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Are Water Filtration Systems Worth it?

Who can deny the significance of clean, contaminant-free drinking water? One might think that with all the industrial filtration processes, the water coming to our homes is entirely free of harmful chemicals and pollutants. However, this isn’t the truth.

You’d be surprised (and slightly disgusted) to know what’s secretly hiding in your tap water. If you’re using groundwater, for example, it’s most likely contaminated with microorganisms, pesticides, herbicides, organic substances, chemicals, and other artificial and natural pollutants.

On the other hand, if you’re using city water, it’s most likely polluted by chloramine and chlorine. The city filtration system uses these chemicals to disinfect the water. Moreover, the water might contain harmful substances like arsenic nitrates and elevated lead levels.

When it comes to protecting your family’s health, a water filtration system is more of a necessity and a luxury.

Benefits of Water Filtration System

Let’s look at the main benefits of installing a water filtration system in your home:

Saving Money
Let’s do some calculations. Say you drink an average of 3 litres of water every day. To keep up with your fresh water supply, you purchase bottled water. The cost of these plastic bottles may not seem like much initially.

But if you add them up, you’ll find you have spent $100 or more over the course of a year. That’s a big waste of your hard-earned money and an even more considerable amount of plastic waste, polluting the environment. Now, think about purchasing a water filtration system instead.

Sure, it will involve a significant upfront investment. But think long term, consider how much you can save over a year and eventually over a decade! With minimal plumbing maintenance, you can further increase its lifespan.

Besides, the systems come with a warranty period. So, you can rest assured of having an uninterrupted supply of clean water for many, many years. You get fresh, clean water every time you open your tap.

Saving Time
Here’s the truth. Whether it’s a pitcher of filtered water in the fridge or a heavy blue water bottle on a water cooler, none of us like refilling the water container. Especially when you’re living with your family, it seems like you run out of water almost as soon as you fill the container!

It’s tiring, mundane, and necessitates a lot of time that you could otherwise spend on more productive things. You certainly don’t want to run out of drinking water because you forgot to refill the container trying to manage a hundred other things.

When you’re in a rush, you need ready-to-access, super clean water from the tap. And that’s where a water filtration system can help!

Protecting Your Plumbing

The sediment in unfiltered water accumulates in your pipelines, eventually clogging them. The unfiltered water wreaks havoc on your water-using appliances, like your water heater and dishwasher. We’ve all experienced calcium build-up in our coffee makers and shower heads…

Plumbing issues are hard to detect unless they reach a point where the situation has become out of control. Toilets that won’t flush, bathtubs and basements getting backed up with sewage water, unpleasant odour, outrageous water bills, discoloured water, and poor water pressure are only a few of the signs of an issue.

By installing a water filtration system, you take an essential step in protecting your plumbing. The second is scheduling regular maintenance visits with a plumbing service. This is where The Super Plumber can help! We have been Greater Victoria’s trusted plumbing service since 2008. The Super Plumber is known for its exceptional, reliable, and 24/7 plumbing, sewer, and drain repair services.

Improving Your Health
Harmful chemicals in unfiltered water are rough for your skin and hair health, especially for people with psoriasis and eczema. The substances can aggravate the condition by causing skin dryness.

Your hair, too, becomes dry and brittle due to unfiltered water. After installing a water filtration system, you’ll notice a visible difference in your hair and skin.

The system rids your water of disease-causing pathogens, dangerous pollutants, and sediments. As a result, it will also improve your immunity. If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s crucial to have a robust immune system!

Enhancing Air Quality

Consider this a fringe benefit. Many daily activities like doing laundry, bathing, and cooking require water. Inadvertently, the water is often splashing around. As a result, it becomes a part of your home’s indoor humidity.

Unhealthy water thus contributes to poor air quality. The water filtration system gives you much-needed peace of mind knowing that your indoor atmosphere does not contain chemicals and toxins.

Call Us!

Here at The Super Plumber, we also offer in-home water quality testing. If you’re not sure whether you need a water filtration system, water quality testing is a good first step. Whether you need the water filtration system installed or are facing a plumbing issue, don’t hesitate to call us at 250-995-1234. The Super Plumber will dispatch experienced and certified plumbing professionals to your doorstep right away!