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Purifying Your Water at Home

Homeowners all over Markham, Aurora, and throughout the Greater Toronto area, rely on bottled water as a means to provide their families with the cleanest drinking water possible. But bottled water isn’t always a safer and cleaner alternative to what comes out of the tap.

Plastic bottles can get contaminated, are associated with a number of adverse health effects and are toxic for our natural environment. Keep reading to learn how you can ditch the plastic and enjoy clean drinking in your home whether you’re within the city limits or out in the country. Retail Products As an alternative to bottled water, there are a number of retail filters that can help improve the taste and odour of your drinking water. These include filtration systems that fit onto your faucet, refrigerator units and portable pitchers. It’s important to note that most retail models aren’t equipped to remove all the contaminants from your drinking water. In fact, store-bought disposable filters tend to be most effective at removing lead and copper. If lead and copper contamination is a concern for you, a retail unit can be a great choice. But if you want the cleanest drinking water possible, you might want to consider a built-in solution. Under-the-sink Options An under-the-sink water purification and softening system installed by a plumber may be your best bet if you live outside the city limits. There are a couple of options designed to help ensure that your drinking water is clean, safe, and free of contaminants. The two most common under-the-sink filtration options are: Reverse osmosis. A reverse osmosis filtration system uses a semi-permeable membrane to filter contaminants from your drinking water. Reverse osmosis systems are one of the most popular under-the-sink options because they’re highly effective at removing impurities and deliver great-tasting water. • Ultraviolet light. Filtration systems using ultraviolet lights rely on a UV lamp to expose the water to an intense light that effectively treats bacteria, viruses and impedes the development of water-borne microbes. Ultimately, the type of filtration system you need depends on your drinking water requirements, the source of your water, and the contaminants you’re actively trying to remove. If you’d like to speak to a residential plumber about which filtration option would be best for your home, visit Black Forest Plumbing today. Our team of plumbers proudly service Aurora, Markham and the Greater Toronto Area. Contact us today to learn how we can help you enjoy cleaner drinking water. If you have a plumbing emergency, please call us at 905 252 9994, ASAP! Book A Service Appointment




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