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Water is considered to be one of the essential elements of life and needs to go through a filtering process before it can be used. Yet even if you are on city water, impurities may be infiltrating your water supply, without your even knowing it.

Think about how often you use water throughout your home: you not only drink it, you use it for bathing, washing clothes and dishes, bathroom use and cleaning. The quality of your water affects all aspects of your life, from your own health to the longevity of your plumbing.

The bright solution is to install a home water filtration system. Yes, there is an expense to doing so, but before you say it’s too expensive, let’s explore how the ways in which it can actually save you money in the long run. Here are some examples:

Reduced Health Care Costs

A home water filtration system can improve your health by eliminating hard water. Hard water is more difficult to digest and can create health problems like stomach aches, constipation or infections of the intestines, and can cause difficulty in losing weight because of its effect on your digestive system. Plus, your filtered water will taste better for drinking and cooking.

Savings on Bottled Water

Beverage companies are making a fortune convincing people that bottled water is the only safe options. That’s not true. A better option is to install a water filtration system that gives you clean, refreshing water and eliminates the cost and environmental impact of plastic bottles.

 Savings on Cleaning Products

Soft water makes it easier to wash clothes or dishes, and even shampoo your hair. With soft water, you use less detergent and soap to clean, with clearer rinses. At J.R. Snider Plumbing, we often tell people after they install their water filtration system to wash their bed linens and towels two times without adding soap. The soap that is already remaining in the fabrics due to their hard water is more than enough to provide a thorough cleaning.

 Fewer Plumbing Problems

Among the problems of unfiltered water are the impurities like lime scale that clogs pipes and causes rust. The lime scale will build up inside pipes and taps, eventually forcing you to replace pipes throughout your plumbing system in a relatively short time period. In addition, the energy required to run appliances will increase, causing a spike in your energy bills.

Think of the initial investment of your home water filtration system as an insurance policy for the future and the health of both your family and your property. It will pay off with more benefits in the end. Just be sure to check with a reputable company. At J.R. Snider, we’re passionate about the water quality for our customers throughout Northern Virginia.

Call J.R. Snider Plumbing and we’ll be glad to give you an estimate. We can test your water for hardness and impurities like iron, sulfur, chlorine and other contaminants that may be prevalent in your area, and help you compare just how inexpensive a home water filtration system really is.

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