Do you know what’s in your water? Where you live plays a big part in how clean your water is. For much of the U. S. clean isn’t the only problem with water, mineral content such as lime, for example, can be detrimental to not only your home’s appliances but your own health. Just ask anyone who has experienced kidney stones related to lime water. A combination water filtration system in Houston and a water softener, collectively called a water conditioner, can ensure safe, clean water.
A whole house water filtration system connects to your home’s main water supply line. All of the water used in your home for drinking, the ice maker, cooking, laundry, or bathing, will go through the water filtration system. Each outlet will provide clean, sparkling clear water for your home.
The most popular water filtration systems in Houston are the activated carbon and reverse osmosis types of water filter systems. The activated carbon water filtration is best for removing disinfectants and other unhealthy chemicals, while reverse osmosis is most effective against both chemicals and microbial contaminants.
The best choice for your home’s water filtration system in Houston depends upon the contaminants that need to be filtered from the water. A water analysis will provide you this information.
A good water filtration system in Houston filters out a wide range of unhealthy contaminants from the drinking water supply, including heavy metals such as lead, copper, and mercury. In addition, you can expect a good system to filter radon, arsenic, pesticides, bacteria, parasites, chlorine, rust, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). An added benefit will be an improvement in the water’s taste and odor.
According to the Environmental Group, across the U.S. “over 300 pollutants have been found in tap water since 2004. More than half of the chemicals detected are not subject to health or safety regulations and can legally be present in any amount.” The Environmental group goes on to say that 49 of these contaminants … have been at levels above (federal guidelines), polluting the tap water for 53.6 million Americans.” Drinking water standards have remained unchanged since 2001.
The installation of a water filtration system in Houston is not a simple undertaking and should only be provided by a professional plumber in Houston. Maintenance on the system will be minimal in terms of cost and effort, involving only the replacement of the filters annually or the filtering media every three to five years.
Water with a high mineral content should be treated with a water softener to protect appliances as well as your health against the potential problems hard water can cause. Water filtration systems are unable to remove dissolved minerals, only water softeners can treat the mineral content of hard water.
Homes served by private wells are not tested as frequently as municipal water supplies. In fact, if well water is tested at all the homeowner must provide it. Unhealthy contaminants in well water can easily cause illness, and without routine testing can continue to do so.
A water filtration system in Houston will especially be of benefit to homeowners with wells in providing clean, healthy water to drink, cook, bathe and launder with. Additional benefits in the removal of chemicals and other dangerous contaminants, is clothes will not cause rashes, hair will be softer and your skin will not be so dry.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can provide your home with a water filtration system in Houston and the surrounding areas. If you are ready to receive clean, great-tasting water for your home, give us a call. Thanks for visiting Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg.