Safe drinking water concerns lead many homeowners to purchase home water filtration systems. But, these systems provide more benefits that you might not realize including removal of bad tastes or smells that come from tap water.
Makes Water Taste Better
If you turn on the tap for a drink of water, you might notice an aftertaste that isn’t very satisfying. Some homeowners dislike the taste of their water to such an extent, that they’ll spend hundreds of dollars each year to purchase bottled water products. Water filtration removes the bad taste many people find in their faucet water. In fact, installing a filtration system ensures that you remove chlorine or sediment that leads to bad tasting water.
Gets Rid of Water Smell
In addition to taste, some people experience strange smells emanating from their water faucets. Usually, these smells do not come from a lack of cleanliness or hygiene. Instead, smells in the city water supply sometimes come from algae bloom, pollutants, microorganisms or chemicals. The home’s plumbing may also cause a metallic taste to the water, which can be due to rust in the system. Sulfur or egg smell in tap water is sometimes associated with bacteria growing in the home’s hot water heater.
Removes Harmful Chemicals
Home filtration systems can use carbon to absorb chemicals found in the water supply. The carbon filters out harmful substances such as lead, rust or pesticides. These chemicals can cause health issues if not filtered so by removing them with filtration, homeowners can trust that their drinking water is safe. By removing these chemicals, you will also notice that your hair is softer and your skin feels better.
Filtration systems are installed under sinks in the kitchen and/or bathroom. Systems may be used to treat one sink location or the home’s entire water supply. Systems come in various sizes to suit homeowner needs.
Dedicated and full flow sink systems usually filter between 625 to 2,000 gallons with filter life of up to 6 months. These water filtration units hide conveniently under the sink although they offer easy access to replace filters when needed.
If you’re interested in better tasting water or want to remove contaminants from your water supply, consider filtration systems from Pride Plumbing of Rochester. Our plumbing experts can offer advice about which model is right for your home. Simply give us a call at (585) 332-4550 to learn more about our water filtration systems from Aqua-Pure and Watts.