Filtering water improves taste and removes contaminants, but sometimes a pitcher with a cartridge filter or a single-faucet filter isn’t enough to meet your family’s needs. A whole-house water filtration system offers several advantages over smaller systems for improving water quality at home.
Point-of-Entry Filtration Systems
Water filtration systems that improve water at a single appliance like a faucet are called point-of-use (POU) filters, and systems that filter the whole home’s water are called point-of-entry (POE) filters. The advantage of POE water filtration is that it improves the water quality in your home for other household uses as well as drinking. A POE system can remove bacteria, chlorine and particulates, soften the water and improve its odor and taste.
If your home has a whole-house filtration system, it means that your family can drink fresh, clean, safe water from every faucet in your home.
In hard water areas, the local water supply contains calcium or magnesium ions that leave white or chalky residue on shower curtains, faucets, toilets and other areas of the home. Over time, the residue builds up in layers inside plumbing pipes and household appliances, reducing the speed of the water flow and decreasing the efficiency of appliances. A whole-house water filtration system can remove the calcium and magnesium and soften the water to prevent chalky deposits.
Iron and Manganese Stains
Iron and manganese deposits in the local water leaves stains on sinks, tubs, toilets, water appliances and even on clothes when they’re washing in a washing machine. Typically, the stains are black, brown, red, orange, tan or yellow. What’s more, certain bacteria thrive in water that’s rich in iron or manganese, and they grow inside plumbing pipes and clog them. Only a POE water filtration system can prevent problems caused by iron or manganese deposits in the local water supply.
Bacteria and Viruses
Contamination of a household water supply by microorganisms can cause illness. Drinking contaminated water is one source of infection, but brushing teeth and showering also lead to exposure to dangerous organisms in contaminated water. Bacteria and viruses that live in water must be destroyed by chemical disinfection, exposure to ultraviolet radiation or treatment with ozone. A whole-house water filtration system is strongly recommended, but it is important to note that no single system can effectively remove every kind of contaminant.
Asking a qualified plumber to install a whole-house water filtration system means that your family benefit from clean, safe water from any faucet in your home. Other benefits of POE water filtration include no more chalky deposits or stains on your household water appliances. For answers to your questions, contact the Pink Plumber today.