Can a Water Filtration System Protect You from the Coronavirus?As the Coronavirus continues to affect people across the country, the main goal of all Americans is for things to go back to normal. Yet what does normal look like in our current world? If there’s one thing this outbreak has taught us for sure, it’s that we should all be taking precautions to protect ourselves and our families and reduce the chance of becoming sick. The next question is, how do we find that extra protection? Obviously, people have already been social distancing and staying home, but it’s natural to wonder if there’s more we can be doing. For instance, you may be wondering, “can a water filtration system protect you from the Coronavirus?” Keep reading for what you need to know about water filtration and COVID-19, courtesy of our water treatment pros at Service Today!
Water Treatment & The Coronavirus: What You Need to KnowFirst and foremost, it is important to stress the findings of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) as they relate to drinking water and the Novel Coronavirus that is causing the COVID-19 pandemic. As of late April, the CDC had stated that, “The virus that causes COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water.” Furthermore, the organization went on to state that, “Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.” It is also important to state that as of now, the CDC has not found any evidence to suggest that the virus has been transmitted through pools, hot tubs, spas, or water parks. The Coronavirus has been found in untreated wastewater, as well as feces, though researchers still do not know whether it can be transmitted through human waste. However, when it comes to drinking water, you are likely to be safe from contracting COVID-19. “So,” you may be asking, “if the water treatment methods used by local municipalities are enough to protect me from the virus, I don’t need to install a water filtration system?” This is true, although there are still several good reasons to consider purchasing a cutting-edge water filter right now:
- Local boil water advisories: If you live in an area where residents have been advised to boil water before drinking, you may be wondering how you’re going to wash your hands. According to the CDC, you should still be fine to wash with tap water and soap, even in areas that have a boil water advisory (you can also use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.) However, with a water filtration system, you will never have to worry about boiling water to drink or wash your hands, because you are protected from contaminants in your water supply.
- Stocking up on bottled water: It’s no secret that people have been forced to stock up on a myriad of supplies in the midst of this pandemic. If you are someone who does not have good quality drinking water, and has been buying bottled water in bulk, you may want to consider installing a water filtration device instead. This will not only provide you with a continuous supply of clean drinking water, but may save you money in the long run, too.
- Overall health and wellness: Clean drinking water is essential to staying healthy and boosting your immune system—something which is more important than ever right now. If you are unsatisfied with your municipal water supply, installing a water filtration system may be the best way to improve your drinking water in the long run.
Contact Service Today! For Water Filtration & MoreService Today! is proud to be able to provide a range of quality water filtration systems, so local homeowners can always enjoy the fresh, potable water they deserve. We offer reverse osmosis systems, activated carbon filters, UV filters, and whole-home iron filtration systems, as well as water softeners to remove hard minerals from your water. We know that things are still stressful out there, but the good news is that as essential service providers, our water treatment and plumbing pros will always be here when you need us most. Until then, just remember to continue to practice social distancing and following the advice of the CDC: wash hands often, avoid contact with those outside your home, cover coughs and sneezes, wear masks when out in public, and clean and disinfect surfaces frequently. Remember, the more we all do our part, the sooner we will get through this!
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