For good health we depend extensively on fresh water. It keeps our body hydrated and also aids the various functions like respiration, digestion, circulation and temperature regulation. Water from wells as well as city supply systems is contaminated by bacteria and industrial wastes. This defines the importance of water filtration or purification at home.
Chlorine is commonly used by municipal water treatment plants to kill various bacteria. It leaves an unpleasant odor and taste and is also ineffective against some kind of organisms like Cryptosporidium. So we need water filters to clean the city supply water. The water filter may be a whole house filter, a shower filter, a counter top filter or an under sink water filter. The whole house filter and shower filter are point of entry units and counter top filter and under sink filter are point of use units.
An under sink water filter can be connected to the plumbing system of any sink. The water passes first through this filter and then to the sink tap. This is the most easy and inexpensive method to obtain clean and safe drinking water through your kitchen tap. Under sink water filter stays neatly tucked under your sink and does its job without taking any of your counter space or making much noise.
An under sink water filter unit may be of any kind out of the various shapes and sizes available in the market, depending on your budget and space available. You can install an activated carbon filter, which removes most of the bad odors, including chlorine odor. It also removes other metals like copper, lead, mercury, parasitic bacteria, pesticides and volatile organic chemicals which may be present in water.
An under sink water filter can be a cat ion exchange unit which softens hard water by removing substances like calcium and magnesium. Or it may be a distiller which boils and recondenses the pure steam. It may be a reverse osmosis filter in which water is forced through a membrane to trap all impurities like parasites and metals. This kind of filter wastes a lot of water. Another type may be the UV filter wherein ultra violet light is used to kill bacteria.
An under sink water filter requires to be maintained well in order to have the same quality of water always. If not maintained well, the impurities accumulate in the filter over a period of time and may actually be released into the drinking water. The filter may just need a change of cartridge or may need extensive maintenance by a professional. The operational and maintenance costs of different units must be taken in to consideration before buying an under sink filter.
An under sink water filter is the best investment to protect the health of your family. Even bottled water is not as safe as filtered water because it contains chemicals leeching into the water from the plastic bottle. Bottled water is also very expensive. Installing an under sink filter at home makes you an environment conscious citizen.
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