Expert Plumbers Weigh In On Water Treatment Systems
It comes as no surprise to South Florida residents that most areas in the state have hard water. One of the easiest ways for homeowners to solve this issue is to install a water treatment system. While it may sound simple in theory, it can be difficult to decide exactly which system is the best for your home and family. Here, the expert plumbers at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric discuss exactly which water treatment systems they recommend.
Water Treatment System Basics
First mentioned in ancient writings from the Greek and Sanskrit cultures, water treatment has a long history. One of the most crucial things to understand before buying a treatment system is that it’s not the same as a water softener. While a water softener is a type of water treatment, not all water treatment systems serve as water softeners.
Water treatment systems go beyond softening your water, they also help with:
- Multimedia Filtration
- Reverse Osmosis
Types Of Water Treatment Systems
To get the most out of your water treatment system, it’s critical to carefully consider your home’s needs. For example, if you notice hard water buildup, a softener may suit your needs, but if you notice bad smelling or tasting water, you will need a more stringent treatment plan. Here, the expert plumbers at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric take a closer look at your options.
Installing a filtration system helps to improve the clarity, smell, and taste of your water.
If you find that your water has a lot of suspended particles, using a sediment system can help reduce the issue. Using a carbon filter can help to reduce the levels of chlorine and chloramines from the water. Carbon filters are also great for removing other common impurities including paradichlorobenzene, trichloroethylene, and trihalomethanes.
One downside of carbon filtration is that it will not remove total dissolved mineral salts. For the best results, it is always vital to contact a professional plumber.
For some of the best water treatment results, you may want to install a reverse osmosis system. Not only do these systems remove sediment and reduce impurities, but it also removes total dissolved mineral salts. They work by water entering a holding tank that uses a sediment filter, semi-permeable membrane, and carbon filter. The water is then dispensed from its own faucet on the sink.
One downside is that installation can be more difficult.
One of the newest and most technologically advanced systems on the market, ultraviolet disinfection is one of the safest ways to treat water. As many of the more traditional approaches still require chemicals to treat the water, ultraviolet systems expose water to extreme levels of ultraviolet light to remove contaminants.
While they are the most common treatment system on the market, it’s for a good reason. Water softeners help improve water with little effort and are relatively affordable.
As water flows through the pipes, it causes sediment to build up and change the taste and hardness of the water. Softeners help to trap these impurities. Not only do they help correct the taste of your water, but they also help save you from costly repairs to your plumbing and fixtures.
Water Treatment Systems in South Florida
Water is our lifeblood. From drinking to cleaning to cooking, we rely on water every single day. This means that we deserve clean and clear water. While South Florida residents may face the challenge of having issues with their water, they don’t have to. Since 1983, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric have provided residents with quality work they can trust. Our experts are here for you to discuss the best water treatment systems to fit your needs.
If you have any questions about your options or would like to schedule a service, call us at 1-800-475-1504 or contact us online today!