Water filtration can be complicated– but it doesn’t have to be. Follow our step by step process to learn why you should treat your water and to understand the common water filtration and treatment options. Then use our dealer locator to find trusted water professionals near you, so you and your family can start seeing the benefits of quality water today.
Why Should I Treat My Water?
Water is an essential part of your life and home. Treating water has many benefits to your health, home, and budget.
What's In My Water?
All tap water within your home, not otherwise filtered or treated, contains millions of impurities; many that you can see, taste and/or smell, but others that you cannot. Particulates such as rust and sediment, or very small air bubbles, might make your water appear cloudy. While this might be visually unappealing, these particulates are harmless. However, harmful impurities like bacteria or cysts (i.e.; giardia, cryptosporidium) might contaminate your water and cause flu-like illnesses if your water goes untreated.
Thankfully, all the above impurities can be treated with the correct water filtration system to deliver better-tasting, clean, safe water to your family.
Benefits of filtered/treated water in your home:
Health: Filtering potentially harmful impurities (bacteria, lead, cysts, etc.) can help prevent the spread of water-borne illnesses
Cost-effective: Filtered water is more cost-effective than bottled water and reduces the environmental impact on our landfills
Improved taste: Coffee, tea, and foods prepared with filtered water taste better
Softer skin and hair: Hard water can leave your skin and hair dry; treated water can prevent this
Easier home maintenance: Hard water and other contaminants can leave rust stains, mineral deposits, and film on your fixtures, shower walls, sinks, toilet, etc
Longer appliance life: Mineral deposits in coffee makers, water heaters, washing machines, and other appliances decrease their effectiveness and shorten appliance life
Cleaner laundry: If it’s in the water, it’s on your clothes. Filtered/treated water makes whites and colors come out cleaner and brighter
How does a filter work?
Removal of fluid contaminants: Fluid contaminants can include bacteria, metals, or chemicals in your water that may affect the water’s taste and smell or its safety for human consumption. A proper filter can remove these contaminants.
Collection of suspended solids: Solid contaminants can include dirt, rust, or minerals in the water, which may give the water a “cloudy” appearance or leave deposits on fixtures, surfaces, and appliances. A proper filter collects these contaminants and prevents them from entering your water.