Water can contain a variety of contaminants, such as minerals, heavy metals, viruses, parasites, bacteria, and sediment. These contaminants can be harmful to human health.
Your water might need to be filtered to remove contaminants and make it safe for your family to use and consume. There are several different types of water purification that can be used to eliminate different substances.
Common Water Purification Methods
Filtration uses both physical and chemical processes to remove contaminants from water without also removing minerals. There are several types of filtration systems that can provide water that’s safe to use for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing.
If your water looks cloudy, it might be contaminated with sediment, such as dirt, clay, or rust. A sediment filter can make the water safe to drink and prevent damage to your pipes and appliances.
An ultraviolet purification system can be used to deal with living organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, that are present in the water supply. This type of system uses ultraviolet light to damage the DNA of those organisms so they can’t reproduce.
A carbon filter can remove chlorine from water and eliminate the unpleasant smell and taste associated with it. A carbon filter can also remove pesticides and other harmful chemicals.
High levels of calcium and magnesium can produce hard water that can leave a residue on your tubs and appliances, dry out your skin and hair, and make your clothes look dull and faded. A water softener can replace calcium and magnesium with sodium to provide your family with water that won’t cause those problems.
Learn More about Water Filtration
A whole-house filtration system can remove contaminants from your home’s water supply and provide you with water that will keep your family safe and healthy. A member of the team at Tri-County Water Services can collect a sample of water from your house and have it tested. Once we’ve identified the contaminants that you’re dealing with, we can discuss the different types of water purification and find the right solution for your needs. Call us today at (610) 857-1740 to learn more.