If you get your water from a municipal water treatment facility, is a home water purification system really necessary? Most water from municipal utilities meets minimum local and federal purity standards. When it comes to safeguarding their family, however, many consumers wish to go beyond the minimum. If you want water that exceeds the baseline standards of your local utility, you’ll have to take the initiative yourself and ask a qualified professional plumber about installing a home water purification system.
Here are three ways a whole-house purification system takes your home water supply to a higher level:
- One system serves all fixtures. A whole-house water purification system filters water at the point of entry, where the main water supply line enters your house. This means all water at every plumbing fixture in the home is cleansed by a single, central filtration array—thus eliminating the expense and inconvenience of changing multiple point-of-use filters installed at individual sinks and fixtures throughout the house.
- Better taste and appearance. Sediments, rust and iron are frequently present in municipal water. Though harmless, these substances may impart unpleasant tastes or odors to your water or cause a cloudy appearance that’s less than sparkling clear. The sediment pre-filter typically included in a whole-house system removes these substances and restores pleasant taste and aesthetic appearance to household water.
- Chlorine reduction. While chlorine is necessary to disinfect your water at the municipal treatment facility, by the time that water reaches your home, chlorine has served its purpose and may actually be a negative. Many people experience skin reactions to chlorine in bathing water, and to the taste and smell of chlorine in drinking water. In a hot shower or over a sink, chlorine evaporates out of water and its fumes may produce an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals. Some individuals simply wish to avoid ingesting chlorine in drinking water for personal health reasons. The carbon filter in a whole-house water purification system removes up to 95 percent of chlorine.
For more information about a water purification system for your home in greater Cincinnati, contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.