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Why Micron Rating Matters in Water Filtration

When it comes to the efficiency and performance of a water filtration installation, one crucial aspect is the micron rating. Understanding the concept of micron rating and its significance can help you make informed decisions when selecting the right filtration system for your needs. In this brief article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we dive into the world of micron rating.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are looking for plumbers to install whole house water filtration, then call the professionals at Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air to consult with a knowledgeable member of our team.

What is the Micron Rating?

A micron rating refers to the measurement of the size of particles that a water filter can remove from the water. Basically, this rating indicates the filter's ability to capture contaminants based on their size.

Contaminants in the water supply have varying sizes, ranging from large sediments to smaller bacteria and microbes. By selecting a water filter with an appropriate micron rating, you can target specific contaminants based on their size. The lower the micron rating, the smaller the particles that the filter can trap.

Why the Micron Rating Matters

Sediments like sand, dirt, rust, and other particulate matter can affect the clarity and taste of water. A water filter with a lower micron rating, such as 1 micron or less, can effectively remove these larger particles, providing cleaner and clear drinking water.

Effectively capturing smaller contaminants, such as bacteria, cysts, and some viruses, requires a water filter with an even smaller micron rating. Generally, filters with a rating of 0.2 to 0.5 microns are used for microbial filtration.

It's important to note that while a smaller micron rating offers more comprehensive filtration, it can be more expensive and reduce water flow rate. Balancing the desired level of filtration with the other factors is important when choosing your water filtration installation.

How a Plumber Can Help

Water is a precious resource, and ensuring its purity is essential for your health and well-being. By considering the micron rating and investing in a reliable water filtration system, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with clean and refreshing water in your home or business.

An experienced plumber can help you take the necessary steps to enhance your water quality with a holistic approach to water filtration. Though water filtration devices are important, a plumber can also inspect the pipes and other plumbing components for corrosion, rust, and damage that could be introducing contaminants into your water supply.

Rooter Hero Can Help You Choose the Right Filtration System

There are many factors that go into selecting the proper filtration system for your property. Whether you are looking for a point-of-use water filter or a whole-house water filtration system, the professionals at Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air are happy to help.

Knowledgeable members of our team and uniformed plumbers are on standby for your call. We are happy to schedule a consultation or on-site appointment for a time that suits you.

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