Clean water is vital to our health & wellness, and a key component of our everyday lives – we use it for drinking, bathing, and cooking our food. Unfortunately, the water coming from your faucet may contain potentially dangerous chemicals and contaminants which are invisible to the naked eye, resulting in the need for a home water filtration system.
First, the bad news: your tap water is likely much more than just water, and not in a good way. What comes out of your faucet travels through miles of pipeline to reach your home, and these pipes frequently contain accumulations of contaminants from years of use.
Climate change plays a part as well. The increasing frequency of natural disasters in recent years is resulting in more pollutants seeping into our water systems than ever before. These chemicals, unregulated and unfiltered, are increasingly ending up in our tap water.
Now for the good news: you not only have solutions, but a great variety of options to make sure your water at home is clean and safe. Once you determine whether or not you’ll need a home filtration device (if you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, it’s a good idea), there’s range of excellent choices to suit your home water source setup.
Between gravity filtration devices such as a pitcher-style water filter, countertop adapter models, or even refrigerator-based systems that you can install yourself at home, many affordable and NSF certified solutions are available to make sure you & your family have access to the cleanest drinking water possible. For the dedicated, a complete Whole Home Water Filter system can offer peace of mind for your entire household.
Is it time to invest in a whole home water filtration system? Let’s explore some of the indicators that you should look into a home water filtration device.
The EPA regulates more than 90 contaminants in tap water which have been proven to pose a health risk, but are still legal to exist in trace amounts. However, there’s an increasing number of new and emerging contaminants which aren’t yet regulated, and may cause health concerns. Local water municipalities and water treatment plants are rarely equipped to handle this assortment of unregulated chemicals and contaminants, including VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), pharmacological compounds, endocrine (hormone) disrupters, PFASs (polyfluorinated substances) which are found in a wide assortment of consumer and industrial products, and more.
Water filtration at home provides an added safety barrier to your drinking water, filtering out a wide spectrum of contaminants to ensure your family has access to the cleanest possible water from the tap. Giving your entire household a water quality upgrade can help improve not just your drinking water, but your skincare routine, hair softness, mineral buildup on faucets and more.
Despite the ability of city water systems to remove most harmful toxins from tap water, mineral content, chlorine and other factors can affect the taste, often in unpleasant ways. Bad-tasting water is a common sign of poor water quality, and a leading reason homeowners buy water filtration systems.
With the amendment of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1986, lead pipes and lead solders were banned in the water supply infrastructure in the United States. If your house was built prior to this, it’s important to have your tap water tested for contaminants, to be sure lead particulates aren’t leaching into your drinking water. Children are particularly susceptible to lead contamination, with heightened risk of severe developmental issues in children under 6 years old.
Due to its severe health dangers, lead is highly important to filter out of your tap water as much as possible. This requires a water filter that is either NSF/ANSI Standard 53 or NSF/ANSI Standard 58 certified. If you already have a home water filtration device, the NSF website allows you to search for specific suppliers and product codes to see if they are NSF certified.
Averaging just under a dollar a gallon, bottled water is a costly choice for families. In addition to being extremely bad for the environment, it’s a far more economical choice to purchase an in-home filtration device for your drinking water.
Compared to bottled water, house water filter systems are an ecologically responsible way of caring for your and your family’s health. The environmental impact of billions of plastic water bottles produced, transported and discarded each year has resulted in consumers seeking more environmentally-conscious alternatives to water bottled in wasteful plastics. Filtering your water at home is a more environmentally-friendly method for ensuring your family has access to clean, drinkable water from the tap.
Any number of catastrophes can disrupt the flow of clean, fresh water to your home. Heavy rains and flooding frequently cause contamination, and burst sewer lines nearby can render untreated water completely undrinkable. Furthermore, in the event of a large-scale natural disaster, access to clean water may become a matter of survival.
If such a scenario were to occur in your community, a Whole Home Water Filter System offers unparalleled peace of mind with clean, usable water for your daily needs, from cooking to showering and beyond.
High levels of calcium and magnesium in hard water prevent soap from rinsing away properly, leaving behind unpleasant layers of residue that can accumulate. Furthermore,
widespread use of pesticides and fertilizer nitrates sharply increase the risk of contamination in private wells. To complicate matters, ordinary carbon filters won’t remove some of the more dangerous toxins that could be present.
Thankfully, ProOne’s ProSoft Saltless Softener/Conditioner helps condition water and prevent scaling by neutralizing magnesium and calcium rather than removing it. The neutralizing process converts magnesium and calcium into micro-crystals and allows these beneficial minerals to pass through your pipes and household water outlet appliances without sticking to them.
An excellent salt free alternative to conventional ion exchange-based water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, salt-based systems, or chemical-based systems. Cost-effective and environmentally friendly without the use of salt – no need to lug heavy bags of salt around.
