Water filtration systems are designed to remove contaminants such as heavy metals and bacteria before the water gets into your home. A water softener system has a similar purpose in that it removes certain metals that make your water “hard” and thus healthier to consume and use for cooking, showering, and so on.
Why install a water filtration system or water softener? While most parts of the country use a water treatment facility to make sure that the water that enters your home or business is healthy, the sad fact of the matter is that plenty of opportunities exist for contaminants to enter your water before it comes into your house. Water filtration and water softeners provide an extra step to ensure that your water is healthy to drink and otherwise use.
Another reason to have a water filtration or water softening system installed is that it will save you a considerable amount of money in the long run. A lot of people like to buy bottled water to drink because it just tastes better and is healthier than water from the tap. But if your water is being filtered or softened, bottled water is unnecessary. You can just fill up your glass.
Filtered water will also save money on repairs to your plumbing and appliances such as dishwashers and clothes washers. Metal contaminants cause wear and tear on pipes and appliances, hence increasing the likelihood that you will have to get them fixed from time to time.
Speaking of bottled water, getting your water filtered rather than buying it at the store will be better for the environment. The news has been filled with stories about how discarded plastic bottles wind up in the oceans or in rivers and streams. Filtered water will help you do your part to save the environment.
For more information about water filtration systems and having one installed, contact us.