Did you know that 60 million Americans are exposed to unclean drinking water each year? This is a frighteningly high number considering the many health complications contaminated water causes. Are you thinking about installing a water treatment system? We offer water filtration system installation and repair services for homes in areas of Pennsylvania such as Havertown, Ardmore, Broomall, Drexel Hill, and West Chester.
Most contaminated drinking water doesn’t have a different appearance in comparison to clean water. Lead, arsenic, and mercury are all odorless and tasteless. Your water could be polluted without you knowing it. Performing a reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration system installation is a great way to keep your water safe. Reverse osmosis systems eliminate a large number of water contaminants.
TYPES OF FILTERS
- The sediment filter removes dirt and rust particles
- Carbon filter(s) remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorine, and other odor-causing contaminants
- The semi-permeable membrane removes total dissolved solids (TDS) like water treatment chemicals and farming run-off
Reverse osmosis water treatment systems are designed to pump water through these filters. Water that passes through the semi-permeable membrane is drinkable. The remaining contaminated water in the system flushes away. We offer dependable installation and repair services for reverse osmosis water filtration systems. Give our team of licensed technicians a call to become familiar with ways to improve the quality of your water.
CONTAMINANTS REMOVED BY REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS
Reverse osmosis water systems that are equipped with a carbon filter eliminate a large number of contaminants in comparison to other types of filters. They’re so effective they can remove up to 98% of total dissolved solids from your drinking water. Our staff of licensed plumbers offer reliable replacement and installation services for reverse osmosis water filtration systems. Give our team a call at (484) 922-8126 to become familiar with different types of water treatment systems.
TYPES OF CONTAMINANTS REMOVED FROM WATER BY REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS
A reverse osmosis filtration system can be installed directly beneath your sink to treat the water you drink. Staying safe from contaminated water doesn’t mean simply drinking filtered water. What about the water you use to bathe and wash clothes? A whole-home filtration system is designed to extract impurities from the water that flows from each of the fixtures in your home. Our team of licensed plumbers offers replacement and repair services for whole-house water filtration systems in areas such as Ardmore, Havertown, Broomall, and Drexel Hill. We are committed to improving the quality of your water.
BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN A WHOLE-HOUSE WATER FILTER SYSTEM
A whole-house system improves your quality of life far beyond providing clean drinking water. To help you determine if it’s time to improve the quality of your water, we have created a list of benefits of purchasing a water filter system.
- Prevents bacteria growth
- Improves flavor of food, drinks, and ice
- Increases health of hair and skin
- Reduces frequency of filter changes and need for water filtration repair
HOW DOES A WHOLE-HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM WORK?
A whole-house filtration system, also known as a point of entry system (POE), prevents contaminated water from entering your home. These systems are installed on the main water line to extract contaminants from water before it enters your house. All water passes through the system before its distribution to your fixtures and appliances.
STAGE 1: SEDIMENT FILTRATION
The first stage of sediment filtration removes visible particulate matter from your water. Untreated water from your main-line first passes through a 5-micron filter. A micron is a unit measuring particle size, and these filters come in two forms, nominal and absolute.
- Nominal filters capture 90% of particles 5 microns or larger
- Absolute filters capture 95% of everything 5 microns or larger
Once the sediment is removed from your water, the incoming water from your sink and fixtures will be less cloudy and safer to drink. No chemicals are removed during the first stage of the water treatment process. We offer water filtration system repair and installation services to homes in Ardmore and other areas in Pennsylvania. Removing sediment from your water keeps your system running efficiently.
STAGE 2: MINERAL FILTRATION
After the water passes through sediment filters, it is circulated to a copper-zinc mineral filter. This filter removes chlorine, heavy metals, microbes, and bacteria using Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF) media placed within the filter.
- Kinetic Degradation Fluxion media is a combination of high-purity zinc and copper granules
- Removes harmful compounds through redox chemical reaction
- Eliminates heavy metals like nickel and mercury through a chemical bond
- Kills bacteria and fungi
- May prevent limescale in pipes
Kinetic Degradation Fluxion media comes in various forms with a specific filtration designation. The type of media in your water filtration system will vary depending on what you need to remove from your water.
- KDF 55 media removes chlorine and heavy metals
- KDF 85 media extracts or reduces hydrogen and iron
- KDF-F (fine) media removes chlorine and bacteria
- KDF-C (coarse) media mitigates soluble heavy metals and chlorine
STAGE 3: ACTIVATED CARBON FILTRATION
The activated carbon filtration process involves distributing sediment-free water over a porous carbon surface. This activated carbon, made from a catalytic coconut shell, acts as a sponge for hydrophobic contaminants.
THIS STAGE OF HOME WATER FILTRATION REMOVES:
- Hydrogen Sulfide
- Suspended solids
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Dissolved solid contaminants
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
When the water contacts activated carbon, contaminants become trapped in the carbon’s pores. These contaminants are dissolved into the carbon or locked into the pores.
STAGE 4: ULTRAVIOLET PURIFICATION
The final stage of home water filtration is ultraviolet purification. Ultraviolet purification uses UV light to eliminate 99% of harmful bacteria and pathogens.
- E Coli
Ultraviolet purification as an added safeguard costs very little to maintain. The bulbs need changing once a year or less. The light won’t affect the odor or taste of the water. The water treatment process will vary depending on the type of water purification system you purchase. Our staff of local plumbers will help you choose a filtration system that is designed to remove the specific types of contaminants in your water. We offer replacement and repair services for water treatment systems. Give our team of technicians a call at (484) 922-8126 to become familiar with types of treatment systems.
WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS
One of the most common water filtration issues is hard water. Hard water is water that contains a high level of minerals. The large concentration of minerals in water can ruin water filtration systems by leaving large calcium or limestone deposits. If you’re worried about the negative effects of hard water on your filtration system, our team of plumbers can help you choose and install a water softener in your home. Give our staff a call at (484) 922-8126 to talk with an expert about the cost and benefits of installing a water softener system.
ORDINARY SIGNS OF HARD WATER
Hard water’s high mineral content does provide moderate health benefits. On the other hand, the effects of hard water outweigh the benefits. To help you decide whether or not to purchase a water softener, we have compiled a list of the symptoms of hard water in a home.
- Soap scum on dishes or drains
- Lack of suds when using soap
- Flat and filmy hair
- Dry and rough skin
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A WATER SOFTENER
Why should you install a water softener? Other than protecting your pipes, there are a wide variety of benefits of purchasing a water softener system. A water softener will:
- Aid soaps and detergents to get your body and clothes clean
- Add volume to your hair by aiding your shampoos and removing layers film of film in your hair
- Reduce the chances of clogged pipes
- Protect the life of your water heater and other appliances
- Removes radium 228 and 226 from your water
WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM REPLACEMENT & REPAIR SERVICES
Too many Americans are exposed to contaminated water each year. Do you want to keep yourself and your family safe? Talk with a licensed plumber on our team about the best type of water filtration system for your household. Our team of experienced professionals specializes in installing water softener systems, reverse osmosis filters, and custom whole-home systems. We offer water treatment systems to homes in areas of Pennsylvania such as Wayne, Newton Square, Drexel Hill, Havertown, and Ardmore.
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