Are you worried about bacteria and other impurities contaminating your water supply? Although you may not lose sleep over it, there is a very real chance that harmful pathogens and impurities could be making your drinking water unsafe.
For Livonia, MI homeowners, the best defense against impurities in the water is a whole-house water filtration system. At Rooter MD Plumbing LLC, we specialize in home water filtration system installation and repair services.
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What Type of Home Water Filtration System is Best?
When it comes to choosing a water filtration system for home, you should consider the main issues you are trying to solve. Are you looking for a filtration system that will battle hard water? Or are you more worried about specific bacteria that could make your family sick? Some of the most common residential water filtration systems include:
Carbon Filters: With multiple layers of active carbon, this filter captures impurities and bacteria in the water, leaving you with fresh, crisp, delicious drinking water.
Reverse Osmosis: This is the process of moving water from a high ion concentration to a low ion concentration by forcing it through a special membrane. The result is water that is 99.99% pure.
Water Softeners: Hard water occurs in the home when there is an excess amount of harmful minerals like calcium and magnesium. A water softener uses salt crystals to neutralize these minerals and make your water safe to use.
What Do Whole-Home Water Filters Remove?
Whole-home water filtration typically removes more impurities than other methods. They can be very effective at eliminating a broad range of contaminants from water, but what the filter removes depends on the type of filter you’re using. Using a combination of treatment methods can result in a filtration system that removes nearly every contaminant from your water.
Most purely physical water filters remove silt, dirt, sediment and sand from your water.
Removing ions or chemicals that have dissolved in your water requires some type of chemical or active filter. For instance, Granular activated carbon (GAC) filters are effective at removing chlorine from your water while catalytic carbon filters work well to remove chloramines.
Because of its effectiveness at removing organic compounds, a GAC filter is one of the best filters to get rid of pesticides and other chemicals. Catalytic carbon filters are also effective at removing pesticides, sediment, arsenic, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) among other chemicals.
Fluoride can be a challenge to remove from water but the most effective and cost-efficient way to remove fluoride is with a reverse osmosis system.
Iron and manganese can be removed with an oxidizing filter while sulfur can often be reduced using a GAC filter. There are also iron filters that are designed to remove iron, sulfur and manganese from your water.
Other Amazing Benefits of Using a Whole House Water Filtration System
In addition to getting water that is safe to drink and use in the home, there are a few other benefits that you will enjoy when you decide to install a filtration system:
- • Peace of mind knowing you can use your water and drink it right from the tap.
- • Savings from not purchasing as much bottled water.
- • Protection from bacteria that could cause serious illness.
- • Removal of hard water, and, therefore, scale buildup and other damaging effects on the plumbing system.
If you’re still on the fence about installing a water filtration system, give us a call and speak with one of our water filtration experts today.
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