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People are increasingly using water filters at home, due in part to its convenience and increasing status as an essential item for affordable healthy living. They prevent waterborne disease and harmful substances from entering our bodies, and provide better tasting and smelling water. 

However, there are other household uses for filtered water that will likely increase the appeal of improved water quality via home filtration. 

1. Cooking 

A good cook knows good flavor, and when that flavor is thrown off by an egg-like stench from hard water, the meal is bound to go awry. Pure water is critical to cooking for a finely tuned palette, regardless of the culinary skills on display in the kitchen. 

Is your water supply the problem? If your rice and pasta are taking strangely long to soften, you may just have shoddy water quality coming from the tap. Even without hard water, varying amounts of chlorine, heavy metals and other minerals will affect flavor as well. A simple sink filter can have a massive impact on water taste – not to mention the flavor within the meal.

2. Watering Your Plants

Unfiltered tap water can cause surprising levels of damage to your houseplants. Harmful mineral buildup can be identified by a thin, whitish crust on the surface of the soil near the plant. Filtered water is considerably better for your plants, both indoor and out. 

Chlorine found in tap water can kill bacteria, which is a double-edged sword of protection due to the fact that chlorine can damage your plant roots, inhibiting growth. Additionally, chlorinated water kills microorganisms in garden soil and compost piles – these organisms are necessary for plant growth and health.

Water Filter Pitcher

For easy access and maneuverability when watering plants or pouring a quick drink, ProOne’s Water Filter Pitcher is an ideal size filtering container for your filtered water. Use it at the dinner table, pull it from the fridge for refreshing use throughout the day, and use it to water your household plants with convenience.

ProOne’s Water Filter Pitcher uses an advanced gravity filter technology instead of the traditional “pour through” filter, allowing a greater reduction of contaminants in your drinking water. It is independently lab tested and proven to reduce/remove 200+ contaminants including fluoride, chlorine, chloramines, VOCs, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, lead and heavy metals, while leaving in beneficial minerals in tap water.

3. Aquariums and Fish Tanks

This one is a no-brainer. Depending on the species, fish can be highly sensitive to the water in their tank, but the general rule is that filtered water is always going to be safer than tap water for fish, due to various minerals, metals and other contaminants which could enter the tank and impact the health of your fish. Proper treatment is important however, as phosphate levels, pH levels and ammonia tend to be main concerns when it comes to the quality of water in the fish tank. 

4. Bake Better Bread

Baking is a science, and even the most meticulously crafted dish can easily be ruined with poor quality water. Calcium, magnesium, chlorine and other minerals in your home’s water will have an impact on the yeast. If you’re using a sourdough starter, the gluten structure of dough can be directly impacted by the mineral content of the water, potentially impacting the fermentation process.

5. Kombucha Complications

Likewise with sourdough starters, the yeast that creates the wonderfully bubbly concoction of kombucha is easily affected by what comes out of our tap. The culture used to ferment kombucha is called a S.C.O.BY., an acronym that stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The chlorine in your tap water can easily disrupt or even kill the SCOBY’s beneficial bacteria, rendering your kombucha useless. A water filter with proper chlorine filtration is key for creating quality kombucha.

Home Water Filter Systems

Your options for home water filter systems at home are numerous, and your choice depends on the amount of water your household or organization will consume daily. 

Stainless Steel Gravity Water Filter

With an expanded 2.25-gallon capacity, the stainless steel ProOne Traveler+ Gravity Water Filter is an ideal home water filtration device for larger families or the workplace. 

Viewing how much water remains in the lower container is a simple step – simply lift the upper container to see inside the lower chamber. The Traveler+ also includes a 304-grade stainless steel spigot, a non-slip pad and stainless steel rack. 

All ProOne Gravity systems feature the ProOne G2.0 all-in-one filter technology:

By using a home water filter system, you’re helping both your family’s wellbeing and the environment in potentially significant ways. Skip the pricey, environmentally devastating bottled water and find the perfect water filter solution for your home today at ProOneUSA.com