Historical interior design

Why Every Home Should Have At Least One Water Filter

by Chad Brewer

Home water filters have been around for some time now, and while they have certainly been updated and upgraded, from stand-alone filters that you had to fill up yourself to modern ones that are attached right to your tap or water intake, the idea behind them remains the same: getting safe drinking water. It is easy to get lulled into a false sense of security about modern life and to think that nothing could threaten it, but natural disasters and man-made errors could be just around the corner. Here are a few reasons why everyone should have at least one type of home water filters installed.

Older Infrastructure

If you live in one of the major cities across Australia, then chances are you are occupying a home that has been around for quite some time. Some of the buildings and terraces towards the centre of these metropolitan areas can be over a hundred years old. Regardless of how old your home is, though, it is very likely that the water mains and pipes are very old and haven't been updated in decades. This provides more chance for tiny bits of sediment and iron to get into your drinking water, and a build-up of this over time can be quite unhealthy. Home water filters make sure this is not a lasting concern.

Damaged Water Supply

In the event of a major issue with the water supply, such as flooding or issues with your city's treatment centres, your personal water could be jeopardised by something far upstream that you don't know about until it is too late. Whether the treatment centre stopped working or contaminants got into the supply some other way, the only sure-fire preparation you can take against these problems is installing home water filters, or at least a single home water filter, onto fixtures such as your main kitchen tap or your showers.

Rural Properties

Most of these warnings are for those who live in cities and rely on big water supplies, but it is even more crucial that those in more rural parts of the country are prepared for the worst. There are far fewer checks and balances on these treatment facilities because they cater to fewer people. It is also easier for them to get tainted on their way to your home, weather that is from chemical run-off from a nearby farm, animal contaminants both wild and domesticated or anything else. Things move rapidly in these situations, and you can get desperately ill from drinking this water, so you should do anything you can to avoid it.