Is It Worth Installing A Shower Filter?

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There is a growing awareness of the benefits of filtered tap water. Besides the fact that it tastes far better, you will have peace of mind that it is free from chemicals and other impurities. However, purifying the water that we use for showering can also bring some important improvements to our health and wellbeing. Here are some points to consider.


Filtered water is better for your skin and hair

A shower filter removes the irritants and chemicals from the water that can cause or exacerbate skin problems. This is especially important for people prone to conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. The chlorine in the water is known to dry out hair, making it brittle and prone to breakages, and can aggravate dandruff.

Once you have installed a filter, you are likely to notice that your hair feels fuller and shinier, and your skin is softer and less prone to dry patches, redness, and rashes. This is because the natural oils which provide a barrier to outside pollutants, and hold moisture in, are much less harmed by filtered water.


You may notice less eye and nasal irritation

Unfiltered water contains chlorine, which is added as a disinfectant. This means that it reaches your mains system in a safe condition, and is free from viruses and bacteria. However, using the water in a hot shower can mean the vaporising chemicals irritate the eyes and nasal passages.

People with asthma and other lung-related conditions may find that their breathing difficulties lessen after installing a shower head filter.


Cut out mineral deposits

In many areas of the UK, unfiltered water causes a build-up of limescale on the shower head and around the tray or bathtub. These are very difficult to remove, and even if you do, they will soon return, meaning that your bathroom never looks truly clean and sparkling. By using a filter, you can put all these problems firmly in the past.


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