7 Benefits of Having a Whole-House Water Treatment System
Stay safe and save money with a whole-house water filtration system.
Water contamination is a major issue all over the world, including right here in Maryland. Water is essential to so many aspects of your life: drinking, bathing, cleaning… Therefore, reducing your home’s water contamination should be a top priority for you and your family.
To begin, you should have your water tested if you haven’t already. Water testing would tell you exactly which water problems you have and which solution is best for you.
The most significant benefit of installing a whole-house water treatment system is the money you will save on your drinking water. A whole-house water treatment system supplies safe, clean drinking water to your entire home for less money than bottled water.
Although bottled water is convenient, it is not a financially sustainable way to gain access to safe water. It can raise your annual cost by $500 per person. Sounds pretty expensive when we put it that way. Further, this is only accounting for your drinking water which is not everything you use water for in the home.
A home water treatment system, however, will provide consistently safe water for all your needs, whether it’s drinking, bathing, or washing.
A whole-house treatment system will lower your carbon footprint. You will be reducing the number of single-use plastic bottles your household uses every day.
Because only 30% of all plastic bottles are recycled, the only way to truly reduce waste is to reduce use. An in-home water treatment system will help keep our natural water supplies clean and pollution-free.
You will also help the environment by lowering your sewage output. Your sewage treatment plant will not have to work as hard to remove all the dirt and debris that regular tap water contains.
Purity of Water
Having “hard water” means your water contains a lot of harsh minerals. Hard water can leave mineral deposits in your faucets, shower heads, washing machines, heating systems, and other appliances. Not only are these deposits unattractive and hard-to-clean, but they can also be hazardous to your plumbing system.
Installing a whole-house water treatment system in your home will eliminate the need for bottled water or purchasing expensive filters for your kitchen appliances, and you also rid your fixtures and plumbing of the buildup left by hard water.
Specifically, water softeners and purifiers are the most effective ways to remove hardness from water and improve its quality. They reduce the mineral concentration in tap water. Furthermore, because softened water contains less calcium and magnesium, it results in cleaner, healthier drinking water.
Predictability of Utility Costs
Noticing a hike in your water bill lately? One of the most common culprits is hard water. Hard water contains high levels of calcium and/or lime. When your hard water deposits these minerals on your fixtures and in your pipes, the result is chronic low water flow. And this is only remedied through expensive plumbing repairs. You’ll not only have to bear the cost of repairs, but you’ll have to also keep your plumber on speed dial because you’re not actually addressing the problem – only the symptoms.
There are two ways to remove these deposits:
- Hire a plumber to come out and use chemicals to dissolve the mineral deposits with harsh chemicals, or…
- Install a whole home water treatment system that uses filters to automatically remove these deposits from your tap water.
You won’t have to worry about clogged pipes or unsightly faucets after you install a filter. Simply contact Mid-Atlantic to gain control of your plumbing bills.
When thinking about our drinking water, we’d like to avoid contamination in the first place rather than needing to treat it later. This is why installing a water treatment system in your home is advantageous – it will remove impurities from your water before you use it.
A whole-house water treatment system can remove:
- other potentially dangerous chemicals
- unpleasant taste or odor
Furthermore, parasites are a common source of concern when it comes to drinking water. A whole-house water treatment system can keep contaminants and their associated health risks out of your home.
Having Healthier Skin and Hair
When hard water evaporates, it leaves all trace minerals behind. Your hair and skin can fall victim to hard water just as your pipes and fixtures can. When you use hard water on your hair, it becomes dry, frizzy, and full of dandruff. It sounds counterintuitive, but hard water is not hydrating.
Calcium and lime particles clog your pores, causing your skin to react unfavorably. In fact, if you don’t have a good skincare and hair care routine, you may be prone to breakouts and hair loss. Sound familiar?
Fortunately, a whole-house water treatment system can help you improve the quality of water you use on your skin and hair. It can help you get rid of symptoms associated with untreated or hard water, including:
- skin discoloration
- clogged pores
- fine lines and wrinkles
- itchy skin and scalp
- fine lines and wrinkles
Because hard water reduces the efficacy of soap, you end up using more than you should need. And because it is less efficient at removing dirt and grime, you need more soap to achieve the same cleaning results. This results in more money spent on laundry detergent, dish soap and other cleaning products.
Mid-Atlantic Water Services will help you determine the best solution for your home. Get in touch today for your free in-home consultation and you’ll be well on your way to having the cleanest, best tasting water of your life.