Tired of bulky water pitchers taking up space in your fridge? Are you diligent about recycling plastic water bottles but would like an easier way to get cleaner water? Are you worried about what you can’t see or smell in your water? A water filtration system may be the answer. Consumers can now choose from a range of filtration systems, including whole-house applications and one-faucet devices, at various price points. If you need a system, you can find one at a price point that meets your budget.
Do You Need Cleaner Water?
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to need cleaner water; however, sometimes it’s not so easy to tell when your home’s water has taken a turn for the worse. There are certain problems that tell you it’s time to take action:
- Water is too hard and results in scratchy clothing, a film on dishes, and itchy skin.
- Water smells bad. When water has high levels of sulfur, you may smell a fishy odor or the water may smell like chlorine.
- Water tastes funny. Water with too much iron or iron bacteria can lead to a product that either tastes like metal or leaves a metallic aftertaste.
You can generally identify problems when water that smells like chemicals, tastes bitter or salty, or looks cloudy. These are definitive signs that you need help with your water. However, it’s not so easy to identify hidden problems such as lead, bacteria, volatile organic chemicals, and arsenic.
The only way to really know what’s going on with your water is to have it tested. A plumber can test the water in your home and help you identify which type of water filtration system will work best. For example, if your water is relatively safe but you want a higher level of filtration for drinking and cooking purposes, then you’ll need to install a system in the kitchen. However, for widespread problems that affect every water application, a whole-house system will work best.
Installing a Filtration System
Installing a faucet-mounted filtration system often just requires the removal of the aerator (the end-cap portion of the faucet). Most systems come with clear instructions. However, depending on the type of system and your experience, it’s often best to have a plumber install the system. This is particularly true of complicated whole-house filtration systems, which must be installed at the point where the water enters the home.
For answers to your questions, contact the Pink Plumber today.
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