Reasons to Consider a Whole House Water Filtration System
Have you ever considered what might be floating in your water? If your skin feels dry and itchy, or your clothing seems to feel stiff, and colors appear dulled, if you have a buildup of soap scum, or if your water just doesn’t taste good, you might want to consider a whole house water filtration system.
It’s Not Just Hard Water
Hard water is a very specific condition. Hard water is caused by high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. You can’t see or feel them, but they are there. They can cause soap scum build up and limescale in showers, baths, sinks, dishwashers, and other clients. Softening water is actually very easy, but other issues with your home’s water are far more dangerous. What might be in your water?
1. Trihalomethanes. These chemicals are a byproduct of decontaminating and disinfecting water and are carcinogenic.
2. Pathogens. Pathogens include fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Common waterborne pathogens are E. coli, cholera, hepatitis A, Campylobacter, and Legionella.
3. Parasites. Cryptosporidium and Giardia are the most common parasites in the water supply and can be screened out by a filter with a pore size of 1 µm or smaller.
4. Agricultural chemicals. Agricultural chemicals include pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides.
5. What know you can have rightToxic metals. Not many people know that toxic metals occur in nature and can leach into the water supply. Toxic organic metals include arsenic, chromium, lead, and mercury.
A whole house water filtration system with appropriate filtering can eliminate most of these hazards. Additionally, clean water flows to every tab in the house, and that means skin and hair that feels better, and water using appliances that last longer. If you suspect that your water is not as clean or soft as it needs to be, it might be time to consider a whole house water filtration system.