Whole House Water Filtration
There are numerous benefits gained when you install a whole house water filtration system in Arlington, TX. For most homeowner’s, the foremost reason is to ensure safe water for their family. Whole house filters provide filtered water for the entire home, unlike point of use filters, such as sink filters. Consequently, it eliminates the need for multiple filters in various locations. In addition, with clean drinking water available in your home, you will not need to purchase bottled water, and the environment will benefit by less plastic in landfills or being recycled.
You may wonder just how serious water contamination is, and testing of your water is the only means to know what is or is not in your water. Municipalities routinely test the water you drink, but what the EPA considers safe levels, a growing number of people do not want at all. The installation of a whole house water filtration system in Arlington, TX enables you to assure safe water every day, right from your home.
Water is a vital resource for a healthy life and a water filtration system in Arlington, TX is the best means of ensuring your family receives water that is free from contaminants. A whole house water filtration system can filter contaminants such as chlorine, VOC’s, THM’s, chemicals, pesticides, agricultural runoff and other contaminants that can cause cancer and other diseases. This is especially important with young children in the home.
Some of the potential long-term effects due to exposure to VOCs, metals, and bacterial contaminants include:
- Organ damage to the central nervous system, liver and kidneys
A water filtration system in Arlington, TX can help assure your safety from contaminated water, including from the chlorine used to kill disease causing organisms in your water.
The Benefits of a Whole House Water Filtration System
- Improve the taste and removes odors from water
- Removes contaminates from water providing safer water to drink, cook and bathe with
Types of Water Filtration
Carbon filtration and reverse osmosis systems are the most commonly purchased types of water filtration system in Arlington, TX. Some of the highlights of each system include:
Carbon filtration systems are designed to remove a variety of contaminants. The average homeowner in the U.S. will only require a basic carbon filtration system, which will remove chlorine and many other contaminants, and will remove unpleasant odors and taste. However, carbon filtration cannot remove heavy metals and most biological contaminants. For these problems a reverse osmosis system is the solution.
While a carbon filtration system is sufficient for most households, there is a solution for those with water containing bacteria, viruses and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury. Heavy metals are detrimental to your health and especially in the very young and the unborn. The effects of heavy metals include cancer, damage to organs and the nervous system, mental retardation in the very young, reduced growth and even death.
A reverse osmosis system is capable of removing heavy metals. However, when chlorine is used for water treatment, the reverse osmosis system will require a carbon pre-filter to remove the chlorine. Chlorine will damage the membranes contained in the reverse osmosis system. Dual systems containing both carbon filtration and reverse osmosis are available and provide the best of both systems for sparkling clean, safe water for your family’s use.
Hard water is water containing a higher than normal amount of minerals. Hard water requires treatment with a water softening system in order to remove dissolved minerals. A carbon filtration system can remove mineral solids, but is incapable of removing the dissolved minerals. Only a water softener can remove dissolved minerals. Your home’s plumbing will benefit from a water softener, by preventing the damage these minerals causes to the water heater, water using appliances and other plumbing. A water softener will benefit your hair, skin and household tasks, such cleaning. In addition, spotted dishes will be a thing of the past, and your laundry will be softer, brighter and last longer.
Water Filtration Services
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers the professional installation of a water filtration system in Arlington, TX for your home. When it comes to installation, if you are having a difficult time selecting a system, call a Ben Franklin plumber. Our professional plumbers will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision, and can assist you in determining your needs, and in selecting the right system for your home and budget. Furthermore, if you have a water filtration system in need of repair, you can rely on our plumbers for the repair of your water filtration system in Arlington, TX.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers licensed plumbers for all your plumbing needs. In addition, our customers receive the benefits of Ben Franklin’s exclusive satisfaction guarantee. Whether you need other plumbing services, or would like additional information about a water filtration system in Arlington, TX, give us a call. We will be glad to assist you and will provide professional services you can rely on. Ben Franklin serves Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.