Whole House Water Filtration System | Water Filtration System Katy
If you are concerned with the water quality in your home, consider a whole house water filtration system. While there are a number of water filter types available, under the sink or pitcher filters, for example, a whole house water filter will provide filtered water for your entire home. The system connects to the water main, which connects the water meter to your home. The water filtration system in Katy then filters all incoming water, providing clean water for drinking, bathing, laundry, and water using appliances.
If hard water is reducing your hot water heater and other plumbing’s lifespan, a water softener added to the system will trap minerals, and optimize the performance and lifespan of all water using appliances and fixtures.
Types of Water Filtration Systems
Your home needs a water filtration system designed for the specific contaminants in your water. A water analysis report will reveal what, if any, contaminants are present. The most commonly purchased types of water filtration system in Katy are:
Carbon filtration systems utilize granular activated carbon, or carbon block filters. They reduce natural and organic compounds, and reduce or remove unpleasant odors and taste. Carbon filtration is extremely effective for the more common natural and organic contaminants; however, it is ineffective at removing heavy metals, and dissolved solids.
Reverse osmosis utilizes a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminates. It is effective in removing a number of minerals, heavy metals, chemical and biological contaminates, and toxins.
When the two are combined, they complement each other. Chlorine will damage the reverse osmosis membrane, requiring a carbon filter to remove the chlorine before the water passes through the reverse osmosis system. When water passes through carbon filtration, the reverse osmosis system removes remaining contaminates for water that is 99% pure. All that remains are the dissolved minerals that comprise hard water.
Hard water reduces the life of plumbing, and appliances such as the water heater by as much as 50%. A water softener provides the solution for the clogging, damaging effects of hard water. A water softener will complete the process by removing the minerals, and when used with water filtration is called a water conditioning system. A water conditioning system provides clean, clear, odor free and great tasting water from the tap.
A water filtration system in Katy will require routine maintenance. Maintenance will include the replacement of filter cartridges, membranes and other requirements as recommended by the manufacturer in the owner’s manual.
The benefits of a home water filtration system in Katy are:
- Safe, healthy drinking water is a major benefit to having a water filtration system. If a broken pipe, accident or other issue results in a contaminated water supply, your water will be cleaner, and with the right system in place for the specific contaminate, your water may remain perfectly clean. Keep in mind, you select the model of filtration based on the contaminants you choose to remove.
- Drinking your own filtered water in a reusable water bottle prevents plastic bottles from going into the landfill or recycling center, and you will save money!
- Healthier skin and hair is possible without the drying effects of chlorine and minerals with a water softener.
A whole house water filtration system will provide the clean water that you desire for your home, and family. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Katy will provide an estimate and discuss our options for a water filtration system in Katy. Our certified, experienced and licensed plumbers are trained in water filtration types, installation and repair. We serve Katy, Sugar Land, Houston, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.