The water coming out of your tap can’t really be that bad, can it? And even if it is, there’s always purified bottled water available at the grocery store, right? So, why on earth would you buy a water purification system for your home?
Good questions. We have answers!
Unfortunately, your tap water really is that bad. Most city water has only been treated with chlorine and chloramine, and private well water doesn’t even receive treatment. Because of this, your water probably contains harmful toxins, and it likely doesn’t taste or smell very good either.
As for bottled water, it isn’t much better, just more expensive and bad for the environment because of all that plastic. We know that plastic emits estrogen, which lowers testosterone levels in men. Furthermore, studies show that 64% of bottled water comes from municipal tap water anyway!
A water purification system is your best bet for making your water safer, tastier and more affordable. In this post, we’ll walk you through why this is the case and help you get started finding the ideal water purifier for your home.
Don’t need any more convincing? You can start shopping for a water purification system at the link below.
Water Purifiers Protect Your Family’s Health
Your home’s tap water likely contains many dangerous toxins. A water purifier is your best option for keeping those harmful toxins out of your body.
This is true even if you have city water that receives municipal treatment from the government. Yes, local water plants treat the water to make it safer for consumption, but this treatment is a far cry from the filtration it needs to make it truly pure.
Most cities have water treatment plants rather than water filtration plants. What this means is they only treat the water with chemicals. While these chemicals neutralize some harmful toxins, they don’t remove everything like a high-quality water filter does. The government’s solution to pollution is dilution rather than complete filtration.
The Problems with Municipal Water Treatment
Most municipal treatment plants only disinfect water with chlorine and chloramine before sending it to homes. These disinfectants do a good job of neutralizing parasites, bacteria and viruses; however, they do nothing to stop other potentially hazardous pollutants, like lead, hexavalent chromium and forever chemicals.
Many municipal water supplies also contain excess amounts of fluoride. Studies have found that high levels of fluoride in water can lower your IQ!
Furthermore, chlorine and chloramine aren’t the best things to have in your water either. Not only can they dry out your skin in the shower, but they can also cause asthma symptoms, food allergies, congenital abnormalities and even cancer. Therefore, while the government may leave chlorine in the water, you’re going to want it out.
The government also doesn’t do nearly enough to maintain healthy drinking water standards. The official limits set for many contaminants by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aren’t nearly as strict as they should be, and many haven’t been updated since the 1980s. Furthermore, a lot of dangerous chemicals remain unregulated.
Your water is completely unregulated if you get it from a private well. Therefore, whatever’s in the ground around your well will more than likely wind up coming out of your tap. Private well water often contains bacteria, pesticides, fertilizer and other harmful toxins.
The Problems with Drinking Unpurified Tap Water
So, where does that leave your family? You can drink the unpurified water out of your tap, but in doing so, you’re putting your body at serious risk. When your water is unfiltered, your body must try to filter it for you, and unfortunately, your liver and kidneys get easily overwhelmed when the water contains too many toxins.
The good news is a water purifier for your home is much more dependable than the government or your body. It will shield your family from harmful toxins for a safer and healthier water-drinking experience.
Make Drinking Water Easier and More Enjoyable
A water purification system will also make your water taste and smell better. So, you’ll no longer have to dread pouring yourself a glass from your tap.
Let’s be honest. If you had to grade the smell and taste of your tap water, you probably wouldn’t go much higher than a D at best. Tap water often tastes like metal when it contains too much iron or lead. And it frequently smells like a pool when treated with an overabundance of chlorine.
How are you supposed to drink your doctor-recommended half your weight in ounces a day when it repulses you? You might have the fortitude to stomach the stuff, but what about your kids? They’re picky enough when it comes to eating their vegetables, so getting them to drink gross water is certainly a losing battle.
A quality water purifier will win this battle for you by removing the sediment and heavy metals that cause poor smell and taste. For example, a reverse osmosis (RO) system comes with a special polishing filter designed to do this in tandem with its main filters for removing harmful toxins.
Plus, it’s much easier to have the delicious water come from your tap than to run to the store and buy it in plastic bottles. Most bottled water doesn’t taste all that great anyway!
