Instead of looking at bottled water as a way to ensure quality drinking water, consider a water filter instead. It's a more affordable and convenient way of guaranteeing fresh water.
Water filters are easy to install and maintain, with a wide variety to suit individual and home requirements. Get yours today and set your mind at ease.
Water contaminants can be broken down into four categories:
If your water smells or tastes bad, there is little doubt that you would benefit from a water filter. Municipal water often smells of chlorine, which is used to treat the water. Well water, which is dependent upon many local conditions affecting the water supply, may also smell bad. Water filters often treat these conditions by the use of "Granular Activated Carbon," (GAC) a substance that absorbs contaminants that would otherwise cause offensive tastes and odors.
Filters which use GAC may cause cloudy water for the first couple of weeks after a filter change. This is a harmless condition caused by the release of air from the GAC and can be reduced by running the water for several seconds before each use until the air is flushed out.
You may notice visible particles in your water; sediment may be seen collecting in the bottom of your dishwasher or commode, for example. Larger particles may collect behind the screens of your faucet aerator. Smaller particles may collect at the bottom of a glass of water that sits for a time.
Rust and sediment are easily collected by particulate filters. Whole house particulate filters can be easily installed to protect not only your drinking water, but also appliances like dishwashers and ice makers.Water filters are not effective against clear water iron, which can leave red stains in tubs and toilets. To treat this substance, a water softener is required.
Be aware, however, that although the countertop and faucet-mounted filters are easiest to install initially, they are more bulky and less convenient than the hidden undersink filter. They are also less versatile if you are attempting to filter contaminants other than tastes, smells, and lead.