Water Filtration and Purification Equipment
Unfortunately, tap water contains minerals and other impurities (e.g. chlorine and bacteria) that can harm yourself and your plumbing system. Therefore it is wise is to remove these harmful elements through water filtration and purification equipment which, in turn, protects your health and extends the lifespan of your plumbing components.
There are a few types of water filtration and purification equipment that any homeowner could consider and potentially install in they're home, including:
- Reverse Osmosis - also known as “RO”, reverse osmosis-based systems make use of a semi-permeable filter or membrane which water passes through and removes 90% - 99% of tap water impurities. As a result, the water is rid of any minerals.
- Water softeners - a water softening device removes calcium, magnesium, and other impurities from hard water (i.e. water with high mineral content), which can damage a plumbing system and lead to mineral deposits.
- UV light purification - the most effective for disinfecting and removing bacteria from your water, UV light purification is low maintenance, requires little energy, and does not alter the taste or odor of your water.