Health gurus across the globe insist homeowners should install residential water treatment systems to ensure they enjoy the cleanest possible water. This is a relatively recent phenomenon as the mainstream media did not focus much on water quality until the mid-to-late aughts. Sadly, most municipal water treatment centers do not produce tap water that is clean, healthy, and tasty. If you are even slightly concerned with the quality of the water at your Coral Springs home, give some consideration to installing a water treatment system or being proactive in another manner. Let's take a look at some of the best ways to improve the quality of your water.
1. A Reverse Osmosis System
Reverse osmosis systems rely on an ultra-thin membrane that rests in the water line to ensure water entering your Coral Springs home passes directly through it. Water molecules can easily move right on through the membrane without issue. Larger particles such as lead will not move through the membrane. Such comparably large particles pile up within the reverse osmosis waste receptacle for subsequent disposal. Though a reverse osmosis system will certainly cost some money to purchase and install, it does a fantastic job of preventing harmful materials from infiltrating your home's water.
2. A Granular Activated Carbon Filter
This unique home water filter is fairly basic, yet does a respectable job of eliminating chlorine and chlorine byproducts from water. Granular activated carbon filters also remove the odor and bad taste from your Coral Springs home's water. The only downside to this home water filter is it does not reduce the impact of heavy metals or remove certain chemicals such as chloramines.
3. Water Softeners
Water softeners are specifically designed to combat hard water. Hard water is water laden with a significant amount of calcium and magnesium particles. Such particles create lime scale in the pipes as time progresses, reducing the flow of water and necessitating professional repair. Our local plumbers in Coral Springs are here to perform such repairs yet you can do your part to prevent hard water by using a water softener. This softener replaces the calcium and magnesium particles in your home' water with sodium. Sodium is completely harmless yet is softens the water to protect your home's plumbing system.
4. The Mixed Media Filtration System
Mixed media systems are designed to filter every last drop of water in your Coral Springs home before it touches your skin or your tongue. This whole house system relies on a combination of water filtration media in a cylindrical tank. This system connects to the incoming plumbing to improve all of your home's water.
Ask anyone who uses the mixed media filtration system and they will rave about the high-quality water it produces. This system eliminates heavy metals, chlorine, chlorine by-products, fluoride, odor, and bad taste. The best part is the mixed media system accomplishes this feat with a single tank. Though the mixed media system costs a pretty penny, it will likely last for several years with minimal maintenance.
5. Looking to Save Money? Consider a Faucet-Mounted Filter
Faucet-mounted filters are an economical means of filtering the water you and your loved ones consume. You can add a faucet-mounted filter for as little as $20 to $30. Your drinking water will be clean and tasty as the filter collects impurities before they reach your glass or water pitcher. The main drawback to a faucet-mounted filter is it takes up space in the sink. Some faucet-mounted filters are incompatible with certain faucets. Though the filtration process is somewhat slow and incomplete compared to whole-house water filtration systems, a faucet-mounted filter is certainly better than nothing.
Everyone deserves to receive water that is safe and clean in their homes. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that you do too. Installing a reliable water treatment system is an effective way to safeguard yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of unclean and hard water. Do keep the above pointers in mind as they will help you improve the quality of the water you consume.
Contact Erica's Plumbing & Restoration for Assistance
We are here to remedy your plumbing woes. If you live in or near Coral Springs and have any sort of plumbing problem, contact us right away. Our plumbers in Coral Springs can help you select the optimal water treatment system for your unique home, improve your water quality and maintain/repair your plumbing system as necessary. Dial (561) 275-5688 to speak with one of our plumbing experts.