Have you ever wondered what’s in your tap water? You might be surprised by what you discover and it’s certainly worth taking the time to find out. The United States has one of the safest public water supplies in the world but the quality of the water can vary depending on the city and state you live in. We often take our water supply for granted, but when we really think about our water usage, it’s amazing how many things we use water for on a daily basis such as drinking, cooking and cleaning, taking a shower, washing our hands, brushing our teeth, washing our clothes and doing our dishes. Water affects our daily lives and we can’t live without it which is why it’s very important that we know what’s in it.
What’s in Your Tap Water?
Research indicates that there are over 2,000 types of toxins including microbes and bacteria that can be found in tap water including:
Heavy Metals in Water: Aluminum, mercury, copper and lead can all be found in your water supply. While many water treatment facilities use processes to filter out these impurities, there is no process that can control the sediments, corroded metal and rust that can build up within the pipes throughout your home.
Chemicals in Tap Water: There are many chemicals that can land in your water supply from cleaning solutions and personal care products that you use around the home. While trace amounts of each of these chemicals alone may not be harmful, it can have a serious and lasting effect when all of these chemicals are combined in the water supply.
Water Treatments: Many water treatment facilities will add chlorine and fluoride to your water to kill microorganisms. Studies performed by the National Cancer Institute indicate that drinking unfiltered water that contains chlorine may put you at a higher risk of developing cancer.
Whole Home Water Filtration Systems in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Lehigh Acres, Florida
How do you avoid contamination? One of the most important things to consider is water filtration systems or more specifically a whole home water filtration system. Just as the name implies a whole home filtration system is designed to filter the water throughout the entire home. The system is designed to retain all of the good minerals while eliminating chemicals and other toxins. If you are interested in learning more about whole home water filtration systems, contact the knowledgeable experts at AAA Water Team and speak with a customer service representative about products that can improve the quality of water in your home and keep you and your family safe.