Toilet Water Filters — How They Improve Plumbing Systems

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If you've installed a water softening filter, you should be enjoying softer hair, skin, and clothes. Water softening filters remove hard minerals that leave your skin and dishes scaley. But is placing a water softening filter on the toilet an extravagance? Hard minerals create scummy, stubborn buildups in the toilet too, requiring plumbing contractors to clean out the jets, tank, and pipes. The following are points to consider when deciding whether to install a toilet water filter. 

Under-Sink Water Filter

Before deciding on the type of water filter that is best for your home, a water quality assessment can tell you what contaminants are lurking in your water. If you do not have a serious problem, an under-sink carbon water filter in the kitchen will filter out lead, chlorine, and other contaminants, while also eliminating unpleasant tastes and odors.

If a test finds mercury, bacteria, and other harmful contaminants, a reverse osmosis water filter will do a more thorough job. Reverse osmosis filters out lead, mercury, asbestos, and more. But reverse osmosis may scrub your water too clean. Essential minerals including calcium, iron, and manganese can also be filtered out. Fluoride can also be removed, though some people find this desirable. Reverse osmosis, however, will not remove pesticides. 

Whole House Water Filter

Where you live and the types of contaminants in your water will influence the filter type. If you're on a farm, a carbon whole house filter will eliminate pesticides. Activated carbon is proven to remove dozens of herbicides and pesticides.

More silt and hard minerals may also enter your water system in rural areas. Some whole-house systems do a good job of sorting out the larger particles. They also break down hard minerals. To soften water, the filter must exchange ions of calcium, manganese, and other hard minerals for those of sodium.

Toilet Water Filter

Some whole-house systems are good all-rounders. They improve the water quality, capture medium-to-large particles, and take some of the hardness out of the water. Some larger minerals, however, may slip through the filter. 

In your toilet, these large particles cause a mineral buildup in the plumbing. This debris can lead to clogs as calcium builds up in toilet water jets and pipes. If you live in an area with hard water, using a toilet water filter to capture finer particles and soften water can keep your toilet plumbing free of debris and clogs. Ask your plumbing contractor to recommend toilet filters best suited for your water type and quality.  

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