You may assume that your water is clean just because it looks clear, but this is unfortunately not the case. The water in Texas is especially known for being filled with contaminants and mineral deposits that make it taste unpleasant and cause many harmful side effects. To avoid damaging the health of those you care about, schedule water treatment services with our specialists at Plumb Doctors Inc.
There are more water treatment systems than ever available on the market. As anyone who lives in Williamson County, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Round Rock, or Pflugerville knows, these areas are especially prone to hard water, as well as water that has been infiltrated by harmful chemicals and mineral deposits. However, because there are so many systems available, the question remains about which system works best for your family. Before you decide, it is helpful to know the difference between purification and filtration systems, since these terms are often used interchangeably.
Although they may sound similar, filtration and purification systems have quite different purposes. Filtration primarily serves to prevent bigger particles from passing into your water, ranging from grains of sand to larger mineral deposits. Even though your water will definitely be cleaner from the filtration process, physical filters are not powerful enough to catch the much smaller pollutants that are practically microscopic. If you do not have a purification system, you may still be drinking water that has been infiltrated by bacteria, chemicals, viruses, multi-celled organisms, and other hazardous contaminants that have slipped through the screens. This is why it is often helpful to have multiple water treatment methods for resolving different issues.
After you’ve learned about the key distinctions of having a purification system versus a filtration system, you can properly select one or the other — or even invest in a combination of methods. This choice is especially effective at preserving the wellbeing of your loved ones, as well as protecting the interiors of your pipes from hard water and corrosive deposits. No matter what option you choose, you can feel more confident in the fact that your water supply will be safe from harmful contaminants.
Just a few examples of the filtration and purification treatments you could select for your property include those involving:
- Ion exchange systems
- Water softeners
- Reverse osmosis (also known as RO)
- Ultraviolet sterilizers and filters
- Mechanical filters to remove sediment deposits
- Activated carbon systems
If you are still unsure about the right product and system for your house or business, just speak to our knowledgeable experts at Plumb Doctors Inc.