Ben Franklin Plumbing is the Treasure Coast and North Palm Beach water filtration & purification expert. Keep water safe with “whole house” water filtration. Do you know what’s in your home’s water supply? Many people believe that the water they shower, drink and cook with is safe, but this common misconception can lead to health risks. Water comes to your home from a treatment plant. Most treatment plants use chlorine to disinfect the water, and chlorine in large amounts is quite poisonous. As water travels to you through pipes it also picks up sediment, dirt, lead rust and other harmful contaminants.
In fact, some of these contaminants are so small, that a simple drinking water filter does not catch them. Another misconception is that all you need to keep you safe is a drinking water filter. However, 2/3 of the water in our bodies comes from the absorption of shower and bath water. This means that we are also absorbing chemicals and impurities through our skin. That’s why we offer our customers so many options to make sure ALL their water is safe.
The Dangers of Chlorine for the Treasure Coast and North Palm Beach
Chlorine may seem like the least of your worries in the water. However, there are several risks you should know about ingesting chlorine:
- Inhalation of chlorine, such as when you shower, is a common cause of asthma.
- Chlorine byproducts can cause cell damage, leading to a heightened risk for cancer.
- Chlorine damages the oil and mineral balance in the skin which can lead to dry, itchy skin, acne and even wrinkles.
- Chlorine also has negative effects on hair such as advancing hair loss, split ends, dry brittle hair and washing out salon hair color much faster.
Hard Water Damages Pipes & Appliances
Besides harmful particles, there are also additives in the water, such as calcium and magnesium bicarbonate. Such minerals are not a health risk, but fixtures and appliances can suffer from damaging build-up. Since the human body needs these minerals, we turn these minerals into a form that does not harm your fixtures or appliances, yet still allows you to absorb the health benefits.
Nature’s Miracle Water System
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing uses a whole house water filtration system known as the Nature’s Miracle Water Systems, to safely rid your water of harmful particles and chemicals. It keeps water balanced the way nature intended. Enjoy clean water from every faucet in your home without using magnets, salts or chemicals, or lowering the pH levels. Your water will not become acidic, and there are no cartridges to replace.
Our water filtration system uses mixed media filtration. Water is filtered through material using KDF, granular activated carbon and quartz. First, KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) process media are high-purity copper-zinc granules that reduce contaminants in water using oxidation/reduction. They reduce heavy metal contamination, chlorine and hydrogen sulfide. KDF also help reduce or remove iron, lead, mercury, calcium carbonate, magnesium, chromium, bacteria, algae, and fungi by exchanging electrons with contaminants, changing them into harmless components. The quartz filter promotes proper water flow and pressure.
This environmentally friendly water filtration system keeps your family’s water safe and healthy, as well as protects the environment. Watch the informational video to learn more about clean water and the Nature’s Miracle system.