With virtually no source of water that can be guaranteed to be 100 percent contaminant-free, the benefits of home water filtration systems can never be overstated. The contaminants and impurities are not just the artificial ones such as industrial chemicals but even minerals that are naturally occurring. While the contaminants and impurities will not cause illness immediately they are likely to have negative effects to the health over time as they are continually absorbed, inhaled or ingested into the body. Below are the benefits of home water filtration systems.
1. Purifying and decontaminating water
One common assumption often made is that the water you drink is the only water that needs filtration. Unfortunately it’s an ignorant assumption since the contaminants and impurities in water can get into the body through a variety of other ways. This includes absorption into the body through the skin when you come into contact with the water while showering, washing your hands and brushing your teeth for instance. Also every time unfiltered water is used in your house, chloroform, a byproduct of the water-treating chemical chloride, is released into the air. In large quantities chloroform can be harmful and this proves that besides ingestion, inhalation from the gases in the water is also another potential threat to your health. This underscores the importance of a whole house filtration system so that any water that is meant for whatever purpose is already filtered by the time it starts being used.
2. Improving the performance and extending the life of household appliances
Unfiltered water is more likely than not to have a higher composition of minerals thereby leading to hard water. This hard water causes buildup of scale in every appliance that uses the water. This includes such appliances as dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines, electric kettle and so on. The scale buildup causes the appliances not only to be energy inefficient but also their performance levels deteriorate and they may eventually have to be repaired or replaced entirely. A home water filtration system would eliminate the problem of hard water and extend the lifespan of your household appliances besides reducing your power bills since they will operate with higher efficiency levels.
3. Reducing maintenance costs of household plumbing
When water has too many minerals present in it, the result is that it can leave sediments in the plumbing and basically everywhere it flows through. If this happens in the shower heads for instance the resulting buildup of sediment will at first reduce the speed of flow of water and as more and more sediment builds up, it gets clogged up leaving you with no choice but to call a plumber. But with home water filtration systems you wouldn’t have to worry about sediment buildup.