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Benefits of a Whole-Home Water Filtration System

Can we have a conversation about your tap water? Most people take for granted that the water piped into their home is relatively pure. Unless it springs from the tap discolored or contains a funny taste, it’s not much of a concern. But the fact is, most tap water in the United States contains some level of contamination from chemical disinfectants to naturally-occurring minerals. According to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group, public water supplies in 42 states are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals. Those are rather alarming statistics but, given the recent events surrounding the Flint water crisis, not very surprising.

The long list of contaminants includes:

  • Acid Rain
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Chemicals from Hazardous Household Products
  • Chlorine
  • Industrial Waste
  • Inorganics (including arsenic, barium, lead and mercury)
  • Microbial Pathogens
  • Radioactive Elements
  • Storm Water Runoff
  • Trihalomethanes Byproducts
  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals)

Investing in a whole-home water filter can help with a variety of issues regarding your water quality. These filtration systems are installed at the very point where the water enters your plumbing. They filter out all the contaminants, additives and harmful disinfectants that inundate your water supply before they reach your tap. The contaminants in your supply will vary and are often dictated by the source. Is your supply from a municipal system, well or spring? The majority of homes get their water supply from the city, and are best served with a whole house carbon filtration system for multi-purpose purification. But there are also reverse osmosis filters, sediment filters and distillation filters available depending on the needs of your home.

A whole-home water filter system (also called point-of-entry, as opposed to point-of-use) has a variety of benefits including:

  • Clean water from every source in the home.
  • Chlorine and other chemicals are removed before they have a chance to infiltrate the air.
  • Chlorine is no longer embedded in clothing.
  • Removal of chlorine reduces amount of soap scum from the dishwasher.
  • Enhances overall healthfulness of the drinking water.
  • Eliminates the risk of drinking and bathing in contaminated water.
  • Clean water available for all household uses (bathing, cooking, washing, drinking)
  • Filter systems in general have a long life (3-5 years)
  • Inexpensive way to ensure clean water.
  • Leaves the sink and shower clean (no hard water).
  • No more chlorine taste or smell.
  • Helps extend the life of your plumbing, removing mineral and lime scale caused by hard water.

If you are having issues with your tap water and want explore filter options, Universal is your first, best contact. We can help you choose the best filtration system for your needs and ensure that it is professionally installed and maintained. Call us today at (713) 364-0226 to schedule an assessment!

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