At Faulstick, one of our specialties are water treatment systems. There are many different types of water treatment systems to choose from. Filtration systems, water softening, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet systems are a few common domestic water treatment options. To assist you in making the right choice for your home, we have compiled this list of the different treatment options and explained the functionality of each one. Let’s take a look.
GRANULATED ACTIVATED CARBON FILTRATION SYSTEMS
This type of system is typically used to remove odors, discoloration and bad tastes from your water caused by minerals such as lead, chlorine and arsenic in your local water supply. These minerals in large quantities in your water can be harmful to your health, especially if you will be ingesting it as drinking water.
WATER SOFTENING SYSTEMS
This is one of the most common types of water filtration used today. The water softening system is responsible for removing minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron from your water. Continuous use of water containing these minerals will result in a build up of these minerals on your pipes and in your household appliances such as faucets and dishwashers, causing damage to them.
REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEMS
This type of system is used to remove debris from the water entering your home, such as silt and sand. There are two types most commonly used reverse osmosis systems- whole home and point of use. The point of use system is a more cost-effective option if you only plan on filtering select water usage points in your home, such as the kitchen sink and showers.
This type of system focuses on removing microorganisms from your water such as bacteria. The ultraviolet system will kill and filter out the microorganisms from your water supply before it reaches your home.
Before making the decision about which water treatment system is best for your home, we recommend using a home water testing kit to determine which water contamination your home is experiencing. You can purchase a home water testing kit from most hardware supply stores. It would also be beneficial to review your town’s water testing results in addition to conducting your own water test to be sure that you are covering all aspects of potential water contaminants so that you can effectively cleanse your household water supply.
Thinking of adding a water treatment system to your home? Give the professionals at Faulstick a call today at 570-992-0447 to schedule a meeting. Our professional staff can answer all of your questions, walk you through all of your choices in greater detail and get you scheduled for an installation appointment.