A whole-home water filtration system is the only way to ensure that the water you drink, bathe in, wash laundry with and more is clean, safe and pure.
Across Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, Southwest Florida residents know all too well that despite our proximity to bountiful sources of H2O, our drinking water contains trace amounts of arsenic, lead, mercury and other contaminants.
A whole-home water filtration system removes harmful contaminants from the entire house. That includes your kitchen and bathroom faucets, icemakers, showers, dishwashers, washing machines and more.
As the Environmental Working Group notes in its searchable Tap Water Database, “legal does not necessarily equal safe.” A passing grade from the government is not necessarily aligned with the latest health guidelines. Further, the group notes that the legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
What’s (really) in the water
Below is a partial list of additives, impurities and water quality issues that Southwest Floridians typically encounter. These elements often are present in municipal sources of water and well water:
- Chloramines and other residual disinfectants
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Sand, grit and sediment
- Iron and manganese
- Low pH (a measure of acidity and metal content)
The Environmental Working Group offers consumer-friendly reports addressing these contaminants. EWR publishes data on 10 agencies in Southwest Florida. All 10 had at least three contaminants that exceeded the organization’s health guidelines.
Want to see how your water provider stacks up? Below are links to water quality reports from the 10 local agencies monitored by EWR:
- Bonita Springs Utilities
- Charlotte County Utilities
- City of Cape Coral
- City of Fort Myers Water Treatment Plant
- Collier County Regional Water Treatment Plant
- Gateway Services District
- Immokalee Water
- Island Water Association (Sanibel)
- Lee County Utilities
- Naples Water Department
Benefits of a whole-home water filtration system
The health benefits of a whole-home water filtration system are considerable. In addition to avoiding dangerous water-borne illnesses such as cholera, diphtheria, dysentery, and typhoid, proper hydration from filtered water will improve your cardiovascular health. It also helps your muscles, joints and kidneys function better.
Showering with filtered water will improve your hair and skin in addition to preventing your body from absorbing harmful contaminants in impure water. Free from sediment and other contaminants, your water pipes will last longer by not collecting residual build-up.
That means your appliances will also run more smoothly and last longer while reducing or eliminating scaly build-up or other residuals on your clothes, dishes and cutlery.
Types of whole-home water filtration systems
As a local company, Pro-Tec Plumbing & Air knows that one size does not fit all. That’s why we offer thorough water testing to identify the product that best suits your unique needs. Options include:
- Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Water Softeners
- Water Conditioners
- Activated Carbon Filters
- Sediment Filters
- UV Purification
Take the next step and schedule your water test now
The growing demand for clean, safe and pure drinking water has prompted many homeowners to take action. They already have installed under-the-sink filters in their kitchen or perhaps a water-filter pitcher. Others purchase cases of bottled water. Are you ready to take the next step?
At Pro-Tec Plumbing & Air, we offer thorough water testing to identify the product that best suits your unique needs. Since we partner with local businesses, our installation and repair teams are always available. This allows us to offer same-day sales, service and installation.
This month only, Pro-Tec Plumbing & Air is offering a deferred interest plan on whole-home water filtration systems. All interest payments are waived if the amount financed is paid in full within the first 12 months and the project completed by Dec.31, 2023. For details, call 239-261-1000 or visit https://ptpflorida.com/schedule-service/