There are many benefits to your health when you drink clean and safe water. But what is inside the water you drink? There are well over 2,100 known contaminants that are in drinking water. Of course the amount of contaminants will vary depending on where you are. Even when the water is clean there will still be a slight amount of contaminates in it. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we can ensure your water filtration system and home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX works as intended so that you can have crisp, clean drinkable water.
A good number of people nationwide still believe the water they drink that comes from the local municipal water treatment facility is safe. The majority of these municipal facilities provide minimal processing of the water, only treating for disease causing microorganisms with chemicals such as chlorine and chloramine. However, these chemicals increase the risk of rectal and bladder cancers, and chloramine can also cause kidney, liver and central nervous system damage.
The treatment at these municipal facilities does not remove chemicals, heavy metals or toxins from the water. A water filtration connected to your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX will filter these contaminates from your potable water and remove the risks that they pose.
Water filtration will remove contaminants from your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX. Contaminants that are removed during the process include algae, bacteria, chemicals, fungi, minerals, parasites, and toxic metals like lead. Lead isn’t a substance many people think about being in their drinking water. However, according to the EPA, lead in drinking water contributes to 480,000 cases of learning disorders in children each year nationwide. Lead also can cause severe birth defects in expecting mothers. The installation of a water filtration system with your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX is the only means to making sure that your home’s water is clean and safe to drink.
To find out what type of contaminants is present in your water you can have a water quality report done. Whatever your results are, will help you in deciding what water filter to select. Not all water filters are the same, when selecting, make sure you select a filter that is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation. If you need help, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and we’ll help with the installation of a water filtration system with your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX.
Below are the most common types of water filtration systems that are available for your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX. If you need assistance in the installation, maintenance or repair of a water filtration system then give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing a call today.
Carbon filtration – A carbon filtration system uses carbon to remove harmful natural and organic compounds from your water, thus reducing the amount of contaminants in the water supply. Carbon filters will also reduce any odors or unpleasant taste and it is also pretty effective at providing clean tasting water for most homes.
There are two primary types of carbon filters available in the marketplace. These two types are called granular activated carbon filters and block filters. Carbon block filters are the most effective at removing contaminants in the water supply. However, a carbon filter will not be able to remove heavy metals and dissolved solids.
Reverse osmosis uses a semi-permeable membrane that removes contaminates and it is also a very effective method of water purification. Reverse osmosis removes minerals and dissolved solids such as salt, lead, maganese, iron and calcium carbonate. As for chemical contaminants it removes fluoride, nitrates and pesticides. Whereas, in heavy metals it can remove arsenic, copper and lead. Additionally, reverse osmosis is effective against biological contaminants such as bacteria, viruses and toxins such as asbestos and radium.
In order to use reverse osmosis in your home you will need the water treated first by a carbon filtration system. This is due to the fact that chlorine and chloramine will damage the membrane that is inside of the reverse osmosis system. There are reverse osmosis systems that are available in the marketplace that have carbon filtration pretreatments including with the system. These types of systems bring the best of both systems together.
A water filtration system for your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX will also require routine maintenance. Maintenance will include the replacement of filter cartridges, membranes and other requirements that are recommended by the manufacturer of the water filtration system installed with the home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, TX.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX has professional plumbing in Fort Worth, TX servicing Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Our experienced, courteous and friendly plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Arlington but surrounding areas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber that you can count on for plumbing repairs, maintenance and / or installation then you can count on us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas.
Ben Franklin Plumbing is a leader in the field for plumbing related repairs. We are also one of the most trusted plumbing service brands in the industry with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbing in Fort Worth, TX. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our stone solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our professional, courteous and friendly plumbing in Fort Worth, TX will be more than happy to assist you and answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the plumbing related problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas a call today if you are looking for professional plumbing in Fort Worth, TX. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay®