Clean, crisp water – the source of life, is needed for a healthy body. It gives us better skin and helps us lose weight. It’ll quench our thirst faster than any juice or soda. Without a doubt, the value of water is unquestionable!
To get clean water, you need to filter your water by installing a water filter system. In this article, we share 10 reasons why you need to install one whether for your home, rental property (providing habitable housing is one of landlord's responsibilities) or business.
1. Improved health and reduction in stress.
Doctors recommend that we drink eight glasses of water every single day. Now, filtered water tastes way much better than tap water. This is essential because, unlike tap water, it isn't riddled with chlorine taste, sulfur and lead.
So, if the water tastes sweet, you’ll likely have more every time you drink. researchers say that drinking more water is associated with reduced intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat.
2. Tastier and healthier food.
Contaminants, minerals and other bacteria can change how food tastes. It’s also important to note that boiled water may still contain small amounts of harmful compounds. With a water filter, however, you can rest assured that your cooking water is free from most impurities.
So, by installing a water filter system, you'll begin noticing an improved taste in your cooked food. This is especially true for foods that absorb water to reach their proper consistency, such as rice or pasta.
3. Increased gastrointestinal health.
Filtered water doesn’t contain giardia and cryptosporidium. As such, you have greater protection against gastrointestinal diseases.
Again, you can prevent diseases like amoebiasis and therefore maintain a good quality of life. Our digestive systems require good water volumes to prevent digestive issues like cramping, bloating, indigestion and constipation.
4. Possible reduction of cancer risks.
In the U.S., most people are drinking water that is legally “safe” but isn’t actually risk-free. According to research, different types of carcinogens can be found in tap water.
Cancer-elements found in tap water include:
· Industrial wastes
· Harmful bacteria
· Gasoline solvents
To reduce the cancer risk, drink filtered water.
5. Filtered water removes chlorine.
Chlorine and chloramine are used to kill microorganisms in tap water and keep it safe for drinking. Sadly, the two chemicals have their downsides as well, including negative impacts on sensitive pets and plants, cancerous bi-products and poor taste and odor.
6. Clean water is essential to humans.
Whether we are using water for doing laundry, washing, rinsing foods, cooking, bathing, drinking or even brushing teeth, we need clean water to accomplish these tasks.
Tap water travels through pipelines before it reaches our homes. Along the way, it collects waste particles, pesticides, mercury, lead, and fluorine compounds.
7. Reduced risk of possible birth defects in newborns.
Did you know that water is vital to your unborn baby’s health? Filtered water helps remove dangerous nitrates found in the tap water that can have devastating effects on the fetal health.
8. Extended lifespan of your appliances and the home's plumbing system.
Turns out something that is good for your health can also do good for your appliances as well. Common appliances that benefit from filtered water include:
- Water heaters. The filtration of minerals results in a more efficient water heater. The water sent to kitchens, bathrooms, dishwashers and washing machines will be much less abrasive.
- Dishwashers. Like washing machines, dishwashers using soft water will also benefit from less scale buildup and can more effectively clean dishes.
- Washing machines. Washing machines that have filtered, softened water running through them actually make your cleaning products more effective.
The reason for this is that filtering your water helps remove minerals that cause hard water. Hard water simply means that your water has a significant quantity of dissolved minerals contained in it.
9. Reduced carbon footprint.
Carbon is a major issue in the world right now and is a global crisis. If you are serious about saving the environment, then try to cut down on buying bottled water and install a water filter system instead.
A lot of people think that installing a water filtration system is costly, but actually, on the contrary, bottled water costs more. The amount of money spent on bottled water far exceeds the installation costs of a water filter. What’s more, once installed, no maintenance is necessary.
10. Savings on bottled water.
We’re all trying to drink more water. It’s good for the skin, muscle recovery, digestion, metabolism, amongst other things. But, does it have to be costly? Well, bottled water surely is!
The biggest marketing success story of all time is the bottled water industry. And, the industry is growing at an impressive speed. However, the quality of bottled water isn’t much higher than tap water.
Besides, bottled water is expensive. According to the latest data available from the BMC, Americans spent a whopping $11.8 billion dollars on bottled water in 2012.
The health benefits of drinking clean water are huge. That’s why it’s important you consider installing a water filter system. It’s an easier way to keep your water safe as well as improve its taste, smell and color.
Derek Dawson, Dawson Property Management, Charlotte, NC.