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Why Filter Your Incoming Tap Water Supply?

The Value of a Household Water Filtration System

Most people are unaware of the value that a water filtration system can provide for their home plumbing. Oftentimes, when people think about "water filtration" they only associate this with purifying drinking water. What most people do not realize is that most water supply leaks and faucet/fixture repairs are caused by unfiltered tap water.

What Is So Harmful About Tap Water

The reality about tap water is that it can wear down plumbing systems more quickly and reduce the lifespan of water-related units. This can create unwanted costs for homeowners from untimely repairs. Furthermore, the quality of water from a tap can have negative health effects.

Tap water can be harmful due to:   

  • Hard Minerals: These cause visible build-up on plumbing fixtures. This can cause rough operation and limited use over time. Minerals can also reduce the lifespan of a plumbing unit. 
  • Chlorine: Although effective for preventing bacterial contamination in your pool, chlorine and chloramines have been proven to be destructive to copper plumbing. The chemical causes pinhole leaks and reduces the lifespan of rubber gaskets (e.g. toilet flappers and dripping faucets). Chlorine also has negative health effects when ingested and can cause hair and skin to become itchy and dry. 
  • Potentially Harmful Contamination: Lead poisoning is one of the many forms of potential contamination from an unfiltered water supply. One of the most famous incidents of contamination in the U.S. happened in Flint, Michigan where deteriorating piping in the municipal water supply caused many residents to suffer the effects of lead poisoning.  

What Should Homeowners Do?

Fortunately, studies on water quality have led to very successful developments in water filtration science. Investing in the proper water filtration system will not only greatly extend the life of your plumbing (water supply piping, faucets, fixtures, toilets, and water heaters), filtration is beneficial for your health, preventing unwanted effects on hair and skin while protecting against harmful contaminants.

What's In Your Water?

The Environmental Working Group has provided a resource, The Tap Water Database, to provide information on pollutants in local water supply systems.

Request an appointment with a pro! Contact us to schedule a free demo where we have a professional show you what you can expect from clean, filtered, great tasting water!

The Difference Between Water Softeners and Water Filtration

There is a big difference between water softeners and water filtration. Arneson is a proud installer of HALO Water Systems for home water filtration. Here’s a look at the differences between water filtration and water softeners.

Halo 5 Water Filtration does the following:

  • Effectively controls hard water problems without the use of chemicals. Dissolves existing scale. Prevents new scale formations. Inhibits Corrosion.
  • Removes contaminants but does not remove minerals essential for human health from water, which also give the water taste.
  • Like most mineral spring water, it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and clean and the hair feeling soft

  • Requires No Reverse Osmosis. Provides clean, clear and great tasting water from every faucet, bath and shower in the house.

  • No need to waste water. Regenerated water is great for plants and landscaping.

  • 10 year minimum maintenance free filtration system

  • Dissolves existing scale. Prevents any new scale formations and inhibits corrosion without the use of chemicals.

  • Eliminates the need for buying bottled water. The convenience of being able to drink delicious water from any faucet promotes the family to drink more water and contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Peace of mind for you and your family knowing that every drop of water flowing through your home has been filtered and conditioned by the finest whole house water treatment system available today.


Compare this to a water softener:

  • Does NOT filter water.
  • Requires constant addition of salt or potassium to water.
  • Removes vital minerals.
  • Residual salt left in household water makes skin feel slippery or slimy – a common complaint is, “I feel like I can’t get the soap off”.
  • Requires Reverse Osmosis system to remove salt from water and make it drinkable. Will also only be available at that one faucet.
  • Water softeners only address hard water.
  • Water softeners DO NOT dissolve or prevent scale.
  • Softeners Regenerate up to 3 times per week; can waste more than 150 gallons.
  • Regenerated waste water contains salt and cannot be used on grass or plants. Many communities are restricting softeners and are no longer allowing salt laden waste water to be put down drains because it pollutes ground water.
  • Salt costs 25 times more to remove from water than to add in to it.
  • Requires ongoing maintenance and repair costs.
  • Many people continue to purchase bottled water for drinking and cooking.

The conclusion is clear. Halo 5 Water Filtration systems provides more value, better efficiency, greater peace of mind compared to other water treatment systems.

To learn more about our plumbing and water filtration services, give us a call at (310) 982-2374 today! 

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