We often forget how fortunate we are to have filtered water so readily available. You may think that your water is already clean since it goes through a rigorous filtration process before it ever makes it to your home. How detailed the filtration process depends on where you live. Did you know that dangerous toxins such as parasites, metals, and other chemicals can be reintroduced into your water after it goes through this process? Reintroduction of these contaminants can happen due to corrosion of your pipes and many other reasons. So, if you’d like to learn more about water purification and filtration, we’ve got you covered! Our plumbing professionals at Huber Heights Plumbing & Drain will take the time to help you better understand why water filtration and purification are vital to our everyday lives! 

Do I Need A Water Filtration System If I Already Have A Water Softener? 

The short answer is, yes. Sadly, water softeners do not filter your water. You may assume that your water softener is filtering your water since they do remove some of the calcium and magnesium. However, there are many more toxins that need to be removed from our water. Hard water isn’t necessarily dangerous, but it can be an inconvenience. So, if your clothes just don’t seem to be getting clean enough or if your water leaves spots on your dishes, it could mean that your water softener is not working correctly. Our plumbing experts at Huber Heights Plumbing & Drain are here to guarantee your water softener is working to the best of its ability! 

How Are Water Softeners Different From Water Purifiers? 

As you may know, the difference between water softeners and water filters is quite simple. For example, water softeners only remove the calcium and magnesium that make your water hard. They don’t remove harmful contaminants like parasites, chemicals, and metals that can infect our water. They do, however, improve the quality of your water. Water purifiers are much more detailed to remove these toxins and make your water as pure as it can be. Although your water is filtered before entering your home, contaminants can be reintroduced. While it is important to have soft water, it’s much more important to have clean water! Wouldn’t you like to rest knowing that your water is clean, pure, and safe? We can help! 

Why Do I Need A Water Softener If I Have A Water Filtration System? 

As you already know, a water softener does not purify the water. Just as a water filtration system will not soften your water. As you may know, hard water is very damaging to your pipes, your skin and hair, and even your appliances. Soft water is much less drying to your skin and hair and doesn’t require you to use as much soap and detergent. Also, hard water can corrode your pipes and damage any appliances you have that use water to function. Furthermore, hard water promotes soap scum and residue, making it harder to keep your sinks and showers clean. Thus, using water softeners throughout your home can release calcium and magnesium that your filtration system just doesn’t cover. Don’t you want to be sure that when you turn on your faucet, your water is pure and clean? We do! 

Fortunately, we live in a country where water filtration, purification, and softening are at our disposal and run through most modern homes. Don’t forget that, although our water is filtered, contaminants can still be reintroduced on the way to our pipes and through our homes. This is why a home purification system is vital when guaranteeing that the water we are consuming is free of contaminants! Call Huber Heights Plumbing & Drain today at (937) 764-3381, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!