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How a Water Filter Will Improve Your Health

Clean drinking water is essential to a life that thrives. Unfortunately, many people don’t have access to this basic substance due to conservation constraints, aging infrastructure, and government mismanagement of resources. They are left with contaminated water that causes cancer, digestive issues, and skin irritation. When it comes to your family’s water supply, you can take matters into your own hands by installing a whole-house water filtration system. Here are some common contaminants in today’s water supply and ways that you can protect your health by installing the right water filtration system.

Lead

Corrosion in lead pipes can introduce small amounts of lead into your drinking water. With high exposure, lead can cause brain damage and impair cognitive development in children.

The residents of Flint, Michigan learned the hard way how lead pipes corrode and contaminate critical drinking water supplies. This public health crisis can be stopped at the household level by installing a distillation water filtration system.

Bacteria and Viruses

Legionella and enteroviruses are harmful pathogens that are found in water supply lines. When your body is unable to fight off infections caused by these bacteria and viruses, you can succumb to illnesses such as Legionnaires disease, meningitis, or gastroenteritis. Ultraviolet (UV) light destroys bacteria and viruses by interfering with their molecular structures. You can kill these pathogens before they cause harm by installing a UV light water filtration system.

Pharmaceutical Drugs

Medical breakthroughs have led to more pharmaceutical drug use. Trace amounts of these drugs are sometimes found in public water supply lines. If your city or town doesn’t use a reverse osmosis treatment system, you can protect your family’s water supply by installing a whole-house reverse osmosis water filtration system.

Bottom line: The type of water filtration system that you need depends on your water’s chemical composition. Let us help you to assess your home’s water quality and identify the water filtration system that’s right for you. Jack Frost Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC has been making New Jersey homes safer, healthier, and more comfortable since 2008. Call us today at (973) 520-0505to find out more about our home water filtration installation services.