chemicals, minerals, and microorganisms. And it can be difficult – or downright impossible – to detect some of the most harmful substances that can contaminate water. Read on to find out how every home can benefit from a water filtration system.
Filtered Water Tastes and Smells Better
One benefit of filtered water is that it holds nothing to give it a strange flavor or funky odor. Some people may have had the unfortunate experience of filling a glass from the tap and taking a sip of salty or metallic-tasting water or taking a shower and being overwhelmed by a foul odor of mildew or rotten eggs. Fortunately, in most cases, it’s not quite so extreme. But even a faint taste or smell of something strange in the tap water is enough to kill someone’s thirst. Usually, the presence of minerals or bacteria is responsible for the unpleasantness. A quality filtration system can remove these pollutants and make the water fresh, crisp, and deliciously clean.
Get Rid of Chlorine and Lead
Not all pollutants have much of an impact on the taste or smell of water, but they can still be harmful if ingested or if they come in contact with skin. Chlorine or other disinfectants are often added to a municipal water supply to make it safe for drinking. While it is safe to ingest in low concentrations (4 milligrams per liter is the maximum), chlorine can mildly affect the flavor and smell of water, dry out skin and hair, or even cause irritation. Lead is an even more dangerous contaminant, especially because it’s odorless, flavorless, and invisible to the naked eye. Due to its serious health risks, not even the tiniest concentration of lead is considered safe to drink. The metal most often winds up in a water supply due to outdated plumbing fixtures and pipes, but other circumstances can cause contamination.
Guard Against Harmful Bacteria and Other Pollutants
Residential water supplies may contain other contaminants from various sources. Pesticides and hazardous waste can be carried by runoff water and end up in a water supply. Harmful chemicals can make their way into groundwater and pollute community wells. Certain parasites, viruses, and bacteria can survive the best efforts of water treatment facilities. Utility companies and water systems operators do their best to protect water supplies and perform frequent tests to ensure all municipal water is safe. But they can’t always catch everything, and there’s always a risk of an unexpected contamination event. A quality water filtration system is a home’s last line of defense and makes for a safer, happier household.
About American Eagle Plumbing
American Eagle Plumbing, Inc. has served the Round Rock, TX community with pride since 2009. As a family-owned and award-winning local business, they put safety and service above all else and always provide honest, up-front pricing and personalized solutions. They also provide financing, membership perks, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call now for water filtration service!