Water is essential to our survival and vitally important for our health. We stay hydrated with it, cook with it, and bathe in it. While you may be thinking that these are all obvious facts, what isn’t always so obvious is what’s lurking in the water that you use every day. Whether you have municipally supplied tap water or use private well water, your water could contain contaminants that negatively impact your health.
Even if your water is free of contaminants, mineral deposits can cause damage to your plumbing and appliances over time and cause dry and irritated skin. Installing a whole house water filtration system provides a safe, simple, and more affordable solution to ensure that your home has pure water for all your needs. Not completely convinced yet? Below we’ve broken down the 4 main benefits of installing a water filtration system in your home.
Better for the environment (and your wallet)- If you’ve fallen into the habit of buying bottled water thinking that you’re benefiting your health, think again. Repeatedly buying bottled water costs far more than having a water filtration system installed in your home. Plastic water bottles also pose a big threat to our environment—most end up in landfills where they can take hundreds of years to start breaking down. Another downside? Many plastic water bottles contain chemicals that can seep into the water inside, so you’re only introducing more potential contaminants into your body. Installing a home filtration system will give you clean, better tasting water without affecting the environment.
Safer drinking water– Even if your water comes from a water treatment plant, it can still contain contaminants like lead, and chemicals like fluoride and chlorine are often added. In fact, most tap water and well water in the United States contains some level of contamination because of pollution. The only way of knowing what’s in your water is by testing it. Installing a water filtration system ensures that you’re drinking and using clean water, and pure water means healthier and better tasting water.
Healthier baths and showers- While drinking contaminated water is bad for your health, it can be just as unhealthy to bathe and shower in it. Your body still absorbs harmful contaminants through the skin. Chemicals like chlorine, even at levels deemed safe, can also cause skin irritation and dryness. A whole house filtration system installs a filter at the single point of entry where your water supply enters your home. Whether you’re drinking a glass of water from the kitchen faucet, or showering and brushing your teeth in the bathroom, you’ll be using pure, uncontaminated water.
Longer lasting plumbing and appliances- Even harmless minerals in your water (not to mention the harmful chemicals that could be present) can build up over time and wreak havoc on your plumbing system. The appliances your plumbing system utilizes, like your faucets, garbage disposal, and dishwasher can also be negatively affected by hard or contaminated water. Having filtered water flowing through your pipes can help your plumbing system last longer, reducing the costs that can accrue from plumbing and appliance repairs.