The only real way to ensure that the water coming out of your tap is free of bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, and other contaminants is to have a home-based water treatment system between the city’s plumbing and your taps.
Even though London has its own filtration plants, there is a long way to go between them and you – and water can pick up all kinds of hitchhikers as it makes its journey to its final destination.
In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the info you’ll need as you’re deciding whether toinstall a water filtration system installed in your home.
Benefits Of A Water Filtration System
Installing a water filter for your home may seem like an expensive luxury, but in truth, it’s more of an investment that can even save you money in the long term.
Read below for the best benefits of water filtration systems, many of which help your bottom dollar.
1. Your Drinking Water Is Safer
The main point here is that you have control over what goes in your body, as opposed to accepting what your local water treatment plant gives you.
Many people prefer to ensure all the traces of lead, fluoride, chlorine, and all of the other 2,100 toxins that can make their way into your water are removed.
By installing one of the several types of water filtration devices, all you have to do is fill up a BPA-free water bottle, and you know you’ve got healthy drinking water.
2. It Reduces Your Environmental Impact
Not only is filtered water less contaminated than bottled water, it’s also better for the environment.
Having a water filtration system doesn’t involve pumping a water source dry, it doesn’t involve producing millions of plastic bottles from petroleum, and it doesn’t involve shipping it across entire continents in gas-guzzling 18-wheelers for you to buy in the store.
Filtering your city’s water is by far the most environmentally friendly way of staying hydrated – because it utilizes the existing infrastructure, and simply puts an extra layer of protection in at the end.
3. It Saves You Money
Saving the environment aside, you can also save your own money by adding a water filter to your home plumbing.
Most people find that they move away from disposable bottled water, once they have filtered water on demand – and all those bottles are suddenly no longer an expense they have to incur on a daily basis.
Filtered water is softer, requiring less soap to produce more lather; while this may not be a radical cost reduction, it also has environmental benefits.
More importantly, however, you’ll need to rinse your dishes and clothes less, because filtered water doesn’t allow soap to linger as long.
Add all those extra rinses up over the course of a year, and you might be surprised by how your water bill can be reduced.
4. It Reduces Your Plumbing Repair Bills
When you filter out all the heavy metals, chemicals, and minerals that unfiltered water deposits inside your house’s plumbing, you shouldn’t be surprised to discover that your home sees less corrosion or wear and tear.
When you’re able to slow down the corrosion of your plumbing system, repairs will be needed less frequently, which can help you seriously offset the cost of the filtration system installation.
Once you consider that filtered water is also easier on home appliances – such as your dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and ice maker – you’ll see how quickly those savings can keep adding up.
5. Your Water Tastes Better
If you’re reading this and you happen to be pregnant or going through puberty, you can skip to the end.
For everyone else, you may notice it less, but the improved taste of your water is also a delicious benefit of filtered water.
Even food such as pasta and vegetables can taste better for being cooked in filtered water, in fact.
People will often find themselves switching away from sugar-laden juices and pop when they discover their tap water tastes better than they remember.
Call Triton Plumbing & Service
While reading this article, did you find that any of the points resonated with a thought you’ve had in the past?
Have you ever wanted to cut down on the cases of water you buy, but can’t stand the taste of what comes out of your tap?
Call us at Triton Plumbing and let us give you more information on installing a water treatment system in your home; it might help you make your decision from hearing how we’ve delighted other customers with theirs.