Everything About Home Water Filtration Systems
Simply put, a filtration system removes some kind of contaminant from a water supply. Those contaminants vary, but the common ones are chlorine, iron, acidity, sediment, excess minerals, and living organisms like bacteria and parasites. We specialize in whole-house systems, which are installed right at the point in your plumbing where your home gets its entire supply of water. That way, the system can filter all your water at once, so that the treatment applies to every single water appliance at once.
Whole house water filters are always a professional job to install. That puts a lot of people off, since the price and the time invested can be a hassle. However, if your water has some kind of persistent contaminant, it’s almost always worth it in the end. It might range from a foul smell or taste in your water supply to bacterial or fungal infections and trace amounts of toxins. There are other kinds of filters which don’t target your whole home, which don’t require professional help and cost much less. However, these might not remove all contaminants, and they require much more frequent replacement or maintenance than the whole-house units.
What your filter looks like depends on what kind of filter it is. Most involve at least one large tank, through which the water passes for filtration. Some have multiple tanks, which allows the systems to self-clean while still pumping out that fresh, clean water. Some will come with valves and indicators, while others are more autonomous and don’t offer homeowners much information that they won’t need anyway. These whole-house systems vary in price, but they range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.