Clean water is crucial to our health and survival. And while most municipal water is technically safe to drink, many people are unaware of the potential risks of using tap water. For the health and safety of your family, consider a water filtration system installation. Call the water experts at Quahog Plumbing to find out more.
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Why Install A Water Filtration System?
While many people are unaware of what’s in their tap water, they know that something seems “off.” Judging by how much bottled water people buy every day, it’s safe to say that most don’t like their tap water, and for good reasons.
If you’ve never considered a whole home water filtration system, here are a few things that might help you change your mind.
Safer Drinking Water
Because your water comes from a treatment plant, you probably assume it’s perfectly safe and healthy. However, much of the water coming from treatment plants contains lead, chlorine, fluoride, and other contaminants. Installing a water filter eliminates the impurities giving you healthier water for you and your family.
Safer Bathing Water
Sure, chlorinated drinking water presents health risks, but did you know that bathing in chlorinated water is unhealthy too? Your body absorbs chemicals through the skin, so if your water contains chlorine and other contaminants, those find their way into your body when showering or bathing. Also, chemicals and contaminants in the water supply can cause skin irritation and dryness -- another reason to consider a water filter.
Protects Plumbing & Appliances
Minerals that build up in your plumbing system and appliances can wreak havoc, causing appliances to fail prematurely and pipes to clog. Filtering your water extends the lifespan of your appliances and pipes, saving you money in costly repairs.
How Reverse Osmosis Water Filters Work
If you’re considering a home water filtration system, one technology that stands out is reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis removes contaminants by forcing water through a membrane where the water becomes more concentrated, thus blocking the molecules of the contaminants and feeding your home with clean water.
Reverse osmosis filters were initially designed to desalinate brackish and seawater to make it drinkable and reduce specific chemical contaminants like heavy metals.
The benefit of reverse osmosis filters is that they remove more than just chemicals; they remove minerals like calcium, potassium, and sodium, which are healthy but can cause problems such as clogged pipes and scale buildup on fixtures.
If you’re worried about the health and safety of your family and the drinking water coming out of the tap, contact Quahog Plumbing to find out how a water filter can give you peace of mind knowing your drinking and bathing water is clean.
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Important Facts About Water Purification
People often use the terms water filtration and water purification interchangeably, but they mean different things. Water filters remove sediment, chemicals, and contaminants from the water. Water purifiers primarily remove contaminants.
If you’re a homeowner that lugs packages of bottled water home from the store every week because you can’t stand the water coming out of the tap, then a water purifier is right for you.
Here are some facts about water purifiers.
- Bottled water harms the environment, not only in the plastic that goes into landfills every year, but also in the manufacturing process. It takes three liters of water to clean and manufacture one liter of bottled water.
- The water coming out of your home water filtration system is cleaner than most bottled water from the store. In fact, many companies simply bottle tap water and resell it to consumers. Also, many companies use bottles that contain the carbon-based chemical Bisphenol-A.
- Another thing to consider is using a water filter saves you money. Depending on water rates, tap water can cost as little as one cent per gallon, while bottled water costs up to 300 times more. Installing a water filter only raises your cost of tap water to about two cents per gallon.
- Lastly, filtered water smells and tastes better than most bottled water, since most bottled water is just tap water.