A couple of years ago, lead was a major problem in our local drinking water. It is not so much a problem today, but it doesn’t mean that there are still not contaminants in the water that could be damaging our health.
Not only is your health a concern, but some of these contaminants can wreak havoc on your plumbing system, requiring the need of an emergency plumber.
So in order to lead a healthier and safer life, while also extending the life of your plumbing system, a water filtration system is a must. The following are just a few of the primary benefits of filtered water.
Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cancer
While the lead issue in our water has been mostly addressed, there may still be chlorine in our drinking water. After all, it is chlorine that is used by water plants to disinfect the water before it makes it to the homes of Chicago residents.
Unfortunately, the consumption of chlorinated water can drastically increase your odds of developing cancer later in life. In fact, you are looking at a 93 percent increased risk of developing cancer of the bladder, colon and rectum.
Remove Harmful Toxins
Apart from lead and chlorine, there are many other toxins that can be found in your home’s non-filtered drinking water. In fact, the chlorine can actually result in harmful elements being created in the water, such as disinfection by-products (DBPs).
In addition, tap water can contain levels of aluminum, arsenic and fluoride, all of which can cause damage when consumed in large quantities. Like chlorine, arsenic can result in the development of cancer.
Aluminum has been linked to hyperactivity, Alzheimer’s disease, skin problems, learning disabilities in children and liver disease, while fluoride can weaken one’s immune system and cause cellular damage that can speed up the effects of aging.
Luckily, a water filter has the capability of capturing all of these toxins so that they don't make it in your glass.
Save Some Money
Who doesn’t want to save money, right? The cost of bottled water can add up over time and can become really expensive. By having a water filtration system installed in your home, you will be able to get clean and healthy water at a fraction of the cost.
Plus, some of the plastic bottles that are used to house your commercial bottled water contains harmful chemicals that can cause cancer, behavioral issues, weakened immune systems and an increased risk of obesity.
As a homeowner, you should be concerned with the quality of your drinking water. If you are interested in getting your home’s water tested or would like to learn more about a water filtration system and what it can do for you, contact us at John Baethke & Son Plumbing.
We were recently named Contractor of the Month by Contractor Magazine. We are experts in water quality and filtration, can assess your situation and customize a suitable solution to successfully address your health and safety concerns.