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Whole House Water Filtration: What Is It and Why You Need It

Water is embedded in our daily routines. Whether you are trying to drink your 8 glasses of water, taking a shower, or doing the dishes, the average American household uses 300 gallons of water each and every day. With all the ways we use water in our daily lives, it is important to understand what is in our water and how it may affect our health and home.

What’s Inside Our Water

There are numerous federal acts and policies that set standards for what is allowed to be in US drinking water. However, these regulations do not fully ban all toxins from entering your home and body. Some of the minerals and chemicals commonly found in US tap water include:

  • Chlorine
  • Fluoride
  • Lead
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury
  • Nitrates

This list varies greatly depending on your location and whether your water is welled or not. Those that live in an area that is surrounded by farmland or in a region that is home to large manufacturing plants are more likely to find higher levels of these contaminants.

In most cases, although not lethal, these chemicals can create long term effects on your health and home systems.

Health Hazards

There are a variety of studies that suggest high levels of these chemicals can lead to things like cancer, brain development issues, heart disease, nausea, and seizures. On the contrary, when water is not properly treated you are at risk of things like giardia, salmonella, E.Coli, and more.

How do you ensure your water is treated properly but not overflowing with harsh chemicals?

Water Filtration Systems

A whole-home water filtration system ensures that the water going through your plumbing systems and out your sinks and faucets are free of unwanted contaminants and safe for drinking, bathing, washing, landscaping, and more!

Plumbing Benefits

A whole water filtration system is not only a major benefit to your health, but it will positively impact the longevity of a home’s plumbing. Unwanted chemicals and minerals often leave behind buildup and can slowly deteriorate pipes. The wear and tear of untreated water results in costly plumbing repairs.

Keep your family and home safe from the negative effects of unfiltered water and have Mr. Rooter Plumbing install a whole house filtration system. If you are in need of home plumbing services, don’t hesitate to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing at (855) 982-2028.