Fewer people are buying bottled water because it’s expensive and bad for the environment. They’re turning to tap water as an alternative. However, the taste and overall quality of tap water has many people wondering what’s in it. Is there a reason so many types of filtered water systems are on the market? If you’ve been wondering what’s in your water and whether to buy a water softener system, we’ll explain how to learn what’s in your water supply and the benefits of water filtration.
There Could Be Lead In Your Water
The good news is the U.S. provides some of the cleanest drinking water in the world. Most of the water we consume meets all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Nevertheless, mistakes can be made, and serious problems may even be ignored. The 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan opened all our eyes to the serious problem of lead in our water. What’s more frightening than the lack of treatment and testing of the water in Flint is the fact that government officials ignored resident’s complaints. As a result, even though most of our water meets EPA regulations, we can all benefit from a water purifier system, not just to remove minerals, but possible lead.
Even exposure to low levels of lead can cause serious health issues, especially to fetuses, infants and children. When adults are exposed to lead, this can lead to common health concerns, including high blood pressure.
Types Of Contaminants That Are Not Regulated By The U.S. Epa
The primary reason you should buy a water softener system is to filter unregulated contaminants. These are chemicals that are considered safe only because they haven’t completely been proven to be unsafe. As a result, chemicals like 1 4-dioxane, a possible human carcinogen, is regulated, if it doesn’t reach a concentration of 0.35 millionth of a microgram. Even though we shouldn’t be drinking 1 4-dioxane and other contaminants, because it’s regulated, we’re exposed to it.
How To Test Your Water
If you want to find out what’s in your water, you can look at your annual water quality report. Your water utility is required to submit a report, disclosing all contaminants that are in your water supply. Unfortunately, there is a long list of contaminants that is regulated and you’re currently drinking if you don’t own a purification system. Additionally, your water utility must inform you if it’s in violation of EPA water quality standards. You should receive your annual water quality report at the beginning of July every year.
Alternatively, you can contact Coastal Energy Water and Air and we’ll send out one of our trained water treatment professionals to assess your home’s water system with a complimentary, in-home analysis of your water. Just fill out our form and we’ll handle the rest.
Types Of Water Filters
There are many types of filtration systems you can buy, ranging in different sizes. Many households purchase faucet-mounted filters. This will slow down your water flow and not all faucets will have a compatible filter. Another popular option is pour-through filters, which are the easiest to use, as it filters the water that you pour into a pitcher. They’re inexpensive, but they only filter a small amount of water at a time.
For a more comprehensive solution, households can purchase whole house filters, which are installed in the water main. These filter water throughout the entire home, they’re long-lasting and inexpensive to buy. You can find this type of water softener system in our EC5 and TC series.
Advantage Of Whole House Water Purifiers
You should consider buying a water softener system for your entire home because it filters harmful contaminants like:
- Microbial pathogens
- Toxic metals
- Hard water minerals
- Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
- Radioactive contaminants
Not only will you rid the water in your kitchen sink of these contaminants, but your washing machine and shower water, too. Considering that shower water is absorbed by the skin and enters the bloodstream, your bathroom really is the first room in your home that should be filtered.
Contact Coastal Energy and Air
To find out what’s in your water, contact us today or call (954) 333-3336 for a free water test. Once you know what’s in your water, protect yourself and your family with our water purifier systems.