10 Reasons Why Water Filtration is Important

Water filtration systems can improve taste and odor, remove contaminants, and protect your home's plumbing system for longevity.

10 Reasons Why Water Filtration is Important
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July 25, 2023

Water is an essential resource that we interact with every day that we consume every time we drink or bathe, and ensuring its quality is vital for our wellbeing. Water filtration plays a crucial role in achieving clean and safe water for consumption and everyday use. From removing contaminants to improving taste and odor, there are numerous reasons why water filtration is important. Whether you're concerned about the presence of bacteria, viruses, or chemicals, or you simply want to safeguard your plumbing and appliances, water filtration has a lot to offer.

Recently, a new government study found that "Forever Chemicals" are present in about 50% of tap water in the U.S. "Forever chemicals", or PFAS, consist of over 12,000 different chemical substances considered dangerous to human health. This study only examined 32 chemicals, and may be underrepresenting the extent of contaminated drinking water, according to CNN. Although 50% of tap water in the U.S. may contain PFAS, that doesn't mean your drinking water has to. Filtration has been shown to effectively remove  PFAs from drinking water according to the EPA.

If you're ready to explore water filtration solutions or need assistance with installation, you can schedule service with a Beagle water security expert directly from our website. Your needs are unique, depending on various factors including the elements present in your water, your existing plumbing configuration, etc. We, Beagle Services, help customers every day from educating about filtration options, identifying one that works according to needs/preferences, and installing with trusted service by our Beagle-certified Pros. Dive in and discover the transformative power of water filtration.

Water filtration is important for several reasons.

Here are just ten.

1. Removal of contaminants:
Water filtration systems can effectively remove or reduce contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemicals, heavy metals, sediment, and chlorine. These contaminants can adversely affect the taste, odor, and safety of the water, and long-term exposure to them may pose health risks.

2. Improved taste and odor:
Filtration often helps eliminate unpleasant tastes and odors caused by chlorine, sulfur, or other chemical compounds present in the water. This enhances the overall experience and quality of the water, making it more enjoyable to drink and use in cooking.

3. Protection against waterborne illnesses:
Waterborne diseases can be caused by various microorganisms present in untreated or contaminated water sources. Filtration systems, particularly those with fine filters or membranes, can effectively remove or inactivate harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites, reducing the risk of waterborne illnesses.

4. Safeguarding against chemical contaminants:
Water supplies can be exposed to various chemicals, including pesticides, industrial pollutants, and pharmaceutical residues. Filtration systems equipped with activated carbon or other specialized media can effectively reduce or eliminate many of these chemical contaminants, providing safer drinking water.

5. Preservation of plumbing and appliances:
Filtering water helps protect plumbing systems, fixtures, and appliances from the damaging effects of sediment, scale, and mineral deposits. It can prevent clogging, extend the lifespan of pipes and appliances, and reduce maintenance and repair costs. Plumbing issues attribute to over half of all non-weather water damage claims.

6. Environmental benefits:
Using water filtration systems can reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles, as filtered tap water becomes a viable and eco-friendly alternative to bottled water. This helps decrease plastic waste and lessen the environmental impact associated with the production, transportation, and disposal of bottled water.

7. Reduce the effects of hard water on skin, hair, clothing:
Hard water is water that contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium ions. These minerals are present in the water due to the water's contact with underground rock formations, such as limestone and chalk, which contain high levels of these minerals. Hard water can be attributed to degradation of plumbing appliances, like earlier mentioned, and can also have less desirable effects on your hair, skin, and clothing. Lasting minerals from hard water on your skin can lead to dryness, itchiness, clogged pores, or elevate a sensitivity that can exacerbate symptoms particularly for eczema-prone skin.

8. Increase your awareness to your own plumbing:
Addressing water quality in the home can help you become more aware of your home's plumbing and have a trickle effect of potential improvements. With more attention and care, you can have more awareness around your plumbing and keep it secure from potential corrosion, leaks, mold, and other issues that can lead to expensive loss or damage.

9. Protect water quality overall:
Water quality standards are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) passed by Congress in 1974 to protect our drinking water. According to the EPA, You can help improve water quality just by purely staying and keeping informed.

10. Peace of mind:
Having a water filtration system in place gives peace of mind, knowing that the water you and your family consume and use for various purposes is cleaner, safer, and healthier.

It's important to note that the specific contaminants present in water may vary depending on the water source and location. Therefore, choosing the appropriate water filtration system that addresses the specific needs and concerns of your water supply is crucial. It's also important to note that water filtration systems need to be properly maintained and regularly replaced or serviced to ensure their continued effectiveness in removing contaminants.

If you are interested in exploring water filtration solutions or installation, you can schedule service with a Beagle water security expert directly from our website.

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