If you ask many Palm Springs homeowners to rate the quality of the water coming out of their home taps, they’ll probably tell you that it’s not worth paying for, which is why they go out of their way to buy bottled water.
And while your local water supplier tells you that the water is safe to drink, you can’t help but notice that it smells and tastes funny regardless of what they say.
Stop wasting money and plastic on bottled water, and get healthier water at home with a whole home water filtration system from KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Contact us today in the Coachella Valley at 760-327-8718 for a consultation.
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The Problems With Tap Water
We all want to believe that the water coming out of the home faucet is safe to drink, and technically, it is. However, two major health concerns arise from treated water supplies. The first is the chemicals they add, such as chlorine and chloramine, which are designed to kill unwanted bacteria but aren’t healthy for your body over the long term.
The second concern is that no matter how well your water supplier treats your water, there’s a chance that contaminants will enter through the pipes and affect the water that comes out of your fixtures.
Sediment, heavy metals (such as mercury and lead), and other toxic chemicals can all find their way into your water before it reaches your home, causing health issues for everyone in the family.
Another thing to consider is that being safe from bacteria isn’t always guaranteed in a municipal water supply. In times of drought (common here in the desert), bacteria levels are often too high for the water treatment plant to effectively deal with it.
These are just a few of the problems that homeowners must face when using ordinary tap water.
Next, let’s look at what you can do about these issues.
Reasons to Consider a Whole Home Water Filtration System
As mentioned, your water is probably technically safe to drink; however, it most likely has both a funky smell and taste, which makes you spend money on bottled water and simple filters to get better-tasting water.
You probably think that a whole home water filtration system is overkill for your water problems or that it’s too expensive, but here are several reasons you’ll wonder how you lived without one of these systems if you choose to install it.
Many water treatment facilities use chlorine and chloramines to treat water and kill pathogens; however, many people are sensitive to chlorinated water, which causes headaches, red eyes, and dizziness, while others hate the taste and odor.
And while chlorine helps kill certain kinds of bacteria and other organisms, sometimes improperly treated water allows these parasites to get through and into the water that comes into the house. Using a water filtration system, you eliminate harmful contaminants, including:
By getting cleaner, healthier water from every fixture in the house, you boost your health and the quality of the foods you cook.
Better Tasting Water
One benefit you’ll instantly notice when you install a water filter is that your drinking water tastes cleaner because the filter eliminates the chemicals that cause the foul taste and odor. When the water tastes better, you’re inclined to drink more, which is better for your overall health.
A whole-home water filter extends the lifespan of your home’s plumbing system and water-based appliances, like your hot water heater, dishwasher, and washing machine. Without proper filtration, these machines break down more quickly because of the minerals, heavy metals, and chemicals in most home water supplies.
The water you use to shower and bathe with directly affects your skin. When you’re exposed to waterborne contaminants such as heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride, you risk aggravating your skin. And, some people who suffer from psoriasis and eczema are prone to severe outbreaks because of the chemicals in the water they rely on at home.
If you’re one of those families that buy bottled water because you can’t stand the taste and odor of the water coming out of the taps in your home, think about the waste you’re producing every day for years. Also, the plastic bottles you throw away can take more than 1,000 years to biodegrade. When you reduce your consumption of products in plastic packing materials, you contribute less waste to the environment. A home water filter helps eliminate your dependence on bottled water and reduces the amount of plastic waste in the landfill every month.
A whole home water filter is the most effective solution for dealing with these and other problems associated with water you get from your well or your municipality.
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When a Reverse Osmosis Filter Makes the Most Sense
Now that you know many of the benefits of installing a home water filtration system, you may wonder which method will work the best in your home. The best way to figure this out is to call a water purification expert to assess your family’s needs and determine which system fits the best.
If you’ve heard anything about water filtration systems, you’re probably familiar with the reverse osmosis filter because it’s touted as one of the best for comprehensive filtering.
A reverse osmosis filter makes the most sense when you need to remove the most comprehensive range of pollutants from your water over what other filters can remove. Also, reverse osmosis filters are superior to simple carbon filters because they remove chemical contaminants that carbon filters can’t, such as:
- Hexavalent chromium
If you’re considering a whole home water filtration system, it’s always best to consult with a professional water purification expert like the ones at KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning first. Our experts have helped homeowners in Palm Springs with water filtration since 1980. They stay up-to-date on the latest technology to ensure you get the highest quality water for the money you spend.