Water is life. Most of us in Longboat Key, Florida take for granted that we will turn on our faucet and clean, safe and delicious water will be delivered. However, since the drinking water crisis of Flint, Mich., lead in drinking water has been a topic thrust into the headlines and the minds of millions of Americans.
On Aug. 14, 2014, a water boil advisory was declared in response to coliform contamination. The city of Flint switched the source of its drinking water. Due to the introduction of highly acidic water from the Flint River and insufficient water treatment techniques, children who consumed this lead-tainted water had 46 percent higher blood lead levels than children in nearby Detroit. It has been estimated roughly 12,000 Flint children were exposed to water with high levels of lead.
In Sarasota and Manatee County Florida, there can be several contaminants. Hexavalent chromium, which can cause cancer, can come from industrial sources and occurs naturally in mineral deposits where groundwater is found. Chlorate, which can cause thyroid and nervous system problems in young children, is a byproduct of the water disinfection process. In South Florida, the community of Pembroke Pines failed federal standards, which lead the state health department to tell the city to warn pregnant women, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
Clean Safe Drinking Water Longboat Key
The easiest and fastest action you can take to reduce the concentration of many contaminants is to install a water filter. There are a lot of things you should think about when making that decision of installing one in your home. Each area of Florida has different issues to consider, such as the water source, age of town pipes, etc.
Pro-Plumbing work is a great resource for all of your questions and concerns. We have installed many home water filtration systems throughout the Longboat Key area and continue to do so. We have a wealth of information for all the different towns and challenges. The water in your area could be laced with harsh minerals that can make everyday chores and outcomes more challenging like washing your hair, washing your clothes, spots on your dishes, glasses, and silverware just to name a few. It can even be challenging for your plants and garden in some cases. Plus there are the piping issues – harmful minerals can damage pipes and corrode them over time. So choosing a whole house water filter system is more than just buying the cheapest one.
We work with many different types of quality water filtration systems and have the expertise to install the perfect one for your home and situation. We work with top brands that last longer than the cheap water filtration systems from the box store “Specials.” We are here to help you chose the right one for your home.
There are many different things you need to think about before buying and installing your filtration system. Here are just a few of the obvious ones to think about:
Water Filtration System Size – We see this all the time. A homeowner buys one from a box store and only looks at the price. When they install it they realize it’s too small for their water consumption. Unless a plumber experienced in water filter planning and the installation looks at all your concerns first it’s almost impossible to get it right from the start. Did you know we do free home reviews and quotes?
Water Filtration System Location – Where are you installing the filtration system? There are many different ways of installing depending on where on your property it is going to reside. There are many different materials used depending on where it’s installed – garage, inside the house, under your carport, in the carport shed, etc.
Water Filtration System Source – Are you hooking this up to the town water supply or is it being used on a well? Is it a shallow well or a deep well? Depending on the source will depend on the type of filtration so it can remove the proper contaminants. Did you know that we can identify the contaminants in your water?
There are a lot more items that need to be considered in order to choose the right water filtration system for your home. As a plumber, we give you the facts and information needed to make that right decision and have seen what happens when the wrong systems were installed. We do not sell one specific brand and will not push the wrong one on you. We only sell what’s right for each individual client’s needs. We are the plumbers you can trust.
If you live in the Longboat Key area and would like to learn more about our whole house water filtration systems and installations, feel free to use the form on the right and introduce yourself. We will explain everything you need to know and understand with our free inspection and estimate. We look forward to speaking with you.
Pro-Plumbing Works offers our plumbing services throughout Manatee and Sarasota County.
Manatee County including Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and surrounding towns.
Sarasota County including Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice, North Port, Osprey, Nokomis, Englewood, and surrounding towns.