Find out if adding a home filtration system is best for your lifestyle. Depending on the quality of your water source and household needs additional filtering can be beneficial.
There are multiple public water sources in the Brazos county. While all are tested annually and reported safe to consume there are still some contaminates that pass through.
High hardness levels are the primary contributer to most plumbing problems. It can cause buildup inside pipes leading to flow restrictions and corrosion.
We drink a lot of water every day. Even though there are very stringent requirements on the water suppliers there are still occasions where contaminants enter the system such as iron, sulfur, chlorine, arsenic, lead, sediment, bacteria, and other harmful chemicals.
While water providers, plumbers, and environmental service groups take every measure to keep your water safe; contaminants can still potentially find their way into your drinking glass. Everyone involved in providing your water has been through extensive training to prevent cross connections.
Whole home filtration systems are designed to remove some of these contaminates. Drink water that not only looks and taste great but also is good for the body!
Just as with drinking water; the water you use to cook your food has the same impact. Not only do you remove contaminates, improving your water quality can make the difference on the flavor, taste, and smell of your next meal.
Because of the high amount of chlorine used in public water supply your water may have a strong chemical taste. Whole home filters can make your water fresh and pure.
Water with high amounts of contaminants can cause scale buildup on faucets and inside pipes. Scale can gradually buildup and significantly reduce your water pressure. As it leaves deposits on metal surfaces it permanently corrodes the metal surface.
Eventually scale buildup will corrode through a pipe causing a water leak. This also impacts water heaters requiring more frequent flush service.
Using a filtration system to prevent excessive scale buildup will help your fixtures and appliances last longer.
Ever wonder why your shower walls get a layer of grime and your shower handle and tub spout seem to corrode quickly. Unfiltered water contains minerals, chemicals, and other contaminates which leave watermarks and residue on every surface that can be tough to clean.
When taking a hot shower, there is tons of steam that you are inhaling. Even those unwanted chemicals vaporize into the air you breathe.
Washing your clothes in filtered water keeps them nice and crisp, continuing to provide that sharp appearance!
Running dishes through the wash you can also avoid the film and watermarks when using a whole house filtration system.
Having a whole home water filter significantly reduces the maintenance on the appliances and fixtures in your home by extending their lifespan.
If you have been using bottled water then you can expect a pretty good savings. For filtration systems you have the initial cost (professional installation) and the operating cost (filter replenishing). When figuring the cost per "bottle" produced over the lifespan of a filter it is significantly less than bottled.
Another advantage is you will have a positive environmental impact by reducing the consumption of plastic water bottles.
In the Brazos Valley area all of the municipal water suppliers regularly test their water quality to meet the stringent federal and state requirements. and provide the data reports to customers by July 1st each year. These reports are known as Consumer Confidence Reports or "CCR". These public water suppliers test for 102 different types of contaminants.
City of College Station Water Quality
Do you get water from a private well or water source? There are basic test kits available online or most hardware stores to find out what major water characteristics you are dealing with. However to determine what contaminants may be present it is recommended to have samples tested by a laboratory.