Why Homeowners Should Consider Water Filtration
When water comes into a home, it carries extra things it has picked up along the way, whether beneficial or harmful, organic or inorganic. There is more than just water present in a home’s taps. Because of the hidden nature of a home’s plumbing system, a homeowner may get more than they bargained for in their glass of drinking water. There are several reasons to invest in a water filtration system, but the main points in such a discussion are listed below.
See, Taste, and Feel the Difference
Most drink mixes, coffees, and teas say to use filtered water in the instructions for use. One of the main reasons for this is that if the water is not filtered, it does affect the taste. Filtered water is free of common rusty and sulfurous tastes that can creep into the water system in certain areas. There are many different types of water filters, but the reverse osmosis water filter is one of the most commonly used to filter an entire home. This filter forces water through a membrane that is too small for particles that are not H20. This reverse osmosis system is often combined with an activated charcoal filter and UV filter for even better protection against illness from microbes and heavy metals that may be present in the water. Some of the elements that a filter can remove are in the following list:
- Iron oxide
Not only does this make for better-tasting water, it also makes the water healthier to drink.
Helps Reduce the Budget
Though a home water filtration system is more expensive than a bottle of water, it can save a lot of money in the long run. A case of inexpensive bottled water that may last only a few days with the average family costs around $5-$10 every time. Having filtered drinking water at home eliminates the need for this expenditure. This provides a bit of wiggle room in the grocery budget. Likewise, water filters help prevent certain problems with the home plumbing system, such as:
- Scale Buildup: Since filtering removes phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium in hard water, there is less likelihood that pipes will get clogged with scale when these elements crystalize. Pipes stay cleaner, and water pressure is better regulated.
- Corrosion: Heavy metals and certain salts can cause corrosion on pipes leading to pitting and leaking. Filtering these out helps the pipes last longer.
- Damage to Appliances: Many fixtures and appliances in the house are hooked up to the plumbing. Water filters reduce the elements in the water that can damage appliances, making them longer lasting.
With proper water filter usage, one may save a home from an emergency plumbing problem.
Better for the Environment
As residents of an island state, Hawaiians are very aware of the effect of plastic water bottles on the environment. This is the beauty of water filtration: it helps the environment by eliminating the need for plastic bottles, which are a major pollutant, especially in the oceans. Having a home water filter helps increase the usage of reusable water bottles.
About Allens Plumbing
Serving Aiea and Oahu, HI for 40 years, Allens Plumbing is the home of the drain surgeon. They are experts in sewer rehab and will send the best technician for the individual problem in a home. Call them today for water filtration service!