These days, more and more people are taking action to remove harmful substances from their food, cleaning products, and many other household items.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

But one very basic area that often goes unnoticed is our home water supply? Why? Because most of us take for granted that the quality is good unless someone presents evidence to the contrary. Even if you have city water, however, certain contaminants like chlorine, lead, and arsenic can still be present at higher than acceptable levels from time to time. That possibility is far greater with families with well water.

So if you’re concerned about the safety of your water supply, a simple water quality test can help put your mind at ease. Inexpensive water purity test kits found at most hardware stores will test for water hardness, some minerals, and contaminants such as chlorine and nitrate. For more thorough water analysis, you can view the results of your public water utility’s annual Consumer Confidence Report, or have your home’s water tested by a Connor Plumbing water quality specialist.

If it’s found that unsafe levels of chemicals, minerals, microorganisms and other pollutants do exist, a whole-house water filtration system may be just the solution you need to provide your loved ones with safe and great tasting water.

You see, unlike a faucet or drinking water filter, a whole-house system cleans the water at the point it enters your home. That means the water you drink, cook with, clean with, and bathe in is as pure as it can possibly be. Here are just some of the benefits of filtered household water:

  • The removal or reduction of certain additives means that soaps, shampoos, and detergents lather better, so you can use less.

  • Save money and reduce your environmental footprint by drinking filtered tap water instead of bottled.

  • Extend the life of your water using appliances by reducing mineral deposits and sediment.

  • Protect your family from the ill-effects of long term exposure to the copious amounts of contaminants typically found in both public and well water supplies

For more information and a free in-home quote on a whole-house water filtration system, contact Connor Plumbing today. And don’t forget to ask us about single-source water filters, too: the kind we can install under your kitchen sink.

         
 

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