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Do I Need a Whole House Filter?

Do I Need a Whole House Filter?

It is essential for everyone to drink pure water. However, you should not forget about how significant a whole house filter is and how it can protect your long-term health. This filters out contaminants, chemical waste, heavy metals, cancer-causing agents and pesticides that can soak into your skin while you shower.

Believe it or not, much of the well water and tap water in the United States are not clean. They contain toxic materials from chemical disinfectants, industrial waste, man-made plants and minerals that naturally occur in nature. Moreover, existing regulations for monitoring how potable the water is only cover some of these contaminants.

And though most of the contaminant levels in groundwater and surface water are not high enough to cause immediate sickness, health experts emphasized that even small levels can cause serious damage to your health when ingested or exposed to your body for long periods of time.

So if you’re asking, Do I need a whole house filter?, Tureks Plumbing shares a brief overview and some of the most compelling reasons to get one.

A whole house filter – what is it?

Placed at the point where water enters your home, a whole house filter will screen out different types of harmful disinfectants, additives, and contaminants found in your water supply.

Here are some benefits of having a whole house filter in your home:

  • Healthier baths and showers
  • Brighter, softer and long-lasting clothing
  • Clean water coming out from each water source in your home
  • Healthier hair and skin
  • Extended life of water-using household pipes and appliances

2 Main Types

Heavy Duty Filtration System – This makes use of large amounts of filter media placed in a tank, making it the highest contaminant removal system. It offers specific contaminant protection for five to 10 years.

Standard Capacity Water Cartridge – This is placed inside filter housings to treat water throughout your home. The filters are usually replaced every year. Though they are more affordable, they usually require more maintenance.

Even if the water from the municipal source is treated, you may still be exposed to plenty of contaminants. So installing a whole house filter on your property is imperative. It gives you extra protection in each water outlet of your home.

Bear in mind that contaminants can be inhaled or absorbed through your skin. If you do not have special water contaminant problems, then a carbon filtration system is highly recommended. But for water issues, it’s best to get a whole house water filter that will treat such problems. Please contact Tureks Plumbing if you have any questions or concerns. 

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