If you're concerned about the water in your home, then the best thing to do is to get a good whole house water filtration system. These are a bit more advanced than the faucet filter systems, and they have the added benefit of being able to deal with hard water problems that affect your laundry. Below are 3 reasons you should opt for one of these large water filter systems.
Deal With Hard Water
Hard water is not something that many people consider when they are looking for clean drinking water. It's not as scary a problem as lead, cryptosporidium, or any other number of other uglies. However, hard water is unpleasant for a few reasons. First, it's not what you want when you are doing laundry. It can interfere with the soap because of the high mineral content. Also, these same minerals also can leave deposits, calcifications that build up on water lines and even in the sink, dishwasher, tub, and toilets. These calcifications then need to be cleaned and the process of removing the hard water stains is both difficult, and potentially problematic because you might scratch the surface of the sink/tub or damage the dishwasher.
A good whole house water filtration system will have a water softening system that separates the iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Safeguard Your Family From Lead
This one is a big issue if you live in an area with old, municipal pipes, or in a condo or apartment building that might have old pipes that were never replaced. If you build a new home, with your own well, then you can know exactly what the pipes are made of, but other than that, you won't really ever know. So, to be sure your water is free of dangerous lead, a good water filter system is important. This is especially true if you live in a home with small kids.
Eliminate The Taste Of Chlorine
If you find the taste of your home drinking water a bit off, then a filter will often solve that. Chlorine is added to public water supplies in order to kill off harmful bacteria. However, this chemical, while not harmful in the drinking water, does not taste pleasant. Many people are quite sensitive to the taste and it really puts them off drinking water. So, they either end up not drinking water, or else buying bottled water and stocking their refrigerator with it. A water filtration system will handle this chlorine problem so that your water is tasteless and pleasant to drink.
Whether you have chlorine, lead, or iron water problems, you can invest in filtration to help.