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It’s Much Better Than Buying Bottled Water
Speaking of bottled water, that’s often the route most people take when they don’t trust the quality of their tap water. They assume that because it’s neatly packaged and pricey it must be superior to tap water, but this is largely not the case.
Studies have shown that major bottled water brands are just as contaminated as tap water. Furthermore, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does a poor job of holding bottled water brands accountable to higher health standards. In fact, bottled water brands aren’t required to release their water quality stats to the public. So, it’s nearly impossible for the public to know if bottled water is safe to drink.
Buying bottled water for your family’s daily water consumption also isn’t the wisest financial decision. You’ll likely end up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a year for water that isn’t much better than the stuff from your faucet!
Bottled water only seems more affordable than a water purification system when viewed from a short-term perspective. Most people would rather spend a few bucks on a bulk pack of Dasani than a thousand dollars on a water purifier, and we don’t blame them. But here’s the thing: the cost of continually buying bottled water will add up over time. Meanwhile, buying a water purifier only requires an initial cost along with much smaller annual maintenance fees. Therefore, in the long run, you’ll likely spend far more on bottled water than you will on a water purification filter.
Finally, let’s not forget about the toll all those plastic bottles take on the environment. Plastic bottles require massive amounts of oil to make, and plastic pollution is a rampant problem in our country. Therefore, by opting for a water purifier instead, you’ll contribute to a healthier planet.
Getting a Water Purifier is Easy
Many people are hesitant to get a water purification system for their homes for fear of uncertainty and buyer’s remorse. They feel overwhelmed by the multiple options available and don’t want to accidentally pick the wrong one for their home. They also fear messing up their system by improperly installing it.
If you feel this way, allow us to ease your mind. At Angel Water, we make picking the system you need and getting it properly installed simple. Our water purification experts will walk you through the whole process to set you and your family up for success.
Here’s how we’ll do it:
How to Buy a Water Purifier for Your Home
To determine the best system for your home, we’ll first identify the problems with your water. We’ll talk to you about what symptoms you’ve been experiencing and perform an in-home water test to see which toxins we need to get rid of. Based on these findings, we’ll give you our recommendation for which systems best fit your unique needs.
We have a wide variety of water purification system options available in the Chicago suburbs and West Palm Beach, FL. The different types of purifiers include:
- NSF 58-Certified Reverse Osmosis Systems – Remove up to 99% of contaminants from drinking water.
- Whole House Water Filters – Provide pure water at every tap in your home.
- Chlorine Injection Systems – Neutralize bacteria and other harmful contaminants.
- NSF 44-Certified Water Softeners – Remove hard water minerals and radium 226/228.
Our experts will also help you understand what separates a great water purifier from a subpar one. Namely, the premium systems are NSF certified, 100% American made, BPA-free and have many enhanced features.
How to Install a Water Purifier at Home
Installing water purifying systems in your home can be tricky. It requires advanced plumbing knowledge and strict adherence to the manufacturer’s requirements to maintain warranty coverage. For this reason, Angel Water also offers professional licensed plumbing installation to make it easy and stress-free for you.
Many states, such as Illinois, require installation by a licensed plumber for water purification equipment. Furthermore, it’s the best way to ensure your system will provide the full protection you and your family deserve. We also offer ongoing maintenance services to keep it running right for many years to come.
Of course, you may also live in an apartment or high rise where plumbing installation isn’t allowed or possible. You can still get advanced water purification with a countertop RO system. The device is the size of a Keurig coffee maker and produces high-quality purified water.
Get the Perfect Water Purifier for Your Whole House!
We hope this post has inspired you to be optimistic about your tap water. It may be full of toxins and the government may not be doing enough about it, but you can protect your health! By investing in a water purification system for your home, your family will enjoy healthier, better-tasting, affordable and eco-friendly water for years to come.
Need help getting started? Angel Water is here for you! Please give us a call at (847) 382-7800 to speak to an expert. You can also stop into one of our locations in Barrington, IL, St. Charles, IL, or West Palm Beach, IL, to browse our vast selection of water purifiers.
Want to browse some amazing water purification systems right away? We recommend checking out our reverse osmosis systems at the link below.