How You Can Improve Your Home Water Filtration System
The Safe Drinking Water Act, passed in 1974, issued new actions and regulations to protect the nation’s drinking water. As a result, millions of people have high-quality, safe drinking water from their public water systems every day. However, some harmful contaminants bypass the water treatment system. Thankfully, plenty of water filtration systems are available for purchase and can help keep any household free of contaminants and keep tap water clean and safe. Here is why a water filter system is important, and how you can improve your water quality.
Why Filtering Your Water Is Important
The health risks associated with drinking contaminated water are well-documented: irritated skin, dry, brittle hair, and of course more serious risks once lead is involved. While drinking water is usually the main focus when discussing water filters, our sinks are just one way we interact with water. Contaminants in water can be absorbed through the skin, which can also lead to health problems.
Excessive amounts of these elements and chemicals, such as iron or manganese, in tap water, can corrode the enamels of your bathroom shower and bathtub, leading to rust and stains. Since the 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, lead-containing solders for water systems and plumbing have been effectively banned. But homes built before 1986 are still at risk, due to corrosion of the original plumbing.
How Does Water Filtration Work?
So filtering water is important, but how exactly does a water filter work? A water filter is a device that decontaminates water and removes impurities through various means. The main categories of water filters generally fall under are the following:
- Fine physical barriers
- Chemical processes
- Biological processes
Physically filtering water involves straining the water to remove large impurities, such as gauze. The chemical process involves passing water through chemicals to remove impurities. We all know about chorine being used for cleaning pool water, and chlorite is often used to filter tap water. Biological water filtration is a new system, essentially using a selected species of bacteria to remove contaminants and then removing the bacteria through reverse osmosis.
How to Improve House Water Filtration
Our water supply should be as clean and free from impurities as can be, and a house water filter, such as a kitchen faucet or a water pitcher, can provide quality, filtered water. A manufacturer producing excellent water filtration systems is Moen. The filtration systems reside under the kitchen sink and are compatible with many different faucet models. The filters use carbon block technology to provide great tasting water, and some models such as the Moen Sip faucet, also include an electronic filter life indicator.
The faucets themselves are an elegant blend of form and function. The designs range from a traditional look to a sleek transitional one to a minimalist modern design. Combined with different colors and finishes from chrome to oiled bronze to stainless steel, and these faucets will suit any kitchen style. Sip style faucets feature a high arc rotating spout to give you more workspace in the sink, and include a limited lifetime warranty. We have plenty of Moen water filters and countertop faucets to suit both your plumbing and design needs.
Water Filtration Systems Available at Weinstein Bath & Kitchen Showroom in Collegeville
Since 1922, we have served our community in the Greater Philadelphia Area and surrounding areas by providing a wide selection of quality kitchen and bathroom products to help their dream kitchens and baths come true. To find the right water filtration system for your needs, or to get a free water test, please contact the experts at Weinstein Bath & Kitchen Showroom in Collegeville.