Whole-House Water Filters
For people to have safe and drinkable water, water needs to go through a method known as water filtration. This clears out any unwanted chemicals, contaminants, and organic and inorganic materials that can negatively affect those who’ll drink the water.
Although tap water is already filtered in a purification facility before it reaches your home, this process doesn’t completely eliminate the possibility of your water to be polluted by contaminants
There are several types of whole-house water filters. Your water purifier may use a physical barrier, or it can use a chemical or even a biological process to remove contaminants
The most basic type of water filtration is the physical removal of the contaminants from the water in the form of a barrier. These mechanical filters can be made from a variety of methods, from basic threads to ceramic. This type of filter is rated according to the size of particles that they can remove measured in microns.
Sequestration is done by using chemicals to isolate a substance from the water. Most of the time, polyphosphate is used in the water in very small amounts to isolate calcium and magnesium. But since the harder minerals can still be present in the water afterward, this process is often partnered with water softening methods.
In this type, filters have carbon components. This is because carbon is highly effective at trapping impurities and contaminants by absorbing them and reducing unwanted tastes and smells. There are two types of carbon commonly used in this method: granular activated carbon (GAC) and solid block carbon. These two can work alongside a reverse osmosis system to make your water cleaner.
Ion exchange filters reduce the hardness of the water. Hardness refers to the concentration of calcium and magnesium that is in the water. In this method, when water flows through an ion exchange resin, the harder ions are replaced by sodium or hydrogen ions. This softens the water and makes it more suitable for drinking.
Reverse osmosis is a process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to filter out contaminants and sediments. On top of that, reverse osmosis can also remove microorganisms that may still be in your water after having it treated. It’s often partnered with the other types of filters to clean the water even further.
Drinking filtered water hydrates your body and helps you get into a healthier lifestyle. If you’re looking for water treatments and products, look no further than Adams Water Conditioning. Since 1967, we have been providing the best water treatment services for businesses in Ocala, FL.