You know you need to do something when your water is tasting bad and leaving stains in your sink. The best thing you can do in that situation is to call an expert to conduct water testing. But did you know this is a free service that some businesses offer? Read along to find out how a water filtration system can help you.
8 Reasons Why You Need a Water Filtration System for Your Home
A water filter system will solve many of your water woes. Below we’ve listed eight of the most common complaints.
1. Safe Drinking Water
The most important reason to purchase a water filter system is to have safe drinking water on demand. Both well and city water has the potential for contamination. These contaminants can include bacteria, heavy metals, minerals, pharmaceuticals, and organic compounds.
2. Better Tasting Water
Impurities cause the water to have an odd or bad taste and smell. For example, hydrogen sulfide causes a rotten egg odor and sulfur taste. Other typical bad tastes consumers describe are earthy due to dissolved decaying organic matter and chlorine from the water treatment process. Proper filtration removes bad tastes and odors from drinking water.
3. Clearer Skin
Tap water often contains minerals and sometimes contaminants. Both minerals and impurities are harsh on the skin. However, you’re likely to notice fewer instances of acne, rashes, and less sensitive skin after adding a water filter to your home. This is because the water filter reduces the number of bacteria and other compounds within the water coming out of your tap, allowing fewer bacteria, heavy metals, and contaminants to cross your skin’s barrier.
4. Reduce Plumbing Issues Over Time
Hard water causes plumbing issues over time. Minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, brass, and copper build up inside piping and plumbing fixtures. As a result, pipes can clog, and you’ll see your water pressure become non-existent, or you could even experience wastewater backups.
Your fixtures, showerheads, and faucets will have little water pressure. Fixtures could also start to leak as gaskets, and internal structures endure damage. Over time, the replacement of fixtures and pipes becomes necessary. However, replacing the plumbing for your whole home is costly, much more than a water treatment system.
5. Bottled Water Costs
Bottled water is the top-selling beverage in the United States. However, the average cost of bottled water is $1,262.90 per year, more if you purchase premium brands or single bottles. This amount may seem small to many consumers, but the environmental cost is so much more.
The bottling process causes the release of an estimated 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It also requires the use of 17 million barrels of oil to make plastic bottles.
Drinking purified water from your home would save you more than the cost of maintaining the filters or water system and possibly more than the cost of the system itself in just one year.
You would also help the environment by reducing the amount of plastic you use and your carbon footprint. Some more food for thought: close to 64% of bottled water sold in the United States is filtered tap water.
6. Mineral Deposits on Clothing
Hard water leaves mineral deposits on your laundry. As a result, your whites eventually start looking dingy, almost yellowish over time. Instead of having to spend money over time replacing all your clothing as the colors fade or stain, you’re better off fixing the problem at its source. A whole-home filtration system will help keep the color of your clothes from being affected by the minerals in your water.
7. Hard Water Stains on Surfaces
Minerals in your tap or well water cause build-up on surfaces such as your tub, toilet, and shower. The build-up is hard water stains. The stains are usually white but can be different colors depending on the minerals in your water.
For example, iron stains are yellow, orange, or brown and are difficult to remove without specialized cleaning products. If you switch to filtered water or have a unique water system developed to tackle your water issues, you will not have this problem anymore.
8. Cleaner Dishes
Hard water makes it hard for soap and detergents to work. As a result, your dishes likely have a dirty film on them due to your poor quality water. Whole-home water filtration systems filter out the impurities and minerals that cause hard water. As a result, your dishes will look and feel cleaner after each time you wash your dishes.
Cleaner Water Is Only a Free Water Test Away
If you found yourself having any of the above problems, Independent Water Service, Inc can help. We offer free water analysis so that you know exactly what is in your water. Then, using the water test data, we can build a custom water solution for you and your family. Contact us today to schedule your free water quality test and reset assured your water is pure.