Filtration for Peace of Mind
You shouldn’t have to think twice about the water in your home. Are you worried about lead, bacteria or other contaminants in your water, or are you unsure about your water’s safety? Is your water harming your valuable appliances? The right filtration system will put your mind at ease so that you and your family can enjoy your water without thinking twice.
Why is Filtration Important?
The water we use in our homes can come from a number of sources, such as lakes, rivers, reservoirs, or from underground sources like aquifers. Even though the water that enters your home has been treated for safety, chemicals and dissolved solids can still remain. Drinking water sources can also become contaminated before they reach your home. Common contaminants include chemicals, wastewater, metals such as lead, and bacteria. Water quality varies across the country, across town, and even across the street. It can even change over time.
How Does Water Filtration Work?
Water filters use several methods to remove contaminants.
Mechanical or Physical Filtration involves passing water through a physical barrier, such as a screen or a membrane. The water passes through the barrier easily, but debris and contaminants are too big to pass through and are caught by the filter.
Chemical Filtration involves passing water through an active substance that removes unwanted materials. For example, activated carbon attracts contaminants such as chlorine and sediment, removing them from water that passes through it.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) uses pressure to pass water through a semi-permeable membrane to remove a large amount of contaminants.
The best way to review the quality and safety of your home’s water is to have it professionally tested. Once you know what contaminants you need to target, you can choose a filtration system to fit your needs.
Chlorine Taste & Odor
Most cities treat their water with chlorine to eliminate dangerous contaminants – but it can lead to bad taste and odor.
Iron, copper and other metals can make your water taste like a tin can, and can give it a rusty, cloudy color.
The rotten egg smell (common in well water) is actually sulfur that gets into water through the ground.
Murky, Discolored Look
Dirt, sand and sediment makes water taste gritty and gives it a murky look.
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