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Why Homeowners Should Filter Their Own Water

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Plumbers in Timberwood Park share the benefits of water filtration.

Three Reasons Every Home Needs a Water Filter

Water is one of the most essential nutrients for humans to live, and society is always built on clean and sanitary water supplies. Most of the homes in the US are hooked up to a municipal water supply that is federally regulated to provide a minimum quality of water to all residents. While the federal standards for water are high enough to make water safe to drink, they can fall short of ensuring that water is entirely free of contaminants. For this reason, homeowners are always searching for ways to improve their water quality. One of the best ways to do this is to install water filtration devices in the form of: 

  • Faucet-mounted water filters
  • Undersink filters
  • Whole-Home filters

For homeowners looking for reasons to install water filtration devices, this advice from local plumbers can help make the decision. 

More Appealing Water

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Municipal water can be sourced from several different places. Surface water like lakes and reservoirs or underground aquifers are two common sources. As with all things natural, the water that is sourced for municipal treatment can take on the characteristics of local geology in the form of mineral content. The mineral content of local water sources can contribute to foul odors or poor taste

It can even stress plumbing by contributing to water scale. Removing these odors and tastes is too expensive to be done at the water treatment plant, but homeowners can take advantage of water filtration to overcome problems like bad tasting or smelling water. Simple filtration devices can leave water tasting crisp and refreshing for minimal cost, certainly cheaper than relying on bottled water. 

Removes Lead and Reduces Chlorine

The EPA dictates certain thresholds of lead allowed in municipal water supplies. While that gives some people peace of mind, wouldn’t it be better if there was no toxic heavy metal in the water? The EPA controls the levels of lead allowed in municipal water supplies, but unfortunately, most lead is leached into the water from plumbing inside the home. As a result, it is possible for safe water to leave the treatment facility and pick up lead on the way to the house. Water filters can reduce or eliminate all lead in drinking water for cheap. Even for homeowners that haven’t had their water tested, water filters are a great precaution to take. 

Chlorine is used to sanitize water at the treatment facility, but there are times when unchlorinated water is desirable. Reasons to have water filters that reduce chlorine could be:

  • Enhances the taste of water
  • Makes the water safe for hobbies like cheese making, pickling, and brewing 
  • Prevents chlorine from building up in pipes and releases heavy odors

Removes Other Toxic Pollutants 

pollutantsBecause most water sources are from surface waters like lakes, they are subject to degradation by human activities. As rivers and lakes receive surface runoff, certain chemicals can be leached into the water supply. Some chemicals that are readily found in most water supplies but not removed during treatment are: 
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Arsenic
  • VOCs
  • Biological agents

While these are concerning, they can all be removed with easy-to-install water filtration devices. 

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