Factors That Affect Your Water Quality

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If your health is important to you, having clean safe drinking water is a must. But what if the quality of the water coming out of your tap isn’t great? Most homeowners never check and rarely have to worry as the municipality is supposed to be keeping it safe. However, with recent catastrophes like that of Flint, Michigan, it is important to do your own due diligence in your home to ensure the water quality is where it is supposed to be.

Here are some factors that can influence the quality of your water:

  • Minerals and sediments
  • PH balance
  • Pesticides and other water run off
  • Oil/ grease/garbage
  • Household cleaning products
  • Urban sprawl

Out of the above items, there are only a few, like minerals and sediments, that are not caused by humans. The environment and our water is directly effected by so many things we regularly participate in. It is a larger global issue than one household changing their habits and one we should all take seriously. We all need water to survive.

How to test your water quality

You can pick up water test kits are your local Home Depot or hire a plumber! We can send your water sample to a secure lab and test the water for a range of issues. This is also the best way for us to recommend the right filter for you.

What water filter is right for me

Start with a water test and that will indicate the issues you need to solve with a filter. From hard water to too much calcium, home water filters can tackle a wide range of issues.

Whole home filters allow you to control the water quality everywhere in your house. These systems get installed just after the water line comes into the home and includes a large tank setup. This is ideal if you are looking to change the water quality everywhere in your home and have the money to invest in a larger system.

Stand-alone filters are installed beside your sink and filter the water before it comes out of the connected stand-alone tap. This set up is ideal if you are looking to have fresh drinking water available.


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