Do You Need a Water Filter?

Do you get your drinking water from an unfiltered tap in your household? That’s not very safe for you and your family.

Do you buy your drinking water from the store in the form of water cooler containers, gallon jugs, or individual bottles? That is wasteful & costs you a lot of money over time.

Cass Plumbing suggests filtering your home’s water.

Filtration Removes Sediment

Most tap water contains sediment like dirt, silt, clay, and other debris. Usually, the amount of sediment in tap water won’t usually pose any sort of health risk. However, this is what usually causes your water to have an undesirable taste and causes the people in your household to drink less water. Water filtration systems sold and installed by the professionals at Cass Plumbing have a filter that will remove this sediment and any other unfavorable minerals that are in your tap water.

Filtration Removes Pathogens

Not only will mechanical filters remove sediment and other minerals — they’ll also remove harmful pathogens!

  • Giardia Intestinalis – This name already sounds ugly. The Giardia Intestinalis parasite can be found in water that has been contaminated with animal feces, and can survive in its environment (and you water) for months. It causes Giardiasis, which is an illness that can cause a person to have diarrhea for periods of up to six weeks. Yes, we said six weeks! Often, humans have Giardia Intestinalis and don’t even realize it.
  • Cryptosporidium – This parasite is very similar to Giardia Intestinalis, but this one is resistant to chlorine. Therefore the only way to filter this parasite out of your water is to use mechanical filters with filters marked as “micro-”, “ultra-”, or “nano-”.

    Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Both the parasite and the disease are commonly known as “Crypto.”

    There are many species of Cryptosporidium that infect people. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very tolerant to chlorine disinfection.

    While this parasite can be spread in several different ways, water (drinking water and recreational water) is the most common way to spread the parasite. Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of waterborne disease among humans in Tampa.

Filtration Removes Lead

Unlike sediment and minerals, having lead in your drinking water can be toxic to your health. Lead can get into your drinking water in mainly two ways:

  • Old plumbing pipes that have begun to rust and decompose can have small pieces (containing lead) break off into the water within them. This lead can usually be filtered out via reverse osmosis filters.
  • Those who get their drinking water from wells could have a high concentration of lead in their well water. It’s important to have a professional plumber test your well water a minimum of once per year to check for lead, pathogens, and a high concentration of any sediment or minerals.

Call Cass Today

If you don’t have a water filtration system in your home, call the Tampa Bay water filtration experts at Cass Plumbing today! At Cass Plumbing we sell, professionally install, maintain & service complete water filtration systems. Call us for all of your water treatment needs at 813-265-9200.