Ensuring you have fresh, clean water is an essential but sometimes overlooked element of maintaining a healthy life and home. Especially in Arizona, where our water can be extremely hard.
Wells and public water systems contain impurities, hardness minerals, chlorine and chemicals that can affect the water’s taste and smell. This can impede your enjoyment of water by itself, mixed into other beverages, when your ice melts, or when you cook with it.
Purifying water at home may be your best option…no bottles to lug home, you don’t have to worry how often large delivered jugs have been sanitized, and no plastic waste. Plus, you have unlimited treated water at your disposal.
Tap water with high levels of calcium and magnesium, otherwise known as hard water, forms deposits in pipes. Hard water requires more detergent for laundry. It leaves unsightly spots on your dishes, silverware and shower door.
Water treatment companies can reduce these unwanted minerals. Your water will taste better, your glasses will be spotless, and you will prolong the life of your appliances. Your skin and hair will feel smoother and less dry. Your towels will stay soft and fluffy. You can use less cleaning products too, saving you money.
Like any industry, you get what your pay for. Cost is an important consideration. You want to pay for the features and benefits that are important to you. Some cheap systems may not give you the quality water you are seeking. Research companies to compare pricing, quality, purity and healthfulness. Check with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and BBB for recent complaints/fines against any company you are considering. Ensure the products are independently certified. Some companies manufacture equipment in the United States and some overseas.
It may take some time and effort to find the right water treatment that meets your needs. You may wish to ask your friends and neighbors for referrals. You can also find excellent water treatment companies via the internet, phone book, referral networks like Rosie on the House, and at-home shows. Look around, do some research and even taste samples of the water treatment you are considering. Home water treatment companies will visit with you for free and even test your water on-site to give you the most accurate recommendation.