5 Signs Your Home Needs a Water Filtration System

Mac Plumbing wants you to know what to look for to determine whether or not you need a water filtration system

Older Home

  • If your home was built before 1986, there’s a chance some lead particles could be leaching into your drinking water.
    • Lead water pipes were banned after 1986
  • Lead is a known toxin that increases the risk of serious health issues.
  • The good news is that lead is easy to remove with a good water filtration system.

Well Water

  • Most private wells produce clean water, but over the past few decades, the use of pesticides and other chemicals has contaminated private water wells.
  • For a guarantee against nitrates, pesticides and heavy metals, a reverse osmosis system (RO) may be needed.


  • Most city water systems do a good job of removing harmful toxins from water but sometimes the water just doesn’t taste good.
  • Your water may be perfectly healthy to drink but if it’s high in mineral content or has been treated with chlorine, it can leave a bad taste in your mouth.

Dirty Laundry

  • If you’ve tried everything to get your clothes clean but they still come out looking dingy, it might be your water.
  • Water high in iron can make clothes look rusty and hard water can leave clothes looking dull and gray.

Constant Cleaning

  • If you find yourself having to scrub your bathroom sink and shower to get rid of soap scum, it may be due to hard water. 
  • Hard water also makes it difficult to work up a lather with either hand soap or shampoo.

All the above problems can be solved with a whole-home water filtration system or water softener system from Mac Plumbing. Mac Plumbing can install one of our systems or we can install one that you picked out yourself at a home improvement store. 

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