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Whether you’re putting your house on the market, or you’re planning to stay where you are for many years, a water filtration system is an improvement that adds value to your home. More important, it helps to ensure safe water that tastes good. This is something both you and future homeowners are sure to appreciate and value.

Problems with well water

Most Americans get their water from a well-maintained municipal water system, but about 15 million Americans get their water from wells, cisterns or other private sources. Well water is generally safe, because it’s filtered naturally by soil and rocks. But shallow wells and those near a source of pollution can be vulnerable to contamination. A water filtration system can help to keep well water safe and clean. 

Problems with city water

Even those who get their water from municipal systems can benefit from a water filtration system. City systems are very effective at making water safe to drink and use, but in some cases, contaminants are still present. Here are some issues city water can present.

  • Many users of municipal water supplies discern the taste of chlorine. A home water filtration system can remove this unappealing taste. 
  • City water supplies sometimes also contain disinfection by-products. A home water filtration system can effectively remove most of them from your water supply.
  • Lead in your water supply may be a concern. Older water pipes are often a source of lead. When ingested, it can be extremely harmful and even deadly. 
  • Storms can sometimes disrupt city water supplies, contaminating the water before the city can issue a boil alert. A filtration system can keep harmful bacteria out of your drinking water. 

The solution

A reverse-osmosis system involves moving water through one or more membranes. The system allows the water molecules to pass through, but it traps the contaminants. Some membranes also have an electrostatic charge that facilitates removal of the contaminants.

Reverse osmosis systems are typically used to remove suspended matter and dissolved solids. Systems with carbon filters can also remove soluble organic compounds such as dioxins, pesticides and volatile organic compounds. The end product is cleaner water that tastes better. 

If you’re convinced that a water-filtration system isn’t just something that will add value to your home but is, in fact, something you need for the well-being of your family, contact Aqua Plumbing & Air. For more than 37 years, we’ve provided plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electric services to homeowners in Sarasota, Bradenton and Manatee County. Contact us, and we’ll be happy to help you with all of your home-comfort needs.

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