Have you ever found it odd that when you travel & stay in either a hotel or at a friend’s house, one of the first things you notice is what the water tastes like? You figure clean water is clean water everywhere, but when something seems amiss in terms of the taste, you realize that there must be an issue with water purification. It may not necessarily mean that there’s anything particularly sinister going on, but it can be hard to ignore a slightly ‘off’ taste to water you are drinking.
We tend to think about water as something that is pure in and of itself, but environmental experts, as well as plumbing experts, agree that your home’s water supply can often contain unwanted minerals & impurities that alter its taste. It’s this reason alone that makes industries like that of bottled water worth billions of dollars. Moreover, it can sometimes be a little unnerving not being sure whether these minerals & impurities may be causing physical harm to you or even to your home plumbing fixtures. After all, when you stop to think about what you use water for in your home, the last thing you want to do is have a compromised water supply.
Investing in a water purification system is an ideal way to bring peace of mind to you and your family regarding the quality of your home’s water. While there might be an initial cost, the return on investment, for most people, is hard to argue against.
Here are five signs you need a water purification system in your home:
A Lack of Clear Water – If you pour water from your faucet into a glass and notice either a cloudiness or even a tinge of color, then you are looking at the tell-tale signs of water that has some form of contamination.
It Does Not Pass The Smell Test – Water shouldn’t have a smell, so if you detect a smell, there’s a problem. Some of the smells that are often noted are rotten eggs, chlorine, and even metal.
Let Your Taste Lead The Way – This one’s a bit tricky. When you ask people what they enjoy about bottled water, for example, they are most certainly quick to point out the taste is better than tap water. Then again, a number of studies have been done over the years regarding taste comparison between tap water & bottled water. More often than not, people chose the taste of tap water over the bottled kind. Still, if you can sense that something’s not right about your water, it’s time to consider action.
Your Hair & Skin Are Being Affected – Whether it’s taking a bath or a shower, we use water to maintain a level of cleanliness. However, if the quality of the water we’re using is not up to par, the main places we’ll start seeing a problem is our hair and skin. Considering the cost of cosmetics & hair products alone, trying to remedy the problem without addressing your water can get expensive.
Calling The Plumber… Again -Issues regarding the quality of your home’s water directly affect the pipes through which they flow. Clogs, leaks, and actual durability of the materials your pipes are made of can be adversely affected, and that usually means one heck of a plumbing bill down the road.
Adding an effective water purification system to your home may not only be a good financial decision, it may be the best decision for your family’s quality of life. Contact a local, trusted, and experienced plumber to help decide what system may be right for you.