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Should You Be Filtering Your Tap Water?

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Great tasting water straight from the tap is what we all want when we reach for a glass. The water used for cooking and drinking should be sparkling, fresh, and just great tasting. How can you achieve this? With the wide selection of water filtration systems available and the experts at Lutz Plumbing, it is much easier than you may think.

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Why Filter Water?

Water quality varies from one local utility to another, so you want to make sure you select a filter that catches the contaminants in your area. You can order a report from your local utility to find out what contaminants are common in your water.

Filtering water is especially important if you are pregnant, older, or if someone in the home has a suppressed immune system. Bottled water is an option, but bottled water is not as strictly monitored as municipal water, and environmental groups discourage its use because of all the plastic waste generated. Not only that, but it is also much less cost-effective.

Using fresh filtered water also has health benefits, with the reduction in bacterial contamination and chlorine. Some water filters also provide an even more comprehensive range of contaminant removal, producing healthier water for cooking, drinking, and with some filters, bathing.

Types of Water Filters

Water filters are designed to remove specific contaminants, so check the packaging to make sure the filter you purchase meets NFS certification for substances of concern in your water. Also, check for NSF certification for the removal of lead and organic contaminants.

Calculate how much water your family uses and consumes. Factor in cooking water and your budget and you’ll get an idea of which type of water filter would work best in your home. Below is a list of the types of water filters that will introduce fresh, sweet tasting, water into your home.

Carafes work well for individuals or couples who don’t use as much water as larger families. Most of these do an excellent job of removing lead and chloroform

Faucet mounted water filters can switch between filtered and unfiltered water, but their water flow can be slow, and they don’t fit on all faucet types. (like a pull-out sprayer)

Countertop water filters sit on the counter and allow you to filter large amounts of water without altering your plumbing. They can take up a lot of space on your counter and they also don’t fit on all faucets.

Under Sink water filters take up space under the sink, but are able to filter large amounts of water. They filter all the water from your tap while remaining out of sight.

Reverse Osmosis water filters remove a wide range of contaminants from the water using a semi-permeable membrane and filters.

Whole house water filtration systems are the most comprehensive option for filtering water entering your home. They are considered point- of-entry filters because they are installed where water first enters your home and they filter all your water, both hot and cold.

Kansas City Water Concerns

According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), Kansas City area water is polluted by industry contaminants, agricultural products, general runoff, and other naturally occurring pollutants. Lutz Plumbing recommends a whole house water filtration system for the most comprehensive contamination removal, allowing your family to enjoy healthful, clean water for bathing, cooking, and most importantly, drinking!

With the help of professionals at Lutz Plumbing, you will be enjoying healthful, sweet-smelling water in your home in no time at all. Contact us to get your water tested and find out what is in your water. We will work with you to find the best water filtration system that suits your specific needs.

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Water Contaminants vs. Your Home: Why You Need Water Treatment

Monday, January 7th, 2019

water-handsYour water quality is a big issue in the overall quality of your home. Although we heavily rely on water in our daily lives, its healthfulness probably isn’t something you lose sleep over. Although it’s not a hot topic, we’re encouraging you to think about this issue.

It’s important that your water supply stays clear of contaminants and pollutants that are common to your home. When you need plumbing in Mission, KS make sure to contact our team. We’re the best in the area for all your water treatment services because we understand the science behind water treatment and the importance of clean water in your home.   

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Install a Water Filtration System if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, July 10th, 2017

water-handsIf you get your water from the city in which you live, then you probably know that the supply passes through a treatment plant before it gets to you. How effective city water treatment is varies depending on the city. Regardless of where you live, though, you should know that no city water treatment is 100% effective. There will always be a chance that trace elements of harmful materials will make it into your home’s water supply. It’s in your best interest to take extra steps to address these harmful water contaminants, as they can cause all kinds of problems for both you and your plumbing system. Have a look at these signs that you need to install a water filtration system in your home.

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Signs That You Need Water Filtration

Monday, November 7th, 2016

There have been a number of highly visible news stories lately about the poor water quality in some areas of the country. While the specific types of contamination issues vary from case to case, they have highlighted an important fact: your water is not always 100% clean. Even with extensive municipal water treatment, it is likely that you will end up with some contaminants in your water supply. What matters is knowing when to take steps to protect yourself from those contaminants.

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Why You Need a Water Filtration System

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you get your water from the city, you probably know that it puts the supply through a pretty extensive process before piping it into your home. That water treatment process removes a lot of the harmful minerals and other contaminants that would otherwise be a threat to your health. However, it is not a 100% effective system. If you want to protect your home as best you can from waterborne contaminants, you should consider installing a water filtration system. Let’s take a look at how a water filtration system can help you.

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