What Makes Clean Water So Essential for Your Home?  

by | Feb 22, 2024 | Plumbing, Water Quality

Most of us understand the importance of having clean tap water throughout our whole house. However, many people fail to understand exactly why water quality is so important. In the following article, your friends here at Five Star Home Services will explain the importance of clean and pure water that’s free from water contaminants, volatile organic compounds, chlorine, and more. 

At Five Star, we offer RO systems, water filtration systems, water purification, and more. All of these products are designed to reduce contaminants and/or remove contaminants that are commonly found in tap water, well water, and household water supplies. We want your water to be clean, safe, pure, and contain beneficial minerals and optimal PH levels. We want your water to be of the highest quality. 

As we mentioned, nearly everyone generally grasps the importance of clean water and the need for water purification. Water filtration system usage is as essential for us, our pets, and our plants as fresh air. However, with aging public infrastructures and declining quality of water supplies, the health of many has been negatively impacted. Contaminated water puts us at a considerable health risk, which is unacceptable. We at Five Star Home Services strongly advocate for universal access to clean drinking water because of its benefits. This is non-negotiable. We believe everyone deserves great-tasting water free of bacteria and chlorine, with filtration systems that meet your specific needs. 

At Five Star Home Services, our core mission is to deliver clean drinking water to our customers and generate wider awareness about the importance of clean water in homes. In the following, we will explain a few reasons why access to pure, safe water is essential for every household.  

Countering Major Health Issues and More

The gravest case for the importance of clean water in homes is shown by the sheer numbers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following data about people who lack access to clean water globally:   

Around 780 million people, more than double the U.S. population, lack access to potential clean water sources. Approximately 2.5 billion people are bereft of proper sanitation. Poor sanitation and contaminated water cause 88 percent of diarrhea-related deaths, with diarrhea being one of the most common issues arising from unclean water. It claims the lives of over 800,000 children (about half the population of Nebraska) under five years of age every single year.

While some might shrug off these alarming statistics as a problem primarily plaguing developing countries, this is a misconception. A 2018 scientific study reported that contaminated water sickens over 19 million Americans annually, a population equivalent to the combined inhabitants of America’s five largest cities, which include:  

  • New York   
  • Los Angeles   
  • Chicago   
  • Houston   
  • Phoenix   

Understanding this, it is easy to see why this is a global and national crisis that demands urgent action to improve public health.   

While the US government understands the cruciality of clean water and has taken steps to protect our water supplies through legislation like the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, it only sets minimum quality standards for the US’s drinkable water. Unfortunately, its jurisdiction doesn’t extend to private wells or the bottled water sector. These stats highlight the need to boost our efforts to prevent contaminated water-induced illnesses and deaths.  

Ensuring Adequate Nutrition  

Water is essential for survival. A typical glass of clean drinking water usually contains small amounts of sodium and essential minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. However, it lacks: Calories, fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. 

Although there is no universally recommended daily water intake, organizations like the Mayo Clinic suggest around 15.5 cups of fluids for men and 11.5 cups for women. Apart from hydration, clean drinking water delivers numerous health benefits, such as facilitating waste removal, maintaining body temperature, keeping joints lubricated, safeguarding sensitive tissues, and preventing fatigue and mood swings. Even mild dehydration can quickly take a toll on our physical and mental well-being.  

Avoiding Dehydration 

Generally, the taste of unclean water discourages people from drinking it, leading them to choose sugary alternatives or drastically reduce their fluid intake, heightening the threat of dehydration. According to Hydration Info, this can lead to various dangerous outcomes:  

Escalating core temperature – Lack of water intake can cause your internal body temperature to rise, particularly in hotter climates. Over time, this can lead your organs to malfunction and cause fatal conditions like heat stroke.  

Heart disease – Water serves as a lubricant for your circulatory system. When you are dehydrated, your blood pressure increases, and your heart must work overtime to circulate blood, enhancing the risk of cardiovascular issues.   

Kidney failure – The kidneys need oxygenated blood to filter out waste primarily supplied through fluid intake. Insufficient water consumption can cause waste, damage to organs, and eventual kidney failure.   

Hypovolemic shock – This lethal condition occurs when dehydration causes blood oxygen levels to drop significantly, leading to cell death and organ failure.   

Neglecting the importance of clean water in homes can lead to dire consequences within a few days.  

Safe Cooking 

The water we use for cooking typically comes from the same source as drinking water. Safe drinking water isn’t only about what we gulp down from our glasses; it’s also about the water we use in our cooking. Home cooking has gained popularity in recent years, and ensuring clean water has become even more essential.   

To make unclean water safe for consumption, health organizations recommend boiling it. However, boiling can’t eliminate contaminants like lead, and even following the general practice of boiling water for about a minute doesn’t guarantee safe drinking water.  

Guaranteeing Peace of Mind 

Take a moment to consider how frequently we use water at home and what we use it for:  

  • Drinking   
  • Cooking   
  • Bathing   
  • Cleaning 
  • Hydrating pets     
  • Watering plants and gardens   

Experience the Purest Water with Five Star Home Services 

Homeowners, business owners, and property managers are increasingly recognizing the importance of having clean and safe water on their premises. Integrating a top-notch water purification system provided by Five Star Home Services ensures that every drop of water you use is as clean and healthy as possible. Below, we discuss the main benefits of installing a water purification system and why Five Star Home Services is your go-to partner for pure water solutions in Greater Columbus, Greater Dayton, Greater Cincinnati, and surrounding areas. 

Why Invest in Whole House Water Filtration Systems? 

Healthier Living Through Filtration 

Filtering your water means removing harmful contaminants that may affect your health. A whole house water filtration system installed by Five Star Home Services ensures that every faucet in your home delivers water that’s free from chlorine, heavy metals, and other contaminants. Improved water quality from a water filtration system can improve your and your family’s overall health. Best of all, when you choose Five Star, you also Experience the Five Star Difference, which means cost savings and great taste! 

The Purity and Taste of Reverse Osmosis Water 

Reverse osmosis (RO) systems are revered for their ability to purify water, stripping it of impurities that affect taste and safety. The RO systems from Five Star Home Services are second to none. With one, the water you drink, cook, and clean with will be pure and taste significantly better. 

Enhance Your Property’s Plumbing Longevity 

By removing minerals and chemicals that can corrode pipes and fixtures, a water purification system can extend the life of your plumbing system. Keep your water supply flowing smoothly without the disruption caused by scale buildup or corroded pipes. 

Benefits of Hiring Five-Star Home Services 

When you choose Five Star Home Services, professionalism and quality of service are at the forefront. Our expert team is highly knowledgeable and skilled in installing and maintaining water purification systems. Opting for Five Star Home Services means choosing peace of mind that your system is correctly installed and serviced, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. 

Make the Right Choice for Your Water 

We understand that making changes to your water system is a significant decision. That’s why at Five Star Home Services, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you understand your options and the benefits they bring. Take a step toward a healthier, happier household with a water purification system tailored to your needs. 

Experience Pure Water with Our Experts

Don’t compromise on water quality. Experience Pure Water with Our Experts at Five Star Home Services. Contact us today to learn more about our water purification systems and professional installation services! 

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