When Do You Need to Install Water Treatment Equipment?

We all want to guarantee that we have a clean and safe source of water for our homes. There are many different types of water treatment systems available that can treat a wide variety of water quality problems. The natural question that many people then have is, when do I need to consider installing water treatment equipment? There is no easy answer to this question; each home will have different requirements, based on a variety of factors, such as local geography, sources of pollution, environmental conditions and the desired quality of water. Let’s look at this issue in a little more detail and examine some of the factors you need to consider.When Do You Need to Install Water Treatment Equipment?

An Immediate Solution is Required:

It may be the case that you need a solution to a water quality problem straight away. Perhaps there is not enough time to diagnose the water contaminants because a bank will not issue a mortgage for a property purchase. It may be the case that the water portability has become unreliable, due to a bacterial problem that was masked by shocking your well and has now returned. Someone in your home may have been diagnosed with a health condition that could be exacerbated by your current water standards. Finally, perhaps you just cannot put up with an annoying characteristic in your water supply, such as hard water, an odor of rotten eggs or stains on your washing and plumbing fixtures. In all these cases, an immediate solution to your water quality issues will be the driving force in choosing a water treatment system, and expert advice is advised.

Purifying and Treating Drinking Water:

Everyone needs to drink clean water to maintain optimal health, and a great deal of effort goes into cleaning municipal water. That being said, the quality of potable water can vary a great deal dependent upon where you’re located. Those served by private wells will also need to make provisions to ensure that they are receiving good quality drinking water. No single water treatment system can handle every different type of manmade or naturally occurring contaminant. It may be the case that certain water treatment systems may need to be used together to achieve the level of cleanliness that you need. A good starting point is to carry out a bacteria test to ascertain how safe the water is to drink. There are testing kits available that you can use yourself, but the most accurate results will come from a laboratory test. The results can give you critical data on which contaminants are present and how those water quality issues can be fixed.

A Brief Note on Activated Water Filters:

An activated charcoal or carbon water filter system will be ideal for removing the taste and odor of chlorine from your water supply. If the activated filter is compliant with U.S. Standard 53 Filter Certification, it will also remove heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, and copper. In addition, these types of filters will also remove other contaminants, including Giardia parasites, Cryptosporidium bacteria, trichloroethylene (TCE) chemicals, radon and even pesticides. The filters will need to be well fitted and changed regularly to be effective at treating your water.

By Mark Williams (NicMar President Mark Williams holds degrees in Applied Science and Industrial Thermodynamics, along with Agricultural Mechanization and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University. He also holds the highest possible industry ranking, being WQA (Water Quality Association) LEVEL 6 Certified.)

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