When you are looking to make improvements on your home, you may find yourself focusing on improving the health and safety of the occupants in your home in the process. This often leads to the idea of making improvements to the water quality and purity in your home. After all, soft or hard water can both have negative effects on the people and animals in your house as well as the appliances and fixtures that require water to run. Get to know some of the ways that you can make improvements to your home and ensure that you have the best water quality possible going forward.
Get a Whole House Water Filtration System
When the water that comes into your home goes through standard water treatment, it is treated to try to eliminate as many potentially harmful elements that can be found in your water, including bacteria and other microorganisms that could do you and your family harm. However, many questionable substances can slip through into the water that is carried to your home.
Drinking water that comes out of home faucets can have different contaminating elements, including mercury, nickel, copper, and chloride. It may sometimes even have traces of prescription antibiotics and other drugs. To help get rid of these problematic substances and ensure that your home has the purest water possible, you may want to install a whole house water filtration system.
These whole house systems receive the water coming into your home before it gets into your pipes and fixtures and works to filter out these elements and various particulates that can contaminate your home's water supply. Some of these whole house filtration systems run on electricity while others do not require it. And, if you have hard water, you can purchase a whole house water filtration system that also has a water softener.
Use Sink Filters or Pitcher Filters for Drinking Water
You can never be too safe with the water that you and your family will actually be drinking. While the water that fills your toilets and even runs through your shower can be sufficiently purified with a whole house water filtration system, it would be beneficial to further filter your drinking water.
Many whole house water filtration systems are designed specifically to filter out larger particulates in your water supply. After all, a great deal of water passes through the filtration system making it possible for some things to slip by. Also, if you forget to have the whole house system checked or it begins to malfunction suddenly, you may not realize it right away.
Thus, having a second filtration system for your drinking water is the only logical step to take. You can choose to add an on-the-faucet filter to the sinks that you get your drinking water from (generally the kitchen or bathroom sink). Alternatively, you may wish to use pitchers that filter the water for you. Whichever you choose, be sure that they are designed to filter out the metal ions like lead and copper from your water. You may also want a filter rated to remove things like asbestos and parasites from your water. Pay close attention to what the filter will remove from the water and select the one that best suits your minimum requirements.
Now that you know a few of the ways to ensure you have the best water quality in your home, you can get started as soon as possible. You and your family will have safe and contaminant-free water before you know it. For more information, consider contacting a professional like those at Valley Pump Inc.