Water Filtration Systems
As indispensable as water is for every household, most available supplies use untreated, mineral-high water that can not only be harmful to residents’ overall health, but also the residence’s plumbing, water appliances, and the environment. While all municipalities must abide by federal regulations when providing water to residents, most municipal water supplies feature ineffective methods of water filtration and purification. For better water treatment and a higher-quality water supply, Florida homeowners should consider incorporating into their home a whole house filtration system from North Florida Water Systems Inc.
How To Choose A Water Filter
Water filtration systems are available in a wide range of makes and models, depending on the types of contaminants they filter. In general, however, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for water treatment, including water filtering. The most popular type of water filters, for example, use a fine mesh of activated carbon particles to attract and remove heavy metals, such as lead and mercury as well as natural minerals, including asbestos. While carbon-based filters can be great at removing most undesirable pollutants from water supplies, other types of filters — such as UV and ceramic water filters — might be better suited to remove more unusual, but nonetheless harmful contaminants like aluminum. For maximized results, it’s best to rely on expert advice for your home’s water. Schedule a water quality test with North Florida Water Systems Inc. to determine what pollutants are present in your water supply and choose the most appropriate water filter for your household’s needs and preferences.
Water Filter Benefits
Any household can benefit from the added security and peace of mind provided by a high-quality water filtration system. Whether using city water or a well, by removing harmful minerals and bacteria from the water supply, residents can experience improvements across multiple areas of their daily lives, including:
Superior Taste & Smell
This one is a no-brainer. Filtered water tastes, smells, and hydrates better than mineral-filled and bacteria-laden water. Most municipal water supplies use high levels of chlorine to treat their water, which results in the faint, yet off-putting taste of pool water. In addition, some municipalities use controversial water treatment methods, such as fluoridation. A carbon-based water filter can effectively remove large pollutants like sand, debris, and heavy minerals.
Owning a water filter means homeowners can stop spending money on pre-packaged bottled water. While a single bottle of water may not seem costly, priced by the gallon, the cost of bottled water is more than 600 times that of tap water. Even worse, most bottled water is minimally treated and often equivalent in quality to municipal water. Those looking for the best bang for their buck should instead consider a water filter — but don’t settle for a countertop model. A whole-house water filter can seamlessly deliver filtered water to the entire home, saving residents the trouble of installing and maintaining multiple countertop filters.
Healthier, Tastier Cooking
The improved taste and smell of filtered water can likewise benefit cooking and food preparation. Enjoy tastier and healthier meals without any dubiously sour odors or rotten smells from your water supply. Filtered water also heats up and dissolves at a faster rate than untreated water. Free from heavy minerals, loaves of bread rise higher, rice and pasta cook faster, and hot cocoa tastes more chocolatey than with unfiltered water.
High mineral concentrations in water can decrease the lathering potential of soaps and detergents, resulting in reduced effectiveness of cleaning and sanitation. This inefficiency is particularly harmful to individuals while bathing. Without the visual feedback provided by lather, most people risk over-soaping and over-scrubbing themselves, leading to itchy and dry hair and skin. Hard water likewise strips the skin and hair of essential moisture and causes build-up on the scalp. A water filtration system can help improve cleaning throughout the home and help residents achieve healthier-looking skin and hair.
Water Treatment Services In North Florida
Ready to improve water quality in your household? You have a number of options. Our water treatment specialists with North Florida Water Systems Inc. can help you decide on the best water filtration system for your particular needs. Whether your household gets its water from the city or from a well, we can help determine what contaminants are present in your supply through a water quality test. From the results of this test, we then recommend only the services and equipment you need. Contact us to schedule water treatment services.