Water. Its one of the most important things to sustain life on earth.
And though much of the earth is filled with water, water issues still plague worldwide health. For instance, close to 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. Close to three quarters of a billion people do not have access to clean water. And 6 to 8 million people die each year from the consequences of water related diseases.
But that’s the rest of the world. That’s not right here in America, right?
Think again. Water scarcity, water pollution, and water quality are all coming into question as we move forward in time.
Before water reaches your home, it goes through an intense water treatment process designed to remove the bad and leave the good. Chemicals such as chlorine or chloramine re added to neutralize bacteria, viruses, parasites and other contaminants that can be harmful to our health. It also goes through a filtration process that eliminates sediment and dirt.
But while our national water filtration system does remove many of the things that have been known to be harmful in the past, there is only so much a nationwide water filtration system can do. Which is why many homeowners are taking it upon themselves to go the next step in making sure their drinking water is as safe as it can be.
Are you thinking of taking the next step with your water treatment process?
For some homes, hard water can have a quick impact. Hard water is a condition in which a number of minerals are present that leave behind white or yellowish deposits near drains or faucets, and quickly build up if not managed. These deposits not only build up by the faucets, they can also accumulate in the pipes, reducing water pressure and eventually requiring plumbing repair or replacement. A water softener replaces minerals like magnesium and calcium with minerals that are easier absorbed, and easier flushed through the system.
A reverse osmosis system uses water pressure to push your home’s water through a semi-permeable membrane that further eliminates harmful chemicals in your water supply. It takes the water source that enters your home and makes it cleaner. These systems can be integrated into your home’s water supply, or can be retrofitted at individual sources, such as your kitchen sink.
Whole Home Filters
Reverse osmosis is only one of the systems you can install in your home to improve the water condition of your home. A whole home water filter is installed at the point of entry, where the plumbing first enters your home, and continues filtering out contaminants and pollutants.
Want to know the quality of your water supply? The best place to start is with a home water audit. Give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to show you how you can make improvements to your current water supply, creating safer, taste-better water for you and your family.