Clean drinking water is essential to your good health; however, many Toronto and GTA homeowners suffer from water that’s filled with contaminants and chemicals such as chlorine. A sure-fire way to ensure the water coming out of your tap is the best and healthiest it can be for your family is to add a water filtration system to your plumbing. The experts at Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services can tell you more about these systems when you call for an appointment.
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What Is a Water Filtration System?
A whole house water filter treats the water as it enters your house to supply clean, uncontaminated water from every tap. There are a variety of home water filters from which to choose, and they depend on what you’re filtering. For example, you may opt for a filtration system that uses a mechanical filter to filter out sediment, followed by a water softener, and finally, an ultraviolet component. Whole-house filters are ideal because they filter all of the water you use, including the water that flows into your washing machines and dishwashers.
What’s In Your Water?
Many people trust that the water coming out of their taps at home is safe to drink and healthy. However, whether you’re getting water from a well or a municipal source, there may be contaminants and chemicals. Here are the most common kinds of contaminants found in household water.
- Sediment: Sediment usually means visible particles in the water, such as dirt, rust, sand, etc. If you notice particles in your water, consider a mechanical filter with multiple stages to filter out the largest to smallest particles.
- Chemicals: Chemicals such as chlorine are common in municipal water supplies, and carbon filters prove most effective at eliminating unwanted chemicals.
- Iron: Iron comes in two types in drinking water - Ferrous, which is iron dissolved, and Ferric, which rust and makes your water appear red. Sediment filters work well against rust, and clear iron is best removed via oxidation ion exchange filters.
If you’re not sure which water filter is best for you, schedule an appointment with Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services and let our experts examine your needs and make a recommendation.
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Types of Water Filters
There are a variety of advanced water filters from which to choose, the one you pick is based on what’s in your water. Below you’ll find a few of the most popular home water filters.
: The activated carbon is the most common and least expensive water filter. Most activated carbon filters fit under the sink and rely on replaceable cartridges to remove debris, chemicals, parasites, and heavy metals.
Many experts say the reverse osmosis filter is the most effective at providing clean, safe drinking water. This filter forces water through a membrane via air pressure, which filters out contaminants. Most reverse osmosis filters utilize 5-7 stages of filtration to ensure you get the cleanest water possible.