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Top 5 Health Benefits of Drinking Purified Water

We all know that drinking plenty of water is vital for our health, but did you know the water that comes from your tap may not actually be as pure as you’d hope? At Shamrock Plumbing, we believe good health starts with the best quality water. Keep reading to learn our top five reasons drinking purified water is beneficial to your health.

Taste & Smell

We are advised to drink at least 64oz. of water every single day, so why not enjoy the taste? Water that tastes like metal or smells like garlic doesn’t quench your thirst or please your nose.

Fresh, purified water tastes and smells good. When improving the quality of your water is as simple and easy as installing a good purification system, you may as well treat yourself with water that is enjoyable to drink, not painful!
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Dirty Pipes

When water leaves the treatment plant it is relatively free of sediment and dirt, but by the time it reaches your home it has traveled through numerous pipes. If these pipes are rusty or old they can contribute a great deal of minerals to your water. By the time the water flows out of your tap and into your glass it’s very possible it has collected rust, sand and other dirt particles along the way.

It is difficult to see these particles with the human eye so you are most likely unaware of them in your water. To find out what exactly is in your water, call Shamrock and have one of our professionals evaluate your water straight from your tap! You can also use our online hard water tool to find out how hard the water in your zip code is on average.
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Chlorine is meant to be in your swimming pool, not your drinking water! While it is used as a disinfectant to make sure your water is safe, it’s not actually meant to be consumed.

Unfortunately for your health, chlorine is not always fully removed from your water before it hits your cup. This leaves your water with a bitter taste, strange smell, and potential health risks. By installing a carbon filter in your home you can remove 99% of the chlorine remaining in your water. It’s as simple as that!


If there’s something worse than finding chemicals and dirt present in your water, it’s finding bacteria in your water. Microorganisms can grow and breed in your stored water which makes it important that your water be purified prior to consumption. Many bacteria that improperly find their way into your water can potentially make you sick.

In August 2020, some residents in a rural Utah town near Price were put on a 72 hour boil order when E. coli and coliform were found in their drinking water. Ingesting E. coli can lead to stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. While these negative outbreaks are often contained, it’s never a bad idea to install a water purification system in your home to be on the safe side.
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Healthy Body Tissues

Staying hydrated allows the body to perform at the levels it’s supposed to. By drinking purified water your body will not have to contend with any added chemicals, minerals, or bacteria before absorption.

This means you are actually clearing away toxins from each cell in your body when you switch from drinking unpurified water to purified water. Keeping your body tissues healthy at this microscopic level is an easy first step towards better overall health.

Is Your Drinking Water Pure?

Get the most out of your body by putting the best quality water inside of it. Contact Shamrock Plumbing at (866) 262-8007, or go online, and schedule your appointment to have your water evaluated straight from your tap. Start drinking pure, fresh, and better tasting water today!

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