We are fortunate enough to have clean water running straight to our houses. You may think that your water is already clean since it goes through a filtration process before it runs through your home, and how detailed the filtration process depends on where you live. You may have heard that chemicals, metals, and other dangerous toxins can be reintroduced into your water. And this can happen for several reasons. So, if you’d like to learn more about water purification and filtration, keep reading! We’ll take the time to help you better understand why water filtration and purification are so important! Our plumbing professionals at Five Star Dayton Plumbing will bring you the information you need to choose the best source of water filtration for you and your lovely home! 

Is My Water Softener Filtering My Water? 

The short answer to this question is, no, softeners do not filter your water. We often assume that water softeners are filtering our water since they do remove some of the calcium and magnesium from our water. However, there are many more toxins that need to be removed from our water. Unfortunately, softeners don’t do that. Hard water isn’t necessarily dangerous, but it can be a nuisance. Have you noticed water spots on your dishes? This could mean that your water softener is not working correctly. Our plumbing experts at Five Star Dayton will get your softener up and running efficiently.  

What Is The Difference Between Water Softeners and Water Purifiers? 

Water softeners only remove the calcium and magnesium that make your water hard, so to speak. They are helpful and improve the quality of your water, but they don’t remove parasites and bacteria that can infect our water. Water purifiers are essential to remove these toxins and improve your water one step further. Although your water is filtered before entering your home, contaminants can be reintroduced. So, this is one of the many reasons you might want to think about a water purifier, in addition to your water softener, to attain the best quality water for you, your home, and your family.  

Does My Water Need To Be Soft? 

Depending on where you live and how hard the water is in your area, yes, you need a water softener. Hard water is very damaging to your pipes, skin, hair, and even your appliances. Not to mention, it can corrode your pipes and damage any appliances you have that run water through them. Including but not limited to your washing machine, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Additionally, hard water requires you to spend more money on soap and detergent to get your clothes, dishes, and body clean. Hard water also promotes soap scum and residue, making it harder to keep your sinks and showers clean. Therefore, using water softeners throughout your home can release calcium, magnesium, and other metals and chemicals from your water, making it as pure and safe as it can be. Don’t you want to be sure that when you turn on your faucet, your water is pure and clean? We’re here to help you along your journey to finding cleaner, softer, and purer water than you’ve ever had before!  

Lucky for us, we live in a country where water filtration, purification, and softening are at our disposal in modern homes. Don’t forget that although our water is filtered, contaminants can still be reintroduced on the way to our pipes. This is why a home purification system is vital in guaranteeing you are consuming the cleanest, safest water possible! Call Five Star Dayton Plumbing today at (937) 230-6506, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here