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How a Water Filtration System Works & Why You Should Have It

We have all heard of water filtration systems, but few know how they work or how truly valuable they are. In this brief article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we look at some common types of water filtration systems and share a short explanation of how they work. You’ll also learn that water filtration systems offer more than clean water to drink. If you need to consult with an experienced plumber on choosing the right water filtration system for your property, you can call Rooter Hero to hire a uniformed plumber.

Point-of-Use Water Filtration

If you want to only filter water from a single source, like a kitchen sink or showerhead, then you are looking for point-of-use water filtration. These localized filters are installed at specific water outlets and are easy to install.

Point-of-use water filters provide a direct and concentrated filtration process for a specific point of use and require a low upfront cost, making them more cost-effective for people with a small number of faucets, showerheads, and other water outlets.

Whole-House Water Filtration Systems

If you want a comprehensive water filtration system that treats ALL of the water that comes into your property, then a whole-house water filtration system is for you. These are installed at the point-of-entry to your building and provide clean water to the whole property.

While they have a larger sticker price, whole-house water filtration systems can be more cost-effective in a couple of ways. First, you don’t have to worry about installing and maintaining multiple filters. In fact, their filters typically have a longer lifespan and require replacement less frequently.

Secondly, these systems also deliver clean water to appliances like dishwashers and laundry machines. This can increase the life span of your units and reduce the risk of unexpected repairs. In short, whole-house water filtrations tend to be a better investment for the long-term.

How Do Water Filtration Systems Work?

Tap water can contain a wide range of contaminants like bacteria, viruses, sediment, chemicals, and odors, and filtration systems can be designed to target specific impurities or a combination of them. They generally work by passing the water through various filtration media or processes that effectively remove or reduce contaminants.

Common types of filtration systems include carbon filters, reverse osmosis systems, ultraviolet disinfection systems, and water softeners. The choice of water filtration system will depend on the specific water quality issues in your area as well as your individual needs and preferences. A licensed plumber in Pleasant Hill can test your water and help you choose the right water filtration system for your house.

Looking for a Uniformed Plumber?

Whether you need plumbing service or plumbing repairs for an existing water filtration system, or a completely new filtration system installed, the uniformed plumbers at Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air are ready to help. Call now to schedule an appointment or request an emergency plumber today. Don’t forget to explore our website to find applicable discounts, coupons, and promotional offers. And remember Rooter Hero offers price estimates upfront!

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