We generally associate
water treatment systems with well water and rural homes, but the truth is everyone can benefit
from a water treatment system. The advantages are tangible - especially
during the winter season when you and your family may be experiencing
dry, itchy skin from the water in your home. This holiday, consider these
advantages when you're thinking about investing in a water treatment
system for your home.
Water Treatment Creates Safer Water
Think of your water treatment system as the last line of defense between
the municipal water treatment system and your family. What if there are
momentary breakdowns in the sanitation system? City water is treated with
chlorine, which makes its way back into the drinking supply. Though chlorination
of drinking water protects us from several health hazards, such as cholera
and waterborne parasites, it has the potential to cause other health problems
when consumed in high amounts.
When chlorine comes out in our drinking water, it can be released into
the air. For those who suffer from allergies and asthma, chlorine can
aggravate the symptoms. Similarly, when we wash our clothes in chlorinated
water, those who have eczema or allergic skin reactions may find that
their symptoms worsen.
A water treatment filter can effectively remove excess chlorine from the
water supply. It affects more than just drinking water. Having a system
ensures that clean, pure water flows from every tap in the house, from
the laundry to the dishwasher. The bottom line? A water treatment system
makes for cleaner water that is safer for everyone in your household to use.
Treating Your Private Water Supply
If you're drinking from a municipal water source, a water treatment
system is a good idea; but if you're in charge of maintaining the
quality of your own water supply, a treatment system is a necessity.
Water that comes directly from the ground can be contaminated with bacteria,
viruses, fungus, even worms. Well water is often referred to as hard water,
which means it has a high mineral content. While we generally think of
mineral water as the bottled version, in this case, mineral water can
wreak havoc in your home. Limestone, calcium, chalk, and other minerals
can build up in your appliances, causing costly breakdowns. Boilers, showers,
taps, and water heaters can be rendered useless if too many mineral deposits
Things to Consider in Water Treatment Systems
If you've decided to get a water treatment system (good idea!), ask
yourself a few questions before you buy:
- What kind of water safety testing should I conduct to assess my water supply?
- Is the system I'm considering specifically built to address my unique
- How many gallons can the unit treat each day?
- Will I have to perform any maintenance on my chosen system?
- What kind of servicing options are available?
- Is there a warranty?
- What will be the total cost of the unit and installation?
To get the answers to these questions, you can talk to one of the friendly
technicians at The Eco Plumbers. We can walk you through the entire water
treatment system process, from selection to installation. We pride ourselves
on providing eco-friendly systems and top-notch customer service.