

Larry and Sons is a respected plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical service organization in Hagerstown. The company has decades in business and has won Nexstar and Reader’s Choice awards for their quality service and dedication to their customers. The family-based business believes their sterling reputation in the community is a result of customer-first policies. “We believe in absolute truth to our customers so they can make an informed decision about their home,” says Corbett. “We try to work with everyone’s budget and respect their money and time. We are members of this community and understand what it means to have our neighbor’s trust.”

For more information: www.larryandsons.com

Media Contact
Company Name: Larry and Sons
Contact Person: Eric Corbett
Email: ecorbett@larryandsons.com
Phone: (301) 733-5428
Country: United States
Website: www.larryandsons.com

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