How Can I Improve Water Quality in My Home?
Though 71% of the world's population uses safely-managed water services, there are still many ways to improve water quality in our homes. Even plant-treated water can taste chemically and leave sediment in your pipes. Many people turn to bottled water, but in America alone, it takes 17 million barrels of oil annually to meet bottled water demands.
Let's explore what lessens our homes' water quality and eco-friendly habits and solutions for better tap water.
Why Tap Water Tastes Funny
While many chemicals and minerals are regarded as safe to consume in small quantities and are even useful for making water safer to drink, they may still cause unpleasant smells and tastes. Though treated at a plant, your tap water may:
- Taste or smell like chemicals from chlorine and bleach because they are often used to disinfect water supplies.
- Taste bitter due to copper from deteriorating plumbing.
- Taste metallic from zinc, iron, or manganese from plumbing or water heaters.
All of these factors can contribute to buildup on faucets, toilets, and kettles. While these limescale deposits damage plumbing, they can also cause bad tastes and funny smells.
Habits to Improve Water Quality
Fortunately, there are a number of habits that can help us prevent buildup for cleaner pipes and drinking water. These include:
- Running cold water taps for two minutes can help purge your system of old water before drinking or cooking.
- Draining water heaters yearly can improve water pressure and reduce buildup of metals, bacteria and sediment
- Using cold water for cooking and drinking helps avoid the contaminants often found in water heaters.
Devices for Improving Water Quality
While good habits reduce limescale percentage and contaminants, they can't completely eliminate it. There will almost always be some sort of minerals in our water, but these tools can help us reduce them.
- Water filters attached to spigots and plumbing can reduce bad smells and tastes. Filtered water can come from carbon filters, reverse osmosis filters, and distillers.
- Lead-free plumbing can replace old copper plumbing for potentially less metallic taste.
- Faucet aerators can collect sediment and metals but must be regularly de-limed and cleaned.
Eco Filtration System from Aquanity
Home water filtration can be costly and wasteful. Filters must be thrown out and replaced. Installing new plumbing can be expensive and time-consuming. At Aquanity, we've worked on how to improve water quality while avoiding those pitfalls.
After quickly attaching the silicon Aqualizer to pipes, it turns limescale-causing contaminants into powder with proprietary advanced energetic resonance technology. This water filtration solution requires no plumbing or technical knowledge and can give hard water a natural, less metallic taste and help maintain cleaner pipes. For environmentally-safe, and fresh-tasting water, try the Aquanity Aqualizer today.