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Title: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: MartinSword on 20/03/2019 04:58:07
People should be very careful while buying a water filtration system. It can affect the health of your family very much. Drinking impure water can lead to disease as well. If you are willing to buy a water filter, it is very necessary to gain information regarding that. A few tips regarding how to choose a water filtration system can help a lot in deciding.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Colin2B on 20/03/2019 09:02:53
Please title your topic as a question and ask a science question in the main body otherwise your post will be removed in 24hrs.

And please donít try to spam us. OK?
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: chris on 20/03/2019 12:38:02
Oh hi "Martin"

I'm a stooge who's desperately in need of some advice about buying a water filter. And I was just thinking to myself "I wonder if there's a thread on the naked scientists forum about tips for buying a water filter?" And lo and behold, knock me down with a feather, there was as well, and just posted today too. Fancy that. What a coincidence.

I bet you're going to come back and give me lots of advice now aren't you?

There, aren't I nice, I saved you the bother of talking to yourself...

Sorry to pour cold (filtered) water on your fire, but please take your spam elsewhere.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: brianholder456 on 02/05/2019 20:53:18
If you do not live in an area that provides your home with water through a city or rural water system, you no doubt have a well, which requires well water filtration systems. Finding the right system to install will save you dollars down the road and also assure you that the water you drink, cook and bathe with will be safe and free of contaminants. visit here: [spam will damage your health]
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: chris on 02/05/2019 21:06:43
Wahey - finally, @brianholder456 has come to my rescue. There I was thinking I'd given @MartinSword a hard time for his spammy post about water and then luckily up popped spammer @brianholder456 to save the day! What a saviour.

Anyway, because he's got lots of clean water to wash it down with, Brian really likes abusing the rules of the forum and he LOVES spam - so please harvest his email address and send him LOTS and LOTS of nice spam:

brianholder456@outlook.com

That's brianholder456@outlook.com

Again, in case the spam bots missed it - brianholder456@outlook.com

Thanks Brian. And happy drinking...
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Rodin1880 on 19/05/2019 05:28:13
Kinda new here, so I'm lost on the "spamming" thing, I assume the spam part was already removed... Anyway, Water filtration IS important no matter what your source... Where I live we drink our toilet water, Our county system of recycling water is so great that Japan sent people over to study it... Everywhere else has lesser water, perhaps, but even with our great county system, the water has to travel through old pipes before we can use it... Water, by nature is our #1 source of minerals, so I'm against things like Reverse Osmosis, because while most bottled water is cleaned that way, the bottlers reAdd the minerals which is something we can't do at home... My solution is a filter that stops Sediment and Chlorine combined with an under counter unit with a filter that stops everything else for drinking... These systems are available everywhere for just a couple hundred dollars... The expense comes in with the replacement filters, basically you should spend about $250 per year to filter the water, $30 filters, 4 times a year... But here's the beauty, not only do you get to drink clean fresh safe water, but the filter saves all your water using items in your house... Chlorine and sediment attacks the copper piping as well as the rubber "gaskets" that keep all your water appliances, faucets, toilets etc from leaking... Good water filtration save not only you, but your home as well... and maybe the costs balance...
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Bored chemist on 19/05/2019 10:03:57
Kinda new here, so I'm lost on the "spamming" thing, I assume the spam part was already removed... Anyway, Water filtration IS important no matter what your source... Where I live we drink our toilet water, Our county system of recycling water is so great that Japan sent people over to study it... Everywhere else has lesser water, perhaps, but even with our great county system, the water has to travel through old pipes before we can use it... Water, by nature is our #1 source of minerals, so I'm against things like Reverse Osmosis, because while most bottled water is cleaned that way, the bottlers reAdd the minerals which is something we can't do at home... My solution is a Whole House Filter, with a filter that stops Sediment and Chlorine combined with an under counter unit with a filter that stops everything else for drinking... These systems are available everywhere for just a couple hundred dollars... The expense comes in with the replacement filters, basically you should spend about $250 per year to filter the water, $30 filters, 4 times a year... But here's the beauty, not only do you get to drink clean fresh safe water, but the whole house filter saves all your water using items in your house... Chlorine and sediment attacks the copper piping as well as the rubber "gaskets" that keep all your water appliances, faucets, toilets etc from leaking... Good water filtration save not only you, but your home as well... and maybe the costs balance...
Most of us don't do all that.
Most of us still manage.
So doing that is not necessary.

So why are you advocating what is plainly a waste of water?
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 22/05/2019 07:21:52
Where I live we drink our toilet water,
So you come from hell then rodin ?

