Water purification systems are most commonly used in areas where homeowners rely on well water and are not hooked up to a municipal water system. However, these days, more households are concerned about the quality of the water flowing through their faucets from municipal sources and look for ways to make it healthier. Instead of attaching OTC filters to every tap in your house, it makes sense to invest in a whole-house water filtration system. At Atlas Butler, we are well-versed in the type of water filtration systems currently on the market and the ones we work with the most involve reverse osmosis and ion exchange, the latter more commonly known as “water softening.”
With reverse osmosis, water passes through a semipermeable membrane (RO membrane) that removes contaminants from the water to purify it. The membranes have a 2–3-year lifespan and remove solids, heavy metals, and bacteria from the water flow. The downside is that they don’t remove chlorine, so you will also need to add a carbon filter. You will also need a separate tank to store the purified water.
“Hard water” is named due to the presence of excessive magnesium and calcium in the water, which can lead to build-up and corrosion in your plumbing system, including your hot water tank. These minerals can also reduce the effectiveness of dishwashing and laundry detergents, as well as body washes and soaps. In ionization, the hard water flows through a resin exchange tank where it is treated with sodium. The sodium makes the water “soft.”
Atlas Butler Can Help Purify Your Water
Both types of purification systems require professional installation and maintenance for optimal performance and longevity. The services pros at Atlas Butler can assess your household water situation and make the best recommendation for a water purification system. You can contact us at 614-681-2183 to schedule an appointment. For other plumbing needs or emergencies, our phones are answered 24/7/365. We look forward to serving your plumbing needs.