Over the past few months, there has been significant attention placed on the safety of drinking water across America. As a result, many homeowners have switched to drinking bottled water, using tap water solely for cooking purposes. However, bottled water is much more expensive than tap water, and may not be any cleaner or safer. As water quality scares rise across the country, homeowners would be wise to invest in a water filtration system.
The Potential Need For A Filtering System
The need for a home filtration system will likely be dependent on where you live. Doctors have long stressed how vital water is to a healthy lifestyle, but also say that every county is different. Many tap water supplies may be ok to drink, but that doesn’t account for how the water is transported to your home. For example, the pipes in your house may be rusty. If they are, toxic lead may be seeping into your water supply.
Additionally, those who are on well water are more likely to need a filtration system. Although your water quality may not be as bad as it is in, Flint, Michigan, it could still be contaminated or need improvement. Furthermore, those living in low-income areas may be more susceptible to subpar water quality. Even though there are federal standards that control tap water quality, municipalities in this area may not be able to meet these regulations.
There’s also a good chance that if your water is affected, it extends beyond your drinkable tap water. For example, one South Carolina family found that their water supply was causing their child to break out in bumps when showering. The family had their water tested, and discovered that it contained chloride and other chemicals.
What Type Of Filter Is Best?
If you are considering a home water filtration system, you’ll likely be able to choose from the following
- A carafe filtration system, which costs between $20-$70
- A faucet-mounted filtration system, which costs between $20 - $30
- Countertop filtration systems, which cost between $100-$1,000
- An under-sink filtration system, which costs between $70-$450
- A reverse osmosis system, which costs between $155-$1,000
The type of filtration required will depend largely on your needs. Ultimately, you should at least consider installing a counter-top filter, which can be an efficient way to remove toxins from your water.
If your drinking water contains toxins and you do not have a counter-top filter, your body will then become the filtration system. Your kidneys and liver will work overtime to help keep your body clean of toxins. This puts an unnecessary strain on your organs. A home filtration system can allow your organs to filter other toxins out of your body.
Additionally, you can consider adding other features to your home filtration system, such as the ability to ionize your water.
Obtaining Knowledge About Your Water Filtration System
When evaluating the potential purchase of a filtration system, homeowners would be wise to gain as much knowledge as possible. Some homeowners in South Carolina were recently surveyed on Facebook, where they indicated that guesswork and hunches drove their decisions about a home water filtration system.
Before deciding on a home filtration system, you should allow a team of certified experts to evaluate your current situation. Experts from Carolina Water can determine how much risk you are taking when drinking water from your current supply. If they discover that you need to make improvements to your water filtration system, they can provide a comprehensive action plan that can meet your needs while staying within your defined budget.