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4 Strong Benefits Of Water Treatment Systems

Posted by Warner Service on Jan 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

water-treatment-systems.jpgA water treatment system in your home is designed to improve the quality of water that your family receives by eliminating hard water, excess minerals, and more. Check out why you should invest in water treatment systems:

  • You get cleaner drinking water. According to a 2016 blog by ProudGreenHome.com, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control advises people to drink at least 64 ounces of water each day due to its wide range of health benefits.” 

    However, if you’re not drinking filtered water, the health complications are severe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that 90 percent of the world's water supply isn’t drinkable without being treated, according to Livestrong. This unfiltered water contains microorganisms and toxic chemicals, like copper and magnesium, that can cause diarrhea and vomiting.

    The Centers also reported that many disease outbreaks are the result of poor drinking water that’s contaminated with these microorganisms and toxic chemicals.

    “Studies have also linked high lead levels in drinking water to developmental delays, Attention Deficit Disorder, and learning disabilities in children,” according to ProudGreenHome.com.

    So, how can you tell if your home’s water is safe enough to consume? If you freeze store-bought or plastic-bottled water, you’ll notice a cloudier presence due to impurities. This also happens if you freeze dirty tap water.

    If you perform this experiment with water from a home water treatment system, the ice is clearer -- and tastier -- due to the lack of microorganisms and toxic chemicals. This means that your family is consuming cleaner and healthier water for drinking and cooking when you use a filtration system. 

    Note: Water treatment systems help remove chlorine and heavy metals like mercury, but they may not be able to remove pesticides from your lawn or a nearby farm. Long-term exposure to pesticides in your water may increase the risk of cancer, according to the National Pesticide Information Center.
  • Your clothes last longer and are softer. Water also circulates through home appliances like a washing machine. Filtered water leaves your clothes and linens brighter and softer, which means you can even use cold water without sacrificing performance or quality. With longer lasting clothes and linens, you can stretch your home budget further to afford the things you really want.

    Note: If you’d rather skip the high laundry bill altogether, take a look at one of Warner Service’s newest products, the Laundry Scrubber.
  • You have healthier bathing water. If you bathe in unfiltered water, your skin could become red and raw. A water filtration system helps your skin stay softer and less red, while cutting down on crusty hard water deposits around the base of the bathtub, showerhead, shower curtain, and faucets.

    This means that you bathe healthier, and you can stop spending too much time and money on cleaning with toxic bathroom chemicals.

    Note: If you’re looking to go eco-friendly in your bathroom drains, check out Warner Service’s list of green drainage products that work just as well as commercial cleaners.
  • Your home appliances are more efficient. Like we mentioned before, when soft water runs through appliances, like dishwashers, coffee makers, and washing machines, it’s smoother and requires less dish soap or laundry detergent,

    In fact, the Water Research Quality Foundation in Illinois performed an independent study that concluded that filtered water helped dishwashers and laundry machines through 240 cycles remain free of scale buildup.

    “In [gas, electric, and tankless gas] water heaters, researchers found that using treated water helped to maintain the heater's efficiency rating for up to 15 years. Running untreated water through the water heater, however, cut efficiency by almost half due to scale buildup as well.”

To determine whether or not you need a water treatment system in your home, click on the button below to download Warner Service’s checklist:

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