Water is rightly called the elixir of life. It assists with various bodily functions and regulates the body’s internal temperature. We also need water for washing and cleaning. Contaminated drinking water can do more harm than good. It is the number one cause of waterborne diseases.
If your water smells, looks, or tastes weird or is at risk of contamination, install a water purification system in your home. A water purification system is designed to remove contaminants from water. Different systems remove different types of pollutants, depending on their design.
If you are thinking of making the change and installing a water purification system for your home or business, here are some compelling reasons why a water purification system is a great investment. Read on to learn more from your trusted team of water treatment experts at Weeks Drilling.
Water treatment plants use different methods to remove contaminants from drinking water before supplying it to homes. However, particulate contaminants can still enter into water distribution systems.
Sometimes, germs sticking to the wall of pipes used to distribute water to homes can get into it. Harmful pathogens can also enter a water supply through pipe leaks. Contaminated water can cause many waterborne diseases. With a water purification system, you will have 24/7 access to clean, odor-free, and better-tasting water.
Your Clothes Will Last Longer
Washing machines agitate the fabric of clothes to break down dirt particles. If your water contains high amounts of dissolved minerals, it can damage the fibers of your clothes, wearing them out prematurely. Hard water can also leave behind stubborn stains on your clothes. With a water purification system specifically designed to treat hard water, your clothes will keep looking new for longer.
You Will Save Money
If your water is contaminated, you may rely on bottled water until a professional resolves the issue.
The costs of bringing safe water to your home can begin to add up quickly. By purchasing bottled water, you will be contributing to the growing landfill crisis. Even if you decide to take plastic water bottles to a recycling center, you may need help finding one that recycles plastic water bottles. Many people opt for refillable plastic water jugs instead of plastic water bottles. These jugs can harm the environment as they are made of plastic. They are also known to house disease-causing germs. You will always have clean water with a correctly installed and well-maintained water filtration system.
Washing dishes with contaminated water is a total waste of time and effort. When contaminated water dries off dishes, it leaves unsightly spots on them. If ignored, these spots can turn into an ugly film that can make dishes look unclean and older than they are. A water filtration system works to remove contaminants so your dishes keep looking their best.
Different Types of Water Purification Systems
There are two types of water purification systems – point-of-entry (PoE) and point-of-use (PoU) water purification systems.
PoE water purification systems are installed on the main water line of homes. A PoE water purification system removes contaminants in your water before it reaches your kitchen, bathroom, and toilet. PoE purification systems are designed to remove most odors, bad taste, and most types of pollutants. They may comprise water-softening systems and large carbon filters.
PoE water purification systems can handle much water and are ideal for large families. If drinking water quality and safety are your primary concerns, opt for a point-of-entry water purification system.
PoU water purification systems, on the other hand, are installed at a single water connection, usually under the bathroom or kitchen sink counter or directly attached to a faucet, and filter water at the actual point where it is being used. These lower-capacity systems are very simple to install, easy to use, and take up less space than PoE water purification systems.
Depending on the size of the unit, a PoE filter can last three months to a year. Some popular PoU water purification system types are sediment and carbon faucet filters and countertop reverse osmosis systems.
Point-of-Entry vs. Point-of-Use: Which is Better?
PoE systems and PoU systems have pros and cons, and one is not better. When deciding between the two types, consider your budget and needs. A PoU system treats water at only one tap or faucet. So, if you want to purify only your drinking water to improve its taste or color, opting for a PoU reverse osmosis system is a good idea.
Most modern systems can be installed onto a kitchen faucet. Advanced systems have a storage tank installed under the sink. Their filters are installed on an adjacent wall.
PoE systems are the preferred choice of families with a private well and have reasons to believe that their water contains heavy metals, chemical compounds, or disease-causing germs.
You can also opt for a PoE system if you have hard water. It’s well-known that hard water leaves residue on utensils, clothes, bathtubs, and showers and can cause premature discoloration. A PoE system can help ensure that all your faucets, showers, and taps receive filtered water.
Many families that want a complete solution install a PoE filter and a PoU water purification system. A typical setup for a family that relies on city water can be:
- A PoE carbon filter in the garage
- A PoE water softener to reduce scale buildup, and
- A PoU reverse osmosis system in the kitchen
A water treatment service in Sonoma County can help you decide between PoE and PoU systems.
Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. is a renowned groundwater firm in Sonoma County. Our professionals have years of experience installing different types of water purification systems. To make an appointment, call (707) 823-3184.