When it comes to home water treatments, there’s a lot of information out there. Some of it is wrong, and some of it is correct. However, if you’re thinking of installing whole home water purification systems in your home, here’s what you should know.
First, there are many different kinds of whole home water purification systems. Some are easy to install, some have features others might not, and some may cost more than others. Before you invest in this piece of technology, it’s important to do your research and know what to expect.
Traditional filters, such as everpure water filter systems, may be attached at the faucet for convenient filtering. However, whole home water purification systems purify all of the water in your home as opposed to water coming from one particular faucet. These systems are often more expensive, but worth it. In September 2016 a new study conducted indicated that chromium water contamination is more wide spread than first believed. The report points out an estimated 218 million Americans have dangerous levels of chromium-6 in their in there homes tap water. Not only that, but EPA has set an enforceable drinking water standard for fluoride of 4 mg/L (some people who drink water containing fluoride in excess of this level over many years could get bone disease, including pain and tenderness of the bones). EPA has also set a secondary fluoride standard of 2 mg/L to protect against dental fluorosis. If you live in an area that is known for its less-than-hygienic water, this one-time investment can provide you with clean water for years to come.
A water filter is composed of a screen with many microscopic holes. The smaller the holes, the more contaminants the filter can remove. Filter holes are measured in microns. (The period at the end of this sentence is 500 microns.) When considering filter size, look for an absolute (the largest hole), not a nominal (the average hole), rating. Looking for a larger hole ensures that all of your water is going through the filter, and at a faster rate.
For more information about whole home water purification systems, contact a professional today.
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