Water Purification Unit Pitfalls
Think having a water purification unit will provide higher
water quality for your family - think again! This articles explores
some of the pitfalls of water purifiers.
What if I told you that your home may be water-poor? Poor in quality,
that is. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of households
are in need of water purification products. Many of our local water
treatment facilities are not equipped to deal with the ever-increasing
amount of environmental contamination that gets into our water supplies
and threatens our well-being.
Water purification systems for home use are nothing new. Concern
for clean, safe drinking water goes back a hundred years when water-borne
diseases, like typhoid and diphtheria, were having a devastating
effect on the population. At that time, chlorine saved the day and
"modern" water purification was born. Over the years our
increasingly chemically-driven society has once again faced a new
health threat - chemical pollution. So now we're seeing an unprecedented
increase in the demand for water purification products.
So just what makes your home water-poor? Well, if you are on a
municipal system, you probably have high levels of chlorine in your
water. Chlorine greatly reduces the quality of your water directly
because of its chemical nature. It may have a disinfecting effect
on dangerous bacteria, but it also has a dangerous effect when it
comes into contact with the aging pipes of many homes. Lead and
other heavy metals are leached from your plumbing as this chlorinated
water passes through it. Chlorine also creates a dangerous gas that
is present in the steam from a shower.
Other substances that are responsible for making your home water-poor
include herbicides, pesticides, agricultural runoff and household
chemicals. Municipal water treatment systems that rely on chlorine
cannot remove these toxins. This type of water-poor home needs water
purification products to do the job that the local system can't.
However, you may be shocked to know that some water purification
products can also make a home water-poor. Several home water treatment
systems, like reverse osmosis and distillation, are unable to remove
many of the synthetic chemicals found in our water.* The contaminants
that are removed are usually accompanied by important, healthful
minerals that provide necessary strength to our teeth and bones,
as well as, good taste and smell of the water. The result is poor
water that still contains harmful toxins and no beneficial minerals.
So just what type of water purification systems for home use can
ensure that your home is not water-poor? Well, during my research
I have found that the best water purification products are based
on technology that uses multi-stage filtration. Multi-stage filtration
is most effective at greatly reducing chlorine, eliminating dangerous
synthetic chemicals and leaving important calcium, potassium and
magnesium levels untouched. The result is water that is rich with
safety, purity, great taste and health.
But you don't have to believe me. Do your own comparison. I found
everything I needed to know about water purification products online.
I found, as I'm sure you will too, water purification systems for
home use that are effective, affordable and easy to install and
maintain. There are companies that also provide terrific customer
service. Oh...and if you want further assurance, you can find home
water treatment systems that carry certifications for removing certain
With quality water purification products readily available, there
is no reason your home should be water-poor.
*Carbon filters can be added for an additional cost.
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