Three Waterborne Contaminants Water Filters Can Help With

Posted on March 30, 2015

Water filtersWhen people talk about water filters, people are often picturing something similar to a coffee filter, or a filter they use for a water pitcher in their fridge. However, water filters can be so much more for home owners looking to improve the quality of their home’s water supply. The Water Store’s experts aren’t only trained to help you determine the best water filter solution for your home, but they’re also knowledgeable about the various contaminants that can drag down the water quality, and therefore the quality of life, in your home. Our experts have assembled a small list of some of the most common detractors of water quality in a water supply.


While it might be great to improve the transportation oxygen through your body, iron in large amounts in drinking water can lead to unsightly and plain gross conditions around your home. Especially in stagnant water locations, like the back of a toilet tank, excessive iron can cause a red sludge to form. This can also harm appliances that rely on water without excessive amounts of iron. And, frankly, it just doesn’t taste very good!


A far cry from iron’s sludge and off putting taste, Radon can lead to serious harm and even death in some cases if it isn’t correctly identified and remedied by trained specialists. While most deaths from radon occur in the form of accumulated gas, over a thousand people a year die from fatal doses of radon in a home’s water supply. Coping with radon is vital to ensuring the health of you and your family. Our experts at The Water Store are equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you protect your water from this tasteless, odorless threat.


While humans and most other living organisms need copper to survive, copper contamination in groundwater and therefore wells is uncommon, but can still be a problem. Industrial and agricultural runoff can contaminate drinking water supplies. In other cases, copper from old pipes within a home may also be a culprit.

These are just a few of the many contaminants that can lower the quality of the drinking water supply in your home. Consult our experts today by giving us a call at (603) 899-6680.