Water Filtration & Water Purification Systems
Do you know what your family is drinking?
Fact – The average municipal pool contains about 1.5 ppm of chlorine. Orr area’s municipally treated tap water contains anywhere from 1 ppm to 2.5 ppm, up to 30% higher than the pools content.
Fact – The EPA, due to the passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act, requires every municipal water treatment plant to add disinfectants to the water supply in order to kill pathogens and microbial contaminants. Most of these chemicals that are being used by our cities are known to be cancer causing at certain levels.(See EPA study, 2003)
Fact – The average person absorbs the amount of chlorine equivalent of drinking 8 glasses of unfiltered tap water every day in a 10-minute shower through their skin and through inhalation.
Fact – Chlorine and byproducts of chlorine are known to be a contributing factor in causing breast cancer.
Fact – Chlorine and ammonia are known to dissolve copper pipes and corrode other metals.
The Many Benefits of a Water Filter System
- Good for your plumbing – The Texas Gulf Coast has some of the hardest water in the country. It is filled with lots of minerals that can be harmful. In addition, our local water supply is subjected to exposure to many manufacturing and industry that could potentially seep in to the water supply. A water filter system can remove these harmful substances.
- Good for your health – It is never good to drink the toxins that are in the tap water. What many people don’t realize is that when they take a shower, they are breathing in the toxins in the steam. Also your skin acts like a sponge and it is absorbing all of the nasty chemicals in the water.
- Saves money – Having a water filtration system means that you no longer need to buy bottled water. You can drink the water straight out of the tap. Our water filtration systems will last up to 15 years, which totals a great deal of savings in bottled water alone.
Most Common Problems with Water Filter Systems
- System Stops Working: Like any appliance there is a life expectancy of your water filter system. Your water filtration system will most like use carbon to filter the water. Depending on the quality of the carbon, the life expectancy is 5-15 years.
- Water Filter System Leaks: Water filter systems can leak. Sometimes the seals can go bad and sometimes excess water pressure can cause the filter system to leak. One of our licensed plumbers can usually quickly determine the cause of the leak
- No power: The first thing you should check is to make sure the unit is plugged in. If it is, next check the breaker box to make sure the breaker didn’t trip. If it is still not working, then give us a call.
Where You Should Use a Water Filtration System
- O. Systems (Reverse Osmosis): R.O. systems are the most advanced method of water purification. These are installed under the sink with a separate drinking water faucet. Many bottled waters are tap water treated with an R.O. system. For a fraction of the cost, you can conveniently enjoy the benefits of bottled pure water right at your kitchen sink.
- Under Sink Filters and Water Dispenser: These long-lasting systems are installed under the sink. It is recommended that a professional install under sink filters and water dispensers.
- Shower Filters: These filters remove chlorine and other water contaminants, resulting in softer hair and skin. Shower filters install easily over your showerhead, or they can replace your showerhead.
- Faucet Mount Filters: Faucet mount filters are easy-to-install water systems that are connected to the faucet with a hose. These types of filters are ideal for those who desire water purification for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and showering in addition to drinking.
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