What’s your typical first order of business when you wake up?

Chances are, you go to the bathroom, wash your face to eliminate the last traces of sleep, and drink a refreshing glass of water. If this has been your routine for a long time now, you may no longer even think about the quality of the water coming out of your taps.

According to experts, drinking water supplied to Californians is “largely safe to drink.” While that’s fantastic news, contamination may still occur as the water travels to your home.

Luckily, water purification services can help lower your risks of exposure to contaminated water and its hazards.

We’ll tell you the benefits of investing in such services for your Visalia, CA, home, so read on. 

Safer Drinking Water

The U.S. EPA regulates and sets drinking water quality standards throughout the country. It mandates states, local authorities, and suppliers to follow water treatment requirements.

The agency also enforces maximum limits on over 90 contaminants in drinking water. It does so because these components can make people and animals sick. They include the following:

  • Biological, including pathogens like bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and parasites
  • Chemicals, including bleach, human and animal drugs, metals, and pesticides
  • Physical, including organic matter or sediments
  • Radiological, including cesium, plutonium, and uranium

The problem is that treated water can still become contaminated after it leaves the treatment and distribution system.

How Water Contamination Happens After Treatment

This problem can occur when plumbing leaks in water supply lines meet malfunctioning sewer lines. The latter can leak sewage and wastewater, penetrating and contaminating the water supply. The same can happen when sewer systems overflow, often due to stormwater.

Contaminants like fertilizers and pesticides can also enter damaged water supply lines.

Water Purification to the Rescue

Since your plumbing system is a critical factor in post-treatment water contamination, it’s vital to maintain it. Regular maintenance can help prevent supply, drain, and sewer lines from developing issues like leaks. You should also promptly address problems like chronic toilet clogs before they cause the drain and sewer system to fail.

Still, leaks that can cause water contamination may occur even with proper plumbing maintenance and use. These can be due to things outside your control, such as ground movement and tree root intrusion.

However, if you have a water purification system at home, you can worry less about those issues.

That’s especially true if you invest in a reverse osmosis system. It can remove bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. It’s also effective against chemicals like chloride, copper, chromium, lead, and pesticides. 

Better-Tasting Water

Even if tap water is safe to drink, it can still taste weird or unpleasant due to its contents.

For example, tap water may taste metallic or bitter due to high amounts of iron, zinc, or manganese. It may also sometimes taste salty because of sodium, calcium, and magnesium. It can even taste sour if it’s full of manganese or copper.

Either way, tap water that tastes weird can be so off-putting that you may want to avoid drinking it. That can lower your daily water intake, increasing your risk for dehydration.

The good news is that you can improve the taste of tap water with water filtration and purification systems. They can give you better-tasting water by removing the impurities that make it taste odd.

Nicer-Looking Water

The contents of your tap water may give it a discolored or cloudy appearance. For example, sediments can make it look yellowish, while iron and manganese can make it brownish.

You likely don’t want to drink or cook with discolored water, and you won’t have to if you invest in a water purifier.

Eliminate Funny Odors From Tap Water

Does your tap water smell like bleach? If so, that indicates it has undergone treatment with chlorine.

What if it smells earthy or musty? In this case, the culprit may be algae.

If your tap water smells like rotten eggs, it could be due to sulfur. This issue may occur if your water supply is from an underground source.

Chlorine, algae, and sulfur aren’t harmful in tiny amounts. Still, their unpleasant odors can make you gag and want to avoid drinking or cooking with tap water.

Fortunately, high-quality water purification and filtration systems can also treat funny-smelling water. Since they remove the source of the odor, they can give you pure water that doesn’t smell at all. 

Reduce Risks of Skin Ailments

Water that contains bacteria, chlorine, chromium, and pesticides can affect skin health. The same goes for hard water, which contains high calcium, magnesium, and iron levels. Studies suggest hard water could worsen atopic dermatitis symptoms and raise the risk of eczema in kids.

So, before any of that happens to you or your loved ones, consider investing in water purification services. A local plumbing contractor can install a whole-house filtration or purification system in your home. Once installed, you can enjoy high-quality water in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room.

Make Washing the Dishes and Laundry Easier

Contaminants and hard water reduce the effectiveness of cleaning products. They can also make soil and stain removal from dishes and clothes more difficult. Plus, the high mineral content of hard water can make clothes stiff and rough.

So, why not simplify your household cleaning chores with a water purification system? It can also help you save money, as you’ll use less water and soap to wash your dishes and clothes.

Time to Enjoy the Benefits of Water Purification Services

From safer, better-tasting, and nicer-looking drinking water to lower risks of skin ailments, these are just some of the benefits purified water can bring.

So, as early as today, consider investing in the water purification services that our company, Comfort Now, specializes in. We’ve been around since 2011 and are proud to have served over 5,000 customers in Visalia, CA. Plus, you can count on not only our 24/7 plumbing services but also our HVAC solutions.

So, give us a call today to get your free service estimate! We’ll also happily answer all your questions about our water purification systems.