Why Own a Water Filtration System?
Many people wonder if getting a Water Filtration System added to their homes is really necessary or even worth it. As a homeowner, it can be tricky to know what is or isn’t really needed to make your home function properly or even more efficiently. There are ads in your mailbox daily stating that you need this or that, it can be a bit overwhelming for sure. As for most of the ads that come in the mail, I am no help, but I can offer some insight into why you need a Water Filtration System in your home.
The water that ends up in your drinking cup has made an extremely long journey to get there. Depending on what part of the country you are from the journey differs slightly, but the trip is generally the same. The water begins in lakes or rivers and is then filtered through a water treatment facility. Here the process of filtering and sanitizing your water begins. The process is typically similar to coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection.
-Coagulation breaks down organic matter.
-Flocculation is the stirring of the water to form a “floc” which is sediment joining together so that it is more easily removed.
-Sedimentation is next and is the process of removing solids that are heavier than the water.
-Disinfection is next and this is adding chemicals (chlorine) to rid bacteria and viruses from the water.
-Filtration is where the water is passed through some type of granular substance, there are many different variations, and multiple steps in this process to remove remaining impurities through a sort of “strainer” type system.
It would seem as though this water treatment would be enough to make our water suitable for our homes and consumption, and in a way it is. The water is considered safe for human consumption at this point in its journey, but unfortunately, there are remaining contaminants in your water sometimes at this point. You can check the EPA for your water and find out how it measures up here: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater you will enter your zip code and will be able to see the report for your area.
Ways a Water Filtration System in your home can benefit your home
Adding an in-home Water Filtration System can add many additional benefits to your home or office. The two factors that seem to be the most persuasive are health/safety and money. People seem to be more willing to invest in products that will help positively improve their health or save them money, and the good news is that a Water Filtration System will do both!
The Health and safety of our families is a top priority and adding a Water Filtration System to your home can add many health benefits.
We already discussed that our water is filtered and treated at our local water treatment centers, but additional filtration is needed to provide the safest and cleanest water possible to our families. Different areas have different types and levels of contaminants left in their water after the treatment centers and adding an in-home Water Filtration System can help to reduce or even eliminate these remaining contaminants from your home.
Mention the words “saving money” and you generally turn a few heads pretty quickly. One of the biggest ways an in-home Water Filtration System can save you money is by providing you with bottled water quality water right in your home. This eliminates the need to buy bottled drinking water and this can save you hundreds of dollars a year. Saving money on not having to purchase bottled water is a huge benefit not to mention the impact that it makes on our environment. An average American uses over 150 plastic water bottles per year and if you are an average family of 4 then you can really make a difference with a Water Filtration System in your home.
Give us a call today and we can help you decide what in-home Water Filtration System is best for you.