*Advertorial Feature With Abode Swich*
We have all watched the news, read those newspapers and spotted in on Social Media that we are killing our planet with the overuse of plastic and so we have been taking a closer look at just how much plastic we use as a family and will be totally honest it was a disgusting realisation.
Where we live our drinking water supply although it plentiful it tastes utterly disgusting and is packed with a metallic taste that makes drinking water immensely difficult. In light of that for the last few years we have drunk 98% of our family’s drinks from a plastic bottle.
I take around 3 trips to the supermarket every week to collect water, firstly as I can’t store more than and secondly I always underestimate how much we get through. So we took a period of 2 weeks (Thats the time period between emptying the recycle bin) and I extracted the water bottles we have been drinking from and felt stick to my stomach.
In light of my recent honesty and disgust at our own plastic usage I was thrilled when Abode told me about their new ‘ Swich ‘ and even more thrilled to get the chance to try it out in our home.
Swich is a super clever little device that easily converts a normal kitchen tap water into one that can deliver filtered water as well as mains water. Abode Swich can be fitted to any tap, to deliver a constant supply of clear filtered drinking water and with each cartridge lasting 6-12 months depending upon usage it would certainly work out far cheaper for us as a family too, not to mention more convenient.
Obviously with this product we needed to have it installed so thankfully the lovely plumber from Porter Plumbing and Heating in Nottinghamshire headed over to install it and within 40 minutes we were drinking filtered water from our very own tap!
It took a hole to be drilled into the worktop and then the filter and water pipes were positioned inside the cupboard under the sink.
The cartridge has a space to add the date of installation on it so you always know when the cartridge was installed. The Plumber very kindly gave me full demonstration on how to change the filter (and allowed me to practice) and I am thrilled to report that it is immensely easy to do, thankfully.
This week is the first week we have been living without bottles of water and my kitchen is already less cluttered without the plastic bottles. Also Joshua can easily turn the filter on which means he can help himself to water more easily than decanting water from large bottles which is a super bonus.
For more information on the Adobe Swich you can find further information HERE.