Like most people, you probably assume that your tap water is completely safe, even if it does have an unpleasant odor or taste. In most cases, you are probably right, since municipal water systems are required to pass a battery of tests, but in some places, there are still unsafe amounts of lead in tap water. In addition to that, you need to be concerned about iron, chlorine, and other contaminants. If you want to take measures to ensure the safest tap water for your home, a water filtration system is the best way to go. Consider these reasons why you should have one installed.

  • Environmental concerns. If you are concerned about the safety of your water, or simply don’t like the taste, you likely use bottled water. Plastic bottles add millions of tons of waste to the planet and don’t decompose for thousands of years. Having palatable drinking water at home eliminates the need for bottled water. The added bonus is that you save all of the money you would normally spend on drinking water,
  • Better health. Many people don’t drink their tap water because of its taste or unpleasant scent. Water filtration systems improve the taste of drinking water and eliminate sulfur, which often gives your tap water a rotten egg smell. With easy access to enjoyable drinking water from the tap, people tend to drink more water, which is beneficial to their organs and joints.
  • Improve hard water. Many homeowners have hard water that causes corrosion and rust in the home’s fixtures, pipes, and appliances. High levels of chlorine and iron create this effect. Water filtration removes these contaminants, making the water easier to drink, and less harsh to the home itself.

If you are looking for a qualified plumber to install a water filtration system in your home, contact the professionals at Harvey Plumbing today.