Stay healthier and protect your home with a water filtration system
Always having access to clean, fresh drinking water is something most of us don’t think too much about. Because you simply turn on your faucet and water starts flowing, it’s easy to take it for granted.
But if you’re relying on municipal water, you’re bathing in and drinking chlorinated water. That’s because, for health purposes, all municipal water systems are required to add chlorine. But do you really want to be exposed to chlorine every time you open up your faucets?
That’s just the beginning. Unfiltered water, even if it has come from the water treatment plant in your municipality, can be filled with many contaminants and toxins, including lead.
If you invest in a water filtering system, however, you can eliminate this and rest easier knowing that your family now has access to healthy drinking water.
Chlorine and sediment filters
Reverse osmosis drinking water systems
Viqua UV systems
Non back-washing whole-house filters
It’s worth the investment
You can protect your plumbing and appliances when you use a home water filtration system. Heavy metals, minerals and chemicals in unfiltered water can all cause damage over time.
There are various types of advanced home water filtration system available. Here are three that we often recommend.
- Reverse-osmosis system. Considered to be one of the most effective home water filtration systems, this system makes the water pass through a semipermeable membrane using air pressure. Almost all contaminants are effectively filtered out with this system. It fits under your sink or in the basement. Say goodbye to bad-tasting, smelly drinking water and give up the expense of purchasing bottled water. You will now be able to enjoy top-quality drinking water from your tap or refrigerator dispenser without worry.
- Activated-carbon system. This is one of the most common and the least expensive among the many types of water filters. The system is usually installed under the sink. You just replace the filter cartridges as often as needed. Activated-carbon filtration systems are most effective at removing chlorine, particles like sediment, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The taste of your water will vastly improve, and foul odors will be a thing of the past.
- Cation-exchange water filter systems. This is also known as an ion-exchange filter or a water softener. In this water filter conditioning system, positively charged ions are used to attract negatively charged ions that are harmful, such as manganese and calcium. Prolonged exposure to manganese can adversely affect your body, and calcium can damage pipes and give your water a foul taste.
- Whole-house carbon filters. If you are on municipal or town fed water, federal law mandates it to be chlorinated. This is only to protect the water from bacterial contaminants before it gets to your house. That chlorine is not necessary to be bathing, showering, watering flowers and drinking. We can remove the chlorine simply with a back-washing or non-backwashing filter.