The water piped into your house for drinking and bathing is theoretically ready to drink. However, depending on where you live, your municipal water could have high levels of certain chemicals. It could also come from the faucet with a chlorine smell or heavy mineral content.
No one wants to drink smelly water, and hard water can corrode pipes over time, causing plumbing leaks and water damage.
Investing in a whole-house water filtration system can improve your health, protect your home’s pipes, and save money. Continue reading to see how a whole house water filter could be a wise investment for you and your family.
Filter Out Harmful Microbes and Chemicals
Drinking water comes from the earth’s surface water stores or underground aquifers. These two sources can absorb contaminants from industrial byproducts such as solvents and chemicals that soak into the groundwater. Agricultural bacteria such as E.coli and other microbes from animal or human waste can also find their way into groundwater stores.
In Waukesha, WI, and many other cities and towns, byproducts of chemical treatments remain even after drinking water is processed at a municipal treatment plant. Dirt or sediment can also enter through breaches in the pipes that carry drinking water to your home. Whole-house water treatment removes all these contaminants before the water enters your home.
Enjoy Cleaner, Better Tasting Water for You and Your Family
Water treatment systems that filter water before it enters your home’s pipes can prevent ailments and illnesses from long-term exposure to poor-quality drinking water. Safe water becomes especially important if you have a household member with a compromised immune system. Clean, filtered water available from every source in your home is safer for everyone who lives with you.
Some families live in rural areas where no municipality exists to provide treated water. Others live in communities with high levels of lead or other harmful substances that their local water municipality does not remove.
Increase the Life of Your Plumbing and Appliances
A whole-house filtration system filters the water before it enters your home’s system of pipes. The filters remove heavy minerals and make the water softer with a balanced pH.
Softened water causes less scale buildup in sinks, showers, and tubs, giving you spotless glasses in the dishwasher. The lower scale can also decrease clogs and increase the life of your home’s appliances and pipes by up to 25%.
Houses with copper or metal pipes may have corrosion, polluting tap water. Filtered water removes corrosion particles, and the improved pH level prevents rust in toilets, sinks, dishwashers, and tubs. You will also find that your laundry comes out softer, its colors stay brighter, and your hair and skin feel much better after bathing.
Healthier, Cleaner Water Is a Phone Call Away
Water straight from the tap could put you and your family at risk. Maybe not today, but over time, contaminants could take their toll on your health and home.
Investing in your own whole house water filter can save you a great deal of money on replacing appliances and repairing corroded pipes. For the health of your household, it’s worth considering whether this is a worthwhile investment.
Call us at Jeff’s Custom Care Plumbing today. With over 20 years of experience, we’re ready to discuss your home’s water quality and help you decide if a whole-house water filter makes sense for you.