The Benefits Of Water Filtration In Your Home

A girl is filling clean and purified water in a glass
  • Author: Mohsin Khan
  • Posted On: November 10, 2022
  • Updated On: July 11, 2023

All water is not created equally. Depending on where you live, the liquid from your kitchen faucet, showerhead or garden hose can contain pesticides, pharmaceuticals, caffeine, petroleum products and more.

Consider, too, that only 15% of the United States has naturally occurring soft water. The rest of us get hard water and with it the increased likelihood of plumbing repairs, shorter appliance life, spotty dishes and even rougher skin.

That’s why more than 40% of Americans employ a home water treatment system.

Treated Isn’t Filtered

Sure, your tap water is treated before it gets to your house, but virtually all treatment facilities use chlorine, which affects taste and can impact the health of sensitive people or pets. Also, contaminants can enter your water supply through piping between the plant and your house.

A whole-house filtration system can bring many benefits, including:

Safe Drinking Water

Filtration ensures water free of contaminants. Not only will filtered water be truly odorless and taste better, but also it will eliminate the health threats of long-term exposure to toxins that would otherwise find their way into your water supply.

Cost Savings

Metals and minerals in unfiltered water are rough on plumbing. Refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters and even the clothes you launder are also subject to damage from unfiltered water. Filtered water will protect those investments — and you’re probably going to stop spending money on bottled water.

Healthier Skin

Certain skin conditions are aggravated by the chlorine and metals that can be found in treated water. Children washing with unfiltered water are more likely to develop skin conditions.

Healthier Planet

Whatever the label says, that fancy bottled water you’re drinking is probably tap water. Not only does the plastic bottle put you at risk for BPA exposure, but also it becomes the planet’s problem for the next 400 years or so. Without question, filtration is part of the solution.

Filtration Tips

A whole-house system is the way to go. If that’s not in the budget, however, consider interim steps such as using a filtered water pitcher for your drinking water or installing activated carbon filters on individual faucets — just remember to change the filters as recommended.

When making the leap into a whole-house system, it’s best to consult with a pro. Matching the right system to your house’s available space and typical water use is essential, and a pro will make sure the water pressure is right for the filtration system and you. To learn more about the benefits of a home water filtration system, please see the accompanying resource.

Infographic created by Allgood Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

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Author: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin has worked as one of the experienced editors with ConstructionHow since 2020 with a total span of 5 years of experience in business PR, boasting a remarkable professional trajectory, he has collaborated with entrepreneurs and startups, and certain publications over the last few years. His unwavering interest lies in the construction industry and related materials. He believes in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings, and homes that fall under the right budget. With a wide range of experience in construction, he also tapped into DIY and home improvement projects based on his extensive set of knowledge in the industry.