Why You Need a Whole House Water Filtration System
Most tap and well water today contains some level of contamination from environmental and industrial pollutants. The unwanted substances in our water can include disease producing micro-organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites; byproducts formed when chlorine in treated drinking water combines with naturally occurring organic matter; pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides; volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), which include solvents, degreasers, gasoline, and additives; toxic metals such as arsenic, barium, chromium, lead, or mercury; radioactive contaminants that result from the decay of uranium in soils and rocks; and simple scale, or hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium that cause buildup on surfaces like pipes and appliances.
Only a few of the contaminants listed above are regulated by drinking water standards! This stresses the importance of whole house water filtration, to protect you, your family, and your pets from the wide range of contaminants in your water source.
A whole house water filter is conveniently installed where your main water line enters your home. By installing it at the entry point, your whole house system will deliver filtered water to all of your taps and appliances including your hot water heater.
Using a whole house filter means cleaner, healthier water for drinking, cooking, showering, and bathing, and cleaning. It means cleaner water is used in your dish and clothes washers. This extends the life of your household pipes, as well as your appliances. When you are able to replace all these things less frequently, the system begins to pay for itself. Your shower glass will be free of scale buildup (not to mention your drinking glasses.) It means softer, brighter, and longer lasting clothes, and healthier skin and hair, free of contaminants.
A whole house water filtration system is about more than clean water: it’s about the health of your entire family and home. By choosing a whole house system, you don’t need to worry about constantly replacing individual filters or walking to a single filtered faucet to obtain water for drinking or cooking. It’s the peace of mind that comes with knowing your whole home is covered.