Something as simple as turning on a tap, and seeing the water come out involves quite a complicated process. Where does the water come from, and how does it get to your home? The fundamental water cycle ranges from the collection, purification, and treatment of the water collected from the natural environment. Then a home water treatment system purifies the water so that the water you’re drinking and bathing in is its optimal condition. If you aren’t using a water treatment system, read on to find out why it’s important to have one installed.
What does a Water Treatment System Do?
There are many good reasons your home needs a water treatment system. Whether you live in a bustling metropolis or a tiny dot on the map, your water can be problematic if not filtered properly. Believe it or not, all freshwater sources have a level of industrial or environmental contamination. For example, if you use a private well, the groundwater might contain hazardous chemicals from agricultural products or even dangerous microbial pathogens.
Other things possibly lurking in your water are:
- Aluminum, and more
Homeowners can even have their water quality tested, which is a recommendation from The Public Health and Safety Organization. This way, you’ll know for sure if we should install a water treatment system for you.
Do I Need a Water Treatment System for My House?
Having Fite Plumbing install a water treatment system in your home is the best way to protect you and your family against contaminants. Instead of worrying about ingesting unsafe chemicals and heavy metals in your water, consider a whole house water treatment option.
A whole house filter is a device that connects to the main entry point where water flows into your home. That means all the water in your entire house—sinks, toilets, washing machines, showers—is filtered before it gets to you.
Whole House Water Treatment Options
These filters aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution, which is excellent news. There is a wide selection of water treatment options available based on location, house size, and what kinds of things are contaminating your water.
Water softener treatments are for homes with hard water. It’s a method that uses a salt-based softener to condition the water. This kind of treatment removes high levels of magnesium, iron, and calcium to soften the water.
- Reverse Osmosis System
This type of treatment is a bit more complex than other water filter options because it uses UV light, deionization, sediment filtration, and more to eradicate contaminants. A reverse osmosis system filters water multiple times, actively removing a wide array of impurities.
- Activated Carbon Filter
A granulated active carbon filter is a common water treatment method that removes chlorine in addition to eliminating a bad taste and smell.
- Sediment Filter
If you’ve noticed an excessive amount of dirt, sand, or silt in your home’s water supply, a sediment filter is a great choice. It’s an affordable method that eliminates particulates before the water even enters your home.
- Mixed Media Water Filtration System
With a mixed media purification approach, your water will be free of chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, foul odors, and bad tastes. This kind of treatment uses just one big tank that can last many years, which is why it’s a common approach to home water treatment.
Our skilled professionals are experts in helping you identify your needs and using only the best products and devices that work for you. Are you ready to discuss clean water for your home? Call us today at 317-271-5400, so we can discuss your options and keep you healthy.
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