Are you aware of what might be floating around within your tap water? Within the United States, homeowners often take for granted that all the water coming into their homes through the taps is safe for drinking. However, there can be trace levels of minerals, germs, and chemicals that impact you daily while bathing, cooking, and more. If you are considering a water filtration system for your Edmonds home and unsure of which option is best, Trident Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is here to help.
Water filtration systems are excellent for removing impurities. However, with all the options, browsing may feel overwhelming. Trident Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is happy to review common contaminants, how the filtration systems work, and more. Our technicians are available to answer all your questions about filtration, including helping you determine which system might suit your needs and budget best.
How Dirty is Your Water?
While the United States water supply systems are considered to be some of the safest across the globe, contamination can still occur daily from multiple sources, such as:
- Pesticides and fertilizers used on local lands
- Sewage releases
- Poor maintenance of distribution systems, such as rusty water lines
- Malfunctions in wastewater treatment systems, such as septic
There are also several contaminants that any homeowner should consider and look out for. Some of the most common contaminants found in water systems may include the following:
- Cryptosporidium parasites
- Coliform bacteria or E. Coli
How Filtration Systems Work
Overall, home water filtration systems can filter water in two main ways. One is physical filtration, and the other is chemical filtration. Physical filtration creates a barrier that keeps solid particles from getting through. Chemical filtration generates a chemical reaction within the filter to address chemical contaminants such as metals.
If you are interested in water filtration units or whole-home filtration systems, we are happy to help! We will review your needs, discuss your budget, and provide all the available options. The goal is to ensure the perfect installation to give you the clear, contaminant-free water your household deserves.