Why the water filter in your fridge is a no-go: With more and more smart technology coming into our homes, it may be wise to further investigate whether they are meeting our health requirements.
For example, refrigerators. The risks associated to drinking water filtered by your fridge include exposure to microorganisms found in your tap water. Namely coliform and salmonella. The truth is that the water filter in your fridge does not clean or purify your tap water as well as they should. Access to filtered, purified water in your home is a basic need. Refrigerators with water dispensers vary on their effectiveness. Most of the time, the manufacturers of refrigerators use substandard carbon filters. If that isn’t enough, ask yourself when was the last time you replaced your fridge’s water filter?
Lower quality or substandard water filters will not catch all the contaminants. Over 19 million Americans fall ill each year due to waterborne bacteria. Keep in mind, bacteria needs two elements to survive: moisture and fungus. Both are found in refrigerators. Keep in mind, other contaminants such as lead, chlorine, cryptosporidium, and fluoride are found in your tap water daily.
What Do Water Filters in Your Fridge Sift Out?
A step up from drinking water straight out of the tap, there are some contaminants your fridge sifts out. For one, it can remove bad odors and tastes while missing microorganisms as above-stated.
Also, water that passes through old, overused filters can even dislodge some of the pollutants back into your drinking water. The biggest problem with fridge water filters isn’t actually the water filter: it’s the dispenser itself. In 2013 The National Sanitation Foundation did a study on kitchens and discovered that most refrigerator water dispensers are coated with ‘concerning levels’ of yeast and mold.
The Solution to Fridge Water Systems
Purchasing a reverse osmosis system will help keep your family happy and healthy. Mind you, there are tons of negative effects of buying a store-bought system. In fact, while they may look cheaper to purchase off amazon, what they lack in unit-price they make up for in filter prices. They also have to be replaced more frequently – every three months on average.
Whether you are looking for a reverse osmosis system for clean water, a UV filtration system for your well water or even a water softener for your whole home, there are better solutions than simply running to your local hardware or DIY store.
In fact, Aquasani LLC, located in both Lake of the Ozarks and Springfield, Mo. not only give hassle-free complimentary quotations, but they provide customers with education so you know exactly what you are purchasing and exactly what to expect with the company and service they provide!!
In summary, there are already loads of contaminants and toxins in our water supply. If you live in the Ozarks and would like to see what contaminants are in your tap or well water, this is something we specialize in – water testing! Get yourself a complementary hassle-free quote on a water filtration system in your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call! (417) 881-4000. We will have one of our techs come out and provide you with a free quote!
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Joplin, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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