A whole house water filtration system is an excellent investment for many reasons. Not only does it remove harmful contaminants from the water you drink, but it also provides peace of mind because you know that your family is drinking high-quality drinking water.
What Are House Water Filtration Systems?
A whole house water filter system is a filtration fixture that removes harmful contaminants from the water coming into your home. It uses many filters throughout your home, including at the point of entry (hot or cold) to your building; under sinks, baths, showers, washing machines, and dishwashers; in the basement and crawlspace; and even on outdoor faucets. In addition to these filters, the system will automatically test the water to ensure that it meets all purification standards before it can be used for drinking.
Whole House Water Filter Systems work by forcing water through activated carbon and resin filter cartridges with other filtration media, such as zeolite molecular sieves. The first filtration stage removes sediment and other large particles, while the second removes chlorine, lead, chemicals, and toxins. The third and final stage reduces heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and others.
When installed at the point of entry to your home, the system will remove contaminants from all water used by everyone in your household for drinking water – including pets.
All you have to do is fill a glass at any sink in your home and enjoy cleaner tasting water than you ever thought possible.
How Do House Water Filtration Systems Work?
Water enters the home from the water main and is either filtered or distributed throughout the home through 1-2 inch plastic supply pipes. The water flows under low pressure, and gentle backflow preventers ensure water does not travel backward into the lines. The backflow preventer will only allow for a certain amount of water to pass through in any given minute.
The filters in the whole house system take in particulate matter, sediment and chlorine. The charcoal filter removes inorganic contaminants such as lead and mercury, while the resin filters reduce organic pollutants such as pesticides and herbicides. These are housed in 1-inch plastic housings that have a housing drain port.
Once the water enters your home, it passes under pressure through a low-pressure zone (1 to 3 psi). When the water reaches a higher pressure zone (5 to 8 psi), it forces the resin (or zeolite) material through water into the 1-inch plastic housing. This is where your San Antonio water filter begins its filtering process: removing harmful substances from your tap water, then contaminant-reducing substances from your filtered tap water.
Whole Home Water Filtration Systems in San Antonio: Conclusion
There’s an old saying that one should not drink water right out of the main line, because serious contaminants may be lurking in your tap water – so don’t take any chances. A whole house water filtration system will ensure that the water coming into your household is safe to use. More importantly, when a whole house water filtration system is installed on your property, the entire family enjoys cleaner and fresher tasting water everywhere they user water in your home.
If you’re looking for a San Antonio TX water filtration system for your home, call San Antonio Water Solutions today to discuss your needs, we’d be happy to perform a water quality analysis and provide you with options to meet your needs and budget!