You rely greatly on water in order to perform many tasks in your Vancouver, WA home. Water is essential for drinking, bathing, cooking, cleaning, and washing your clothes. The water that comes into your home has been treated; however, it often contains chemicals and additional impurities. The best way to ensure the water coming from the taps in your home is pure is to look into water filtration systems.
If you aren’t sure if filtration systems are worth the cost, you should consider the benefits of having one installed.
#1 Your Water Will Taste and Smell Better
Before the water reaches your home, it is treated at the water supply facility to remove chemicals and impurities. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for impurities to be left behind that can affect how the water tastes and smells.
Water filtration systems can remove excess contaminants such as bacteria and chlorine, which affect the taste of your water. When the filtration system is installed, your water will be pure, and it won’t have a foul smell or taste.
#2 Your Drinking Water Will Be Safe
As mentioned above, it is not uncommon for traces of fluoride, chlorine, bacteria, and other contaminants to be left behind when the water is treated at the water supply company. If you are concerned about the safety of your water, a filtration system can help.
Water filtration systems can purify your water by removing 2,100 toxins that are often found in drinking water. Installing one will give you peace of mind that the water coming from the taps in your home is safe for use.
#3 Lead Removal
Lead can cause significant health issues and birth defects. If there is lead in the water coming into your home, it can put your family’s health at great risk when it is consumed.
If you are worried about your family being exposed to lead through your drinking water, a filtration system can help. Water systems are designed to remove lead from the water, ensuring it is safe for your family to drink.
#4 Water Filtration Systems Can Save You Money
If you purchase bottled water because you are worried about what is in the water coming into your home, you are wasting a significant amount of money. On average, a family of four can go through 5,824 bottles per year, costing up to $4,500 per year.
Water filtration systems will filter the water, ensuring that it is safe for drinking. Systems can cost between $1,000 and $5,000, and this is a one-time fee. In just one year, water filters can pay for themselves in the money you will save on bottled water.
#5 Better For the Environment
Over the course of just one year, 60 million bottles are thrown away. Unfortunately, plastic water bottles are not bio-degradable. If they aren’t disposed of properly, it can take 450 years for a plastic bottle to decompose, which is very harmful to the environment.
These systems eliminate the need for plastic water bottles, allowing you to do your part for the environment.
#6 Better For Your Skin Or Hair
The water that comes from the city water supply often contains fluoride, chlorine, and heavy metals, which can be hard on your skin and can cause damage to your hair. If a member of your household has skin issues, such as psoriasis or eczema, these harsh chemicals can worsen their condition.
Water filtration systems will remove these harmful chemicals, which will leave your skin feeling softer while keeping your hair shiny and healthy.
#7 Save Money On Soap
You need different types of soap each day. You need soap to bathe, laundry detergent to wash your clothes, dishwashing liquid to clean your dishes, and multi-purpose soap to clean various areas in your home.
The water that comes from the city water supply often contains harsh chemicals that can affect the ionic reaction of the soap, which affects its ability to properly clean, causing you to need more.
These systems work like water softeners and remove the chemicals in the water. This will allow the soap to do its job, and you won’t require much. When you don’t need as much soap as you once did, you can save money.
#8 Prevent Soap Scum and Limescale
Unfiltered water contains harsh chemicals that can leave soap scum and limescale in your sinks and bathtub, which can be very difficult to clean.
Water filtration systems can eliminate the chemicals that cause limescale and soap scum buildup, making it easier to clean the bathroom and kitchen.
#9 Remove the Impurities and Clothes
When you wash your clothes in unfiltered water, the chemicals in the water can leave deposits in your clothes. These contaminants can cause the colors to fade and can leave an unpleasant odor behind. In addition, your clothes can cause rashes and skin allergies.
Water filtration systems will remove the harsh chemicals from the water, keeping your clothes looking newer, longer, and prevent skin issues.
#10 Protect Your Water-Based Appliances
The harsh chemicals in the Vancouver, WA water supply can cause damage to your water-based appliances, such as your refrigerator with an ice maker and water dispenser, dishwasher, washing machine, and garbage disposal.
These systems can remove the harsh chemicals from the water, which will keep your water-based appliances functioning properly and at peak performance.
Why Choose Pilot Plumbing?
If you are thinking about having a water filtration system installed in your Vancouver, WA home, contact Pilot Plumbing & Drain. We have been serving customers in the area for 15 years, and during that time, we have earned an excellent reputation in the industry and the community. We are an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google. Home Advisor names us a Screened & Approved business, a Top-Rated business, and an Elite Service business.
We can discuss the water filtration systems available and can install the best one for your home.
To schedule an appointment for a water filtration system installation or any other plumbing service, give us a call today.