Water may not always be as pure as it appears. Contaminants can come in many forms and cause a range of issues in our homes and bodies. Luckily, there are systems designed to entrap and eliminate these dirty, harmful, and dangerous contaminants before they can do harm.
Over 2,000 chemical compounds have been found in US drinking water, although the EPA has established enforceable safety standards for only 87 of them – that’s less than 5%. Water filters have sadly become a modern necessity, but how do you find one that fits your house, lifestyle and budget?
Many homes in America (around 80%) are connected to municipal water. The water is treated in most instances with a variety of chemicals such as disinfectants like chlorine, chloramines, as well as acid neutralizers fluoride heavy metalsand more. Fluoride is a nasty chemical derived from the aluminum industry as a waste product from its manufacturing process. All of these chemicals have been shown to have detrimental health effects including reduced IQ in children.
For those on private well water, the situation can be even more problematic! Wells are often the source of water contaminated with modern agricultural products including fertilizers, glyphosate based herbicides like Roundup and pesticides. It can also contain high levels of bacteria such as E-coli, can have excess calcium and magnesium contributing to hard water, rust that discolors laundry and bathrooms, and be very toxic with heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and more.
The best water filter solutions are known as Whole House Water Systems or Point-of-Entry (POE) Systems. They are perfectly suited for those looking to address water problems before the water enters the home. Thus, all water is cleaned whether for cooking, drinking, laundry, or bathing. This means that every faucet in the home delivers clean, healthy, safe, great tasting water!
What type of Whole House Water Filter do I need?
This will depend on what types of contaminants are in your water. We will be happy to run some tests to help you determine, or alternatively you can have a sample of your water sent to a lab for further and more thorough testing. We will then work with you to custom design a filter that best suits your specific water and needs.
What contaminants can Whole House Filters remove?
Whole house filters are designed to effectively reduce or remove many contaminants (100’s if not 1000’s) some of which are sediment, rust, dirt, sand, and silt.
Heavy metals pollutants like arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, nickel, lead and mercury. Organic and inorganic contaminants like VOC’s, Insecticides and herbicides, ammonia, fertilizers and chemical waste.
Chemicals like chloramine, chlorine , industrial solvents, VOC’s, THM’s and hundreds of other contaminents typically found in water.
System is service free for 5-10 years as it will be on automated self-maintenance that will flush itself when needed.
All media inside filter is NSF approved.