Many are tired of buying bottled water or having to constantly refill gallons of water each week. If this fits you, you may want to consider getting a water filtration system installed in your home. For those who may already be considering installing a water filtration system in your home but not sure if it is an investment you should pursue, AAA Water Team would like to share the reasons why a water filter system is needed in every home and the benefits of having one.
Chlorine and Chloramine Removal
Most city tap water is disinfected with chlorine which is very similar to bleach. There is no doubt about it, chlorine is necessary to eliminate most of the microorganisms and bacteria in the city tap water. Tap water is safe to drink and use. However, even though chlorine cleans water, some studies have shown it has its own health risks such as rectal or bladder problems, including cancer. A similar form of cleaning water which is used is chloramines. This is a combination of ammonia and chlorine. When they come together, it becomes chloramine. Again chloramine does great at disinfecting the water, yet it too has its own health risks as well. Because both types of disinfectants are often used to clean city tap water, a home filter system helps reduce the amount of chlorine or chloramine with carbon filters that are used to help purify the water.
Water Filters that Remove Fluoride
Depending on your region, some tap water has fluoride added to the city’s water during the cleaning process. Dental hygienists claim the fluoride will help strengthen and improve oral health. Where this is true in the case of having fluoride in your mouthwash and toothpaste, some studies don’t support the benefits of including fluoride in our tap water. There are some ongoing studies that show fluoride in our drinking water can actually be harmful to internal organs and oral health. These effects are long term exposure to fluoride and the studies are ongoing. However in light of this research, by adding a filter system will help remove the fluoride for those who wish to avoid it. However before you stress as to whether or not fluoride is in your water, review your city water reports. You can also have your water tested and see if fluoride is present. In this way you will know what filter system will fit your needs best.
Ways to Remove Contaminants from Water
Even with the city’s best efforts, some contaminants still make its way into city tap water. Contaminants such as pesticides, metal, lead and even pharmaceuticals are known to be in tap water. The level of these contaminants can vary and usually aren’t immediately harmful. However everything has long term affects. There are some water filter systems such as reverse osmosis that works great in removing up to 99% of all contaminants found in tap water along with chlorine and chloramine as well.
Filtered Water Systems in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres Florida
It is wise to first have your tap water tested to determine which water filter system is best for your home. After the test results show you what you are exposed to, you can find the right filter system for you. AAA Water Team provides many types of water filtration or purification systems, along with water testing. If you’re ready to invest in a water filter system, contact AAA Water Team today!