A water filtration system removes unwanted impurities from water and delivers healthier and pure water for drinking and other uses. There are many types of water filtration systems to choose from.
At Neighborhood Plumbing, we specialize in water filtration installation, so we understand the options that are available for water filtration systems.
Let’s look at the common types of water filtration systems and how they work.
Also known as activated charcoal filters, carbon filters are often used in conjunction with other filtration systems. They make use of granular activated charcoal and carbon blocks filled with nooks and hooks. These filters are good for attracting and adsorbing pollutants and impurities such as chlorine, sediment, chloroform, organic substances, and more. Individual carbon filters not only remove pollutants from the water, but they also remove the chlorine taste and odor in tap water.
As the name implies, faucet-mounted filters are attached directly to the end of a faucet to filter the water as it passes through the device. Unlike whole-house filtration systems, which clean the water where the main water line enters your home, faucet-mounted filters are point-of-use filters. These filters are relatively inexpensive and can be switched on and off between filtered and unfiltered water.
A whole-house water filter, often referred to as a point-of-entry water filter, is installed at the point where the main water line enters your home. In other words, this type of water filtration system removes impurities, sediments, and bad odors from water before it’s delivered to your house’s faucets, showerheads, and appliances. Whole-house water filters help to extend the lifespan of your plumbing fixtures and increase the value of your home.
These filters work by divulging water into high-frequency ultraviolet light radiation to kill bacteria, parasites, protozoa, and viruses in the water. The UV light radiation attacks the DNA of the bacteria and viruses in the water, thereby killing or disabling them. However, this filtration system may not be effective for filtering out minerals and solid particles; hence, it’s important to use it in conjunction with other types of water filters.
Choosing the right water filtration system for your home is not an easy task because there are so many options to choose from. For you to make the right choice, you’ll need to consider the number of people that live in your home, the type of contaminants in your water, and whether you want to treat all of the water coming into your home or just drinking water.
If you’re ready to install an efficient water filtration system in your home, you can count on the knowledgeable and experienced plumbers at Neighborhood Plumbing to help you choose the right filtration system and install it for you. At Neighborhood Plumbing, we specialize in the installation of different types of water filtration systems in homes and businesses. Whether you’re looking to install a whole-house water filter, activated carbon filters, or point-of-use filters at the faucets, you can trust our dependable plumbers to do a great job.