Benefits of Quality Water
Benefits of Quality Water
Your body is 70% water. Pure water flushes out toxins,
improves your complexion, relieves headaches,
promotes weight loss, and aids in digestion.
So when your water is of poor quality, your mind and body can’t function properly. You may feel sluggish, bloated, and dehydrated without the proper amount of high quality water.
While public water treatment facilities remove major contaminants, they may not necessarily remove impurities that make your water smell and taste as fresh water should, and they may not supplying you with water that is optimal for your health. Water filters provide an extra line of defense against microorganisms that may make you sick or dry out your hair and skin.
What Quality Water Does for You
Why do you need quality water? Find out the top reasons with our list below:
Water impurities may lead to an abundance of mineral deposits that are typically found in hard water (for example, lime). This hard-to-remove build up can be frustrating to clean. Harsh scrubbing can wear away porcelain enamel if your bathtub or sink are made of porcelain. Using a water softener to purify the water means you can clean your plumbing fixtures and appliances less often while simultaneously increasing their lifespan.
Fresher Taste and Odor
Ever wonder why water from the tap sometimes smells like rotten eggs or
tastes metallic? Hydrogen sulfide gas can cause water to give off an unpleasant
odor (and damages plumbing). The presence of iron or manganese in water
could lead to a metallic taste. Water filters remove impurities that cause foul-
tasting and –smelling water by trapping microorganisms through an intake
hose. This leads to fresh, pure-tasting and –smelling water.
Leads to Better Health
Quality water helps prevent waterborne illness. A 2009 University of California, Berkeley study found that participants who used a reverse osmosis/UV filter suffered about 12% fewer gastrointestinal illnesses that participants who drank unfiltered water. Although the Environmental Protection Agency regulates water treatment facilities for chemicals, microorganisms, and other contaminants, it doesn’t test for a variety of contaminants. Many public water supply companies don’t test for the following: Synthetic Hormones: birth control pills, hormone therapy treatments Pharmaceuticals: antibiotics, aspirin, cancer drugs, antidepressants Agricultural Chemicals: weed killers, pesticides Household Chemicals: cleaners, deodorants, shampoos
Saves Money on Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances
Good water quality leads to a longer life for your appliances and fixtures, sparing you the cost of constant replacement. In a study commissioned by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) in 2009 and conducted by the Battelle Memorial Institute, water softeners were found to preserve the efficiency of water heaters and major appliances. Throughout the study, dishwashers and clothes washers were operated for 30 days and 240 full wash cycles on soft and hard water sources. The washers using softened water were virtually free of any scale build up. The washers using hard water, however, required removal of scale and deposit build up. Additionally, less detergent was required for the clothes washed with softened water. The same study found that hard water led to as much as a 48% efficiency loss in water heaters over a 15-year lifetime. Meanwhile, water heaters operated on softened water maintained the original factory efficiency rating over the same period of time.
Water Quality Tips
You’ve learned how good water quality is beneficial to your health and maintaining your appliances and plumbing fixtures; now it’s time to achieve these goals through taking action. The following are tips on maintaining good water quality:
Maintain Your Water Softener
If you have a water softener, make sure to regularly check on its salt levels. Lift
up the softener tank lid—if the tank is less than half full, it needs salt. Pour some
salt into it to replenish the salt levels to maximum functionality.
Keep Your Water Filters Clean
If you have a water filter, follow the filter manufacturer’s instructions on how
often to replace and/or clean the filter. If not regularly maintained, your filter
may not be as effective at trapping water contaminants.
Wash Your Water Containers
Even the cleanest tap water can be contaminated if its storage container is
dirty. Make sure to regularly wash your household pitchers, water bottles, and
other containers with dish detergent. If the container is especially dirty, you can
use unscented bleach and water to wash out the container.
Point of use-Point of Entry
Water is an important mineral resource which we use daily. Choosing the right water filtration system does not need to be tough and we are here to assist you in making it easier. Water filtration systems are used to improve the quality of the water streaming into your home. Point of Entry (POE) and Point of Use (POU) are two of the most commonly used water filtration systems. If you are experiencing or suspect that your water quality may be tainted or would just like to improve the quality of your water, We will equip you with knowing the differences between the two systems, describe how each of them work, and the benefits attached to installing them, making it easier to make the right choice for your home.
Point Of Entry (POE)
Commonly referred to as ‘Whole House Water Filters”, Point Of Entry systems are installed in the main water line (where the first entry point of water is received) in your home before being distributed to any outlet points such as washing machines, toilets, sinks and bathrooms. This filtration system is designed to remove odors, chlorine tastes and any other contaminates, producing water suitable for general everyday use. The system is durable, easy to maintain and can process high volumes of water at a time. The Point of entry system ensures water is treated before traveling through your water pipes, preventing any clogs during the distribution to exit points.
Ensures all water entering your household is treated before being used. Its filters should be changed every 5-7 years.
Durable and easy to maintain with larger units only needing replacement of
Produces water suitable for general household use.
Point Of Use (POU)
Installed at specific water entry points (often kitchen counters and bathrooms), Point of Use systems are used to produce purified drinking water. It has a smaller capacity, in comparison to a point of entry system, as its best suited for installation at a single connection point where there is light usage. This system is mainly used for production of drinking water as well as cooking and bathing. A Point of Use system requires regular maintenance with filters having to be replaced every 3 – 6 months or up to a year, depending on the size of the unit chosen. There are different types of Point of Use systems, such as carbon filtration and reverse osmosis (RO), which removes up to 99% of any water contamination. The result of this process is a high-quality drinking water.
Produces high quality drinking water.
Small, easy and convenient to install at specific exit water points.
Cost effective to install and maintain.
Can only be used and installed at single water points.
Regular maintenance is required as filters need to be replaced every 6 – 12 months
If you are looking for a complete water filtration solution, install both the Point of Entry and Point of Use system. The Point of Entry will ensure any water received in your main water line is treated before distribution while the Point of Use ensures drinking quality water is produced at the selected output points. They are easy to install and maintain and ensures that high quality ready to drink water is available throughout your home. Once you’re ready to make the change to better quality water, Gells Aqua Maintenance, LLC will be able to assess your needs and install the chosen filtration system.