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Water Filtration Systems: 5 Common Contaminants Found in Your Drinking Water

Fourteen million gallons is an incredible amount of water for your water filtration system in a day. However, having to meet the demands the thousands of households means it’s not perfect and no municipal water treatment system can be.

In general, drinking tap water is safe, but trace levels of contaminants are unavoidable. By installing a water filtration system, you can combat the cumulative effects these trace elements have on your health. As always, you can contact your plumberologist at Home Service Doctors for more information.

Here Are 5 Common Contaminants Found in Your Drinking Water that can be Stopped with a Water Filtration System 

1. Untested Chemicals

People use chemicals throughout their day. They’re in shampoos, laundry detergents and even prescription medicines. These chemicals find their way into our drinking supply and based on Federal standards, they aren’t all tested for.

2. Chlorine

Water treatment facilities use chlorine because it kills microorganisms, which is the same reason why we use it in our pools. You may have also noticed that chlorine can damage your hair and burn your eyes. While water coming out of your faucet should never have this effect on you immediately, what are those trace amounts doing to your body over time?

3. Microorganisms

Another downside associated with chlorine, is that while it’s great at killing microorganisms, it doesn’t kill all of them and it can’t prevent water from being contaminated en route to your home. E-coli and other bacteria are often found in tap water because of cracks found in water supply lines.

4. Volatile Organics

Volatile Organics (VOCs) are solid and liquid chemicals that evaporate at room temperature and have a carbon base. Examples of commonly used VOCs include refrigerant, aerosol sprays and paint stripping agents.

5. Toxic Heavy Metals

Pipes rust and break down over time. Eventually, the water coming into your home picks of the sediment from aging or damaged pipes. Toxic heavy metals are dangerous to your health. Materials like lead, cadmium, copper and aluminum can cause a range of problems including, nausea, brain damage and nerve disease.

Again, it’s important to reiterate that tap water is not immediately dangerous. However, a water filtration system under your sink or a whole house water filtration system provides an extra barrier between you and the contaminants in your drinking water.   

Stop Drinking Contaminants! Call Home Service Doctors Today and Schedule an Appointment for Our Water Filtration System Services!

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