You might be asking yourself, “Why do I need water filtration in my home?” To answer that question, it’s to guarantee that the water supplied to your home is safe for you and your family to enjoy. This includes everyday activities like drinking, cooking, cleaning, and showering. Getting cleaner and purer water in your residential home can be as simple as installing a water filter. Not only will your home have safer water, but you can also see a difference in your monthly water bill, dishwasher, and also, your drinking water. That’s where Lancaster Plumbing & Drain comes to the rescue. Our knowledgeable professionals can help you better understand why you need Filtration and how it benefits you and your family. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.  

Does My Water Need To Be Filtered? 

Water filters prevent debris, such as sand, metal, and even bacteria, from passing through the water and into your home. There are two separate methods of filtration.  

  1. Physical Filtration– its job is to remove larger impurities from the water that goes through your home. As the water goes through this filter, it catches the debris and allows the clean water to pass through. Keep in mind; that this type of filter needs to be replaced at least every six months; however, the best way to know when exactly you should be replacing it is just by feeling your water pressure. So, if the pressure in your water begins to lower, you will need to replace your filter. Sounds pretty straightforward, right?  
  1.  Chemical Filtration– this process creates a chemical reaction as water goes through an activated carbon, such as charcoal. Chemical Filtration helps strain smaller particles like debris in the water that can pass through the filter during the physical filtration process.  

In conclusion, both filtration processes work simultaneously to purify your water and make it safe for your family and your day-to-day use.  

Is My Water Safe? 

Now that you know more about filtration allow me to explain in more detail why you should have the water in your home filtered. More importantly, your drinking water. Let me first ask you a question: if you made yourself a cup of coffee and the grains were visible, would you drink it? I would hope not. This goes back to drinking out of your tap water without any type of filter. Although you may not see anything in your water, you can overlook contamination such as bleach, salts, heavy metals, and, sometimes, bacteria. With that being said, having your water filtered is essential to keep you, your family, your home, and your pets safe.  

So, the last question to ask yourself is, “How safe is the water in your home?” Call Lancaster Plumbing & Drain today at (740) 796-8998, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Our professionals are here to help further your education in all your plumbing needs!