Worried about the quality of your home’s water? Not sure what to do about it?
Whole-house water filtration systems installed by Long Island-based Tragar Oil – which specializes in these types of systems – will cleanse the water you drink and use in your home, and, in turn, will keep you and your family safe.
Benefits of Installing a Water Filtration System in Your Home
- Better-tasting, filtered drinking water.
- Cleaner water overall for all household activities, like bathing and cooking.
- Saving money on bottled water and, in the long run, on your water bills.
- Healthier and safer water for you and your family, including your children and your pets.
- Reduced risk of cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases.
- Safer for the environment.
- Less build-up of unwanted sediment in water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and pipes.
- Removal of toxins.
- Better indoor air quality.
Are Water Filtration Systems Necessary?
In many places, water filtration is necessary because of high mineral content and/or high levels of sediment. Nowadays, there are increasingly more instances of pollutants, pharmaceuticals and chemicals showing up in local water systems.
In fact, tap water contains up to 2,100 chemicals, including excessive chlorine, lead, chloroform gas and volatile organic compounds.
According to the US EPA, “Drinking water can reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. As long as those contaminants are at levels no higher than EPA standards, the water is considered safe to drink for healthy people.” However, the EPA recommends home water filtration those with compromised immune systems.
Buying The Right Home Water Filtration System
Before purchasing a home water treatment unit, consider local water quality, cost and maintenance of the unit, product performance and certifications to ensure the unit will meet your needs, the EPA recommends.
It also recommends getting your water tested to ensure the filtration system you choose addresses any specific needs. The EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Information Database is also available online if you’re concerned about specific contaminants.
Contaminant levels can vary depending on the weather or season, and contamination of your water can happen at any time, whether you get your water from the local municipality or have well water. It could even happen in your home piping system.
Contaminants can also build up over time without you even realizing it’s happening, or knowing the true source, and thereby increasing the health risks to you and your family. As a result, at Tragar, we’re committed to helping Long Island families by keeping their water safe and clean.
Of course, you can continue to buy bottled water or even invest in a water cooler for your home and home delivery of water. There are also tap-filter and pitcher-filter solutions. There are even reverse osmosis filtration systems that attach underneath the kitchen sink.
However, all of those can get very expensive between the necessary filters and bottles, and become hazardous to the environment as a result. They also don’t solve the problem of filtering water for other uses in your home, such as bathing, laundering dishes or clothes.
How Whole-house Water Filtration Systems are Different
Unlike the others, a whole-house filtration system solves those problems because it’s a point-of-entry (POE) system that’s installed at the main water line to treat water for the entire home.
Not only are whole-house filters designed to treat water for general use, such as cleaning, bathing and laundry, but they also allow a much higher flow rate.
Overall, depending on the type and level of filtration you’re seeking, treatment systems usually use one or a combination of these five basic categories: disinfection methods, filtration, reverse osmosis, distillation, and ion exchange. Generally, whole-house water filtration works better for removing things like sediment, rust, and scale.
However, our experts can talk you through the process, and tell you all you need to know about our whole-house water filtration products – which, once installed, allows you to purify the water in your entire home for less than 50 cents per day!
The water that comes into your home should be free of toxins and contaminants that can affect the health and well-being of you and your family. Contact Tragar today for a no-obligation, Free Estimate.