The water you use from your kitchen sink is, in a way, different from the water you use in the rest of the house. Why is this, you ask: surely the water that comes out of one tap in my house is the same as the water that comes out of another tap?
Well, yes: the water comes out the same. What’s different is how you use it.
Most of us use our kitchen tap to provide us with water for a multitude of purposes. We cook with that water, we drink that water, we fill out pets’ water dishes with that water. By contrast, water at the bathroom faucet is used mostly for washing, and only the occasional drink of water. The kitchen tap is usually more of a utility sink than we realize, most of the time.
Because we not only wash with that water but ingest it frequently, sometimes it makes sense to install a water filter right there at the kitchen sink. For this reason, many manufacturers have designed special filters that are made to be installed underneath your kitchen sink.
These filters last a long time because they’re designed for heavy, long-term use, and are easy to use. The filtering system is installed under the sink, where most households have storage space available. The installation is permanent, which means that you do it once and don’t have to worry about it at all aside from replacing the filter cartridge twice a year; some types of filters only need changing once a year! The under counter filtering systems are really very simple and effective.
Under counter water filters are larger than the kind of filters we’re accustomed to seeing in a filtered-water pitcher or jug. The larger filters make it possible for under counter filtering systems to handle more materials than other filters. For example, it’s possible to buy under counter water filters that will remove fluoride. This is generally not an option with water pitcher filters. But just like most other filters, the under counter filtration systems remove chlorine, volatile organic chemicals, heavy metals, and other undesirable elements found in tap water. With a little bit of research you can find an under counter filter style that does exactly what you want – in most cases, this is simply a matter of finding a cartridge that traps chlorine and makes your water taste cleaner.
Given the many ways we rely on our kitchen sink every day, it only makes sense to want the water there to be as fresh and pure as possible. A quick and easy installation of an under sink water filter makes this a reality.