Water quality is more important than we know, considering we don’t just drink our water — we bathe in it, cook with it, and clean with it. Enter house water filtration system filters: nifty systems that can treat water where the main water line enters your home, ensuring the water that flows from every spout, showerhead, faucet, and even your washing machine is safe, clean, and refreshing. 

Depending on whether your home’s water source comes from a well or the city, you may experience a particular water quality problem. Whether you're taking a shower post-workout or washing vegetables for dinner, it’s important to protect your whole home from contaminants. 

Here are house water filtration systems that provide healthy, great-tasting, and odor-free water from every tap.

Water softeners

If you have stiff or faded laundry, soapy scum caked up in your shower, scale build-up in pipes, chalky dishes, or even dry skin and dull hair, there’s a chance you’re experiencing hard water. The good news is that hard water isn’t something your household has to continue putting up with; it can be fixed with a water softener

One of the most common water issues we face, hard water is caused by a high concentration of dissolved minerals — more specifically, calcium and magnesium. When you install this type of filtration system in your home, you’ll be grateful for better water pressure, a healthier body, fewer repairs, and a longer lifespan for your appliances. 

Ultraviolet purification systems

No one wants uninvited living organisms in their pipes! For those worried about the presence of bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi in your water source — especially after a natural disaster — ultraviolet purification is the perfect solution. This is especially true for those using well water. With an ultraviolet purification system, you can keep out those pesky beings and maintain your access to safe, filtered water. The cherry on top is the lack of chemicals and water wastage when using this system. 

Sediment filters

Cloudy water? Sediment happens. That’s why a sediment filter is an effective solution for ensuring a clean water supply in your home at all times! Sediment filters trap and remove an array of contaminants from water — like dirt, sand, clay, and rust — that make your water cloudy. Even more so, it prevents damage to aging pipes. If sediment goes unaddressed, it can clog your pipes, decrease water pressure, and ruin your appliances. To avoid costly repairs, a sediment filter is a good option.

Carbon filters

Did you know that chlorine is used by municipal water supplies to kill bacteria in water and pipes? If you’re getting a strange chemical taste or smell in your water, it might be just that. To remove it from your water, consider a carbon filter. While it’s not the end of the world if you consume chlorine (think pools), the scent and flavor can still be strange and unsettling. These filters will remove the taste and smell and make it completely safe to consume. The carbon filter also removes harmful substances from your tap water, such as pesticides and herbicides. Time for clear, refreshing water you can’t wait to drink!

Acid neutralizers

An acid neutralizer works wonders for acidic water, which is common for those using well water. Water has a neutral pH level but becomes acidic as it absorbs carbon dioxide during the precipitation process. Chemical runoff is also a possibility. With a pH of less than seven, acidic water can cause serious damage to your appliances and pipes and appliances. Bye-bye corrosion, leaks, and green-blue stains!

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