Many homeowners keep a filtered water pitcher in the refrigerator that strains particles out of the water they drink. But what about the water throughout the home? You and your family members deserve clean water no matter what faucet or fixture you happen to be using. The same contaminants in your drinking water may exist in your dishwasher, washing machine, shower, and the water you use to brush your teeth. When a whole-home water filter is installed at the point-of-entry for your water supply, your entire home is protected.
What Makes Water Filtration Necessary?
As you may already know, water from your municipality does go through a treatment process in an attempt to make water safer for human consumption. However, “safe for human consumption” can mean a lot of things, and the treatment process mostly targets contaminants common to your area, so some particles and organisms may remain, or they may collect in the pipes along the way to your home. Furthermore, water treatment plants add chemicals like chlorine and fluoride to the water, to which many people are sensitive.
Water filtration is important because there may be any of several contaminants in your water supply that could affect your health, skin, hair, and even your pipes. This includes contaminants like arsenic, which can lead to skin damage and has been linked to cancer, legionella, an organism known to cause pneumonia, and nitrates that are especially dangerous for small children. For whole-home filtration, you may select filters that target particular contaminants, reverse osmosis systems for nearly comprehensive protection, or a water softener which prevents pipe damage and other issues caused by “hard water.”
Professional Installation Is Key
The important thing to remember is that the installation of any kind of water filter will likely be quite a process. It will require you to shut off the water and dismantle your pipes in just the right way. A skilled technician from a qualified Cape Coral plumber like Avis will first make some complicated calculations, followed by a careful assessment of the state of your plumbing. The right technician will also have all of the equipment for the job and should test the filter for accuracy, all of which cannot be guaranteed if you attempt the job on your own.
If you are looking to add water filtration to your home or office, give Avis Plumbing & Air Conditioning a call at (239) 542-4421. We have the equipment and know-how to ensure your water filtration system is installed safely and correctly the first time around — saving you both time and money in the long run.