Water quality is a growing problem in numerous parts of the country and it is no surprise that people want to ensure clean water for their household. Overall, a significant portion of the problems resulting in contaminated water include the runoff from industry and agriculture, the expanding population resulting in septic tanks contaminating water, and over whelmed sewage treatment plants contaminating water ways. The solution for ensuring clean, safe water is the installation of a water filtration system in Arlington.
Chlorine is the standard treatment of choice in public water systems for bacteria, parasites, and viruses. At the average level used the chemical is considered safe, but with long-term exposure, consequences to human health may occur. For example, bladder cancer is a common result of chlorine exposure.
The list of contaminates in our water supply continue to grow nationwide, and while all are concerning, the growing contamination from pharmaceutical contaminates is an unnecessary and dangerous one. These contaminates range from narcotics, to chemotherapy drugs, cardiac drugs, seizure medications, tranquilizers, illegal drugs and hundreds of others.
Unfortunately, the flushing of pharmaceuticals down toilets, in large part by nurses and law enforcement after the death of invalids, has caused a serious public health risk. Not only are people developing cancer from the exposure, people are ill and dying and birth defects are increasing rapidly. The solution for these and other contaminates, and to ensure your family’s safety if it should occur in your area, is the installation of a water filtration system in Arlington.
Until the threat to public health is acknowledge, pharmaceuticals will continue to be a source of danger. A water filtration system in Arlington offers the best protection of ensuring safe water for your home. While this threat is in limited locations throughout the country, until it is stopped it will continue to be a growing problem.
In addition, a common source of contamination is due to chemicals from industrial waste, pesticides, herbicides, and nitrates from agriculture. Water filtration is the solution for providing safe water for your home.
When considering the purchase of a water filtration system in Arlington, first have your water tested. The resulting water quality report will be your guide in selecting a system. Filtration systems vary in their ability, this enables you to select a more custom system for your filtration needs.
Most homeowners will select either a carbon filtration or reverse osmosis water filtration system in Arlington.
Carbon filtration takes advantage of the excellent absorptive abilities of charcoal by using either activated carbon or block carbon filtration to remove contaminates, odors and unpleasant taste. Activated carbon has received a positive charge, attracting a higher number of contaminants. However, carbon block filters actually remove more impurities. Carbon filtration is extremely effective, and is sufficient for most homes needs.
Reverse Osmosis uses a semi-permeable membrane to delivers water that is 99% pure. Reverse osmosis removes chemicals and heavy metals, such as copper, arsenic, and lead, biological contaminants, and toxins such as radium and asbestos.
When you combine both a carbon filtration system, and reverse osmosis, you achieve a system that complements each other. In addition, carbon filtration removes chlorine before it reaches the reverse osmosis membrane, which will damage the membranes. Together, the two systems provide a superior water filtration system in Arlington.
If you’re concerned about your water quality, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for additional information or to schedule the installation of a water filtration system in Arlington. Our licensed plumbers offer the expertise for ensuring the professional quality of all your plumbing needs. You can rely on our plumbers in Arlington to adhere to or exceed the industry standards. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.