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Contaminants You Can Get Rid of with a Whole-Home Water Filter

You may be one of many Americans who use a point-of-use filter for the water in your kitchen. You may have a filter attached to the sink or perhaps you pour tap water from a filtered pitcher instead. But wouldn’t it be better if your entire home received the same type of filtration?

If you want water filtration for your entire home, allow us to recommend a whole-home water filter. These are installed at a point-of-entry in your water supply so that every fixture and faucet in the home releases clean potable drinking water. In fact, whole home water filters can take care of many of the following contaminants and more.

  • Arsenic: Arsenic is odorless and tasteless but can cause major health problems over the years if it is hidden in your drinking water. People have been known to develop skin damage as a result of arsenic consumption and it may cause circulatory problems. Some studies link arsenic to an increased risk of cancer.
  • Bacteria: Bacteria and other microorganisms can lead to a number of illnesses. Most basic whole-home water filters are effective in removing bacteria, protozoa, and viruses from the water supply.
  • Chlorine/ Chloramine: Chlorine and chloramine are often added to the water by your municipality in order to eliminate bacteria and parasites. However, many people object to the addition of these chemicals. A high-quality filter or reverse osmosis system will be most effective in taking care of these.
  • Minerals: Finally, some filtration systems—for the most part reverse osmosis systems and water softeners—can remove minerals from the water that could otherwise damage your plumbing system.

It surprises many homeowners to learn that these types of contaminants still exist in their plumbing systems even after municipal water treatment. Most towns have some sort of water treatment system in place with a variety of processes to clean and sterilize water. However, some of the chemicals added to the water during this process may be undesirable to many homeowners, and other contaminants may be missed or may continue to collect as water moves through the pipes.

Contact Lifeline Plumbing to get professional water testing and find out what contaminants are plaguing your water. Then, discover what types of options are available to you.