Having quality water in your home is something many homeowners take for granted. Sure, your home’s water quality is greatly impacted by the quality of water in your area, however, there are also different water treatment services that can also affect the quality of your home’s water. All in all, the water that is used for cooking, showering, laundry and to drink should be of high quality to improve the health and hygiene of your home.
At ServiceOne, we offer water treatment services, as well as a number of other home services, to provide you with a comfortable and healthy home. While there are many water treatment options to choose from for your home, some may be a better fit than others. Below, we discuss some of the most common home water treatment systems and which one is right for your home!
What are water treatment systems?
Water treatment systems are more commonly known as water filtration systems. There are two main types of water treatments, point-of-use systems and point-of-entry systems, both of which include a variety of different filtration systems. Point-of-use systems are used directly where you drink or use water, such as faucet filters and reverse osmosis systems. Point-of-entry, or whole home water treatments, are used to filter your home’s entire water supply. Whole-home water filters, UV microbiological systems and water softeners are examples of point-of-entry systems!
How to know which one is best for you
When considering adding a new water treatment system in your home, the first thing you must take into account is the type of water that you currently have in your home and area. You want to know what type of contaminants are in your home’s water, and then choose a system accordingly. This can be done by getting a copy of your quality water report, or having your water independently tested.
Next, after you discover what contaminants are currently in your water, you will then need to decide which contaminants or problems you are wanting to reduce. Not all filters are able to filter all contaminants, so it’s important that you take note of that, and speak to a professional to make sure you are choosing the right system for your needs.
Most common water treatment systems
Chlorination treatment is a process that dispenses chlorine chemicals into your water supply. This is one of the oldest and traditionally used methods of killing bacteria in home water. However, chlorine can react with metals and other things that may cause issues with your water. It’s a good idea to also add a carbon filter to help catch all the excess chlorine particles.
A UV treatment process includes radiation that helps kill pathogens and bacteria in your home’s water supply. This is usually used in whole-home systems, keeping your entire water supply clean.
Filtration systems utilize filters in point-of-use, meaning in certain areas in your home. Usually, filters are installed on faucets to help catch any lingering bacteria and particles in your water supply.
Oxidizing treatments help remove iron, magnesium and hydrogen sulfite from your home’s water. Water softeners are an example of this. If you are struggling with hard water in your home, this is the system for you!
Lastly, reverse osmosis systems pressurize and pass water through a semipermeable membrane that removes impurities in your home's water. This system can remove pretty much everything you need it to in your home’s water!
Home water treatment systems might not be something you always think about, but are important in keeping your home’s water clean and healthy. Use this guide when upgrading your home’s water treatment.
At ServiceOne, we offer water treatment services to keep your home’s water clean. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, give us a call today!