Do Water Pitcher Filters Actually Work?

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Water: the liquid of life. People tend to take clean water for granted. Contaminants such as lead, chlorine and more can be infused in the water from your tap. So what do you do to get rid of the contaminants? Do water filters actually work? Yes, but not all water filters are created equal.

Water filters filter your water through either a chemical or physical filtration process. Chemical filtration can use an assortment of chemicals, such as Chlorine dioxide, that use an ion exchange process to remove contaminants from your water. The physical filtration process uses a type of barrier to catch foreign matter and separate it from the drinking water.

The positives of water filters are that they do in fact make your water cleaner and can make it taste better. By drinking filtered water, you significantly reduce the chance of getting illnesses from toxins that may be floating around in your tap. Using a water filter is also much cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, than constantly buying yourself water bottles from the store.

Some negatives of using the most popular water filters you see in the store are they take time to filter and clean your water. When using a pitcher with a filter, if someone decides to put it back empty, you’ll have to wait a few minutes for the water to pass through the filter. The filtration pitcher can also take up much needed space in your fridge.

Your best bet, in terms of the purest and best tasting water available, is a Kinetico K5 drinking water system. It’s the best reverse osmosis system on the market, and it’s available at a price your family can afford. Contact Kinetico San Antonio today for a free quote.