Water is essential to our life. We drink water, and we use it to take a bath, do laundry, wash the dishes, and even sports. It has a strong influence on our wellness so that the water quality matters to us.
Unfortunately, not all of us can have access to clean and filtered tap water, and the water contains a high intensity of calcium and magnesium. Not only do those chemicals cause itchiness to our skin, but they can also scale the plumbing pipes, stain white clothes, and ruin the look of your bathtub and sinks.
Examining the Water Source
Living in the city does not necessarily mean that your water is of high quality. There was a case of lead leakage into the water system in Flint, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh. What happened in Brady, Texas, was even more concerning due to the radium contamination in the city’s municipal water system. You must be vigilant about the issues surrounding you so that you will not be a victim in that kind of situation.
Installing a Water Filter System
Whether your water comes from the city’s municipal water system or a private well, having a water filter system installed at your home will protect you from any contamination risks. Also, soft water may prolong the lifespan of your house’s water appliances, such as water heaters, laundry machines, and dishwashers.
There are three filtering systems for households. And they are categorized based on the installation difficulty. First, there are the faucet filters. Those devices directly filter the water that comes out from the tap. It can be a quick solution if you want to get filtered water for laundry and drinking. But this system can’t protect your plumbing system from corrosion and scales.
The second filtering system is the under-counter filters. They are water filters that are installed on the pipe fitting that separates drinking water from the rest. This system may protect your house’s drinking water together with the pipes, but not the whole plumbing system.
The third one is the best filtering system, yet it may be the costliest one. For this system, you should install a filtering device, such as Secure Waters, iSpring, APEX MR, or 3M Aqua-Pure, at the water entry point. And to do so, you may also be required to replace many parts of your current plumbing pipes. It will be time-consuming, but you it is the best long-term improvement for your house.
The next thing you should do to ensure the quality of water at home is by maintaining the plumbing pipes. If you happen to buy an old house, you should replace all of the pipes immediately because old pipes can contaminate water with the corroded metal. The technology in the past could not prevent substantial leakage into the water.
And if you own a modern house, you still should check your plumbing system regularly. Spot any mold growths on the line, and inspect why it can happen. Clogging may occur because of many reasons other than mineral deposits. For instance, rats, bugs, or stones may enter the line system and cause a blockage.