Now that you’ve made the decision to get a home filtration system for your household, there’s more good news: your options for water filtration systems at home are numerous and affordable. Your choice depends on the amount of water your household or organization will consume daily. Explore a few options below.
Now there’s a way to ensure safe, clean, top quality water for your entire home, with the most advanced 4 stage compact filtration system on the market. ProHome Plus Whole House Water Filter System is a next generation compact water filtration system, designed for your home’s entire water supply, perfect for residential use in filtering potable municipal or well water.
Easy to install and maintain, your ProHome Filter System removes a broad range of 220+ contaminants, and includes a pre-sediment filter as well as a scale inhibitor to help protect your “plumbed-in” water using appliances from the damaging effects of limescale build-up.
For hard water households, the ProHome Complete Whole House Water Filter System offers all the benefits of the ProHome Plus, with the comprehensive neutralizing and magnesium/calcium conversion process ability of the ProSoft Saltless Softener/Conditioner.
The ProHome Complete’s filtration is an ElectroCharged Pleated Sub-Micron Water Filter Cartridge Final stage system, and provides electroadsorption of a wide range of sub-micron particulates for improved filter efficiency and flow rate compared with mechanical pores process. The silver infused pleated media of this filter cartridge helps prevent the growth of bacteria.
Ideal for filtering large quantities of water without modifying plumbing, these gravity fed water filters sit independently on a countertop for easy access to drinking water. They use the pressure of gravity along with the filter to remove contaminants from water, without relying on plumbing or electricity to function. When the reservoir is filled, the weight of the water feeds the liquid through the filters, into a tank beneath the filtration system.
ProOne Big+ Gravity Water Filter delivers a 3 gallon storage capacity to suit your daily water consumption needs. The unique countertop gravity filtration system is easy to install, and uses ProOne G2.0 gravity filter technology to bring you clean drinking water free of harmful heavy metals including lead, bacteria, fluoride, VOC’s and much more.
The Big+ Gravity Water Filter’s exclusive design makes it easy to view how much water is in the lower container simply by lifting the upper container. The sleek stainless steel frame allows the Big+ to mirror its environment to perfectly adapt to its surroundings.
All ProOne filters meet NSF/ANSI standards, and feature ProOne® G2.0 “all-in-one” NSF/ANSI-42 component certified filter technology – the smarter filter™.
These filters are installed directly into the plumbing system, often connecting to a water line under the sink. However, these may require drilling a hole in the countertop, or dispensing water through a separate tap.
The FS10 Under Counter Water Filter is an under counter water filter system designed to meet the needs of virtually any home and and family, safely removing a broad range of over 220 contaminants including: VOC’s, lead, fluoride, heavy metals, pesticides, SVC’s, disinfectants, inorganic non-metallics, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, PFOA, PFOS and micro-organisms. Independent lab tested to NSF/ANSI 42, 53, P231 and 401 standards, the FS10 is made from BPA-free durable Polypropylene, and requires no electricity.
Inline water attaches directly to your cold-water main in a simple installation. While generally designed for household refrigeration and ice making, these versatile filters are perfect for RVs, boats and commercial water coolers.
ProOne® Universal Inline Filter for refrigerator/ice maker features new ProMaxTM Filter Technology. This removes over 200 contaminants including chlorine, chloramines, Lead, Fluoride, PFOA, and more. Helps improve taste and odor. Easy to install. The filter housing is made of BPA FREE plastic. One-piece self-contained design – no separate filter cartridge to replace. Connects to the water supply line going to the refrigerator. Works with 1/4” copper or plastic tubing. This inline water filter for refrigerators includes a mounting clip.
These inexpensive water pitcher filters fit easily in the refrigerator, and remove compounds and chemicals such as zinc, chlorine, and hydrogen sulfide which can significantly improve the taste and smell of your drinking water.
ProOne’s Water Filter Pitcher is made from BPA and BPS free food grade materials, and uses an advanced gravity filter technology instead of the traditional “pour through” filter. This allows a greater reduction of contaminants in your drinking water (200+ contaminants including fluoride, chlorine, chloramines, VOCs, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, lead and heavy metals). In traditional water filter pitchers, the filter sits in the filtered water, potentially allowing cross-contamination of your drinking water. The unique design of the ProOne Water filter pitcher positions the filter upright in the container, out of the filtered water, eliminating the potential for cross-contamination and ensuring the purest possible drinking water.
Offering a 54-oz filtered water storage capacity, ProOne’s Water Filter Pitcher is made from BPA and BPS free food grade materials, and includes a removable fruit/vegetable infusion tube. 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.
Screws directly onto standard faucets or wall-mounted faucets with minimal installation, and filters the water as the tap flows. Kitchen faucet filtration systems are convenient for household drinking water. Materials and flow rates will vary depending on brand and model. As water contaminants vary by locality, check to make sure the faucet-mounted filter you’re choosing removes the contaminants that most concern you.
Learn more about your water filtration options at ProOneUSA.com