Last week we went over a few different types of kitchen taps, one we didn’t look at though is the filtered water tap. You may have seen a filtered water tap in the kitchen of a friend or family member before and wondered what exactly it does. If so, this guide is for you. Whether you’re after purer water, cleaner water, better tasting water or hard water in your area has made it a necessary addition, a filtered water tap is a great investment.
If you live in an area with hard water you should definitely look into having a water filter installed. Hard water is measured by the amount of calcium and magnesium salts found in your water. The presence of these two minerals in your water can give water a metallic taste, lead to build up on your plumbing fixtures and require you to use more soap when washing up. Thankfully, there are filters available that can soften your hard water.
If hard water isn’t your problem and you just really don’t like the taste of your tap water, a filtration system is a great choice. Many people who don’t like drinking tap water turn to bottled water as an alternative but due to the amount of plastic water bottles going to landfill, this solution isn’t optimal. Instead, a filtered water tap can give you that clean, fresh taste of bottled water without the environmental toll that goes with it.
One of the other most common reasons for people to invest in a water filter is to remove chemicals. From nitrate and pesticides leached into the water supply to chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride and aluminium that are added to the water to treat it, there is often a lot more in your water than you’d think. Whether you’re looking to avoid these chemicals for medical reasons, or just wanting to be cautious about what goes into your body, a filtration system is a good investment.
There are a few different types of water filtration including adsorption, softeners, UV treatment, distillation and reverse-osmosis. Choosing the right water filter will depend on both what you’re looking to filter out and where you want it to be installed so it’s best to speak to an expert. You may only be after a discrete under-sink system or you could want all the water in your house filtered.
We all know we should be drinking more water and if unpalatable tap water is holding you back, a water filtration system can remedy that. If you’re concerned about chemical additives or trying to avoid buying bottled water these systems can be a small investment with a lot of payoff. If you’re not sure if you need to filter your water, speak to your plumber to find out. They’ll also be able to tell you how installing the system will work and what it will cost.
To speak to a Pascoe’s plumber about water filtration, give us a call today on 1300 PASCOES or book online for a free quote.