Have you ever taken a drink of tap water and thought it tasted or smelled funny? This issue is not only unpleasant, it can also be alarming to homeowners. Other times, there may be a more serious problem that requires immediate attention, and there are no off-putting hints at all.
Drinking water that smells foul and tastes bad is hard to drink and could be a result of chemical reactions, elevated traces of minerals, or decaying organic material.
The good news is that these issues can be fixed with proper water treatment solutions. Plus, with the right solution, you can have peace of mind about your home’s drinking water quality.
Concerns with Unfiltered Tap Water
Most of the things that cause unpleasant tap water aren’t necessarily harmful to your health. In fact, many of the most dangerous contaminants are undetectable by human sense. You can protect your family by installing a reverse osmosis system in your home. Reverse osmosis filtration works by forcing water through a membrane designed to capture contaminants like:
While it’s not a guarantee, a reverse osmosis (R.O.) system can give you an extra layer of protection that contributes to good health. An R.O. system also reduces minerals and contaminants that contribute to hard water, and water with an unappealing taste or smell.
Additional Benefits of Using a Reverse Osmosis System
Peace of mind about quality and better tasting water aren’t the only benefits you get from reverse osmosis drinking water. By adding a reverse osmosis system to your home, you could find your family stays hydrated and makes healthier choices! It’s been said that better tasting water can help families cut down on sugary drinks.
In addition to better tasting water, you’ll notice that your food and coffee taste better because you’ve used filtered water. Plus, you’ll stop wasting money on bottled water, and you’ll get crystal clear ice cubes.
What About Other Filtration Options?
Reverse osmosis isn’t your only option to achieve better tasting water. However, it is usually the best option for most households for a few reasons.
Carbon filtration includes most fridge filters and water pitchers with built-in filtration. It’s important to know that carbon filtration alone does not remove contaminants. It simply helps to improve the taste and remove chlorine in city water; which is why it is one of the three steps in the reverse osmosis process.
At times, carbon filtration alone can be more expensive due to the need to change filters more frequently. With carbon filtration, you need to change the carbon filters every 6 to 12 months. With a reverse osmosis system, you usually only need to change the filtration membrane once every one to two years.
The amount of money that you spend on water filtration will depend on several factors, including where you live and the quality of your local water supply.
With an R.O. system, you’ll benefit from ease of use, and cleaner, safer water than unfiltered or carbon filtered water. Plus, you’ll find that you love drinking water more than ever.
Learn more about the all the reasons you’ll love reverse osmosis water in our video.