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Thinking about water quality? Because you should be

 Water treatment should be at the top of your list for to-do projects around the house. If you get your water from a well, you are responsible for your homes’ water quality. If you don’t do anything about your water it can lead to expensive issues or even worse, health problems. We see various issues due to water being left untreated. These include people getting sick, clogged water pipes, low water pressure, ruined appliances, and more.

There are several different options when it comes to water filtration. We are going to focus on the three most common:

1. UV and active carbon filtration system

 The UV and active carbon water filtration system is what removes volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorine, heavy metals and kills bacteria often found in your water. It is good practice to have a UV and active carbon filtration system if you are using your well water for drinking, cooking, even bathing. What is a UV and active carbon system you ask? Well, let me tell you, the water first flows through filters containing activated carbon, removing any VOCs, chlorine and heavy metals such as lead. Not only does this make the water safer to drink, but it also makes it smell and taste better. Next, the water is passed through a stainless-steel passage where a UV light illuminates it killing any waterborne pathogens such as E. coli. After this process is complete, the water then goes through your pipes, and when you turn on the tap you have clean water. One of the benefits of using a UV and active carbon filtration system is that it is a chemical-free way of cleaning your water.

 

2. Water softener

 A water softener uses salt to condition your water and remove the high levels of calcium and magnesium. Are you wondering if you need a softener? You can have a professional plumbing company like Doyle come in and test your water on the spot to see what level of various minerals can be found in the water. This can also tell you what type of water filtration system you need. While there are products you can use to dissolve the calcium build-up, over time it can grow to a level that affects the functionality of all the plumbing fixtures and appliances in your home and reduces their useable lifespan.

 

3. Water conditioners

A water conditioner can also be referred to as a sanitizer. It is another water treatment option that could be installed instead of a softener. Sanitizers should be recommended if you have high levels of calcium, magnesium as well as iron and sulphur. There are various reasons our customers have installed sanitizers, which could be because of rotten egg smell, rusty colour, or calcium and magnesium in their water. The system conditions the water by using a silica crystal media in tandem with an electrified brine solution to produce chlorine ions that help extract the minerals from the water.

When it comes to water filtration, there is nothing as important to your day-to-day living. But it also takes a professional to help you decide what the right system is for you. If you are interested in having safer water, then give us a call for a free estimate.

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