Water Filtration: 5 Reasons to Use It In Your (tiny) Home

Everyone is concerned about their home drinking water. Thus, every household needs a reliable water filter system to ensure the taste and health attributes of their drinking water are on point. The following are five significant benefits of using a water filtration system in your home.

The water smells and tastes better.

Tap water is mostly unfiltered. Thus, it has an unpleasant odor. It has a hint of metallic smell obtained from the pipes it’s supplied through before getting to your home. Sometimes the water may smell like rotten eggs due to the mild presence of minerals such as sulfur in the water. Another cause of unpleasant smell in the water is dirty tanks that haven’t been attended to in years. All types of water tanks have disadvantages that affect the quality of water. Concrete tanks sometimes have algae or moss growing inside them, while metal tanks rust and put impurities to the water. These impurities don’t only affect the smell of water. They also give it a peculiar taste that most people do not like. Using a water filtration system not only removes solid impurities suspended in the water, but also gets rid of dissolved metals and other chemicals like sulfur from the water. Removing impurities restores water to its natural great smell and taste.

Water filtration systems have numerous health benefits

Filtering water ensures that you have healthy drinking water. Filtered water is safer compared to bottled or tap water straight from the water treatment plants of your community. Unfiltered water, regardless of whether it comes from a treatment plant, still has contaminants such as lead and sulfur. Water treatment plants also add chemicals like fluoride and chlorine to the water to purify it. Chlorine is hazardous to human health as it increases the risk of cancer development. Having an advanced water filtration system ensures these chemicals are removed before you consume the water.

Another advantage of water filtration is that it turns hard water into soft water. By removing the chemicals and enhancing the taste of water, filtration increases a person’s regular water intake. Doctors advise that an adult should consume no less than eight glasses of water every day. Having water that smells and tastes better promotes this healthy activity.

Water filtration has significant environmental impacts

A clear advantage of water filtration is that it reduces the use of bottled water. Using bottled water promotes the use of non-biodegradable plastic bottles. Therefore, in reducing the use of bottled water, filtration reduces the amount of disposal of plastic in the environment. Scientists estimate that it takes more than 400 years for a plastic bottle to disintegrate. Therefore using recycled containers or environmentally friendly containers to consume filtered water unburdens the environment from having to deal with an overload of plastic junk. One more disadvantage of using bottled water is that although production companies can recycle and reuse plastic bottles, reusing them reduces the quality of water taste and smell.

Water filtration systems are cost-effective

You cannot compromise on cost when it comes to human health. Installing water filtration systems may seem expensive to some at the moment. However, consider the health hazards of not using a filtration system. Unfiltered water risks numerous gastrointestinal diseases and even cancer. The amount of money spent on hospital bills cannot be compared to the investment made by installing a water filtration system in a house.

As mentioned earlier, water filtration also converts hard water into soft water. So by using water filtration systems, a household saves on the amount of soap it uses. It also increases the lifespan of appliances like dishwashers and heaters. Hard water, when combined with other particles and impurities, damages appliances. Thus, one can save on costly repairs or premature replacement of appliances by using water filtration systems.

Improves disaster preparedness

Water pipe bursts can contaminate and reduce the quality of water delivered to your home. Sewer bursts in your community also risk contaminating drinking water. Using water filtration systems protects a household from the dangers of drinking contaminated water.

Regardless of the financial drawback, installing and using a water filtration system has many benefits. Water filtration systems remove contaminants and unwanted chemicals such as sulfur, fluorides, and chlorine from the water, making it safe for human and animal consumption. Using filtration systems also saves money that would otherwise be used for unprecedented appliance repairs caused by hard water. If that is not all, water filtration systems promote healthy living as well as the wellbeing of the environment by reducing the use of plastic containers.

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Stephanie McQueen

Stephanie is the content curator and resource hoarder of all things tiny houses. She enjoys collecting information about tiny houses and writing easy-to-understand articles that help you make informed decisions whether you're building, buying, renting, selling, or parking your tiny house. Only thing she loves to do more than hoard information? Share it! Connect with Stephanie through LinkedIn, her portfolio, or her done-for-you marketing agency, Employed By Life Online.

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