Water Filtration | Water Filtration System Fort Worth
In the U.S., we consider access to clean, safe drinking water to be essential, and prefer to drink water that has been processed through water filtration. Unfortunately, your water may contain a number of undesirable contaminates, without your even knowing it. Testing is the only means of determining your water quality, and the installation of a water filtration system in Fort Worth assures you of receiving sparkling clean, safe drinking water, regardless of where you live.
Tap water can contain toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, lead and cadmium. Lead poisoning can cause severe mental and physical impairment, and the effects are worse in children. Contamination from various pesticides and nitrates from fertilizer are known health hazards, and are found in the groundwater in many states.
Municipalities commonly add chlorine and chloramine to treat water for disease-causing microorganisms. Unfortunately, both of these additives increases the risk of rectal and bladder cancers, while chloramine can cause kidney, liver and central nervous damage, anemia and other problems.
Filtered water will assist in safeguarding your family’s health by lowering the risk from bacteria and parasites such as E. coli, cryptosporidium and giardia, and others. These pathogens cause symptoms including abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever, along with more serious complications and risks.
Filtering your water will also reduce your need for bottled water, reducing the amount of plastic going into landfills. Considering that most bottled water is nothing more than tap water, your assurance of receiving clean water is best served with the installation of a water filtration system in your own home.
Water Purification Removes Contaminates Water filtration removes contaminants from water. Substances that are removed during the process include parasites, bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, and minerals, toxic metals and chemical pollutants.
The amount of contaminants’ that are removed can vary among different products. Typically, a higher level of contaminants will increase the required frequency of filter or membrane replacement.
Ensure a product will supply the quantity of filtered water that your household will require. Furthermore, ensure that you select a water filtration system in Fort Worth that is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation and designed to reduce the contaminants found in your water quality report.
When selecting a water filtration system in Fort Worth, choose the system that removes the contaminants in the water provided to your home. The following are the most common types of water filtration system in Fort Worth and the benefits each system provides:
Carbon filter – A carbon filtration system utilizes carbon to adsorb (as opposed to absorption) harmful natural and organic compounds, reducing the number of contaminants. Carbon filters reduce any odor or unpleasant taste and are very effective in providing clean, great tasting water.
Under the organics classification which includes VOCs, the EPA lists 32 chemical contaminants. However, these 32 contaminates can have subsets of contaminates that may number in the thousands. “Total Trihalomethanes” is a good example, as this classification contains chemicals numbering in the thousands, which are formed when water containing organic matter is treated with chlorine. Trihalomethanes are suspected carcinogenic agents and are present in virtually all chlorinated tap water. Carbon filtration is the recommended treatment for organics such as Trihalomethanes.
The two primary carbon filters are granular activated carbon filters and block filters. Carbon block filters are the more effective of the two in removing a greater number of contaminants due to the larger surface area of carbon available. A carbon filter will not remove heavy metals and dissolved solids.
Reverse osmosis uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminates that are too large to pass through the membrane, providing a very effective method of water purification. It removes minerals and dissolved solids such as salt, lead, manganese, iron, and calcium carbonate. In addition, it removes some chemical contaminants such as fluoride, nitrates and pesticides, heavy metals including arsenic, copper and lead, biological contaminants such as bacteria and viruses, and the toxins radium and asbestos.
A water filtration system in Fort Worth will require routine maintenance. Replace filter cartridges, membranes and other requirements as recommended by the manufacturer in the owner’s manual.
There is a water filtration system in Fort Worth for every household’s budget and needs. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s water filtration specialists will assist you in the selection of the water filtration system in Fort Worth that your home requires based on your budget and water analysis. In addition to the installation of water filtration systems, our professional plumbers provide plumbing services in Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.