Importance of Water Filtration & Benefits of a Water Filter in Your Home

Importance of Water Filtration & Benefits of a Water Filter in Your Home

Clean water, on tap, delivered to your home is an expectation of modern civilization. Municipal water systems treat water and distribute it for drinking, cleaning, bathing, and cooking. Although most water in homes is reasonably safe, you might prefer to ensure that the water you use is as pure as possible. This article outlines the importance of water filtration and the benefits of a water filter in your home. Ember Plumbing offers this information so you can make an informed decision about adding a water filtration system to your home.

The Importance of Water Filtration

A home water filtration system provides clean, healthy water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning with regular tap water’s simple convenience. Using a water filtration system reduces the risks of gastrointestinal diseases by over 80 % by removing e-coli, cryptosporidium, and giardia in your drinking water. And of course, drinking pure water is even more critical for growing children.

Unfiltered tap water is usually safe, but it is seldom of very high quality. Even tap water considered “safe” could still contain contaminants that taste bad, smell, or look cloudy. A water filtration system reduces contaminants, so you have clean, great-tasting drinking water on tap.
Many health-conscious families want to drink more water but know how bottled water impacts the environment. Since filtered water tastes better than unfiltered water, it is easier to encourage drinking more glasses of water every day. Chlorine, bacteria, pesticides, and heavy metals in water all contribute to unpleasant tastes and smells.

Benefits of a Water Filter in Your Home

Contaminants can enter the water from many sources. Even contaminant-free water often has high mineral levels that affect the taste or make your dishwasher or clothes washing machine less efficient.

  • Safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water can have dire consequences. So, a water filter in your home gives you peace of mind knowing your water is always safe.
  • Reduce expenses. Buying bottled water adds up quickly. The money you would spend on bottled water is saved quickly when installing a water filter system in your home.
  • Better for the environment. Plastic bottles contribute to the plastic waste stream, and few end up being recycled. Eliminating plastic bottles is the goal!
  • Reduce potential plumbing problems. Heavy metals, minerals, and chemicals in household water cause corrosion that damages your pipes and appliances. Eliminating potential damaging factors at the source extends the life of pipes, hot-water systems, and other home appliances.
  • Preventing skin irritation. Many people with sensitive skin or conditions like eczema or psoriasis suffer from exposure to chemicals like chlorine and fluoride. A water filter system in your home can help alleviate these issues. And for those who don’t have skin conditions, you’ll love the luxurious feeling of pure, clean water in the shower or tub!
  • Save soap and get cleaner clothes and dishes. Water with high concentrations of minerals or contaminants diminishes soap’s effectiveness. A water filtration system allows your clothes washing machine, and dishwasher to clean better. Clothes and dishes are cleaner, and the appliances don’t suffer from build-up, so they tend to last longer.

Water Filtration in Your Home

The experts at Ember Plumbing have expertise and experience working with water filtration systems. We will evaluate your home and your water and recommend a water filtration system to meet your needs. So, if you are considering a home water filtration system, call today for a free quote!

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