Let’s be honest. We rarely think about what is in our home’s tap water. But, what if we told you that the water in your home could contain lead, chlorine, and excessive amounts of iron. You might be asking yourself, “Aren’t there regulations for these kinds of things?” You’re right; city water must pass rigorous testing to be deemed safe. Unfortunately, over 18 million Americans are being exposed to water with lead violations, according to the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC). So, what’s next?
Luckily, a professional plumbing specialist can set you up with a home water filtration system that will help alleviate these problems. If you still aren’t sold on purchasing such a system, not to worry. There are many benefits of water filtration systems that will make the investment well worth it.
1. Eliminate Hard Minerals
If you’re looking for ways to improve your water quality, water filters and softeners are ground zero. Although hard water is generally okay to drink, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by installing a water filter. Water filtration systems can selectively eliminate harsh minerals and chemicals, like iron or chlorine. Removing these hard minerals will eliminate rust stains and corrosion on appliances, pipes, and fixtures.
2. Improve Taste and Smell
Unfiltered water often tastes and smells bad. Many people who use water filters report that their water tastes better and more pure after they had their system installed. The filtration systems also remove that sulfur smell that makes your water smell like rotten eggs.
3. Improve Health
Improved taste in filtered water will also make people more likely to consume more water. As we all know, water is essential to our survival. Drinking the recommended 64 ounces of water per day—about eight glasses—will benefit your joints and organs. Having great tasting water will make drinking enough water easier.
4. Save Money
If you don’t drink your tap water, what is the alternative? Bottled water! If you’re one of the many families that stocks bottled water, you know how expensive it is. Americans spend billions of dollars each year on bottled water. There is a simple solution to cut that number down—drink tap water. If your water isn’t filtered, this doesn’t sound appealing, but that’s exactly why installing a water filtration system is so important. In the long run, you’ll save money.
In addition to the money you’ll save on bottled water, these systems run cleaner water through your appliances. This will make your appliances last longer, which will save you money
Besides being expensive, it’s no secret that bottled water is damaging to the environment. Plastic bottles end up in our landfills and don’t decompose for thousands of years. This waste has added millions of tons to the landfills. Not to mention, bottles are ending up in rivers, lakes, and oceans, killing wildlife. Even the production and bi-products of producing plastic is bad for the environment and the atmosphere. The more bottles we can prevent from ending up as pollution the better. To help with this problem, you can install a water filtration system and drink from a reusable, sustainable water container.
Water filtration systems come with many benefits, but before you can enjoy these perks, you need to figure out which hard minerals are in your water by scheduling a water test. A water test will analyze the elements of your home’s water and indicate any problems. An experienced Brenneco plumber can perform a water test and then recommend a water filtration system to improve your home’s water.
Brenneco Plumbing is a plumbing contractor serving Lafayette, Indiana and the surrounding area. We specialize in all residential, commercial and service plumbing needs. For more information, please visit our website. You can also connect with us on Facebook.