Installing a home water filtration system is about ensuring that every drop that comes from your faucets is pure enough to drink. These filters remove particles and impurities like dirt, rocks and chlorine, and there’s also a UV lamp that kills bacteria.
The chlorine and sediment in tap water find their way into the water you drink, shower with and wash your clothes in. Installing a water filtration system will:
Contaminants commonly found in tap water include sediment like dirt and organic material, metals like copper and lead, chemicals like chlorine and nitrogen, microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses, and more. To find specific details about the water delivered to your home, check out these Atlanta area water quality reports:
The decision to install a water filtration system is largely one of personal preference and lifestyle. There is no question that water filters improve the quality of your water. We drink, bathe in, cook with, and wash our laundry in the water that is delivered to our homes. If you are sensitive to the idea of consuming, or having your body coming into contact with, the contaminants that exist in municipal water, then a water filter system will help ease those concerns.
There are a wide range of benefits that can be identified from installing a water filtration system in your home, delivering improvements to your lifestyle, your health, and the environment. Benefits include:
As plumbers we get to see first-hand the quality of the pipes that flow through the city, carrying the water that is delivered to your home, and it’s not pretty. Your local department of watershed management treats the water so it meets regulatory requirements and is deemed suitable for human consumption. This introduces a variety of chemicals into the water we consume. If you trust the water company for the quality of water in your home, then you do not need a water filter. If you want bottled-water quality water supplied to your family’s home, then a whole house water filtration system will achieve that goal.