So, you want to know more about water filtration systems and how they work? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In a nutshell, water filters trap all the dirt, debris, and chemicals in your water, so only clean and pure water comes into your home. Gahanna Plumbing & Drain is happy to provide assistance and answer any questions you may have throughout this process. Let’s dive in! 

What Type Of Water Filter Should I Use In My Home?

If you’re questioning how you get filtered water in your house or the benefits of a home filtration system. Keep in mind that there are four methods for water filtration and purification in your home. Including, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, steam distillation, and activated carbon filters. All four of these systems can help purify water for residential use. Gahanna Plumbing & Drain will evaluate which filter would work best for you and your family based on needs:

  1. Ion exchange: If you live in an area with a large concentration of metals and hard water, then this filter will work best for your home. Ion exchange helps to soften and filter the hard water out of your indoor plumbing by releasing ions such as sodium. After using this process, people often see an improvement in the taste and quality of their drinking water–but it isn’t just good for drinking! Your laundry will also come out cleaner than ever when you have softened water.
  2. Reverse Osmosis: During this process, unwanted chemicals are filtered and flushed away. This water treatment process uses pressure to push water molecules through a filter, leaving clean, pure, and delicious drinking water.
  3. Steam Distillation: By removing impurities and minerals, this method can produce distilled water. This process of distilling water involves boiling water and then collecting the steam to condense it back into a liquid.
  4. Activated Carbon: The most commonly used household water filtration system is activated carbon. This filter works by adsorbing the impurities in the water, making them unable to pass through.   This system is most often used in conjunction with other filtration methods to get the best results

What Happens If I Don’t Filter My Water?

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should filter your water, then consider this: unfiltered water can contain harmful contaminants that can lead to health problems such as gastrointestinal illnesses, reproductive issues, and even nervous system disorders. Not only that, but these same contaminants can also cause your plumbing fixtures and appliances to degrade faster. In short, filtered water is not only better for your health–it’s also better for your wallet!

Is Your Water Safe?  

In short, the quality of water in your home does matter. And for the sake of your plumbing system, your pets, and most importantly, the health of you and your family. To make sure your home has the cleanest, safest water, call Gahanna Plumbing & Drain today at (614) 245-2256, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!