What Can a Whole House Water Filtration System do For You?

With all the environmental problems affecting our water supplies, it’s only natural to consider additional ways to obtain a higher quality of water. Many people, exploring this area for the first time can become bewildered by the choices available. One of the terms that will be encountered is a whole house water filtration system. This is a system that filters and cleans all the water coming into your home. Let’s take a closer look at what a whole house filter system can do for you.What Can a Whole House Water Filtration System do For You?

Is it Really Necessary to Filter Water Supplies?

All water supplied from a water treatment plant has already been filtered and treated to be safe for human consumption. This then begs the question, why would anyone need to consider additional water filtering and treatment in their homes? Actually, there are a number of reasons to filter your water supply and here are some of the most common ones:

Chlorine: This has been used for a decade to disinfect water supplies, but it also has a number of negative effects. Many people, dislike the swimming pool odor it imparts to their water, and it can affect the taste. Using chlorine also creates disinfection byproducts (DBP’s) that are harmful.

Disinfection Byproducts: The byproducts produced by the chlorination of water are carcinogenic in nature, they are harmful when ingested and when used for bathing and showering.

Lead: This is a toxic metal that can leach into water supplies via old lead pipes and dissolved lead paint chips. It’s very harmful when ingested, particularly for children and infants.

Aluminum: Tap water may also contain aluminum, which has been linked to learning disabilities in children and Alzheimer’s disease in adults.

Fluoride: This has been used for years in municipal water for additional benefits to oral health. Sadly, more recent research has shown that ingesting fluoride for prolonged periods of time accelerates the aging process and weakens the human immune system.

Whole House Water Filtration Systems:

As we can see, our tap water may not be as clean and healthy as we think it is. A whole house filter can help us by filtering these materials out of our water and removing up to 97% of the chlorine. This will make the water cleaner, healthier and it will taste better too. The benefits will carry on into other activities, such as laundry, cleaning, bathing, and cooking. The water in your home will perform better when all the unnecessary contaminants have been removed.

Is it Hard to Install a System?

Actually, the process of installing a whole house water filtration system is quite simple for a water treatment professional. The system is installed where the water comes into your home, and the disruption is minimal.

If you’re concerned about the quality of your water supply, talk to a local water treatment professional. A whole house water filtration system can resolve a wide variety of water quality issues. Always ensure that your water treatment professional has full WQA certification to ensure that they meet and even exceed water industry standards.


By Mark Williams (NicMar President Mark Williams holds degrees in Applied Science and Industrial Thermodynamics, along with Agricultural Mechanization and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.  He also holds the highest possible industry ranking, being WQA (Water Quality Association) LEVEL 6 Certified.)

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