December 22, 2022
Lots of people install water filters for faucets and fixtures. But did you know a whole-house water filtration system can purify all the water that enters your home? Water used for drinking, cleaning, bathing, and cooking will then meet Environmental Protection Agency standards. Below, we’ll cover the main reasons why a water filtration system is worth it.
You’ll have healthier drinking water and clean water for washing dishes, doing laundry, and other tasks. Groundwater often contains bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and heavy metals. But even municipal water can have impurities. If unfiltered, it can contain lead from treatment plant equipment and old pipes, or chlorine or fluoride left behind from treatment processes. The latest, most advanced filtration systems can remove thousands of known toxins.
Without adequate filtration, environmental pollution can impact your home water supply. A heavy rainstorm, flood, or drought can contribute to unhealthy water. Floods can carry herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals long distances. Contaminants from sources far from your home may be present, even if you don’t know these agricultural or industrial facilities exist.
Utility water often contains sediment. This sediment can collect in your water heater, dishwasher, and other appliances and cause numerous problems. For example, it can insulate the heating element in a water heater causing the unit to overheat and break down. At the very least, sediment can contribute to reduced efficiency, so a whole-house water filtration system can help lower your utility bills.
Contaminants in unfiltered water can contribute to or cause corrosion. They can reduce the lifespan of equipment and materials, while rust in water can stain sinks, tubs, and toilets as well as clothing. Adequate filtration protects these assets by eliminating corrosive compounds as water enters your house. In addition, controlling pH helps avoid damage to pipes and appliances caused by acidic or alkaline water; it can also make water healthier to drink.
A whole-house filter can save you the costs of buying bottled water, which can add up to hundreds of dollars per year. Removing compounds found in unfiltered water can also avoid paying for parts and labor. Therefore, you may save on fixing or replacing your dishwasher, washing machine, garbage disposal, ice maker, and piping.
Removing bacteria, viruses, and chemicals is certainly a benefit. Parasites that cause gastrointestinal disease can be removed as well. From eliminating irritants that can affect your skin and hair to elements that can cause a poor taste and smell, whole-house water filters have many other benefits. They can also clean a water supply contaminated in the wake of a disaster.
Whole-house water filters provide all the benefits above while being easy to maintain. Providing same-day service, we offer several different options and also repair water filtration systems in Northern California homes. To learn about your home water filtration options and schedule service in and around San Jose and Sacramento, book your visit online or call 833-600-0991 today.