It’s no secret that people across America spend thousands of dollars on purchasing case after case of bottled water, especially in dryer climates like Las Vegas. In fact, the average American spends about $100 per person on bottled water annually, according to The Water Project. Those numbers really begin to add up for larger families, which could be money spent on enriching experiences together, like a vacation.
Why You Should Install Water Filters At Your Airbnb and Vacation Rental Properties
Having water filters in your Airbnb and vacation rental properties is a major bonus for solo travelers and families alike. It’s a luxury for them not to leave the comfort of the property to go out scouring for water, and it gives them peace of mind knowing the water they’re using from the sink to brush their teeth is truly safe and sanitary.
Water Filters Guarantee Safe and Sanitary Water
First and foremost, water filters guarantee your guests safe and sanitary water to use and consume throughout the duration of their stay. They remove harmful impurities, bacteria, and viruses that the local water company doesn’t always filter out. Your guests deserve peace of mind, why not give it to them?
Water Filters Provide Tasty, Refreshing Drinking Water
Water smells and tastes far better when it’s truly pure. Murky, foul-scented water is a major turn off that could leave you feeling the heat of bad reviews on your beautiful property due to the fault of the local water supply not providing adequate drinking water.
It’s also worth noting that tap water isn’t just used for taking a sip or brushing your teeth. It’s often used for washing fruit and cooking, as well, making it all the more necessary to ensure your guests have water they feel comfortable cooking with.
Water Filters Could Increase Your Profits
Adding water filters to your property saves your guests money and could increase your profits, in turn. Water filters are an impressive wow-factor that sets you apart from other rental and Airbnb listings. It’s a bonus, allowing you to list your rates higher than you would without the amenity. After all, the money they’re saving drinking from the filters over stocking up on water before their trip could go into your pockets, instead.
It also saves you the cost of having to supply the guests with water yourself, if you routinely keep water in the fridge as a courtesy for those who are staying over.
Water Filters Are Convenient
The convenience of having unlimited, fresh, clean water on your property is a luxury for your guests. They don’t have to worry about where they’ll get water or how much to have for the duration of their stay. This is a huge benefit for anyone who is staying at your property.
Water Filters Are Eco-Friendly
Another perk that comes along with installing water filters is their environmental sustainability. Americans purchase over 111 billion plastic beverage bottles annually, an average of nearly one million plastic bottles sold per minute around the world, National Geographic reports.
With the reassurance that the water from the faucet is safe enough to drink or wash fruits with, thanks to the filter, there’s no need for your guests to further fuel the issue of plastic products polluting our Earth.
How to Market Water Filters On Your Property
One of the many benefits of adding water filters to your property is your ability to market it as an added amenity to your property. If the site you’re listing it on doesn’t have “water filters” as one of the property features, you should definitely stress the importance of the utility in the description of the property. Make note of the safety as well as the health benefits and include pictures of the water filters, too.
As an added bonus, you should select water filters that are sleek, chic, and stand out. Make their presence known by selecting filters for your faucets that have curb appeal.
How to Maintain Water Filters On Your Property
Once you’ve added the water filters to your property, it’s important to familiarize yourself as well as those who are staying at your property with the correct maintenance techniques. Maintaining your water filters allows them to continue filtering out impurities as efficiently as possible and extends their lifespan.
We have a previous post on our blog outlining how to maintain various water filtration systems including charcoal filters as well as reverse osmosis filters. In most cases, taking care of your water filtration systems is as easy as replacing the filter inside by screwing in a new one.
How Often to Change Water Filters
Cartridge filters should be replaced every six to 18 months depending on the size of the filtration system, how much it’s used, and the conditions of the local water supply.
Larger systems, like the a reverse osmosis filtration system, will need to have their cartridges replaced every one to five years, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions.
In any case, it’s always vital to read the manufacturer’s instructions and any accompanying paperwork you have for your filtration systems in order to guarantee you and your guests are getting the most out of your system and taking proper care of it, as well.
Having water filters throughout your Airbnb and vacation rental properties is an added luxury for your guests that guarantees they’ll have an unlimited supply of safe and sanitary drinking water. Filtration systems are convenient, eco-friendly, and have the potential to increase your profits when marketed properly as an amenity.
However, water filters to come with the added responsibility of having to maintain them. Fortunately, water filtration system maintenance is often very straightforward. How often you’ll have to clean the system depends largely on the size of the unit, how often it’s used, and the quality of the local water supply. It may also be a good idea to familiarize guests with the maintenance protocols, if they’re staying long enough to have to change out the filter during their trip.
Head on over to our blog to learn more about the many benefits of water filtration systems for your vacation properties as well as your own residency. If you’re interested in learning more information about EcoWater Systems in Las Vegas, please contact us.