There are several health risks associated with drinking contaminated water. That’s why it’s important to ensure your drinking water is safe and free from contaminants. One way of ensuring you have access to clean, safe drinking water is to install a water purifier. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about water purifiers.
Common myths about water purifiers include:
1. Water Is Safe to Drink After It’s Been Boiled
Why install a water purifier when you can simply boil your drinking water? While heat can destroy viruses and bacteria in drinking water, it can’t remove the pollutants and toxic chemicals that contaminated it.
2. Using DIY Filters Is Enough
Sand filters and other DIY filters can remove sediments in murky water. However, some impurities and chemicals are so small that they can easily pass through homemade filters. Unlike DIY filters, water purifiers can remove contaminants several microns small.
Here’s a tip: Not all water purifiers or softeners are equal— the efficiency of your water purifier or water softener depends on the filtration technology that’s used. The best water purifiers use carbon filters, which act as a magnet for impurities and contaminants in water.
3. Water Purifiers Remove Minerals that Are Essential to Your Health
There is some truth to this myth. Yes, some traces of minerals in your water supply may be removed. However, it’s not true that the loss of minerals in your drinking water will adversely impact your health in any way. For one thing, the traces of minerals in drinking water aren’t enough to meet your daily requirements. The amount of minerals you get from drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water—the recommended daily amount of water intake—is far lower than what you would get from just one slice of bread. If you want to increase your intake of minerals and other nutrients, you should focus on incorporating more nutrient-rich foods into your diet.
RainSoft of NE Iowa offers a wide range of premium water purifiers and softeners as well as professional plumbing services. To get a quote or schedule a free water test, call us at (319) 233-2038 or fill out this form.