Should you invest in a water filter for your home?

It’s hard to believe it, but the water crisis in Flint, Michigan started over two years ago, and people in Flint still don’t have a solid solution. With this crisis fresh in our minds, many Americans are wondering about the safety of their own water. While water filters may not have helped the good people of Flint, they can remove many pathogens, sediment and minerals that may be plaguing your water. Most of the tap water in the United States is safe to drink, but how do you know if you need a water filter in your home? Here is a list from our plumber in Belleville of a few signs that you may need a water filter:

#1. Your water isn’t clear.

High quality water isn’t cloudy or colorful; it is completely clear. If your tap water is red, orange, yellow, brown or even just cloudy, it’s safe to say that there are contaminants in it that need to be filtered out.

#2. Your water has a bad taste.

Tap water should be easy to drink, and it shouldn’t have any real flavor. If your water tastes bad, it’s time to install a water filter.

#3. Your water has a smell.

Your water should have absolutely no odor. If you smell chlorine, rotten eggs, metal or any other odors in your water, you could definitely benefit from water filtration.

Would you like to learn more signs that you need a water filter? If so, stay tuned for our next blog.