If you’re a Florida homeowner who is concerned about contaminants in your drinking supply, there are a variety of water filter options readily available. Your choices range from over-the-tap units to complex reverse osmosis systems. Some units can purify the water for the entire house. The National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) provide standards and treatments techniques to limit the levels of contaminants, such as chlorine and lead, in our water supply. Even with these regulations in place, if the thought of contaminants in your water supply is a concern, then a water filtration system is worth the investment.
Around 90 percent of the water entering your home ends up down the drain, according to experts in the field. What enters your body is less than 10 percent, but still includes the same contaminants.
For small families or individuals, pinpoint filtration systems provide better accuracy and efficiency. However, if your family is large or many people use the water in your home regularly, a whole-home filtration system is a worthwhile investment. These units are quite efficient, albeit slightly costly up-front, and provide clean water both for drinking and other uses, such as washing or bathing.
Ultimately, the choice is yours to make, and a more expensive system doesn’t necessarily mean it will be better suited to your needs.
Health and Safety
Many people opt for water filtration systems because of health and safety reasons. Water filtration systems may benefit anyone who has:
• An elevated level of lead in their water
• Prominent levels of contaminants in the water, including radon
• A compromised immune system, such as those undergoing chemotherapy
Furthermore, water purification systems eliminate contaminants known to make us sick. These contaminants include:
If you are interested in a water filtration system in the Lake Worth, Florida, area contact General Plumbing by calling (561) 771-0086. We are happy to work with you to ensure your drinking water is clean and refreshing!