Pure, clean water is essential for human welfare and happiness. According to the National Academy of Sciences one individual requires 20 to 50 litres of water for hygiene, cooking food and drinking. Pollutants, heavy metals and other potentially harmful things exist in our water systems and it is very important to ensure that our homes are safe from these things. If you haven’t done so, make it a priority to get your water tested to ensure the safety of you and your family. While local water services do the best they can to maintain clean water for residents in Southern Florida, they aren’t perfect. There is a lot you can do to feel confident about the safety of the water in your home.
In Southwest Florida, water is drawn from an underground source and contains several known contaminants. Some of those contaminants, such as hexavalent chromium, are linked to cancer. Naturally occurring radioactive uranium is also found among the minerals in Southwest Florida’s water. As you can see it is very important for Floridians to prioritize fresh water in their homes. Purchasing bottled water for drinking and cooking just isn’t practical. Filtered water costs only fractions of a penny per gallon and doesn’t leave behind as much waste as bottled. Not only does having an in-home filtration system save you money, and provide healthy water to your family, but it’s softer on hair and skin.
There are two simple ways to get water filtration at home: under sink and whole house water filtration. The under sink filtration method is excellent if you’re on a budget but really want to get the benefits of home-filtered drinking water. The downside to the under sink method however, is that only the water coming out of that specific sink is filtered. This means the rest of the water in your home remains unfiltered.
Think about how many times you use water in your home beyond drinking—brushing your teeth, showering, laundry, running the dishwasher—each one of these activities could benefit from filtered water and save you money in the long run. That is where whole house water filtration, comes in. This option is by far the better choice and ensures your family gets the pure water they need. This option also has the potential to increase the value of your home.
Regardless of which in-home filtration method you use, we cannot stress enough the importance of being informed about the water in your home. At Crystal Clear Water, we offer water testing and a variety of other services to make sure the water in your home is clean and free of harmful contaminants. Contact us for more information about taking the next step towards an in-home water filtration system. We are here to help you get the best in-home filtration system to suit your individual needs.