Water Filtration: What You Need To Know

Water is a daily essential that every household uses. We use it within our day to day lives so often through tasks like drinking, bathing, cooking, and cleaning that it is easy to forget how important it is and imagine what it would be like without it. Luckily, most public water here in Maryland is generally safe to drink, but every source of water contains some level of contamination. Many homes may suffer from hard water, which is contamination from environmental, biological, and even industrial pollution. However, pollution isn’t the only contributor to hard water—old plumbing systems and naturally occurring minerals can build up, and continual exposure over a long period of time can be problematic.

Most households that have hard water get through it by only drinking bottled water but the contaminants within the water can still impact the household in other ways such as through bathing. One of the best ways to rid your household of these contaminants is to invest in a whole home filtration system.

Types of Home Filtration Systems

There are a variety of home filtration systems, ranging from standard capacity to heavy duty whole house filter systems. The one you pick depends on the level of contaminants in your water. Standard capacity filtration systems work great for most homes with mild hard water whereas some homes require heavy duty whole house filter systems. While heavy duty whole house filter systems can be pricey and larger compared to standard capacity filtration systems, the initial cost is offset by their quality and durability. These filters can protect your water for up to 10 years before you need to replace it or buy a new one.

Need a Baltimore Area Plumber to Test Your Home’s Water?

Ultimately, having a professional Warrior plumber test your water with a water testing kit is a great way to examine your water and decide what level of filtration you need. If you have any questions or concerns about hard water in your home, don’t hesitate to reach out. We would be happy to answer any questions, test the water within your home, share the results, and go over water filtration options – should it be needed. Please contact us by using our form on our website or by calling us at 443-967-3736.