Why You Should Install A Water Filtration System
Water filtration systems can benefit a home and its residents in multiple ways. Their initial cost and relative obscurity hold most people back from installing such systems, but after you read this article you will know whether or not a filtration system is right for you.
Benefits to Your Physical Health
The main function of any water filtration system, whether it be a whole-house reverse-osmosis installation or a simpler activated carbon option or something else, is to remove any pollutants from the water supplied to you. Such pollutants include lead, radon, and nitrates.
Even if you live in an area with a reliable utility service, the water on its way to your house could pick-up pollutants from the walls of the pipes. Unfiltered water can increase the chance you contract or exacerbate health complications in your liver, kidneys, or skin. Filtered water is not only safer, but it often tastes much better and more neutral, too.
Extra filtration can be especially good for any person with compromised immune systems. This includes people recovering from chemotherapy. This is in part due to filters’ ability to decrease inorganic contaminants, but also due to potentially disease-causing bacteria or other microorganisms like amoeba being caught.
Benefits to Your Home’s Plumbing
Much like a living being, a house benefits from being fed cleaner things. Unfiltered water is more likely to leave mineral deposits in your plumbing. This can lead to clogs over time. There is also the connected threat of erosion from harder water, which increases the chance of leaks.
Larger pollutants, like decayed plant matter or rock deposits, can also distress your pipes and interfere with your water flow. Though these things are best handled by a pre-filter.
If you want to talk to an expert to learn more about filtration systems and how you can benefit from them, Walden Plumbing is here to help, servicing over 100 zip codes around the North Shore area with over 100 years of business history. Call 781.780.3184 today!