Water treatment facilities operated by your local government attempt to keep the water supply clean; however, roughly a quarter of the US population drinks water that violates the Safe Drinking Water Act. This lack of filtration can lead to mineral build-up on fixtures or even make people sick. Luckily, there are several water treatment systems you can install in your home to make your water safer.
Read on to learn about water treatment systems and the benefits they’ll bring to your home.
Types of Systems
While several water systems are available, the three most popular are water softeners, reverse osmosis, and filtration.
Water naturally hosts a variety of minerals, including magnesium and calcium. When tap water contains an excess of these minerals, it becomes known as “hard water.” Hard water can wreak havoc on your plumbing system, clothing, and body. A water softener removes these minerals.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) System
This chemical-free method improves your water by removing a plethora of contaminants, including lead, chlorine, pesticides, and arsenic by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane.
There are several different types of filtrations, including UV systems, but a traditional filtration system will include one or more filters to remove common contaminants in your drinking water. This makes these systems incredibly versatile and customizable to your exact needs; however, you will need to regularly change the filters out.
Benefits of Installing a Water Treatment System
1. Save Money
The first thing most people notice after purchasing a filtration system is how much better their water tastes, eliminating their need to buy bottled water. However, this is far from the only way people save money. By removing contaminants, water filtration systems protect the person’s plumbing systems, fixtures, and appliances adversely affected by a mineral build-up, extending the life of these systems and reducing repair costs.
2. Better Cleaning Power
Your clothes will look brighter, feel better, and last longer when cleaner water is used. Furthermore, your skin and hair feel significantly better as well. Finally, most soaps, shampoos, and conditioners are now formulated to work with filtration systems. When unfiltered water is used, you’re not getting the maximum benefits from your system.
3. Clean, Healthy Water
Did you know your water filtering pitcher can add more contaminants to your water? When filters aren’t properly changed out, things like mold and bacteria can multiply (Yuck!) A proper water treatment system, with proper upkeep, won’t become a hotbed for these contaminants as well as remove more bacteria, chemicals, and minerals than countertop filtered pitchers.
4. Peace of Mind
Contaminated water can cause numerous health issues, including debilitating diseases. By installing a water treatment system, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your drinking water is safe for you and your family to consume.
Water filtration systems offer a host of benefits, including saving you money and giving you the peace of mind that comes with drinking pure, clean water.
If you’re considering purchasing a system, you’ll need to talk to the best plumber in Phoenix. Remember, we’re Bright and Shiny and won’t show our Hiney, so contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix today to schedule a consultation.