4 Top Benefits When You Opt for Water Treatment In Toronto

You use water every day in your home. Whether you are having a drink of water, boiling water as you make dinner, using it to make a hot drink, or washing something, it’s a crucial part of your daily routine. And with how much use you get from it, you want to be sure you have access to safe, clean water.

While Toronto’s water is generally considered safe to consume, it’s not always the best in quality. The city gets its drinking water from Lake Ontario, a surface water system that is subject to various environmental factors and contaminants. Add in 100-year-old pipes carrying water and sewage throughout the city and usually hard water, and you have a recipe for less-than-ideal water quality.

However, there are things you can do to improve your home’s water quality, and that includes having the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto conduct a water treatment service. We can provide you with a water purification, water filtration, or water softening system to remove any contaminants and purify your water.

Common Issues With Water Quality in Toronto, ON

As we explained above, Toronto doesn’t have the best quality water. While it is safe to drink, there are many ways it can improve. Some common issues you may have with the city’s water quality include:

  • Odours coming from water or drains
  • Tap water has an aftertaste or a bad taste
  • Hard water/mineral buildup in water pipes, appliances and faucets/shower heads
  • Issues with soap/detergent dissolving properly/lathering
  • Skin irritation or dryness after bathing
  • Stains on laundry/dishes from mineral content
  • Frequent plumbing issues like clogs, leaks, or pipe corrosion

These issues are caused by the various chemicals, pollutants, and contaminants present in Toronto’s water supply. While the city is working to improve the quality of its water with new filtration techniques, water treatments, and regulations: there are ways to get cleaner water in your home besides buying bottled water.

Popular Water Treatment Systems

There are various water filter and water treatment solutions available to enhance the quality of your home's water. Some of these systems include:

  • Carbon Filters: These filters utilize activated carbon to remove impurities from your water supply such as chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other chemicals.
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems: Reverse osmosis systems utilize a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities, heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, and fluoride, and contaminants from water, producing clean, purified water for drinking and other uses.
  • UV (Ultraviolet) Water Purifiers: UV water purifiers are a popular choice for those looking for an effective and chemical-free method of purification. By using ultraviolet light, these devices are able to kill bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms in the water, ensuring that it is safe to drink.
  • Water Softeners: Water softeners are used to remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium from hard water, which can cause limescale buildup and reduce the effectiveness of soaps and detergents.
  • Whole House Filters: Whole house water filtration systems target the water source at the point where it enters your home, ensuring the removal of impurities and contaminants from all the water you use.

Ultimately, a water treatment or filtration system creates cleaner water by removing impurities and harmful contaminants, ensuring you have safe drinking water. By having a treatment system installed in your home, you can enjoy clean and pure water straight from your tap, without any concerns about harmful substances or bacteria. Contact our plumbers to learn what system will work best for you.

Why Have A Water Treatment System In Your Toronto Home?

  1. Improved Taste and Smell

Let’s face it, the water in Toronto has a taste and smell to it. Whether it’s from a summer algae bloom or from chemical additives like chlorine, fluoride, ammonia, and phosphoric acid, it doesn’t always taste or smell as it should, and can impact your health.

However, a treatment system can help get rid of that foul smell or odd taste by removing impurities and contaminants from the water while improving the overall quality and clarity of the water. This results in better tasting water, which in turn improves the quality of your drinks and food.

  1. Soaps And Detergents Are More Effective

Hard water can affect soap and detergent by reducing their effectiveness and leaving behind residue on surfaces. This residue can also make it more difficult to create a lather when using soap. Water softener systems can help alleviate these issues by removing the high levels of minerals that cause water hardness, resulting in improved soap and detergent performance.

This means you can use less laundry detergent, fabric softener, or dish soap to clean your clothes and dishes, which will save you money, is more environmentally friendly, is gentler on your skin and helps reduce chemical residues on your laundry. As soap will also dissolve better in soft water, it also helps prevent excess soap scum and residue build-up on your showers, bathtubs, sinks, and pipes, which in turn reduces the need for harsh chemical cleaners or a plumbing service appointment to clear your pipes.

  1. Improving Appearances

The minerals and additives in your home’s water supply are harsh on your skin and hair and can make your laundry and dishes look dull and feel rough from leftover residue that is difficult to remove. Investing in a water softener can help alleviate these issues by reducing the mineral content in your water, which in turn improves the overall health and feel of your skin, teeth, and hair.

Additionally, it can also enhance the cleanliness and appearance of your laundry and dishes, giving them a fresh and vibrant look. Because the water isn’t hard, it doesn't leave any mineral deposits on your dishes or glassware.

  1. More Use Out Of Home Appliances And Systems

Without treatment, Toronto’s water can wreak havoc on your water pipes and appliances, causing corrosion and build-up that result in costly repairs and replacements, along with decreased water pressure and water quality.

With a home water treatment, however, you can improve the efficiency and lifespan of your home’s systems and appliances. Fewer minerals, impurities and other contaminants reduce the amount of buildup on your plumbing fixtures, allowing appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and the water and ice dispenser on your refrigerator to run smoother, with their end product coming out cleaner, clearer, and in better shape. Home systems that use water, such as your water heater or hot water tank, will operate more efficiently, prolonging the life of that system.

Learn More About the Benefits of Water Treatment in Toronto by Calling Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Our expert plumbers in Toronto care that you consume clean and tasty water at home. If you are in Toronto or another part of the GTA, like East York and Beaches, you can request a service appointment to get started!