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3 Water Treatment Systems to Consider

Many homeowners use water pitchers with built-in filtration systems so that their drinking water is clear and fresh. But what about the water you use for other purposes around the house? Every time you shower, cook, rinse dishes, wash vegetables, or brush your teeth, you most likely use the water straight from the tap. Shouldn’t you filter this water as well?

Before water reaches your home, it goes through a municipal water treatment process, which includes thorough treatment processes including coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, and chlorination. These processes are meant to target the water contaminants most common to your area, but water may continue to pick up pollutants on the way to your home. Furthermore, some homeowners object to the use of chemicals in the water treatment process, and there is likely some amount of sediment in your water that could affect your pipes, plumbing fixtures, and appliances.

The best way to be sure that none of these contaminants harm your family is by installing a whole-home water filter. These are installed right where the water supply reaches your home, so you can feel confident turning on a tap anywhere in your house.

  • Absorption Filter – This is the filter you probably think about when you think about water filtration systems. An absorbent medium such as charcoal allows water to pass through but traps many of the most common contaminants that affect water supplies.
  • Reverse Osmosis System – A reverse osmosis system is capable of eliminating the contaminants that most water treatment systems miss. While a whole-home filter can target some specific contaminants, it’s likely to miss some bacteria and viruses, as well as any chemicals used in the municipal water treatment process. A reverse osmosis system contains a semi-permeable membrane through which only water can pass.
  • Water Softener – Water softeners remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium. As these move through the pipes, mineral deposits collect inside, and may begin to block the pipes or cause trouble for your fixtures and appliances like dishwashers.

Call the friendly technicians at Advanced Home Services to discuss your water treatment options on Idaho Falls, ID.