Most home and business owners drink and use tap water for activities like laundry and dishwashing. However, tap water is ridden with impurities like bacteria, organic matter, and chemicals. These impurities risk your health and damage your plumbing fixtures and household appliances. Fortunately, water filtration systems can help get rid of these impurities so you can have fresh and clean drinking water. These systems solve problems you didn’t even know you had.
Here are a few of these problems.
Unpleasant Taste and Odor in Water
A water filtration system eliminates any weird smell and taste in your water. It removes excessive chlorine from water to remove that chlorine taste. It also removes the tangy, rusty smell if you have aged and rusty water lines.
Sometimes your water might smell like rotten-egg and taste even worse. This indicates the presence of excess sulfur in the water. While not dangerous, the taste is unbearable, and too much of it can cause diarrhea and dehydration. Water filtration systems remove the excess sulfur to ensure your water is tasteless and odorless.
Gastrointestinal and Other Health Complications
The chemicals and microbes in impure drinking water may lead to serious health complications, especially gastrointestinal disorders. These complications include dysentery, diarrhea, polio, and typhoid.
Water filtration systems remove the microbes and contaminants that cause the above mentioned health issues. That way, you can lead a happy and healthy life and sidestep hefty medical expenses.
Short-Lived Electrical Appliances
Hard water and certain chemicals in water are incredibly detrimental to the longevity of your kitchen and laundry appliances. Hard water contains calcium and magnesium salts that cling to the surface of these appliances. The build-up of these salts increases over time, compromising your appliances’ functionality.
Some water filtration systems soften hard water by removing these salts. This increases the lifespan of appliances like dishwashers and washing machines so you can get the most out of them.
Clogged and Broken Pipes
The salt and magnesium deposits also build up in water pipes, forming what’s known as scale. This scale prevents the proper flow of water to your faucets and shower heads. In severe cases, the pipes might clog and eventually burst.
The limescale build-up in your pipes might explain why they keep bursting and coming off. A water filtration system removes scale from tap water to prevent this from happening and extend your pipes’ lifespan.
Pollution and Environmental Degradation
A lack of clean tap water means residents must turn to bottled water to hydrate. Failing to discard or recycle these bottles properly leads to rampant plastic pollution.
Water filtration systems ensure households have clean drinking water to reduce their reliance on bottled water. This goes a long way toward reducing the impact of these plastic bottles on the environment.
Dirty or weird-tasting tap water means spending extra money on bottled water. While a bottle of water might not seem expensive, drinking bottled water throughout the year will dent your bank account, especially if you have a large family.
The average person uses four bottles of water per day. A 20-ounce bottle of water costs about $1.50. Going by average consumption, four bottles daily will cost you $6. Four daily bottles mean 1,456 bottles a year, costing you $2,184.
A water filtration system is a one-time investment that saves you a bundle over the years. After you pay for the installation, you can enjoy pure, clean water for drinking and basic use.
Poor Quality of Life
Drinking clean water improves the quality of your life. Not only does it help you avoid health complications, but it also makes you healthier and stronger. Pure water promotes clearer skin and fuller hair. It also strengthens the body’s immune system and aids the absorption of nutrients. Water filtration systems ensure you only drink clean, purified water for healthier and happier living.
Stains Surfaces and Equipment
House chores like cleaning utensils and laundry are difficult enough without hard water. Hard water only makes these chores harder and a pain to complete.
Scale build-up in the pipes reduces your faucets’ flow rate. Basic cleaning and cooking take longer because of the reduced water flow. Furthermore, scum in the water can stain your utensils even after cleaning. And washing clothes or dishes uses more soap because hard water is harder to lather with.
You can save yourself the extra work by softening your water supply with a water filtration system. With no stains from hard water, washing dishes, mopping the floor, and doing laundry will be a breeze.
Compromises the Quality of Your Meals
Impure water compromises the quality of your cooking. Impure tap water may have a terrible smell and taste that shows up in your cooking. The chemical taste of over-chlorinated water may also ruin your sauces and marinades.
Water filtration systems remove the contaminants and impurities that alter the taste of your cooking. That way, you can serve delicious, hearty meals that taste as they should.
How to Pick the Right Filtration System for Your Home
It’s essential to pick the right water filtration system for your home. Here are a couple of tips for doing just that.
Consider Your Home’s Water Demand
Different homes have different water demands. A single person living alone will not need as much clean water as a family of four. It’s important to consider your home’s water demand before settling on a filtration system. Your filtration system should then match your water demand.
The Flow Rate of Your Fixtures and Appliances
Flow rate is the speed of water flow from a faucet or shower head. Find a water filtration system that can meet the flow rate of your fixtures and appliances. It makes for easier use, especially when doing household chores.
How Much the Filtration System Costs
The cost of the filtration system is an essential factor to consider. You must find a water filtration system that falls within your budget while still meeting all your needs. Explore your options and settle on a reasonably-priced system.
Get a Water Filtration System for Your Home Today
Sidestep these and many other issues by finding the perfect water filtration system for your home. It’s a worthwhile investment considering the benefits and longevity of most water filtration systems. Consult a reputable plumber to find the best water filtration for your budget.
Water filtration systems are among our specialties at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach. Contact us today, and we’ll help you find a filtration system suitable for your home.
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