Water Safety

By Kimberly Shane

Water Safety

bigstock-Three-water-filter-cartridges-89182115.jpgSure, you change your air filter. Heck!  Air filters, for our cars, have been added to the check list for most of our quick stop oil change locations.  So, we are doing a good job of ensuring we are breathing clean air but what about our water? 

Depending on your location, you may need a water filter. If you are in the process of purchasing a home, you may want to test the water but if you end up in a place with less than ideal water, you may want to consider adding a water filter. The addition of a water filter can take care of issues such as mineral deposits and sediments to odd smells or tastes and even bacteria or microorganisms in your water—YUCK!

bigstock-Woman-pouring-water-from-filte-127328057.jpgWater filters can be added at the source point; whether it is a pitcher with a filter for drinking water, or one that you add to your faucet, or even your shower, these can be relatively easy to use and change! Another option is to add a water filter under your counter. These are typically installed in the kitchen only and have a longer life than the faucet filters so they will not need to be changed as often. And finally, if you want to be sure that you have the purest, cleanest water possible, available at all sources then you can set up a filter at the point of entry. This filters water as it enters your house. As I’m sure you can imagine, this is the most expensive of all the options and will likely need to be installed by a plumber to ensure the connections are water-tight.

If you do end up adding a water filter, please be sure to change it frequently! Not only will your water flow slow down or be less effective but it can act as a potential breeding ground for bacteria and microorganisms—which is super counterproductive to having a filter in the first place!

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