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Softening water simply means switching out one hard dissolved solid molecule (calcium) for a softer one called sodium. The benefits of this simple ionic exchange include; reducing the scale build up on items in your house like, hot water heaters, humidifiers, dishwashers, and fixtures. Such reductions can keep operating costs down, as well as, decrease the number of breakdowns. Softening your water can even affect the softness and your skin and hair.

Carbon filters are most commonly known for removing bad taste and odour. However, carbon is actually capable of so much more than that. Carbon is hands down the most versatile media available for purifying water. It works like a sponge and has been shown to be effective in removing or reducing anything from Chlorine, Pesticides, Herbicides, Pharmaceuticals, Micro-Plastics, along with taste and odours. Quite literally there is no water system out there that wouldn’t benefit from a having a carbon filter installed alongside of it.

The old rule of thumb was that if you had a drilled well, that water was safe from bacteria. It turns out this is rarely the case. The two most common bacteria that can be found in well water are E-coli and Coliform. If you have a well you should test for these two bacteria at least once per year. However, one should understand that all that test really tells you is that there were no bacteria in the sample water at the time of test. Installing a UV Sanitizer allows the water entering the home to be disinfected at the source to ensure you and your family are safe from unwanted pathogens. UV Sanitizers require yearly bulb and sleeve changes and cleaning to ensure they function properly.

What is different about these point of use systems from the others is that they operate using a thin filmed membrane (TFM). The TFM literally removes everything from the water or at least 98%. These are used primarily for the generation of purified drinking water.  The tricky part in purifying the water to this level is keeping what you want in the water while removing what you don’t want. Therefore, we suggest pairing these systems with a remineralization filter.

An Iron filter does just what the name would suggest. Not only do they remove rust stains; they can also be built to deal with malodorous sulphur in water. For any home whose water has these characteristics, these systems make a huge difference.

Water Softener

Softening water simply means switching out one hard dissolved solid molecule (calcium) for a softer one called sodium. The benefits of this simple ionic exchange include; reducing the scale build up on items in your house like, hot water heaters, humidifiers, dishwashers, and fixtures. Such reductions can keep operating costs down, as well as, decrease the number of breakdowns. Softening your water can even affect the softness and your skin and hair.

PRO TIP

Water softeners greatly reduce the amount of soap needed to preform household tasks. In most cases your soap consumption can be cut significantly. A standard water softener installed for a home should cost about $1300.00-$1600.00

Carbon Filters

Carbon filters are most commonly known for removing bad taste and odour. However, carbon is actually capable of so much more than that. Carbon is hands down the most versatile media available for purifying water. It works like a sponge and has been shown to be effective in removing or reducing anything from Chlorine, Pesticides, Herbicides, Pharmaceuticals, Micro Plastics, along with taste and odours. Quite literally there is no water system out there that wouldn’t benefit from a having a carbon filter installed along side of it.

PRO TIP

There many different types of carbon available in the market. Some are better at removing specific things versus others. A standard carbon filter installed for a home should cost anywhere from $1100.00-$1400.00.

Reverse Osmosis

What is different about these point of use systems from the others is that they operate using a thin filmed membrane (TFM). The TFM literally removes everything from the water or at least 98%. These are used primarily for the generation of purified drinking water.  The tricky part in purifying the water to this level is keeping what you want in the water while removing what you don’t want.

PRO TIP

Installing an alkalinity filter on the outlet of a Reverse Osmosis System replaces the healthy minerals that can be lost when the water runs through the RO membranes. Homeowners need to be careful with purchasing cheaper brand RO systems. The fittings used for the interconnecting hosing can sometimes leak, wreaking havoc under your kitchen sink where the RO systems are usually installed. A good quality reverse osmosis system installed for a home should cost anywhere from $500.00-$975.00 installed

Ultra-Violet Sterilizers

The old rule of thumb was that if you had a drilled well, that water was safe from bacteria. It turns out this is rarely the case. The two most common bacteria that can be found in well water are E-coli and Coliform. If you have a well you should test for these two bacteria at least once per year. However, one should understand that all that test really tells you is that there were no bacteria in the sample water at the time of test. Installing a UV Sterilizer allows the water entering the home to be disinfected at the source to ensure you and your family are safe from unwanted pathogens. UV Sterilizer require yearly bulb and sleeve changes and cleaning to ensure they function properly.

PRO TIP

Only install UV sterilizer that have light monitors included with them. These monitors tell you whether the proper U.V dose is being emitted to sterilize any bacteria potentially in the system. Without a monitor, there is no way to measure if the sterilization is taking place. A monitored standard UV system installed for a home should cost anywhere from $1000.00-$1300.00.

Iron Filters

An Iron filter does just what the name would suggest. Not only do they remove rust stains; they can also be built to deal with malodorous sulphur in water. For any home whose water has these characteristics, these systems make a huge difference.

PRO TIP

Sizing Iron Filters properly is imperative for having the best chance at removing the iron and/or sulphur found in the water. They work best with the installation of a pre-filter unit and keep in mind they require a lot of water for backwashing or cleaning themselves. A standard Iron Filter installed for a home should cost anywhere from $1300.00-$1600.00.

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