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Whole Home Water Filters

The Benefits of a Whole Home Water Filter

  • Clean, filtered water emerges from every faucet in the house.
  • Healthier showers & baths.
  • Extended life of water using appliances and household pipes.
  • Softened water with scale free showers and spotless glasses.
  • Softer, brighter and longer lasting clothing.
  • Healthier skin and hair, free of contaminants.
  • No more orange or brown staining from iron contaminates.

While municipal water is treated, it is still exposing you to a handful of contaminants. Contaminants can be absorbed through the skin and inhaled into our lungs, so it is extremely important to be protected throughout your home.

If you have no special water contaminant issues then a whole home carbon filtration system is recommended for general multi-purpose whole home purification.

If you have special water concerns then you would need a whole home system dedicated to treat that problem. Enjoy the health benefits of a whole home water filter and the peace of mind that comes with clean water. A whole home system provides you with extra protection in every faucet and appliance of your home.

What is in our water?

Most tap and well water in the United States contain some level of contamination from industrial and environmental pollution. All sources of water whether it be a lake, river, or well, contain that same level of contamination.

Contaminants range from naturally occurring minerals to man-made chemicals and byproducts. Water from rivers or lakes can be exposed to acid rain, storm water runoff, pesticide runoff and industrial waste. Water from groundwater wells can be contaminated by disease-producing pathogens, leachate from landfills and septic systems, hazardous household products and agricultural chemicals.

The majorities of contaminant levels are not high enough to cause immediate sickness but are more likely to cause chronic health effects. This means effects that occur long after repeated exposure to small amounts of a contaminant.

Unwanted Substances in Our Water

  • Microbial Pathogens - Disease producing micro-organisms, which includes bacteria, viruses, parasites.
  • Organics - Trihalomethanes, byproducts formed when chlorine in treated drinking water combines with naturally occurring organic matter.
  • Poisons - Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
  • Volatile Organic Chemicals - solvents, degreasers, gasoline additives, etc.
  • Inorganics - Toxic metals such as arsenic, barium, chromium, lead, mercury, etc.
  • Radioactive Elements - Radioactive contaminants that result from the decay of uranium in soils and rocks.
  • Scale - Hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium cause scale buildup to attach on surfaces like pipes and appliances to cause lime deposits.

Only a few of the contaminants listed above are regulated by drinking water standards. This stresses the importance of whole home water filtration, to protect you from the wide range of contaminants in your water source.

Types of Whole Home Water Filters

Your water quality, taste, and/or appearance of the water in your home can be improved by installing a whole home water system. Whole home filtration systems remove contaminants from your water through a filter connected to your incoming water line. All of the water coming into your home will pass through the filter before being routed to faucets, toilets and appliances in your home.

The types of contaminants that you will need to remove will vary based on whether you receive water from a municipal system, well, or spring.

Generally, those on city water are recommended to use a whole home carbon filtration system for general multi-purpose whole home purification. Carbon filtration is effective in removing chlorine, chloramines, odor and VOCs to provide chemical free water throughout your entire home.

If you have specific water contaminant issues such as iron, fluoride, sediment, or bacteria, you will you need a whole home system catered to removing that particular contaminant. For example, if you have orange and brown iron staining around the fixtures in your home, you will need a whole home iron filter to prevent future staining.

A whole home softener does not work as a filter, but works to soften hard water. A whole home softener is recommended if you require soft water for a scale free environment and spotless glassware. A softener can be combined with any whole home filtration system and work together to provide clean and soft water throughout every faucet.

We would love to discuss your unique water filtration needs. We can design/build, install and service most water filtration systems, as well as replace filters. If you would like more information...

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