Many people in london also drink there toilet water, it is used cleaned and discharged into the rivers, only to be picked up again, many believe this is a major source of estrogen, via the birth control pilletc that is turning men infertile.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Amysyn on 27/05/2019 11:37:58
I completely agree with you. Therefore, I entrusted the choice and installation of water purification systems to professionals. It's convenient. Because the quality of water varies greatly depending on the place of residence. And a filter that suits someone might be useless to you. Therefore, it is important to choose a filter individually. So I decided that it is better to do it professionals
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: edulofter on 01/06/2019 17:12:58
Whether you need a home water filtration system depends on your living environment. If the water in your area is heavily polluted, it is absolutely necessary to purchase a filtration system. Because it is about the health of a family.
Health is the first place. do you think so?
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Grazzironi on 20/02/2020 14:42:15
Hey just joined. I would have to say that in places with limited access to clean water it's nice to have a filter. I use one at home as well even though I have plenty of access
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 25/02/2020 20:43:51
Hey just joined. I would have to say that in places with limited access to clean water it's nice to have a filter. I use one at home as well even though I have plenty of access
Dat  science !
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Samantha Nichols on 18/05/2020 13:25:21
I agree with you that we need to be careful when choosing a whole house water filter. I used some types of filters but I think there is the 30-micron carbon filter that effectively filters out and removes sand, silt, particles, debris, rust, and other sediments. There is also a filter that ais to improve the taste and smell of your water. As such, it will also target and filter out chemicals such as chlorine and hydrogen sulfide. Lastly, there is a 5-micron filter that will ensure extra protection against microscopic bacteria, viruses, and anything thatís left. Because of this, this water filtration system is extremely versatile and convenient to use.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 20/05/2020 00:15:39
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Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Samantha Nichols on 07/06/2020 09:11:04
I live in the countryside and owned a well in my garden. I measured the sediment ratio of my well a few days ago and it was high, so I want to buy a sediment well water filter to protect my family members' health. I am looking for a filter that works effectively and has a reasonable price so I decided to buy (SPAM removed). I liked that the filter system can protect the plumbing system. With it, we can prevent the building up of dirt, rust, sediment, and sand. It can also help filter down particles with 50 microns. I also liked that it is designed with a durable lead-free machine head, so you can look forward to long-term use. I also noticed that the sediment filter that can last for up to two years.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: justbotherme on 02/08/2020 16:25:03
People should be very careful while buying a water filtration system. It can affect the health of your family very much. Drinking impure water can lead to disease as well. If you are willing to buy a water filter, it is very necessary to gain information regarding that. A few tips regarding how to choose a water filtration system can help a lot in deciding.
People should be very careful while buying a water filtration system. It can affect the health of your family very much. Drinking impure water can lead to disease as well. If you are willing to buy a water filter, it is very necessary to gain information regarding that. A few tips regarding how to choose a water filtration system can help a lot in deciding.

I would go with a reverse osmosis water filter. They are very slow but filter a wide range of contaminants; chlorine, chloramine, bad odors/tastes, heavy metals, fluoride, chromium and more. I'm using a filter that comes with it's own storage tank, faucet and water supply connector.

You can easily test if your filter works using a digital tds meter.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Mar1k on 31/08/2020 09:06:09
I am also curious about this, thanks for sharing this info.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: evan_au on 31/08/2020 09:41:18
Many years ago, I have visited friends in the city of Adelaide (Australia). Their town water had a distinctly muddy taste, and nearly everyone had a filter on the kitchen water supply. Our friends had a big outdoor unit (it wouldn't fit under the sink!).

They told me that every few months they have to wash it out, and it picks up a lot of dirt in that time.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Colin2B on 31/08/2020 14:48:29
Their town water had a distinctly muddy taste,
Not known for its bottled water then!
I suppose with the right marketing (healthy?) someone would buy it.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: yor_on on 05/09/2020 17:16:43
How about this?

https://techcabal.com/2018/07/30/startups-increasing-access-to-clean-water-in-africa/

Normally, in a developed country you shouldn't need to worry. If you still do you should take it up with your providers, and you need to check that well before you use it.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: kevinbear on 10/09/2020 13:16:19
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Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Colin2B on 10/09/2020 21:06:03
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We are less impressed with your attempt to spam us.
Donít do it.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: water moving on 28/09/2020 14:54:12
People should be very careful while buying a water filtration system. It can affect the health of your family very much. Drinking impure water can lead to disease as well. If you are willing to buy a water filter, it is very necessary to gain information regarding that. A few tips regarding how to choose a water filtration system can help a lot in deciding.

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Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: mikeduke1290 on 30/09/2020 09:47:51
It is not waste of money as it has various advantages some of which are mentioned below
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A HOME WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

Enjoy safe drinking water all the time.
Save money.
Help preserve our environment.
Reduce potential plumbing issues.
Prevent skin irritation.
Save on soap and enjoy cleaner clothes.
Reduces limescale and other mineral deposits.

Hope this information is helpful to you


Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Bored chemist on 30/09/2020 13:17:15
It is not waste of money as it has various advantages some of which are mentioned below
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A HOME WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

Enjoy safe drinking water all the time.
Save money.
Help preserve our environment.
Reduce potential plumbing issues.
Prevent skin irritation.
Save on soap and enjoy cleaner clothes.
Reduces limescale and other mineral deposits.

Hope this information is helpful to you



Most of those are simply wrong.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 01/10/2020 22:53:54
It is not waste of money as it has various advantages some of which are mentioned below
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A HOME WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

Enjoy safe drinking water all the time.
Save money.
Help preserve our environment.
Reduce potential plumbing issues.
Prevent skin irritation.
Save on soap and enjoy cleaner clothes.
Reduces limescale and other mineral deposits.

Hope this information is helpful to you



I'd like to know about limescale removal, I come from a soft water area so I do not know anything about it. Do you filter all water or only the drinking? How long does a filter last?
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Scientist30 on 08/11/2020 17:48:19
It really depends on where you live. If the water in your area is heavily polluted, it is essential to use a filtration system. However, a filtration system can never be a mistake. Better safe than sorry.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: Bored chemist on 08/11/2020 17:58:49
However, a filtration system can never be a mistake.
Yes it can.
It can be a waste of money.
It can also be a place for harmful bacteria to thrive.
Title: Re: Are home water filtration systems a waste of money?
Post by: evan_au on 08/11/2020 20:33:16
Quote from: Petrochemicals
Do you filter all water or only the drinking? How long does a filter last?
I lived for a year in a "hard" water area.

Our rented house did not filter the water at all, but we did need to regularly buy products from the supermarket that would remove limescale from the electric kettle (among other utensils). Water evaporates in the kettle, leaving behind a thermally insulating coating on the heating element.

Soap produced almost no lather when taking a shower.