From an early morning shower to washing your children’s clothes to cooking dinner, clean and safe water is an important part of every day life. While you may have already started to opt for bottled water or a pitcher filter for safer drinking water, your home water supply affects much more than just your drinking water. In fact, even if your water appears clear and bright, its contents will surprise you.
What’s Really In Your Water?
The water in your home undergoes an extensive journey long before you turn on your faucets. From the second your water is pulled from its source, it begins processing through your local water company. In order to rid your water of harmful bacteria and viruses, water companies treat the water supply at its source with chlorine and ammonia. As the water travels to your home, additional doses of ammonia and chlorine are added at designated stations to further protect against bacteria. However, after this constant influx of chemicals, the water entering your home will contain as much, if not more, chlorine as the average outdoor swimming pool. This further mixing of chlorine and ammonia also produces dangerous byproducts such as haloacetic acid, which in large amounts has been linked to cancer.
In addition to these hazardous chemicals, your water contains a large amount of minerals from the original source. Water with this high mineral content is often referred to as “hard water,” and is highly saturated with calcium and magnesium carbonates. As “hard water” runs through your home appliances, these minerals begin to build up, quickly clogging and blocking your faucets, shower heads, water heater, and more.
A Carbon Filter works effectively to remove the chemicals, byproducts, and volatile organic compounds that are found in your water. By filtering out these elements, the Carbon Filter produces cleaner water for both you and your appliances. Since they no longer have to process these harmful chemicals, your appliances are able to function more efficiently, which can even reduce your water heating bill up to 29 percent. With cleaner tap water, you family can enjoy additional weekly savings without having to worry about purchasing bottled or filtered water.
Traditional Water Softener
A traditional Water Softener works to remove the minerals from your “hard water” and transform it into “soft water.” With just one home system, a Water Softener quickly works to reverse the effects of mineral build-up. In fact transitioning your home to “soft water” helps prolong the life of your dishwasher, washing machine, water heater, faucets and pipes, while also providing a healthier water supply for clearer skin, smoother hair, and cleaner, softer clothes. “Soft water” also reduces your cost of soaps, detergents, and fabric softeners since the “soft water” produces more natural soapsuds than “hard water.”
The Flow-Tech Home anti-scale system uses the highest quality materials to prevent scale and build-up in your water. While the Flow-Tech has the same amazing health benefits as water softeners, it utilizes the latest technology to soften your water without the brine discharge and water waste of the traditional softeners.
Are you ready to start making your water safe? Our H20 Maestro plumbers are available to perform a thorough In-Home Water Testing service to help you decide which system is right for you. Call H20 Maestro today to schedule your In-Home Water Testing service.