If your household water is full of contaminants, chances are you’ll never want to drink it and may even shy away from bathing in it or cooking with it. Most homes have some level of water impurity, and even if they aren’t dangerous, wouldn’t you feel much better if they weren’t there anymore? Professional water filtration will enable you to use every faucet in your home, anytime you like.
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Water Filtration 101
Water filtration is all about removing contaminants from your household water, so it is safe for drinking, bathing, washing and cooking. Several different contaminants are common in household water, and while most are harmless, they still have different effects that most people would rather do without. A whole house water filtration system enables you to use any faucet in the house freely, and the water that comes out will be clean and contaminant-free.
Different Home Water Filtration Methods
Most people have heard of reverse osmosis as it pertains to whole home water filtration. This method uses a semi-permeable membrane to filter out the impurities in the water. Carbon-based filters use layers of carbon that have been charged with a positive ion. The layers of carbon remove impurities as the water passes down through the layers. Another form of whole house water filtration is water softening, which is used when a home has hard water.
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Household Water Contaminants
If you want to know what some of the common water impurities are, they consist of things like tannins, iron, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, arsenic, bacteria and sometimes sediment in the water. You may end up with rust-colored water or a metallic taste from too much iron, hard water from calcium and magnesium, a foul odor from sulfur and a yellowish tinge from tannins. A properly installed whole home water filtration system will keep your water clean and crisp and you’ll never have to purchase water for drinking again.