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You can’t really beat the option of having access to clean water at your home. Have you ever been to a friend’s house and upon turning on the tap, they tell you not to drink the water? It’s not ideal. Modern water systems test your pipe water to ensure it’s okay to use in cooking, cleaning, and especially drinking. But wouldn’t it be easier to ensure that you always have access to pure water?

Regardless of whether water comes from a municipal source or a well, making sure it’s safe for you and your family is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, there are too many instances that can contaminate your water. Even water filters don’t guarantee water quality, as 71.5% of water filters on Amazon are not certified, according to Clean Cool Water.. High mineral levels can differ the taste and lessen the productivity of dish washers and laundry machines. 

It’s pretty wild that a small percentage of the earth’s water is healthy for drinking, considering two-thirds of the planet’s surface is covered by it. 

Even though tap water is ordinarily tested by municipalities, it’s unfortunately easy for water to get contaminated by a wide array of unhealthy chemicals. 

One of the best ways to ensure your home is getting pure and clean water is to install a certified home water filtration system in your home. 

Home water systems help to filter and eliminate up to 2,100 toxins that can potentially be found in drinking water, but different water filters remove different contaminants

If you’re on the fence, here are some benefits to installing a filtration system.You never want to mess around when it comes to your drinking water. The consequences of having unsafe drinking water can be detrimental to your overall health. Pollutants, such as heavy metal, can add bacteria into your water that can be lethal to drink and use. While the majority of water systems in North America are safe, you can never be too safe when it comes to water. Not to mention, distilled water from reverse osmosis water filters can actually improve the taste of coffee, and other homemade beverages.Now that your health is taken care of, how about considering money? If you’re a bottle water buyer, you might be able to quickly get used to not spending $2 per bottle. The average family consumes the equivalent of three bottles of water a day which equates to just over $500 a year. That’s half a grand that can be allocated to a family trip, a new TV, or a cool little saving fund by switching to a water filtration system in the long-term. 

Plus, if you’re really using an excess of water bottles, you can help the environment by switching to a sustainable source of freshwater. Plastic bottles are a major unfortunate player when it comes to plastic in the global waste stream. Eliminating plastic bottles completely becomes an option when you have a home filtration system. Researchers expect that every year, the US disposes of 50 billion plastic water bottles, only 38% of which are recycled. The rest ends up in landfills somewhere. It’s also worth noting that it takes an average of 475 years for a plastic water to disintegrate. Imagine that on a scale of 50 billion? Using a home filtration system helps to keep the environment clean in the long-run… the real long-run. 

A home water system can also help to potentially reduce plumbing issues. Different chemicals that can be found in tap water include minerals and heavy chemicals and it can cause corrosion and heavy set damage to your house’s pipes and appliances. Think about the destruction corroded water can cause going through pipes for years on end. By switching to a home filtering system, you can eliminate the potential long-term erosion of your pipe lines.

Some people with sensitive skin are prone to irritation when exposed to chemicals inside water. You can avoid irritable skin by switching to a water filtration system and even if you’re not prone to sensitive skin, you’ll notice your skin feeling completely refreshed with filtered water. 

A home filtration system can save you money on soaps and detergents. Some advanced home water filtration systems act similarly to a water softener. This could help you use less soap while showering and less detergent while doing laundry. Tap water’s minerals prevent chemicals within soap to really work at its full potential.

After a long period of time, chemicals in tap water can leave marks on clothing, sometimes even calling them to smell bad or musty, and cause a smelly buildup on dishes and bathroom corners and floors. 

Aside from saving money, you can’t go wrong with improving the taste of water. Water filters remove chemicals like lead, chlorine, and bacteria, all which can affect water’s taste and smell. Nothing worse than chugging back a glass of weird-smelling water.

Filters also help to reduce the risk of potential gastrointestinal diseases. Parasites can find their way into tap water and if not treated correctly, can result in intestinal and digestive problems, both of which can be prevented by adding a water filtration system. 

Home systems can also help to boost the value of your home. Think about the value your household could become with the aspect that your home only filters pure and healthy water for the long-term.

So, there you have it. Aside from the importance of improving your taste and your health, you could help make a massive difference in the long-term sustainability for the earth and for your own wallet.