5 Signs You Need to Start Filtering Your Home's Water
As we learn more about what might be lurking in the water system, filtration has exploded in popularity. Many homes have taken the purity plunge, but some people continue to drink straight from the faucet.
This could be safe or risky - it depends on the quality of your water. Fortunately, there are several ways to tell whether you need to focus on filtering, including the following five signs:
The Water Doesn’t Taste Right
Perhaps the biggest sign of bad water is the taste; no one has a hankering for an ice-cold glass of sulfur. If your water has flavors of dirt or hints of bacteria, chlorine, or other chemicals, it’s time to tap into a filtration system.
Your House is Old
Lead in water pipes was banned by the EPA in 1986. Even so, homes built prior to this don’t necessarily contain lead pipes, as lead was falling out of favor long before the ban. But the possibility exists, particularly if your home was built before or during the 1950s. Lead pipes can introduce lead into the drinking water and negatively impact the kidneys and the cardiovascular system. It is especially dangerous for children under six.
Your Clean Laundry Looks Dirty
Water that is high in certain elements, namely iron, can leave clothes looking dingy, no matter how many times you wash them or how many expensive detergents you use. This is most noticeable in light-colored clothes; t-shirts, blouses, and bedsheets may appear gray or adopt an overall dullness and rust-like hue.
You’re on Well Water
If you drink from a well, all might not be well. Some well water is perfectly fine; other well water is contaminated with pesticides and things that you don’t want garnishing your drink. Even if your well has been tested, which is typically done upon the sale of a home, things change. And that means the only way to assure your water is healthy is to filter it.
Your Water is Hard
Hard water seems a little bit like an oxymoron, given that water is liquid with no solid form. However, hard water is simply defined as water that contains high levels of calcium and magnesium. There are a few ways to tell if hard water is rushing through your pipes. You might feel soap scum on your hands or have a difficult time getting the soap to lather, sinks and baths might require more scrubbing as film builds up, and the water pressure in your shower might have gone from a geyser to a trickle.
Most homes can benefit from water filtration, including a whole-house filtration system. After all, clean water isn’t just for drinking.
Regardless of what you’re in the market for, we can help. Vita Filters merges water purification with peace of mind. Contact us today to learn how we bring maximum contaminant removal and healthier, cleaner water straight to your front door.