What do volatile organic compounds, lead, and pesticides have in common? Long-term exposure to these substances – even at extremely low levels – can cause adverse health effects. What’s more, these and other common pollutants are commonly found in residential drinking water.
While the U.S. has some of the best tasting and cleanest drinking water in the world, public water supplies are only tested for about 90 known contaminants. That means many pollutants could be infiltrating your water supply via several means: rain and snow run-off, cracked plumbing pipes, and naturally-occurring minerals and sediments in the earth.
Whether your water comes from a well or municipality, a water quality test can determine if your water poses any health risks. If it does, there are several corrective measures you can take.
A filtered water pitcher is an inexpensive way to provide cleaner, better tasting water. It also will save you money on plastic bottled water.
An “under sink” water filter delivers even more benefits, ensuring that the water you drink and cook with is contaminant free. On the other hand, under-sink filters do nothing to protect you from the chemicals, minerals, and bacteria your skin absorbs while showering or bathing. Installing a separate water filter at every water dispenser is one option, but that can become costly and still won’t purify the water used by dishwashers and washing machines.
For ultimate water purity, there’s only one way to go: a whole-house water filtration system. These are designed to purify household water where it enters your home. For more information and a free in-home proposal, contact the water Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air today. We can determine the quality of your water and, as appropriate, recommend the right water filtration solution.