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Why You Need a Water Test TODAY!

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Why You Need a Water Test TODAY!

Best Water Filter Sacramento | Always Affordable Plumbing Sacramento

Make Sure You Know What’s In Your Water-Install a Water Filter!

We like to trust that our tap water is clean and safe. For the most part it absolutely is! Municipal water treatment facilities must meet EPA standards for water quality. However, that does not mean that the water you get our of your tap is the best water you can have. If you perform a water analysis on your tap water, you might be surprised by what you find. Levels of pesticides and chemicals that are considered “safe”. Our guess is that the “safest” level that you would drink of a pesticide is “NONE”. If you want to be sure that your water is as safe as possible, and as pure as possible, there is only one option.

Is Filtered Water Really Better Than Tap Water?

Yes! For the safest and cleanest water, then you need to use a home water filter. The absolute best water filter would be a multi-filter, whole home system. However, even a simple carbon filter can improve your tap water. Tap water meets EPA standards, however, as we have discussed before, those standards aren’t as restrictive as you might want for your own use. For example, the EPA allows for residual chlorine levels in your drinking water that rival the sanitation levels used to keep a pool algae free! Of course it is important to disinfect the water that is coming into our home, but that does not mean you want to drink high levels of disinfectant does it? It is possible to keep your water clean and sanitized all the way through your water pipes, but then filter out what you don’t need when it is time to use it. This is done with a water filter.

What Can a Water Filter Actually Remove From My Tap Water?

Let us start with the most basic, and affordable type of filter: carbon. A carbon filter is used in simple fridge water dispensers, filtered water pitchers, and even as a component of multi-filter whole home and reverse osmosis filter systems. You may also hear these filters referred to as “activated charcoal”, GAC, or active carbon. According to the EPA, these types of filters can remove between 60-80 chemicals, effectively reduce of another 30 and moderate reduction for 22 more. This includes things like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine by-products. Independent testing shows that a simple carbon filter can remove the odors, taste, and hazards of 95% or more of free chlorine in your tap water! We can’t encourage you enough to use a basic charcoal water filter system in your home, even if it just for drinking and cooking with. If your fridge has a water dispenser, then make sure you are replacing your filter regularly. An old filter is basically worthless! If you don’t have a water dispenser, you can also get a water pitcher with a built-in filter. These are very effective and pretty convenient. Best of all, they are not very expensive.

What is the Best Home Water Filter to Use?

If you want to take water filtration to the next level of purity, you can consider a reverse osmosis system/carbon combo. Reverse osmosis (R/O) is able to capture different types of contaminants than a carbon filter. This includes things like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and arsenic. R/O also removes dissolved solids. These are minerals that can leave nasty, unsightly deposits on your fixtures and plumbing. These deposits can also damage your plumbing equipment. When you combine R/O with a charcoal filter, you are taking water quality to the next level! Most R/O systems get installed under the kitchen sink. The downside with this system is that it only provides you with highly filtered water out of the one faucet that it is hooked to. Always Affordable Plumbing has partnered with HALO Water Systems to offer the best options for home water filtration. They offer whole home systems which provide purified, filtered water to every faucet and fixture in your home! Talk about next level! HALO has a lot of different filtration options that can work for just about any household.

How Do I Know I Need a Water Filter?

If you want the peace of mind to know that your water is pure and clean, then you need a water filter. Even if it is just a carbon filter. Curious what is actually inside your tap water? CALL AAP TODAY for a free home water analysis. Our water technician will perform an in home chemical analysis of your tap water and go over the results. This is the best way to know exactly what you are drinking and cooking with, and the best way to understand how a water filter can help.

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