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Do I Need a Water Treatment System?

Water is a basic necessity of life, and access to clean and safe drinking water is vital for maintaining good health. Unfortunately, tap water is not always as clean and safe as we would like it to be. Contaminants like lead, bacteria, and chemicals can seep into our water supply from various sources, posing a serious health risk to our families and us. This is where a water treatment system can help. 



What is a Water Treatment System?

A water treatment system is a device that removes contaminants from your water supply, making it safe and healthy to drink. Water treatment systems come in different types, such as carbon filters, reverse osmosis systems, and UV disinfection systems. Each type of system is designed to remove different types of contaminants from your water, so it’s important to choose the right system for your needs.


So how do you know if you need a water treatment system? Here are some factors to consider:


1. Water Quality

The first thing to consider is the quality of your water. If your water has an unusual taste, odor, or color, or if you’ve noticed stains or buildup in your sinks, tubs, or toilets, it could be a sign of water contamination. A water treatment system can help remove these contaminants and improve the overall quality of your water.


2. Health Concerns

If you or a family member has health concerns that could be exacerbated by exposure to certain contaminants, such as lead or bacteria, a water treatment system can provide peace of mind. Additionally, if you have a compromised immune system, such as from chemotherapy or HIV, you may be more susceptible to waterborne illnesses.


3. Aging Infrastructure

If you live in an older home or area with aging infrastructure, such as pipes or water treatment facilities, you may be at a higher risk for water contamination. In these cases, a water treatment system can provide an extra layer of protection against potential contaminants.


4. Well Water

If you get your water from a private well, it’s important to have it tested regularly for contaminants. A water treatment system can help remove contaminants that may be present in well water, such as bacteria, nitrates, and arsenic.


5. Environmental Factors

If you live in an area with high levels of environmental pollution, such as near a landfill or industrial facility, your water supply may be at risk for contamination. In these cases, a water treatment system can help remove potential contaminants and provide clean, safe drinking water.


Benefits of Having Your Own Water Treatment System

Installing a water treatment system can provide many benefits for you and your family. It can help improve the taste and odor of your water, remove harmful contaminants, and provide peace of mind knowing that you’re drinking safe and healthy water. However, it’s important to choose the right water treatment system for your needs and to maintain it regularly to ensure it continues to function properly. A reputable master plumber can help you choose the right system for your home and provide ongoing maintenance and support.


Let Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating Install it for You

If you need to install a water treatment system, there’s no better company to do it than Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating. We have years of experience working on a variety of types of plumbing systems, and we’re able to seamlessly install new systems in residential and commercial properties. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

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