Hydration is something that is very important to our health. Since as much as 60% of our bodies are made up of water, it’s ideal that we’re drinking enough water each day. It is recommended that women consume approximately 91 ounces of water per day, and men should focus on an intake of about 125 ounces. We also use water for bathing, doing laundry, washing dishes, etc.
The quality of the water you’re drinking and coming into contact with in your Sarasota, FL, home is something that you should be taking into consideration. Unfortunately, tap water is often contaminated with chemicals and particulates that can harm your health. There are different filtration devices that can remove these unwanted contaminants, so you have healthier and safer water to drink, cook and bathe with.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of a whole-home reverse osmosis system.
What Is a Whole-Home Reverse Osmosis System?
This water treatment process involves multiple stages that are designed to remove various types of contaminants from the water that is coming into your home. At minimum, three stages of filtration will be used, but there may be more depending on the system you have installed.
A reverse osmosis system that is designed to filter all of the water in your home will be installed right at the entry point of your home, where outside water comes in. A semipermeable prefilter will remove sediment and chlorine. Other filters can remove and reduce sodium, chloride, chromium, copper, lead, fluoride, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous.
What Are the Benefits?
There are a number of benefits that are associated with investing in a whole-home reverse osmosis system. For starters, you’ll be able to enjoy better-tasting water. By removing impurities, you’ll notice a change in your drinking water as well as the foods you cook using your purified water.
While there is a slight upfront investment when you have a reverse osmosis system installed, you’ll find that you actually save some money in the future. You’ll no longer need to purchase any bottled water, which reduces your grocery bill but also reduces your carbon footprint. If you’ve been paying for a water delivery service, you’ll be able to cancel that.
Protecting Your Clothes and Fabrics
Clothing and fabric can end up looking worn out faster when you are using contaminated tap water. Your whole-house reverse osmosis system will keep things looking new for longer periods of time. You should also notice a difference in the softness of your fabrics.
Removal of Bacteria and Viruses
Did you know that tap water can contain a number of bacterial strains and viruses? This includes Legionella, Shigella, E. coli and more. By filtering your water before you cook with it and drink it, you’ll reduce your potential exposure to things that can make you and your family sick.
Reducing Lead Exposure
You can be exposed to lead from old building materials and paint, but drinking water can contribute as much as 20% of your lead exposure. Reverse-osmosis systems can eliminate lead from your drinking water, reducing your risk of headaches, stomach cramps, constipation, joint pain and muscle cramping.
Have you ever filled up a cup of water from your tap and noticed it smelled a little odd? It’s not uncommon for tap water to smell unpleasant or even have a fishy odor to it. A reverse-osmosis system will improve the smell of your water, which makes it more palatable to drink. This makes it easier to stay hydrated when you don’t mind the taste and smell of your water.
If you would like to learn more about how a reverse-osmosis drinking water system can improve the quality of the water that is running throughout the plumbing system in your home, reach out to Next Level Plumbing for more information. We would be happy to talk to you about the benefits of investing in this equipment as well as provide you with an estimate for the work. We also offer other services to customers in the Sarasota area, such as drain cleaning, faucet installation and repair, water and sewer line repairs and new construction installation. Reach out to Next Level Plumbing to learn more.