How Clean is Your Drinking Water?
How clean and pure is the water you drink? The answer might surprise you. While many Vancouver homeowners trust that their water is sufficiently healthy, the reality is that water quality can vary wildly from one municipal area to the next—and for that matter, those who get their water from a reservoir or well are almost sure to experience high quantities of chemicals and sediment. The simple fact of the matter is the only way to know for sure about the quality of your drinking water is to have it tested. (And as it happens, Pure Plumbing offers both testing and water filter installation to homeowners throughout Vancouver.)
What’s in Your Water?
Certainly, there is ample reason to suggest that contaminated or dirty drinking water can prove problematic. In fact, this is the #1 cause of disease in developing nations! And the problems are not just confined to the third world; in the United States, for instance, the Environmental Protection Agency keeps a running list of pollutants and microorganisms that have been found in tap water, and some of them are poisonous!
Bottling and Boiling
Of course, it is vital to protect yourself and your family from unclean water, and there are a few ways to do so. One method is to simply load up on bottled water, but this can be both impractical and quite expensive. More to the point, it does not necessarily protect you from unwanted chemicals. Chemicals can leak from the plastic bottle into the water, contaminating it. What is more, studies have found that much of the time, bottled water is merely tap water, repackaged and sold at a premium.
Waterborne contaminants can be removed through boiling water, as well. It goes without saying, however, that this is highly inconvenient. Additionally, those who have ever boiled their water will surely testify to the fact that boiled water can taste quite flat.
Water Filtration Solutions
The best way to address impure or polluted water, then, is surely with a water filtration system. Water filtration systems remove more contaminants than any other method, without negatively impacting taste; in fact, they leave a healthy amount of trace minerals behind, to enhance the flavor of the water, all while ensuring that harmful chemicals such as chlorine are altogether eliminated.
How can you learn more about the quality of your water—and about the different water filtration systems that might be useful in your home? Contact the team at Unclog.it today!