Every household relies on clean water for drinking, washing and cooking. If your water comes from a well, it’s up to you to ensure it’s filtered and disinfected.
However, even if your water comes from a municipal source, there’s still a risk that bacteria, viruses and other harmful contaminants can leach into the water before it reaches your taps. If you’re concerned about contaminants in your family’s drinking water or simply want to ensure it’s as clean as possible, here are four reasons you might want to install a water purification system in your home. 1. To give you peace of mind Whether your water flows through aging pipes or gets exposed to agricultural runoff and industrial pollution, a water purification system will remove any harmful contaminants, including iron, copper and pesticides, before they reach your taps. These systems also remove chlorine, which most municipalities add during the treatment process and can give your water a strong taste. 2. To help protect the environment Plastic water bottles are notoriously bad for the environment and take several hundred years to decompose. Even if you put them in a recycling bin, there’s no guarantee that they won’t end up in a landfill. A water purification system gives you access to clean water without an unpleasant taste or odour, which makes it easier to ditch plastic water bottles for good. 3. To prevent skin irritation While the amount of fluoride and chlorine added to your water during the municipal treatment process is safe to drink, these substances can cause irritation among people with sensitive skin or conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. A water purification system will remove most irritants from your water, making it gentler on your skin. 4. To avoid potential plumbing issues Even if your water is safe to drink, it may contain minerals that can build up in your pipes and appliances over time. This can reduce their efficiency and lifespan. If you invest in a water purification system, you’ll likely save money on plumbing repairs in the long run. At Black Forest Plumbing, we offer two types of water purification systems: reverse osmosis and ultraviolet. A reverse osmosis system uses multiple filters to remove impurities from the water, whereas an ultraviolet system relies on filters and UV light to eliminate harmful contaminants. Book an installation in the GTA If you want to enjoy all the benefits of a water purification system, the team at Black Forest Plumbing can help. In addition to our reliable installation services, we can offer advice on the best type of system for your home. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a service call in the Greater Toronto Area. Book A Service Appointment