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Should I Wash my Produce with Filtered Water?

To wash your vegetables or not, that is the question — but luckily, we have the answer you’re looking for. When it comes to produce, some might be using regular tap water to clean their greens, but it would be better to use filtered water, instead. Here’s why you should consider making the switch:

It’s the Cleanest Option

Typically, when produce is cleaned off by most distributors, there are a series of products (such as chlorine) that will clean the food and make it a tad more sanitary to be consumed. However, this isn’t always the best “cleaning” option — especially for those that want to make sure that the raw greens will be safe for consumption.

Unfortunately, using untreated tap water won’t be the best way to keep your produce in the clear. If other contaminants are lurking in your water supply, then those will have a higher chance of being absorbed by your produce.

The Pros Swear by It

When you have a lovely meal at your favorite restaurant, besides the atmosphere and company, you may realize that any produce on your plate tastes clean, crisp, and fresh. Besides complying with local health codes, many professional chefs will only use filtered water to make sure that their produce is as clean as possible.

Not only does treated water helps produce and food tastes ten times better, but it also has a better chance of making sure that what you’re about to eat is much safer than something that was run under standard tap water.

How Can I Have Filtered Water in my Home?

Simple: we can help install a whole-house water filtration system. In addition to keeping your produce clean, it will also help keep your skin moisturized, reduce the chance of pipe corrosion, and so much more. If you don't currently have a water softener, now is the time to consider it!

If you’re looking to have a professional filtration system installed or if you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating, or cooling (and prefer to forgo the DIY route), our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.