Whole Home Water Filtration: Part One

Water Contaminants can be sneaky - they escape household water from dishwashers, toilets and showers.  Small amounts can end up in the air you breathe, on your skin and in the water you drink. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the most common water contaminants include bacteria, chlorine, fluoride, lead, and sediment buildup. To help ensure that you have the cleanest water in your home, the experts at Beutler Air Conditioning & Plumbing, your Sacramento-area plumbing maintenance and repair specialists, are here to break common myths about water filtration. Below are the first few myths vs. truths. Keep following our blog for Part II, where we'll reveal more of the facts about water filtration.

THE MYTH: If I always drink bottled water instead of tap water, I'll avoid drinking water contaminants. 

THE TRUTH: According to the EPA, a large percent of bottled water comes from the same source as tap water, and goes through the same reverse osmosis process to remove water contaminants.   What's more, when you drink out of a plastic bottle, you consume contaminants from the plastic, which are activated by heat. Save money and the environment by investing in water filters and using refillable bottles, such as a BPA-free metal bottles, instead of purchasing plastic water bottles.  

THE MYTH: Chlorine kills all. 

THE TRUTH: Chlorine kills germs and contaminants to a certain extent, but chlorine itself is a chemical with its own drawbacks. Chlorine can also give drinking water a bad taste or smell.  When chlorine interacts with certain organic matter, it creates additional bad tastes and smells, instead of killing bacteria like you had intended it to.  

THE SOLUTION

A whole house water filtration system is one of the only ways to ensure clean, filtered water from every water source in the house. A whole house water filtration system is not only affordable, but it requires very little maintenance. Beutler plumbing specialists can help you chose the right system for your home and family.  Choices range from single-stage water filtration systems (that enhance the way your water tastes and smells) to five-stage systems for maximum filtration (that can improve your water's overall condition) without adding chemicals. A whole house water filtration system can range from $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the size of your home and type of system your home needs. Call us today at 866-559-0108 to learn more.

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