How Good Is Your Water?

Everyone drinks water. It’s essential to human life. You can’t live without it. Is all water the same? Do municipal water treatment plants do a good job of removing toxins?

Does your water have a bad smell or taste? Does it leave your skin dry or build up scale in your pipes?

The only way to know for sure what’s in your water is to have it professionally tested.

There are 3 distinct water treatment systems for your home. Each is suitable for handling a different water issue.

Water Softeners

A water softener is a device that removes heavy metals like calcium, magnesium and iron from the water as it enters your home. Water with a high concentration of these minerals is called “hard water”. Hard water destroys hot water appliances. The higher the temperature of the water the more minerals will solidify and harden into solid deposits inside your appliance. This affects hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers. Hard water leaves your skin feeling itchy, and your laundry dingy. Water softener systems for homes are designed to remove calcium and magnesium from the water. They can remove other minerals as well like iron and manganese.

A water softener will help your appliances last longer, help you use less detergent and other laundry products, and make your skin softer.

Whole House Water Systems

These systems can be designed to remove a wide variety of water contaminants.

● Heavy metals,

● herbicides, pesticides,

● VOCs (volatile organic compounds),


● chlorine,

● chloramine

● other chemicals

The way to tell for sure what’s in your water is to test the water, and then design a system specifically to address your water needs.

The advantage to a whole house water system is that it treats all the water that enters your home, and it can remove contaminants that a water softener alone will not.

Drinking Water Systems

Reverse osmosis is another technique used to treat water. It uses a semi-permeable membrane to separate water molecules from other substances.

They can be used in large-scale operations, but more often these are found under the sink. They use a combination of different filters to provide you with clean drinking water.

A sediment pre-filter, the reverse osmosis chamber, and then a carbon post-filter eliminate many common contaminants from your water.

Don’t leave your water quality up to chance or the municipal water supply. Invest in a high-quality water filtration system for your home.

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