Having clean water to drink, bathe in and wash with is an important part of daily life. While tap water can be relatively clean, there are still several factors that can make your water even cleaner and safer.
EPA regulations in city water call for added chemicals, which can be harmful to the body. Municipalities have stated they have done their part to provide consumable water to homes, but it is up to the homeowner to take it from there.
Various water conditioning systems can be installed either in your whole house or target areas, such as the kitchen sink, to further ensure clean water for your family. These systems have advantages and disadvantages, and some require much less maintenance than others, but we want to make sure you get the overall advantage of clean water in your home.
Here are some of the water conditioning options worth considering:
Softeners: These will get rid of hardness in the water and allow the water to clean more efficiently. This means that salt blocks or crystals will be occasionally put in a holding tank, which requires a backwashing sequence once or twice a week.
Acid Neutralizers: This option will raise pH to a 7. Water under a neutral 7 has the ability to corrode and deteriorate metal fixtures and pipes, which could cause them to fail.
Purifiers: Oftentimes, purifiers are installed under the kitchen sink to provide clean drinking water. They use carbon filters, which must be changed routinely to avoid bacteria buildup.
Chlorine Filters: These are installed within city water systems to remove chlorine from water.
Ultra Violet Lights: UV lights destroy bacteria found in well water. A UV light is the last piece of equipment the water flows through before being consumed or heated. The light bulb needs to be replaced once a year for optimum effect.
Contact Putman Plumbing for more questions about water conditioning, water testing, and having the cleanest possible water in your home.