Pure water is important for everyone because it is more likely to encourage optimal health than impure water. When water collects, many contaminants and impurities are often found inside of it. Although public water in Canada is treated, it is still possible that pollutants exist. Everything that enters your water supply has the potential to change its taste, odor, and quality. Drinking water that hasn’t been filtered places you at greater risk of exposure to harmful contaminants, including chemicals. Getting a water filtration system for your home can improve the quality of your water while also giving you peace of mind. Here’s a look at some of your options.
Carbon Filtration Devices
If your water has a disagreeable taste or odor, a carbon filtering system can be used to remedy the problem by taking out dissolved organic compounds that could be responsible for the bad taste and/or odor. It uses an activated carbon cartridge that has a porous surface to do so.
The effectiveness of this system depends partly on the style that you install as well as on the severity of your water problem. The basic premise involves sending the water through your filter medium in order to allow it to remove any impurities that exist. Several types of carbon filtration systems are currently available. The type of carbon (powder-in-block form, powder-in-pad form, and granular) used in your system affects the outcome. Eventually, you will need to replace your cartridge in order to restore your system’s capability.
Fiber Filtration Devices
Fiber filters make use of rayon or spun cellulose to eliminate suspended sediment from your water. The fibers are wrapped tightly, forming a cylinder through which water is forced before it travels to your faucets or water lines. Fiber filters are available in different designs from finely weaved meshes to ones featuring larger openings. The more tightly woven the weave is, the more frequently your filter will need replacement. On the upside, fine meshes trap most particles of sediment.
The Benefits of a Whole-House Water Filtration System over Individual Filters
Whether or not you choose a whole-house water filtration system over individual filters for every water outlet in your home is partly a matter of personal preference. Some people only want to filter their drinking water, while other consumers want to filter their entire water supply. Logistically speaking, it’s a lot easier to have a single filtration system installed. It’s a once-and-done task that involves a single location. If you opt for individualized filtration devices for every faucet or water line in your home, the cost and necessary work are going to increase significantly. To get an idea of how many installations are needed, you should count the number of sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, dishwashers, washing machines, water dispensers, ice makers, and outside lines you have for your water supply. A single system that filters your entire water supply is simpler and cost-efficient.
Please contact Larter and Company Plumbing and Heating of North Vancouver if you would like more information.