The Need for Effective Water Filtration
Millions of homes and businesses across America have water filtration systems. From the small American family that have a simple water purification pitcher kept in the fridge to the restaurant that has an elaborate water filtration system, the range of how water filtration in the United States is addressed is very wide. There is one common theme throughout, Americans want clean water.
Whole house water filtration systems are an excellent investment in any home or business. The water that we get from most local municipalities is not completely safe. Water is cyclical, and no new water is ever created, it just changes form. The water on our planet touches just about everything, the more our planet becomes polluted, the more our water gets polluted. This makes an increasing demand for water filtration.
Currently, the way we treat water for public consumption is out-of-date and ineffective. The typical municipal water filtration system consists of running water through a huge sediment system and then adding chlorine to it and pumping it through pipes into homes and businesses. The chlorine is needed to kill the germs and pathogens between the treatment plant and the end user. The problem: chlorine is a dangerous chemical, and it is in the water when the end user gets it. All too often, Americans end up drinking lead, antibiotics, sewage, and dangerous pathogens when they turn on their faucets. Water filtration in the home will remove these dangerous elements from the water supply.
Some water filtration systems remove elements that are annoying, and not dangerous. Most areas in the United States have hard (heavily mineralized) water. Water softeners take out the hard minerals and replace them with softer minerals.
Some water filtration systems make water more beneficial by adding an ion exchange. This may exchange lead ions for potassium or split the water into two different types, one for drinking and one for bathing. The drinking substance is able to hydrate the body better.
Always be aware that certain types of water filtration systems perform different functions. Not all water filtration systems strain out dangerous substances, and not all water filtration systems make the water softer. Different water filtration systems have different benefits.
While there are many types of water filtration systems on the market today, the best ones contain some sort of a carbon stage and have several different components the water must pass through before it is ready to drink.
All Water Filtration is not Made Equal
Water filtration systems such as reverse osmosis and distillation have several drawbacks: First, they process water slowly and inefficiently. Second, they don’t remove all (the elements that are lighter than H2O) dangerous contaminants from the water. Third, the water they produce ends up costing a lot per gallon. Fourth, some of these systems remove important minerals such as magnesium from the water. Usually, having a carbon stage in the water filtration process is going to be a wise choice.
More than just Drinking Water
Investing in a water filtration system for your home or business will do more than just purify your drinking water supply. Consumers who enjoy raising goldfish or plants know that these life forms can react badly to the water that comes out of the faucet. Purifying water, especially by removing chlorine, is a good way to protect your plants and fish from harmful chemicals put there by the municipalities.
Additionally water filtration systems are good in the bathroom. Hard water makes poor lather and does not rinse soap completely away from the body. It can also cause brittle hair and itchy skin. The chlorine that is present in the public water supply can be vaporized when it becomes hot and produce chlorine gas; this will often aggravate allergies and irritate eyes.
If you want the best water filtration system for your home or business, it is best to contact one of the trusted professions from Best Plumbers®. These professionals are experts at knowing what is best for your specific situation.
One of the added benefits of working with a water filtration expert from Best Plumbers®, they are experts at installation. Buying the correct water filtration system is only half the battle, the other half (and just as important) is having it installed by an expert master plumber.
If you are in need of a water filtration system, or need the one you currently have maintained, trust the experts at Best Plumbers®.