There’s no wrong reason to add a whole-house water filtration system to your home. Some people get one to improve the taste of their water, while others choose a system to eliminate health concerns—like the effects of contaminated water on someone with a weakened immune system!
The Maynard Man can’t very well say we’re the “Clean Water Expert” if we didn’t give you all the facts.
“Why Do I Need Water Filtration?”
You might not! We can find out through professional water testing, which is when we take samples of water from various locations in order to see if it’s being impacted by contaminants or anything else that could be lurking in your plumbing system (such as excess calcium and magnesium). You might need water filtration if:
- You’ve noticed limescale. You might also notice water spots on your dishes after they’ve been washed. Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your dishwasher—yet. The buildup of calcium and magnesium creates what’s called hard water. Harmless to ingest, hard water damages your plumbing system, appliances, and impacts your quality of life. A whole-house water softener installation will resolve this!
- Your water has a weird taste. Water goes through heavy filtration at the municipal source. But that water has a long way to go before it reaches your plumbing fixtures! Waterborne contaminants can make their way in, and start affecting the health and taste of your water. If you’ve noticed anything funky with your water, particularly if there’s a metallic taste, you should have a pro check it out.
- The water coming from your taps is colored. Ew! This is a definite sign that water treatment is necessary. Another possibility is that your water heater has begun rusting and sending discolored water to your hot water faucets and taps. If you’re only noticing discolored hot water, and not noticing it from the cold lines, that’s likely your answer.
The Maynard Man can help you make an informed decision on what type of water filtration or water treatment system is best for your home. You’ll want to consider things like what contaminants are in your water, if you need a whole-house system or can get away with a point-of-use system that treats water in batches (i.e. if your kitchen sink for drinking water).
Need a Helping Hand, Call the Maynard Man! Especially when you need a professional plumber in Clarksville to install your water filtration system. We are The Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy Expert.