There are many contaminants in our water today. So it’s always easy to make a case for under-counter filters and the like that remove impurities from everyday drinking water, as their immediate health benefits are clear.

Whole-house filters – where a unit is connected to your main water supply line to ensure that all water used throughout the house is clean and filtered – are less of an easy sell however, because people don’t see the need for improving water quality for bathing or showering or doing the laundry.

Fact is, whole-house filtered water has several more upsides than you may realize…
It prolongs the life of pipes & keeps appliances clean – Heavy metals, chemicals, minerals and other contaminates in water can cause corrosion and damage to your plumbing system and water-dependent appliances such as irons and kettles (think of the lime scale that builds up there). Even your dishwasher and washing machine can be negatively affected by hard or contaminated water. With a whole-house filter, you can extend the life of your pipes and home appliances and reduce the costs associated with plumbing and appliance repairs.
It provides cleaner water for washing & promotes healthier skin – Showering or bathing in unfiltered water can be as bad for you as drinking it, as your body still absorbs harmful contaminants through the skin. Chemicals like chlorine, for instance, can cause skin irritation and dryness, especially in those who struggle with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. A whole-house filtration system can help promote better hygiene, from brushing your teeth right through to washing your hair.
It protects fabrics & makes general cleaning more effective – Over time, the chemicals in unfiltered tap water can leave deposits on your clothes, affecting the longevity of your wardrobe. This also applies to your linen cupboard – to your bedding and towels etc. Filtered water can protect fabrics and other textiles from the harsh chemicals in water, making them softer and free from soap residue. A quality water filtration system can actually ‘soften’ the water in your home overall, which will help you to use less soap to clean things, as hard water has a high concentration of minerals that can diminish the cleaning power of soap and other detergents.
It offers peace of mind – Sadly, not all municipal services are created equal and it isn’t unusual for South African households to experience frequent water disruptions and/or sewer leaks and pipe bursts, which can cause water contamination. Installing a whole-house water filtration system will provide a fool-proof solution to help ensure that your family always has access to the cleanest water possible.
 It saves money & the planet – Over time, buying bottled water will cost you far more than having a water filtration system installed in your home. Furthermore, plastic water bottles pose a threat to the environment, even if you think you’re doing your bit by disposing of them responsibly to be recycled. Installing a water-filtration system is really the smartest way to enjoy great water, all day, every day.

Supply and installation

At UPP, we partner with only the best brands to bring quality solutions to the local market – solutions that align with our passion for plumbing and water-smart way of thinking. When it comes to whole house filtration, we can help you select the correct installation, as well as the correct filters to suit your needs. Contact us today to find the perfect solution for you.