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Water Contaminates | Water Filtration Systems Houston

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers reliable installation, repair, and service of water filtration systems in Houston. Whether your home’s water comes from a municipal provider or a private well, a water filtration system can benefit your home and health. Water contaminates are seldom visible with the naked eye, only professional testing will reveal the level of minerals, pesticides, heavy metals, illness-causing biological pollutants and other sources of contamination.

There is often confusion between the types of water treatments. Water filtration systems filter specific contaminants from the water. The exact list of contaminates removed will vary between brands and available models. This provides the homeowner with the ability to select the model most appropriate for their water contaminants. While there are a number of different water filtration methods, the most popular are block and activated charcoal filtration, and reverse osmosis. The two are often combined in water filtration systems in Houston and offer a superior form of filtration that addresses the majority of contaminates.

However, carbon filters are ineffective against dissolved solids, and heavy metal contamination. Removal of the dissolved minerals that reduce the life span of water heaters, and other plumbing components and appliances, requires the installation of a water softener, while the removal of heavy metal requires reverse osmosis.

Water Filter Repair

Our highly trained plumbers offer repair of water filtration systems in Houston. When your water filtration system is in need of repair, a Benjamin Franklin licensed plumber offers the knowledge, skills, and expertise to ensure the repair is right the first time.

Installation

Our experienced plumbers offer expert installation of water filtration systems in Houston.

Common Types of Water Filtration

  • Carbon filtration utilizes carbon to remove contaminants as water flows through it. Carbon filters reduce any odor or unpleasant taste in the water and are extremely effective at creating clean, great-tasting water. Carbon filtration is available as granular activated carbon filters and carbon block filters.
     
  • Reverse osmosis utilizes a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminants that are too large to pass through it, but small enough to pass through a carbon filter. Reverse osmosis is a very effective method of water purification, providing water 99% free of contaminants. Reverse osmosis removes minerals such as salt, lead, manganese, iron, and calcium. In addition, it removes some chemical contaminants such as fluoride, heavy metals including copper and lead, biological contaminants such as bacteria and viruses, and toxins such as radium and asbestos.

Carbon and Reverse Osmosis Combination

When you combine the two water filtration systems of carbon and reverse osmosis, you receive a superior system. A reverse osmosis system takes over where carbon filtration leaves off, removing the majority of other contaminants left behind by carbon filtration. However, homeowners should be aware that the reverse osmosis system relies upon the carbon filter to remove chlorine, which will damage the membranes of reverse osmosis. When combined, the two systems complement each other and provide extremely effective water filtration systems in Houston.

Dissolved minerals pass through carbon filtration and the reverse osmosis system. A water softener is required to remove harmful minerals that cause buildup in your pipes and appliances, such as calcium and magnesium.

Analysis of your home’s water will reveal what, if any contaminants are present in your water. With this information, you can determine the type of water filtration systems in Houston that will provide your home with clean water to drink.

Water filtration systems in Houston are beneficial for your household and health. Furthermore, the environment benefits by eliminating plastic bottles in the landfill. If you are concerned about water contaminants and would like to receive the benefits of water filtration, give us a call to schedule installation or a consultation. Our licensed plumbers serve Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.