What do volatile organic compounds, lead, and pesticides have in common? Long-term exposure to these substances – even at extremely low levels – can and does cause adverse health effects. What’s more, these and other common pollutants are commonly found in residential drinking water.
While the U.S. has some of the best tasting and cleanest drinking water in the world, public water supplies are only tested for about 90 known contaminants considered harmful to your health. That means many pollutants could be infiltrating your water supply via rain and snow run-off, cracked plumbing pipes, and naturally-occurring minerals and sediment within the earth.
Whether your water is sourced from a private well or public utility, a water quality test can determine the safety of your home’s water. And should such a test uncover higher than acceptable levels of contaminants, then you have multiple options on how to improve water quality in all or part of your home.
A filtered water pitcher is an inexpensive way to provide your family with better tasting, cleaner drinking water without constantly drinking store-bought water, in and of itself an ecological nightmare.
An “under sink” water filter – with its own dedicated faucet – delivers even more benefits, ensuring that the water you drink and cook with is contaminant free.
On the other hand, under-sink filters do nothing to protect you from the chemicals, minerals, and bacteria your skin absorbs while showering or bathing. Installing a water filter at every faucet and shower head is an option, but that can become costly and still won’t purify the water used by dishwashers and washing machines.
For ultimate water purity, there’s only one way to go: a whole-house water filtration system. These are designed to purify your household water at the source, and that’s where it enters your home from the public or well-water supply line. For more information and a free in-home proposal, contact the water quality pros at Conway Services today. We have multiple options available to you, and at least one that’s just right for your home and budget.