WATER FILTERS: IMPROVE WATER QUALITY

DANGERS OF UNFILTERED WATER

Back in 2015 has was reported that over 200,000 households in Ireland were affected with lead contamination and even more frightening was a report in January of 2020 by the Irish Time who reported that the Environmental Protection Agency had warned that our water supplies were found to be contaminated with human or animal waste reducing the quality of our drinking water and putting the health of one million people at risk.

WHY USE WATER FILTERS

Those of us that drink water directly from the kitchen tap maybe unaware of the number of substances that may be contained in the water supply. A water filter is an efficient and easy way of ensuring that the water supply to your home doesn’t contain any harmful levels of lead, and is also free from any other pesticides, herbicides or contaminates which may be harmful to the health of you and your family

TYPES OF WATER FILTER

Investing in a quality water filter that will provide clean, pure water to your home is essential. However, it is also important to note that not all systems filter lead from water so research what water filter will suit your family’s needs as different water filters will remove different types of contamination.

UNDERSINK WATER FILTERS

Undersink filters are installed and attached to the mains water supply under your sink, water is diverted through the filter when you turn your tap on and any impurities are removed. This includes pathogenic bacteria such as E.Coli, cysts, insecticides and herbicides. The included tap also filters any chlorine and other impurities, giving you instant access to great tasting drinking water. They are compact and fit easily under your sink, although you have to bear in mind that you will lose some under the sink storage space.

REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTRATION

Reverse osmosis system: Usually the more expensive option, they work by using a membrane to remove contaminants from water. They also remove chlorine thanks to a separate charcoal filter. The charcoal filters require a holding tank, so the reverse osmosis system tank takes up more space than the normal undersink filters. There are different types of osmosis systems, with some replacing the ‘good’ minerals that are lost in the process.

PORTABLE WATER FILTERS

A portable water filter: a great option for when a pressurised water system is unavailable. Gives you access to clean, purified water on the move.

FILTERS THAT ALKALISZE AND IONIZE THE WATER

Filters that alkalize and ionize the water as well as purifying it. Different models of these differ in cost, so it’s best to shop around.

SHOWER FILTERS

Shower filter: Chlorine and other chemicals in tap water often lead to reactions such as psoriasis or eczema in people with sensitive skin. Using a clean water shower filter means that you can enjoy washing in purified water free from chemicals, which can help alleviate said skin and scalp conditions.

FITTING A WATER FILTER

Some water filter systems come with a step-by-step instruction on how to install however, if you would prefer to have a professional install your filter call 01 497 9838 and well help you.

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