What’s in Your Water? Investing in a Home Water Treatment System

Do you know what’s in your water? You should never take the quality of your water for granted. Not only will contaminants make your water taste bad, but they can negatively impact your health, and hard water can make your skin and hair feel dry. Water from the tap can contain harmful contaminants like pesticides, cleaning products, nitrates/sulfates, chlorine, lead, arsenic, radium, and more. Whether it’s leaking into your water source through the ground or old pipes, the results can prove deadly. Polluted water can cause diarrheal diseases like giardiasis salmonellosis, or other water-related ailments. Hard water can cause buildup on your appliances, like your washing machine and dishwasher. These situations can easily be prevented with a water filtration system, including a water softener, a reverse osmosis system, and an ultraviolet disinfectant system.


A water softener takes hard water and makes it soft, removing mineral buildup. Water becomes hard when there is an excess amount of calcium and magnesium in it. With a water softener, the change in water quality will be dramatic—from uncomfortable to comfortable. Your skin and hair won’t feel so dry, you’ll be able to easily work up a soap lather in the shower, and clothes will come out of the wash looking better. You won’t need to use so much soap and detergent, and you can say goodbye to the buildup of soap scum and scale. Appliances will run better with softer water, too, which will in turn extend their lifespan.


A simple water test will tell you more about the quality of your water. Investing in a reverse osmosis system and an ultraviolet disinfectant system will address the quality of your drinking water and the water you cook with. Make drinking clean water simple with a reverse osmosis system installed right on your faucet. These systems use a series of filters to reduce and eliminate contaminants from your water. The four stages of filtration filter out chlorine and reduce sediment, sand, dirt, and fine particles. In a process called thymine dimerization, an ultraviolet system uses UV light to penetrate and permanently alter the DNA of the microorganisms in water.


Millions of people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water, but that doesn’t have to be the case in your home! At Finken, we use reliable American-made products like Hellenbrand. Let us help you make your home safe and comfortable!