Arizona Water Treatment Systems
Does your shower water smell like chlorine? Does your drinking water taste like topsoil? If you answered "yes" to either or both of these questions contact Whitton Plumbing, Arizona's premier plumbing specialists.
Whitton Plumbing can install a reverse osmosis water treatment system in your home to keep your drinking water tasting clean and refreshing. We can also install a custom-built treatment system to soften your shower and laundry water. Whatever your water treatment needs, the Whitton Plumbing Water Treatment Team is professionally qualified to help you decide on the water treatment system best suited to your household needs.
WATER BORNE CONTAMINANTS
Water has been called the universal solvent because so many substances readily dissolve in it. This includes undesirable substances like chlorine and minerals that can affect the taste and smell of your source of household water. That's why a water treatment system is an important investment to make in terms of your health and comfort. This is especially true of households containing small children. A one-year-old child drinks nearly twice as much water relative to his or her size as an adult. This means that small children are exposed to more water-borne contaminants, relative to their size, than adults. These water-borne contaminants range from pesticides, nitrates and lead, to disinfection byproducts and inorganic salts and metals. It is therefore essential that you contact Whitton Plumbing to discuss the water treatment system best suited for your household. To read an article about choosing your level of water treatment click here.
WATER TREATMENT METHODS
Water treatment methods can range from simple methods like boiling water before drinking it or distilling it to remove impurities to more complex ones like reverse osmosis. In reverse osmosis water pressure is used to force water molecules through a small-pored membrane. This process leaves larger contaminants behind, and the purified water is collected from the "clean" side of the membrane while the water containing the concentrated contaminants is flushed.
Reverse osmosis offers a household the following advantages:
- Reverse osmosis usually removes microscopic parasites and viruses
- Reverse osmosis reduces salt and other inorganic materials
- Reverse osmosis treatment systems purify more water per day than distillers and are less expensive to operate and maintain.
Water softeners operate on an ion exchange process in which water passes through a media bed usually comprised of sulfonated polystyrene beads. These beads are supersaturated with sodium, and the ion exchange process takes place as hard water passes through the softening material. Minerals that cause water hardness attach themselves to the beads while sodium is simultaneously released into the water.
Water softeners can also reduce other contaminants like iron and barium depending on the manufacturer’s specifications. Plus they keep your plumbing fixtures looking great and are gentler on your entire plumbing system.
If you’d rather not add sodium to your water, a salt-free water treatment system, which softens water without salt, is just right for you. Easy to install, salt-free water treatment systems bring the added benefit of removing build-up from your pipes.
For a homeowner like you who wants clean, great-tasting water carbon water filtering systems present yet another filtration option. A natural material derived from coconut shells, bituminous coal, lignite, wood, and other things, activated carbon is set to work removing chlorine and volatile organic compounds by steam. Each type of carbon has different absorption properties, so manufacturers use different blends of carbon to achieve specific water quality contaminant reduction.
Pay attention to the quality of your drinking and household water because sudden changes in taste, smell or appearance can indicate a failure in your local purification process. Cloudy, foul-smelling water is a sign that you should resort to bottled or otherwise purified water. But if you invest in a household water purification system like a reverse osmosis system, you can feel safe about your household’s drinking water.
Water conditioning is the simplest water treatment system available. Normally there are no filters or chemicals to change each month or two and you don't need extensive plumbing changes in order to use them. Water conditioners do not remove the minerals from the water it changes the makeup of the minerals in the water to become less "sticky". Most water conditioners are electric and wrap around your main water pipe before the water enters your home water system. Water conditioning can be a very effective method to prevent mineral deposits on your plumbing fixtures.
Installing a water treatment system is the best way to ensure your household is supplied with clean, good-tasting water. If you are considering installing a water treatment system in your home, contact Whitton Plumbing without delay. Whitton Plumbing is Arizona’s top plumbing company, having serviced over 75,000 Arizona homes, and we specialize in a variety of water treatment systems. We offer free phone estimates for plumbing repairs and projects, and we guarantee a rapid response to your plumbing needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about water treatment contact Whitton.
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