Is Worth the Investment
Clean water for drinking, bathing and cooking is imperative to our health. It’s the responsibility of every municipality to provide its citizens with the highest quality water possible. For those who rely on wells for water, the responsibility for clean water starts at home. Water filtration is a big business because stuff gets into our water. It’s still drinkable, but we know it isn’t quite right. Proactive Comfort’s top-notch plumbers can make your water glisten and taste awesome by installing a whole-house water filtration system or individual water filters that can be inserted under a sink, on a faucet or even on a showerhead.
Signs It’s Time for Water Filters
Sometimes, it’s obvious water filtration is needed in your home. Your nose, your tastebuds and maybe even your eyes lead you to the conclusion that now is the time to contact Proactive Comfort to set up an appointment to install a water filtration system. If you’re still unsure, here are some issues to consider:
- Water tastes bad. Municipal water plants can eliminate possible toxins, but your water might still taste poorly because it is rich in minerals. This “hard water” can lead to other problems. The water might also be treated at the municipal plant with chlorine to kill numerous impurities.
- Get the lead out. It wasn’t until 1986 when Congress banned the use of lead pipes but allowed those in the ground to remain. It’s estimated there are still 15 to 22 million Americans who use water for drinking, cooking and bathing that flows through lead pipes. If you live in a house that was built before 1986 and it still has its original pipes, most likely they are composed of lead. Consequently, you may have lead particles from the pipes or from lead used to solder copper pipes together that is floating in your water. If this is the situation, water filtration is a must for the safety of your family, especially your children.
- Wash, wash, wash. No matter how often you wash your clothes, your whites are not white and your colors still look dirty. Water laden with minerals (remember that hard water warning?) and chlorine compromise your washer’s ability to do its job. More laundry detergent and water are needed to get your clothes clean, but this might also ruin your clothing, raise your water bill and harm your septic system drain field. The same goes for any other scrubbing and cleaning around the house. Hard water negates soap from working effectively.
Proactive Comfort’s friendly staff is ready to assess your water system and recommend what type and size water filter will best purify your family’s water supply.
A Whole-House Water Filtration System Makes Sense
A whole-house water filtration system is installed where the main water line enters your house, and it cleans the water that flows through all of your pipes. While this initially is more expensive than installing one or two water filters at specific sites, knowing your water is undergoing filtration at its source of entrance should give you real peace of mind. This is especially true for homes with well water.
A whole-home water filtration system can be set up to soften your water, which results in less scale in your pipes and fixtures, fewer leaks and less corrosion. Your appliances that use water will last longer and work more efficiently, too. We didn’t even mention how this water filter system will provide you with great tasting and smelling water for drinking, cooking and bathing (important for those with sensitive skin). You can see how a whole-house water filtration system is a worthwhile investment, especially with Proactive Comfort’s highly trained technicians leading the way. Contact us to schedule your water filtration system installation or to discuss other water filtration options.