If you don't like the taste of your water and your health has been subpar lately, it may be time to get a drinking water system for your home. There are harmful chemicals, hard minerals, and other toxins like heavy metals in tap water all over the country.
You want to find out what is in your water and have the right system installed in your home. Here are a few of the things to do to get on the right path to refreshing drinking water that you can trust.
Have the Water Professionally Tested
A water testing kit can be purchased at most home improvement stores. You also can hire a company to come into the home and take a water sample and do a more thorough test. This way you can see exactly what you're being exposed to every day. The problem may not just be your water, but also aging and deteriorating plumbing around the home.
Choose a System
The drinking water systems will either be attached to the hot water tank to filter all water that comes out of the tank and heads to your faucets, or they will attach at the head of the faucet. There are a few reasons you want a whole house system, instead of just filters on the faucets.
If the water is toxic to drink, you don't want it on your skin in the shower, coming out of the faucet when you brush your teeth, or being used around the home for any reason. Systems will filter the water through:
- Reverse osmosis
- Sediment filter
- Carbon blocks
- High-injection membrane
Your water needs — and the problems with your water — will indicate what type of system is the best for your home to get the clean drinking water that you need.
Check Your Health
If the water testing showed hazardous toxins in your water at high levels, you might want to get some lab work done to see if you and your family are being negatively affected. You want to make sure that you aren't sick or have other complications because of drinking the water for so long.
Water quality in the home is important, and unfortunately, you can't always trust the tap water that you're drinking. Get your water tested, and figure out what drinking water system you should get for your home. This is a great way to get healthy and stop worrying.