Water is essential to life; everybody needs it and everybody uses it every day. However, have you ever thought about what might be hidden in the water that you drink? The indications that your water contains more than simple H2O are often invisible to the naked eye but manifest themselves in other senses, such as smell, taste, and touch. A professionally installed water filtration system can filter out these sometimes harmful substances and restore your water to its purest state.
Water hardness is a term to describe water that has minerals like calcium dissolved in it. When water flows among rocks such as limestone, the rocks are worn down and the minerals are deposited into the water. The dissolved calcium or other minerals are invisible in the water but manifest themselves as soap scum and water spots on dishes. Over time, the calcium in the water can build up in your plumbing and your appliances that use water. This can reduce water pressure in your pipes and shorten the lives of your appliances. Water filtration will remove the calcium that may be drying out your skin and hair.
The addition of chlorine to your water is no accident. When cities process the water distributed to homes, they treat it with a small amount of chlorine to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. If the water coming out of your faucets smells like bleach, however, the water has been chlorinated too much. If you’ve ever spent too much time in a swimming pool, you already know the irritating effects that over-chlorination can have on your skin, hair, and eyes. Worse yet, in large amounts chlorine is a poisonous substance, but water filtration can remove this hazard from your home.
These are just some of the hidden dangers that may be lurking in your water supply as we speak; others include sulfur, acid, and iron. All of these dangers, however, can be mitigated by hiring a professional to install a system to filter your water right in your own home.