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Why Is The Installation Of Water Filters Important For Your Home?

By Kenna Johannsen

Water is essential for life. After all, more than 60 percent of our body weight is comprised of water. That’s why it’s recommended for everybody to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. But it should also be guaranteed one ingests something that’s safe for drinking. And this is where the importance of water filters comes in.

It’s not all the time that your local water treatment plant can control outbreak of contaminants. In many developing countries, it’s drinking of contaminated and dirty tap water that’s the chief cause of epidemic diseases. Cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, amoebiasis, typhoid, etc. Are examples of these waterborne diseases. Your life can be in great danger when left untreated!

There are also certain types of toxic materials that may make their way into your tap water, other than those bacterial in nature. Chlorine, by-products of chlorine, and pesticides are some. Then there are also mercury, lead, iron, aluminum, etc. – some examples of heavy metal poisons. These heavy metal poisons are known in the medical world to cause certain cancers, such as those involving the colon. Imagine consuming 8 to 10 glasses of water with poisonous metals daily!

Drinking clean and pure water is vital for everybody, most especially children. It’s a requirement for their proper growth and development. Needless to say, water is a major role player within our bodies, for optimum health and functioning. It regulates body temperature, It transports nutrients and oxygen into the cells. It helps in flushing out toxins within our system. And the list goes further.

Bottled water cannot be a practicable alternative to tap water. Each bottle can be quite expensive not because of the clean water inside it. It’s because of the total costs of bottling, packaging, shipping and marketing. Other than the steep cost, there’s also the environmental issue that needs to be considered. These plastic bottles take up precious landfill space and leak toxic chemicals into groundwater. And it takes so many years before they biodegrade.

Boiling is effective in making sure what you drink is pure and clean. It’s great at getting rid of those bacteria that may harm you and your family. However, it’s not at all that practical, just like resorting to bottled water. Your monthly bills may swell up. It may take only a few minutes for water to boil all right. But imagine the amount of electricity or gas your stove consumes each and every day.

A more practical approach is to use water filters for your home. There are two major forms of filters: installed in the faucet or installed in the plumbing. Something you install in the faucet is definitely more affordable. However, replacement of parts is necessary regularly. Something you install in the plumbing, on the other hand, may be costlier. But replacement of parts is done only once in a while.

Different water filters use different filtration systems. When choosing which one is the best for your home, have your tap water tested first. This will reveal which contaminants may be present. A carbon filter is best used when organic chemicals, chloroform, pesticide and others are present. On the other hand, reverse-osmosis is best used for the presence of organic elements like iron, lead and others.

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