If the water in your home has a bad taste, what do you do? Do you abandon it and drink bottled water instead? Or do you take steps to improve its taste? Doing the latter offers a long-lasting solution. It is also cheaper and it ensures that your kids aren’t drinking contaminated water when you’re not at home. Here are some ways to get great tasting water in your home:
Install a water filtration system
If you get your water from a municipal system, chlorine was likely used to remove bacteria from the water supply. Sadly, chlorine gives water a bad taste/smell.
The most effective way to remove the bad taste from water is to install a water filtration system. Water filters do not only make water taste better, but they also make it safer for drinking. Filters remove chemicals, suspended contaminants, organic materials, and other impurities.
There are different types of water filter systems: carbon filter, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet disinfection, etc. You may install a whole house filtration system or a one-tap filter.
Store water in the fridge
After running your water through the filter, bottle some up of it and store in the refrigerator. Coldwater contains more oxygen than tepid water, giving it a better taste.
Test your water regularly
It is good practice to test your water at least once a year. Take a sample from the source and another from your water supply. Compare the results to confirm that your water filter is working. Talk to a professional plumber to know the contaminants to test for.
If you live in Houston, contact Show Plumbing for all your water filter and general plumbing needs. Call 281-860-2000 to make an appointment, our lines are openand our techs are ready to help.