August 23, 2016
If you are concerned about the quality of water in your home, there are measures you can take to ensure it is safe for drinking, washing and cooking your food. Water softeners, whole home water filtration systems and reverse osmosis units can help remove impurities from your water and protect you from a number of negative side effects, such as dry, flaky skin, weak, brittle hair, eczema, and other unpleasant conditions. Understanding the differences between these different systems and the benefits they provide will help ensure you choose the right water purification solution for your home. Before you make the final decision, talk to your trusted plumber in Edmonton and get professional advice on combating the challenges with your water safety and purity.
Always Plumbing and Heating carries a number of water filtration products to remove any harmful contaminants from your water system and provide you with pure, clean and safe drinking water.
Water Softeners: A typical water system carries hard water which contains minerals or metals, such as calcium and magnesium. Hard water is safe to use, however, it can affect the quality and lifecycle of your appliances and may cause dry, itchy skin. Water softeners work by eliminating the minerals and sediment from your water through salt and ion-exchange resins.
Whole Home Water Filtration Systems: Whole home water filters treat water contamination through the use of advanced media beds. Thanks to today’s advanced water purification technologies, pollutants are removed from water using a number of processes including absorption, ion-exchange, micron-filtration, catalytic conversion and oxidation. Whether your water contains natural or man-made chemicals or even heavy metals, these filtration media are able to trap or convert contaminates within their matrix and remove them through backwashing cleaning cycles or media and cartridge replacements. If your water contains microbial substances, the water can be purified by using UV lamps, which effectively destroy the bacteria’s DNA.
Reverse Osmosis: Reverse osmosis or RO involves forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane, which filters out water contaminants, depending on the size of the contaminants. Since most contaminants are larger in size than water molecules, they will be filtered out. It is highly recommended that you use a water softener and a reverse osmosis system as a combination, so you can enjoy soft water that is free from hard minerals and also cleaned of most impurities. The softener will allow your RO’s fragile membrane to last longer and the RO will remove 98% of the sodium left in your water after passing through the softener.
All three water purification methods yield important benefits, including:
A professional plumbing company like Always Plumbing & Heating can install a water softener or water filtration system in your home so you can start enjoying the many benefits of clean, purified water. Unless you are trained in plumbing procedures and have the required tools for the job, you should not attempt to install your system yourself. From turning off your water supply, draining your water lines, making proper connections, completing the start-up procedure and finally, installing your system, the entire process should be managed by a professionally trained plumber in Edmonton to prevent water leaks and damage.
Call Always Plumbing & Heating today at 780-489-8118 to know more about water filtration systems. We can help you choose the right one and then install it efficiently in your home. You can also contact us online to learn more about our plumbing services in Edmonton.