Here in the United States, many of us drink water straight out of our taps, and for the most part, drinking tap water is perfectly fine. However, in April of 2014, Flint, Michigan experienced an unthinkable water contamination crisis that still hasn’t been resolved today — three years after the fact. This water crisis has led many across the United States to question the safety of their own water and to take steps to ensure that safety. When it comes to the water safety in your own home, one of the most important things you can do is to install a water filter, but is it really worth the cost? Here are just a few of the many reasons to consider installing a whole-house water filter in your home:
#1. Extend the lifespan of your appliances and plumbing fixtures.
Not only is contaminated water bad for your health; it’s also bad for your plumbing fixtures and appliances. Over time, all of that contaminated water that is passing through your fixtures and appliances can start to wear them down, leading to the need for premature replacement. Luckily, installing a water filter can help to protect your plumbing fixtures and appliances — possibly even extending their lifespans.
#2. Stop wasting money on plastic water bottles.
Once you learn that your water isn’t quite as safe or as clean as you thought it was, it can be tempting to start buying bottled water. Bottled water can be great when you’re out hiking or riding your bike, but it isn’t a realistic source for all of your drinking water needs. Switching from bottled water to a water filter can help you save big. Additionally, a whole-house filter means that you’ll enjoy clean, safe water every time you use it to brush your teeth, take a shower, wash the dishes and clean your clothes — not just when drink it, like with bottled water.
#3. Make your dishwasher and washing machine more effective.
A water filter will keep the water that is used to clean your clothes and wash your dishes contaminant-free as well. Many homeowners find that their clothes look newer for longer and their dishes get cleaner when they installed water filters in their homes.
#4. Enjoy better tasting water.
Does drinking enough water every day feel like a constant struggle? When water gets contaminated, it can affect the way it tastes. Luckily, installing a water filter in your home often means water that tastes better, which may mean that it could help you drink more water.
There are so many reasons to install a water filter in your home, but the biggest reason is for your peace of mind. Although we certainly hope that what happened in Flint never happens again, the least you can do is ensure that your family’s water is safe to drink, brush their teeth with, clean with and bathe with. Contact us at Culler Plumbing Services to find out if a whole-home water filter is right for you.