When you’re needing a new water filtration system installed in your home or business in the Tucson, AZ area than look no further than Plumbing 360! With over 16 years of experience, we’ve got the know-how on the city’s plumbing systems and know that providing clean water as an option to families and businesses is the best service we can give to the community! Whether you want one in solely one room or your whole home, having any form of pure, water, clean water is beneficial for both your health and the environment in reducing waste!
It’s important to realize that water is not the same consistently wherever you are and at all times. Just like the weather is constantly changing, water is too. What was used in the past has altered in the present and will alter in the future. Depending on your location, environment, water treatment facilities, and the city-wide water system, everyone gets a different form or consistency of water. That is to say, no matter where you are, there are elements that are encountering and being included in your water as it flows from place to place. That’s why when you’re considering a whole house water filtration system, you must beware of the influences that are going into the end product of your water.
Firstly, determine what you want out of your water. It’s important to note the difference between a water softener versus a water filter. Are you okay with just a better taste than before or do you want all of the impurities gone? Secondly, where do you want it placed? With an under the sink water filter system, you’ll only get a change in water quality in that sink area and not anywhere else. With a whole house water filter system, the filter is connected to the main plumbing line of your home so every water dispenser in your home will flow with treated water. This includes your laundry, shower and every faucet in the house!
Water Softener vs Water Filter
If you’re debating between a water softener installation versus a water filter, here is some information regarding the processes of what each actually does. A water softener will not give you cleaner water, but it will change the taste. What happens is that a water softener will attract chemicals in the water through its bed of sodium ion covered beads and exchanges the calcium and other chemicals that make water hard to the positive ions of sodium. Calcium is simply exchanged with salt and ultimately will not provide you with cleaner water in the end as it only exchanges compounds.
As far as water filtration systems, there are two types that are most commonly used, an activated carbon filtration system and a reverse osmosis filtration system. Both reduce the chemical contaminants of your water significantly. An ideal complete system will use both of these filters as well as a third post-filter. The activated carbon system is used as a pre-filter. Here, larger particles such as sediment and silt are attracted than absorbed by the activated carbon filters. Elements that can cause an odor to your water, like chlorine, would also be pulled away so you can have an improved taste. The reverse osmosis water filter system would be used as a secondary filter, here we would have the water become pressurized and sent through a semipermeable membrane which catches contaminants and impurities. Finally, a post filter would be used as a sort of final polish of the water that has gone through the first two filters before ultimately being passed into a storage tank or entering your home. Although a complete water filter system would incorporate a pre, secondary, and post filter assembly line, you can employ one option if preferred. Reverse osmosis systems are the most widely used option if you only would like one system or filter in your home or business.
Water usage and the knowledge surrounding it has changed in conversation over the years both nationally and globally. Instead of using water bottles and contributing to waste, installing a new water filter system is better for the environment and has the added bonus of being better for your costs! Whether you’re wanting a whole house water filter installation, reverse osmosis system installation or water softener installation we here at Plumbing 360 are equipped with the tools and processes to set you up! If you have any questions on which water system is right for you then feel free to give us a call! Our friendly staff is always ready to answer any questions you may have regarding products or options so you may feel confident in your decision! Drink pure water the next time you’re wanting a refreshing drink!