In our experience, Beverly Hills residents (like many people in Los Angeles) are slightly suspicious about their tap water. On paper, the regulations ensuring safe drinking are strong and enforced, but our city doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being clean. Pollution, overcrowding and heavy rainfall (not to mention the less-than-appealing state of much of the LA River) gives people cause for concern over the quality of the H2O flowing through their faucets. One solution more and more Beverly Hills homeowners are turning to is a water filtration systems. In addition to providing better-tasting water, they eliminate health risks as well.
Here are a few ways that a water filter can actually save your life.
Removes build up from your pipes
Most homes in LA use copper pipes. For decades, copper was a cornerstone for plumbing, providing sturdy, reliable material to facilitate the flow of water in homes and commercial properties. However, over time, more people have become suspicious of the age-old pipe. While it remains a viable solution, critics say that it corrodes after several years. Lime scale is a term used to describe the corrosive build up that accumulates over time. After a point, the pipes leach this potentially hazardous substance in your water supply. No one wants to drink that. If you filter your water with a special pitcher or other type of system, you don’t have to worry about copper corrosion.
Sanitizes inbound water
Most residents in our city receive their water from the same central supply. Regulations require the H2O to be tested and treated, which supposedly guarantees its safety. But these guarantees don’t appease all citizens. Trihalomethanes, a term used to describe the byproducts that form when chlorine is added to drinking water and combines with natural organic matter, can negatively affect our health. Given the current system of sanitization, these are hard to avoid.
Whether you’re suspicious of the regulation process or fear accidental contamination, a water filtration system can provide peace of mind. To install a household system, contact the most skilled plumber in Beverly Hills. Ritz Plumbing serves residents and businesses from Wilshire Boulevard to Rodeo Drive, and our experienced technicians can provide you with a sink-based filter, or water main system that will filter the whole house, from bathrooms to kitchens, showers to faucets.
Protects against water main breaks
Unfortunately, Los Angeles is no stranger to water main breaks. In fact, it hit us very close to home last summer when an old main exploded near UCLA. While we keep our fingers crossed that another line won’t break again in our neighborhood, we just can’t be sure. In addition to the threat to physical safety, one of the big dangers of a main break is the potential for water supply contamination. When pipes that serve a whole community burst, they can become impure due to the presence of oils, debris and other environmental factors. However, a reverse-osmosis or kitchen filter system will ensure that those dangerous materials never affect your home’s tap water.