One of the best things you can do for the health and wellbeing of your family is ensure that your home’s water supply is safe and clean. While many still rely on the local water supplier to remove unwanted chemicals, pathogens and other contaminants, water treatment systems are quickly growing in popularity for homeowners who suspect their water may not be as pure as they’d like.
For those living in the Knoxville area that have concerns about the quality of their water, Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has the resources and expertise needed to test the water for contaminants and then install and calibrate any necessary treatment systems. Whether you’re tired of strange tastes and odors, stained fixtures, or you’ve just always wondered if your water is safe enough to be drinking, call us today to learn more about our water treatment options.
Water Treatment System Options
There are many different systems designed to ensure your water supply is clean and safe to drink. Which you choose depends largely on the types of contaminants present in your water supply. For that, it is important that you have your water tested. A water test will check for the presence of pathogens, high mineral levels, excess chemicals and gases that build up in water supplies.
Once testing is complete, options can be laid out that are designed to combat the specific contaminants found. Your options generally include:
- Countertop and Under Sink Water Filtration – If your biggest concern is taste and clarity of your drinking water but no other health or structural concerns exist, then a countertop or under sink filter may be enough for you. These filters can be placed underneath your sink or on the kitchen faucet to filter out impurities with a charcoal filter.
- Whole House Filtration – For some contaminants, it is best to use a whole house water filter. A whole house water filter is installed directly after your incoming water line and is much larger. The filters must be changed on a regular basis and in some cases, special cartridges may be used to remove other contaminants.
- Reverse Osmosis Filtration – The most complete form of water treatment is reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis water treatment removes all impurities from water, including high levels of sodium. These systems are slightly more expensive than whole house filters, but they result in the cleanest, safest water for your home.
- Special Cartridge Filtration – In some cases, you may need special cartridges to remove certain contaminants. High levels of nitrate, arsenic or sulfur require special treatment. Cartridges may also be used to treat high pathogen levels if your water is contaminated or you have a well.
If your water has high levels of certain minerals, it is considered “hard.” There are numerous ways to soften hard water. The most common is to inject a chemical solution with high levels of sodium. The sodium binds to the minerals and keeps them from attaching to pipes as they pass through. However, if the sodium level gets too high, you will need to take further action.
Water Treatment Specialists
Water testing is an important step in knowing what you’re up against, but so too is a discussion of those results with an expert. Because there are so many potential risks out there and not every water treatment system is designed to target the same issues, you want to be sure you choose the right system and that it will last for a long time.
If you live in the Knoxville, TN area and you’re ready to get serious about ensuring your home has access to clean and safe water at all times, call Hiller today. We have the experience needed to test your water, provide informed recommendations about water treatment systems and then install the system you choose quickly. Don’t let your water become a health risk for your family. Act now and get it treated properly.