Here’s one of life’s little ironies: nothing is more essential to our bodies than water, and yet most people don’t think a great deal about the quality of the water they consume. We tend to think there are quality issues because that way, there’s less to worry about.
And while that approach might save you time and headaches, it does nothing to clear up what might be a serious water quality problem at home.
For starters, you have three types of water available for home consumption: tap, bottled, and filtered. Which one is best for you. Let’s have a look, one water supply quality issue at a time.
Known Water Contaminants
If there are any contaminants in your municipal or well water, you’re consuming them. Bottled water can help, and yet at least 60% of it IS tap water, and therefore no better.
So that leaves you with the filtered water option if you want to rid your water of known contaminants and the harm they can cause, such as:
- Weakened immune system
- Cellular damage
- Rectal, colon or bladder cancer
A home water filtration system also maintains healthy mineral levels and balances water pH levels.
Even the most expensive water filter costs tons less than an equal amount of bottled water. If you switch to filtered water tomorrow, it will take a few years before you realise the savings. IN the meantime, you can feel great about the ecological benefit of reducing plastic water production, especially when you consider that over half of those bottles are not recycled.
Apart from the obvious health benefits of drinking contaminant-free water, the absence of chlorine will make your hair, skin and nails look healthier.
Since a water filtration system removes chlorine and other contaminant, it contributes to a better, more natural taste. If you have better-tasting water in your home, you’ll be inclined to increase your water consumption, thus cutting back on soft drinks and other less-than-healthy choices.
Here at Swan’s Plumbing, we are water quality specialists. As such, we can design, install, and maintain exactly the right water filtration system for your home, family and budget. Contact us today to learn more and for a free new system proposal.