Water Filtration Systems Raleigh NC

The Ultimate Guide to Water Filtration Systems for Your Home

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Water is a basic necessity of life, and as homeowners, it’s important to ensure that the water we consume and use in our homes is safe and clean. While water filtration systems have been in use for decades, the latest technology and advancement have brought about newer and more efficient ways to filter water. Choosing the right water filtration system can seem like a daunting task as there are several options available on the market. In this blog, we’ll explore the different types of water filtration systems available for residential homes, compare the latest technology for water filtration and highlight the benefits and cons of each. We’ll also take a look at the most purchased or installed filtration system in the United States and what’s likely to be installed in the North Carolina region.

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Reverse Osmosis Filtration System:

Reverse osmosis systems work by sending water through a semi-permeable membrane that filters out impurities. They are effective at removing particles like silt, rust, and chlorine while also removing harmful contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and heavy metals. However, these systems are slow and can waste a lot of water, as it uses about three to four times more water than it produces.

Carbon Filtration System activated carbon

Carbon Filtration System:

Carbon filtration systems work by using activated carbon to absorb impurities from the water. They are effective at removing chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and sediment from the water. These are the most common types of water filters used in homeowner’s refrigerators. However, they are less effective at removing minerals, fluoride, and other contaminants that aren’t easily absorbed by carbon.

UV (Ultraviolet) Disinfection System:

UV disinfection systems work by using ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and viruses found in the water. They work best in conjunction with another filtration system as they’re not effective in removing particulate matter or other contaminants. while they are effective at killing bacteria and viruses, the bulbs must be replaced periodically and are expensive.

Water Softener System:

Water softeners work by removing hard ions and minerals from the water, mainly magnesium and calcium. They basically replace the minerals with salt ions to make the water “softer”. Water softeners are effective at reducing the hard water spots caused by hard water, and it prevents damage done to clothes when using hard water to wash them. However, it can have a negative effect on people who have high blood pressure, and the excessive sodium content is harmful to the environment.

Ceramic Filtration System:

Ceramic filtration systems work by using a porous ceramic filter to trap bacteria and other microorganisms. These are typically promoted for outdoor use and areas without access to mains water. While they are easy to clean and maintain, they are less effective at treating other contaminants like sediment and minerals.

In conclusion, choosing the right water filtration system depends on the specific needs and concerns of your household. It’s important to take into account the types of contaminants present in your water, and the possible effects of the type of water you consume.

In the United States and North Carolina region, most water filtration systems in use are carbon-based and UV disinfection systems. Water filtration technology continues to evolve and improve, and we expect to see even more efficient and effective systems in the future. We encourage you to consult with a professional to determine which type of filtration system is best for your household and protect your family until some sort of universal filtration system can be enacted at a community level. Contact Poole’s Plumbing for a Water Filtration Consultation, we can help you select the right system for your home.