There’s no denying that water makes up a huge part of everyone’s lives. We drink it, bathe with it, use it to cook, swim in it… the list goes on! Humans are made up of about 70% water, too, so it’s no wonder it’s so important to us.
But water can only improve our lives as long as it’s clean. In order to ensure you and your family are getting the benefits of clean water, your home should have a water filtration system.
If you don’t have any type of water filtration system and you think that your tap water is good enough as it is (or if you’re a big consumer of plastic water bottles), we’re here to let you in on just how essential filtration really is.
Here are nine impactful benefits that water filtration can have on your life.
1. Peace of Mind Regarding Safe Drinking Water
Without filtration for your water, you run the risk of heavy metals being present. At best, they can make your water taste unpleasant. At worst, they can cause health problems. Most municipalities do a pretty good job of ensuring good water quality, but it’s wise to have a backup in case of a system failure.
There are also a number of microscopic parasites sometimes found in drinking water that can cause digestive problems if they’re ingested. The last thing you want is a stomach bug floating around your family – filtration can keep you safe from such horror.
And the best part? Filtered water is guaranteed to taste great, because it’s clean and free of harsh chemicals. Not just for the human members of your family, but for your pets, too.
2. Showers and Baths Feel Better
Of course, filtering your drinking water is important. But it’s also important to filter the water that you bathe with, because your body is highly capable of absorbing harmful chemicals through the skin. Even chemicals like chlorine, which isn’t considered dangerous, can cause dry skin, irritation, and itchiness.
Water filtration systems can reduce the hardness of water, which can make your skin feel a whole lot smoother and less itchy. It can also clear up acne, as some of the major causes of pimples include heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride present in unfiltered water. It’ll make your hair healthier and softer too!
3. Keep Your Clothes Safe
Chemicals in the water can do a great job of degrading your clothes. They break down the fibers over time and embed themselves in the fabric, fading the colors and causing soap scum deposits that bring along bad odors and skin reactions.
Filtered water keeps your clothes looking as nice as the day you bought them, removing excess soap scum and keeping them smelling as nice as you do.
4. Enjoy Cleaner Dishes
Just like unfiltered water leaves soap scum on your clothes, it leaves it on your dishes too. With filtered water, this soap scum is eradicated quickly and you can enjoy dishes that come out as clean as a whistle – the first time.
It also won’t allow your dishwasher to release chlorine vapors as it operates, which improves the overall air quality of your home.
5. Improved Water While Cooking
Many of you know exactly what we’re talking about when we mention the smell of tap water. Whether it’s a sour, sulfur, or chemical-like scent, none of it is pleasant.
Excess minerals in the water cause these smells, and they can also negatively affect your sauces and marinades, even the texture of pasta that you cook, too. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen and care about the quality of the food that you eat, a water filtration system could be a lifesaver.
6. Your Appliances Last Longer
Over time, lime and calcium build up in your dishwasher, washing machine, shower, and toilet if you have unfiltered water. This can cause pipe damage, clogged drains, and worn-out faucets.
Filtered water doesn’t let this happen, and it allows your appliances to last much longer. So, with appliances that last longer, you’ll save money when it comes to repairs and replacements – along with saving yourself the general hassle of constant maintenance.
7. A Big-Time Money Saver
Speaking of saving money, installing a water filtration system can save you big in a few ways.
- You can save the cash that you’d spend on buying plastic water bottles.
- Hard water inhibits the power of soap, so soft water means using (and buying) less of it.
- In the long run, you’ll save a significant amount of appliance replacement and repair.
8. It Helps the Environment
There’s no getting around it – plastic water bottles are a major problem in America (and the world). Our population consumes about 50 billion bottles of water every year, bottles that pollute the earth and take extremely long to break down. By using a water filtration system and drinking out of your tap, you’re doing your part to cut down on this incredible waste.
9. You’ll Avoid Contamination
As we touched on earlier, municipal water does the best that it can in removing chemicals, but no sanitation system is immune to breakdowns. If you don’t have a filtration system, you’re affected alongside the public water supply. But if you have your own filtered water, you won’t be touched by chemicals, bacteria, or harmful biological hazardous material that may contaminate the city’s water.
10. Enjoy a Better Quality of Life
The quality of your life is comparable to the quality of your water. Pure water can help your body in so many ways, including encouraging stronger nails, thicker and shinier hair, and a stronger immune system that helps your body respond to and recover from illnesses faster.
Filtered water can also help to clear up symptoms of dermatitis and psoriasis, along with reducing the risk of kidney stones (because the calcium in tap water can lead to the formation of them). Filtered water is also easier on the stomach’s natural chemical balance, which cuts down on the risk of developing ulcers or acid reflux.
Ready to Start Your Filtered Life?
At Gibson’s, we want you to live your best life, which means prioritizing filtered water. We’re the experts when it comes to water filtration systems, and we have the skills to service all of your filtration needs. We have experience in almost all brands of water filtration equipment, even older models, and we promise a job done right every single time.
Interested in installing a water filtration system or water softening system in your home? Get in touch with us online or give us a call at (260) 616-2371 today!