Dec 7, 2012   //   by Daniel Cordova   //   Blog  //  1 Comment

Did you know that your body is made up of over 70% water!  Often when water is lost from your body, it is being replenished by tap water in your home.  Tap water is used in homes throughout the United States for a multitude of purposes; as a drinking source, for washing dishes, washing clothing, bathing, and other daily tasks.  Although tap water is initially treated, the way in which it is treated can actually be harmful to you and your family.

Your tap water is being treated by the local municipal water treatment plant with chlorine, which is used because of the advantages it provides such as, killing microorganisms.  However, it is important to remember that chlorine is a corrosive, poisonous, greenish-yellowish gas that is much heavier than air.  This treatment is supposed to protect users, but there are many long-term adverse health effects if you are continuously exposed to this harsh treatment method.

Water that is consumed by the body does not only support hydration, it also plays a part in cleansing.  This cleansing occurs by removing toxins from the body through urine and sweat.  On average, one person will consume 67 ounces of water per day.  Never the less, water is extremely important to one’s health.  So, how can tap water be so harmful and why would you want to consume and use a product that can be harmful to your health?  Two words: water contamination.

 

Water Contamination

How does the water that comes out of your faucets and other fixtures become contaminated?  Your tap water is often subject to contamination through industry distribution systems and even within your very own home!  Often industry distribution systems such as landfills and underground gasoline storage tanks rupture causing their contents to filtrate through the soil.  Our water supplies are contaminated by the waste from these sites seeping into our own home plumbing systems. Another possible cause is from lead and asbestos cement pipes known to be harmful to humans by consumption and generally found in older homes, that the water must travel through.  Even chlorine does not always react positively with these types of materials.  So what can you do to remove these contaminants and ensure safer tap water in your home?  The answer is simple, the installation of a new home water filtration system!

 

Water Filtration Systems or Water Treatment Sytems

Not only will a water filtration system or water treatment system rid your tap water of these nasty contaminants, but it will also provide you and your family tons of health and living benefits!  A few of these benefits include better tasting food and drinks that are prepared in the home, fresher smelling laundry that fades less, appears brighter, and becomes softer, softer and more manageable hair, youthful looking eyes, a healthier complexion, and greater hydration of your body, visible through much healthier skin.  Still not sure that a water filtration system for your home is necessary?  Check out for the following signs of water contamination.

 

Signs of Water Contamination

There are common signs to look out for when determining if your home would benefit from a water filtration system.  Hard water, cloudiness, unpleasant taste and/or odor, discoloration, staining, and clothes that fade quick in the wash are all signs of water contamination. If you’re not sure if your water is contaminated, or if you have any questions about home water filtration systems, give your local plumber a call today and they’d be sure to help you out!  Water filtration systems are not as expensive as many may think, and are always a good investment for your health and the health of your family, so consider investing today!

 


1 Comment

  • This is a great post and can be very helpful for someone to trying to keep their family safe from water contamination. A good water filter can help protect a family from water contamination and save money from spending on bottled water. Thanks for the great post and useful information.