4 Types Of Water Treatment Systems For Your Home

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Everyone depends on having clean, safe water in their homes, but this is a privilege that is often taken for granted. Water purification is a necessity in modern households, but the city supply is often filled with substances that affect color, odor, and taste. These substances are used for the purpose of making water consumable, but they can also be bothersome for many homeowners. The good news is that a variety of treatment systems exist to help ensure you receive the highest quality water in your home. Here are a few of the treatment systems that can help ensure a safe supply is delivered to your family each time you turn on a faucet.

Filtration systems

The process of water filtration requires the liquid to pass through a system of filters to remove iron, odor, foul taste, or color. Filtration removes undesirable contaminants, chemicals, and gases from contaminated supplies. The goal of this type of water treatment system is usually to produce safe, clean drinking water.

Water softening systems

Signs of hard water include dishes left with a gritty finish after washing, soap that does not lather, and film left on hair after showering. Softening systems will remove the ions that cause hardness in your supply. These ions are typically calcium and magnesium, though iron ions can also be removed through this process.

Reverse osmosis systems

The process of reverse osmosis reduces dissolved ions from your supply. This process works by applying pressure to force water through a semipermeable membrane. The water moves through the membrane and rejects other dissolved materials. The materials are repelled as they try to move through the membrane. The water molecules diffuse through the membrane, resulting in a clean drinking supply. This process is also used to desalinate ocean water.

Chemical feed pump systems

If you have harmful pollutants in your supply, a chemical feed pump can reduce their presence. This type of treatment system can remove viruses such as E. coli and contaminants like pesticides and oils. A number of treatment problems can be solved through the use of a chemical feed pump.

If you need a new home water treatment system, repairs, or service for your existing plumbing system, call Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. in Amarillo, Texas. We are available 24/7 for any residential or commercial plumbing job you may have. You can call us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by email for more information about the services we provide or to request references. You can also visit us in person at 404 S Hayden in Amarillo.