Home Water Filtration
Arlington Water Filtration Services
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These days, many homeowners are concerned about the quality of the water in their homes. Between chemical pollution, bacteriological infestations, and leaking water pipes, there’s no telling what might be in the water coming out of a tap. Home water filtration systems offer an answer to this problem. There are several types to choose from that offer a number of benefits.
If you’re seeking assistance with determining which filter is best suited for your home, call us and schedule a consultation. Our team of techs are trained and experienced to deal with all the different types of filtration systems. Trust The Plumbing Dr to take care of your Arlington water filtration services today.
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What are the benefits of a water filtration system?
Many people are not familiar with the numerous benefits that water filtration systems have. Such benefits include:
Better tasting and smelling water.
Filters can remove harmful lead and other toxins prior to consumption.
Water from counter-top filters costs less than bottled water.
Filters remove chlorine from drinking water, a significant cause of cancer.
Carbon water filters can remove dangerous contaminants but still let necessary minerals through.
Filtered drinking water protects the body from various diseases.
Filtered drinking water also provides healthy, clean water for cooking.
Reduces the risk of gastrointestinal disease from microorganisms.
What are the different filter types?
There are five types of water filters on the market: charcoal, reverse osmosis, distillers, ultraviolet and the “backflush.”
Charcoal water filters: The filter medium in a charcoal water filter is charcoal made from coconut husk. It absorbs chemicals and particulates as the water passes through it. It even removes microorganisms like Guardia and Cryptosporidium. On average, a charcoal filter should last up to nine months. For additional antibacterial properties, a number of charcoal filter manufacturers add activated silver to the filter. Charcoal filters allow the minerals the body needs to pass through.
Reverse osmosis water filter: This type of filter uses a very thin membrane that filters using an asthmatic process. This means that it takes everything out of the water, leaving it entirely pure. These filters are generally installed beneath the sink. The homeowner cannot replace the filter as it needs to be done by a professional every few months.
Distiller water filters: Distiller water filters work by heating water from the tap above the boiling point. After boiling, the water condenses into a collector while the impurities are left in the boiling container. The downsides of this type of water filter are that it requires a great deal of power and removes all of the essential nutrients from the water.
Ultraviolet water filters: These filters use a powerful UV light to kill microorganisms in the water. Because of the difficulties in keeping the light emitter clean, these are rarely used in residential situations.
Backflush filters: How backflush filters work is largely irrelevant since they don’t work as promised. The backflush filter supposedly offers the advantage of extremely long filter life. However, reviews of these filters have never verified these assertions. At the same time, they cost up to four times as much as a charcoal filter.
Carefully research any water filter you are considering before you actually buy it. Keep in mind that the most expensive model is not necessarily the best one for your home. Call The Plumbing Dr at (703) 525-9280 and we can assist you in making the right choice!