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Freshen Up Your Water

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

Why a water filtration system will change your life...

What is water filtration?

A water filtration system is designed to remove bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and chemicals from your water. Many people in the U.S. drink chlorine-treated water that still contains harmful contaminants. Only a small percentage of water on earth is considered "clean" enough to drink, which means that the water from your tap may not be pure, despite passing through a mass water treatment facility. This can even be the case for water stored in a private well because it has the ability to pick up contaminants from the source to your tap without proper filtration. The water you drink is safer when filtered, and the investment of whole-home water filtration has many benefits that will change your life!

Filtered water increases the quality of your health, showers, drinking, and cooking. The best way to ensure that you will have a good supply of clean and pure water in your home is to install a home water filtration system.

What are the benefits?

It's better for your health.

Unfiltered water, even when coming from a treatment plant, can still have many contaminants in it. Several variants of

bacteria, viruses, and parasites can be found in water that has not been properly purified. Or even if it has been treated

through a plant, it is often washed with chemicals like fluoride and chlorine. These bacterias and chemicals found can cause

many different types of intestinal and digestive problems.

Filtering your own water takes away your risk of ingesting these contaminants, and reduces your risk of gastrointestinal diseases. When you have an advanced home filtration system, most of the 2,100

known toxins in drinking water are removed.

You save money.

If you are already aware of these contaminants and buy bottled water to drink in your home - installing your own filtration system will help you save on purchasing cases of water every month.

You will also see reduced plumbing bills. Using filtered water helps to remove heavy metals, minerals, and chemicals which can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing system. Not only does this affect your pipes, but your other home applicants that use water. This includes your water dispenser, ice maker, garbage disposal, dishwasher, and washing machine. Hard water can corrode these machines and appliances in your home. Potential repair bills for your appliances and plumbing will be cut down to the simple change of your own filtered water.

It tastes better.

You will see a huge change in the taste of your drinking water. Water filters remove elements (such as lead, chlorine, and bacteria) that often cause drinking water to have an unpleasant taste and smell. By improving the overall purity of your water, you improve the quality of your drinking and cooking - making it easier to hit your daily intake water goals. ;)

It improves the quality of your skin & hair.

Unfiltered water is often called hard water. Since hard water contains minerals, it can have a negative effect on your skin and hair by leaving a build-up of soap residue and stripping your natural oils. This, in turn, clogs pores and aggravates skin conditions. Hard water can flair psoriasis, and lead to acne or even eczema - especially in children. The short-term effects of using hard water are dry, flaky, and itchy skin. More frequent breakouts on your face and body, and lifeless, brittle hair. The effects of using hard water over time may lead to premature aging as the skin dries out, sagging and forming more fine lines and wrinkles.

It also makes it difficult for your laundry machine to properly rinse soap reside off of your clothes due to the build-up of chemicals in the water. This will deposit onto your clothing and leave residue on them - sometimes causing them to smell unclean and lead to rashes and allergies on your skin. For the same reasons, hard water causes soap buildup on your dishes, and on your shower wall. Filtering your water source will drastically change these effects on your hair and skin - so much so, you will likely notice the difference in less than a month!

It's more sustainable.

If protecting the environment is important to you, filtering your water should be high on your list! Each year, over 50 billion plastic water bottles are bought in the U.S. However, only 38% of them are recycled, with the remainder ending up in landfills. On average, it will take 450 years for one plastic bottle to completely disintegrate - long outliving your lifetime! Plus, studies have shown that it's safer to drink than average tap water. A whole-home water filtration system is the most sustainable form of filtration you can do, and will greatly reduce your overall carbon footprint.

Want to switch to whole-home water filtration?

Now that you know the benefits of using a home water filtration system, you have no reason to keep living with unfiltered water. Making the switch ensures that you always have access to clean water for your family! Upgrading to filtered water includes services such as complete water systems, whole house water filtration installation, maintenance, repair & upgrades, and water softeners to remove heavy metals.

Get in contact to find out how we can install filtration for your home or community system! 928-237-4372

"No matter what, do what's right."

- Alcorn Pump & Water Filtration

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