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Pros and Cons of Water Treatment

Posted on June 17th, 2015

Water purification is quite common here in Arizona. The hard water in our region can make something as simple as washing the dishes feel like an impossible task. But before you take the plunge and invest in a water treatment system, it’s important to be aware of the pros and cons.

Pros

Removal of minerals. Minerals like calcium and magnesium can leave mineral deposits on dishes, clothes and plumbing fixtures. A water purification system will eliminate these minerals from your plumbing system, making your water softer.

Better tasting water. Filtered water tends to taste better. Removing all that chlorine and any potential contaminants has a huge impact on flavor. It’s also better to cook with!

Cheaper than bottled. Bottled water isn’t cheap. Why spend more than $100 a year per person for pre-packaged filtered water when you can get it from your own home?

Cons

Expensive to set up. Some in-home water purification options — like reverse osmosis — can be somewhat costly to install. That’s why comparing your options is worth your while. Luckily, Plumbing Medic has already done the research for you! Contact us to learn more.

Costly to maintain. Again, this does not apply to all water treatment options. Some, however, may require new filters regularly — an expense that can add up.

Removal of minerals. Yes, this is both a pro and a con. Some minerals we want in our water. A water filtration system could remove some of the minerals a body needs.

The professionals of Plumbing Medic would be happy to meet with you to share our water purification expertise. We’re willing and ready to answer any questions you may have. Get in touch with us today:

(602) 649-6435

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