Water filtration provides an important safeguard for your family against unwanted sediment, metals and debris in your water. While there are a number of stops along the way before water reaches your pipes that are designed to clean the water, they do not always work flawlessly. In some cases, your water may gather debris in your own pipes or it might happen between the city’s treatment plant and your home. No matter what causes cloudiness or high levels of chlorine, sodium, lead or arsenic in your water, a good water filtration system can help.
If you live in the Dallas, Ft. Worth area and you are worried about the water in your home, call Milestone Plumbing today. Our trained staff of highly skilled technicians and water filtration experts can help you choose the perfect solution for your home.
WATER FILTRATION OPTIONS
Many people assume that water filtration requires a large, expensive system installed at the base of their water supply. However, while those systems can be highly effective in clearing the sediment from every ounce of water that enters your home, there are a number of smaller and simpler water filtration options.
FAUCET AND UNDER THE COUNTER FILTERS
For those worried solely about drinking water, a faucet mounted or under the counter filter provides a solid layer of protection against odd tastes, excess chlorine, chemicals or strange odors that build up in your water. The choice you make will depend on the amount of water you drink and whether you have a dishwasher or other device hooked up to your kitchen water supply. Under the counter drinking filters are more powerful with a five-micron filter for sediments and a highly effective carbon filter to remove any odors and chemicals. If you have a tremendous amount of bacteria or chemicals in your water, a double filter can provide extra filtration before it reaches your tap.
REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTRATION
When you are using a water softener, a reverse osmosis system is also critical to removing the excess sodium and other salts that build up in the water. This system removes everything from heavy metal buildups to carcinogens and excess potassium that are part of most normal water systems (especially if you have a softener installed).
Choosing the right system for your home can be tough. Because prices vary so much, it is a good idea to learn more about your particular needs before committing to either a kitchen only system or a reverse osmosis system.
TESTING YOUR DRINKING WATER
The fastest and easiest way to determine which filtration system will work best for your home is to have a trained specialist come out and test the drinking water. A drinking water test involves checking the hardness of your water, testing for sediment and debris that can build up in the pipes and measuring the levels of key carcinogens like arsenic and sulfur that are common in some drinking water supplies. If you are concerned about lead or other metal build ups, a test like this will determine what type of filter will work best in your home.
If you decide it is time to call an expert to test your water, choose the company that has provided expert service and timely water filtration system installations and repairs for the Dallas, Ft. Worth area for years. Milestone will help you and your family not only learn which contaminants are really a risk in your home, but how to best deal with them on your budget.