Whole House Water Filtration: Myth vs. Fact

We all know that drinking more water is good for our health, and that having pure water is very important. There is however a myth that has gone around that bottled water is purer and better to drink. This is a sad misconception because according to the Government Accountability Office:

“Of particular note, FDA does not have the specific statutory authority to require bottlers to use certified laboratories for water quality tests or to report test results, even if violations of the standards are found.”

Therefore, the water out of your tap, which is heavily monitored and regulated, is actually safer in many cases than the water out of a bottle. Even so, the chlorine taste and odor is rather rough for drinking and even sometimes for bathing. One of the benefits of a whole house filtration system is that the chlorine gets filtered out, leaving you with better tasting water.

Another reason to filter the water to the whole house is that this system reduces sand, soil, silt, sediment and rust as it comes into your home. This keeps your plumbing working better as well as your appliances like your clothes washer, dishwasher, and refrigerator ice maker. There is nothing harder on a faucet or shower head than getting clogged up, and these appliances are equally impacted.

Filtering your house water makes sense. You have clean good tasting water that you know is safe, and you protect your water using appliances as well as your faucets. At PlumbSmart Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, we know you want the best for your family. We are happy to offer you this valuable service, and we do so at fraction of what other plumbers charge. Contact us today for more information about water filters, or all your plumbing needs.

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