Home Water Filter Systems – Are They Effective?
Home water filter systems have become extremely popular in recent years. Advances in technology, combined with greater consumer awareness about the potential dangers of water supply contamination, have led to a proliferation of products that all claim to make water better in one way or another. Asking whether they are actually effective is a perfectly reasonable question, especially if you are going to invest your hard-earned money on a product that alleges that it can enhance your family’s health, well-being, and peace of mind. One important thing to keep in mind, however, is that water quality differs significantly from region to region, and sometimes, even from neighborhood to neighborhood. For that reason, it’s a good idea to have your water tested by a certified professional so that you know what specific contaminants you need to target with a whole-house water filtering system.
A reliable method for determining whether a water treatment product is effective is to look for the NSF certification label. NSF provides neutral, third-party evaluation and testing for a wide range of water treatment products. The presence of the NSF certification label on a product is an assurance to you, the consumer, that it’s both safe for use and capable of doing what its manufacturer says that it can do. In order to receive NSF certification, a product must undergo extensive laboratory testing and demonstrate that it complies with stringent quality-control standards. NSF operates a state-of-the-art testing facility in Michigan and is staffed by a dedicated team of expert toxicologists, microbiologists, chemists, and engineers who all adhere to rigorous product-certification protocols.
For more information, contact your local authorized RainSoft dealer. All RainSoft home water filter systems have been Tested and Certified by NSF International – one of the world’s preeminent product testing organizations and one that has long been relied on by consumers, manufacturers, and regulators for unbiased product assessment.