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Home Water Treatment FAQs

Home Water Treatment
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Our bodies are made up of 50% to 75% of water and it’s recommended that we drink about an ounce of water for every pound we weigh. With this level of demand in a home, having clean and safe water on tap has become a hot topic.

Here are five of the most common water treatment FAQ’s.

#1: What Bad Things Can Be Lurking In My Tap Water?

Water that looks, smells, or tastes bad has likely been contaminated.

Water contaminants are broadly described as anything other than water molecules. Many are harmless, but others can cause plumbing problems and extensive health issues. Water contaminants can be split into four categories according to the EPA:

  • Chemical

    Chemicals can be added to water supplies by nature or people. High levels of calcium and magnesium tend to make the water ‘hard,’ leading to scale build-up in pipes and appliances, as well as making detergents and shampoos ineffective.

    Industrial chemical seepage can make water look, smell, and taste bad, as well as make it unsafe for drinking. High levels of chlorine are also a common problem.

  • Biological

    Biological contaminants are microscopic living organisms that can cause health problems such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

  • Physical

    Actual bits of organic material or sediment in the water will affect the water if not removed.

  • Radiological

    Radiological contaminants are any chemical elements that give off radiation, for example, plutonium, uranium, and cesium.

#2: Should I Switch To Using Bottled Water?

In the hunt for safer drinking water, the simplest choice seems to be buying bottled water. There are reasons to rethink this solution though.

Apart from the implications of plastic for the environment, just because water comes from a bottle doesn’t necessarily mean it is safer to drink. Regulations regarding the quality of bottled water have improved but the water in your bottle may be nothing more than treated tap water.

Art Plumbing, AC & Electric can offer you a variety of water purification systems that will give you pure water on tap from every water outlet in your home.

#3: I Have A Hard Water Problem, It’s Driving Me Nuts. What Can I Do?

Never fear, Art is here!

We have water softeners and conditioners that will correct hard water. With a highly efficient electronic control valve, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric’s Pure Water System uses less water and salt to remove unwanted minerals and correct the water hardness level. The cycle settings are adjustable.

Our water softeners and conditioners are also available in a twin tub model, which will provide an uninterrupted supply of soft water for your home.

#4: How Can I Make Sure My Tap Water Is Safe To Drink?

Art Plumbing, AC & Electric can offer you a range of drinking water solutions depending on your needs.

Our reverse osmosis drinking water system is wall-mounted and can process 75 gallons per day, removing sediment, chemicals, minerals, chlorine, and other contaminants. The unit has a plastic storage tank and comes with a dedicated faucet.

The other option is Art’s ultra-filtration drinking water system that makes short work of removing chemicals and bacteria from your water.

#5: Are There Any Environmentally Friendly Home Water Treatment Solutions?

If you are looking to add an environmentally friendly home water treatment system to other eco-friendly plumbing ideas, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has two options for you.

  • Pure Light UV Systems

    Offer a 99% bacteria and virus disinfection without the use of a single chemical. This system is a great solution for eco-conscious homes, businesses, aquaculture, and commercial food industries.

  • The Green Treatment System

    Offers an alternative to traditional water treatment systems that take a toll on the environment by wasting water through backwashing. Traditional systems also make use of salt and electricity to function, both of which have a less than ideal effect on our planet. Activated carbon is the key in this two-tank model which eliminates the need for salt in this water treatment system.

The Ideal Water Treatment Solution For Your Home

Art Plumbing, AC & Electric has a range of home water filtration solutions to meet your specific water quality needs. We are here to walk you through your options and answer any other questions you might have. Call us today at 1-800-475-1504.


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