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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Water Filtration Systems May 8, 2019

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Water Filtration Systems, Wappinger, New York

Water filtration systems reduce mineral levels and improve the taste of water, but not all of them are made equal. Understanding how filtration works and what it depends on can help you decide what system could work best for your home. Here are some of the most common questions homeowners have about filtering water.

4 FAQs About Water Filtration Systems

What type of water treatment do I need?

The best filtration system for you will depend on the contents of your water. Request a report from your municipal water supplier to get details about the different minerals present in yours. If you get your water from a private well, have it tested by a water treatment professional to identify its contents. Through water analyses, professionals can determine what equipment can best filter out the minerals in your plumbing to give you the most effective results.

How does water filtration work?

water filtration systemFilters are screens installed in your home’s plumbing system, so when water passes through, any foreign particles or minerals get caught in the material. This makes water appear crystal-clear and gives it a more mild taste.

Is it better to filter water at the faucet or the main water line?

Point of Entry systems, placed in your water line, remove rust, sand, and other sediments that could affect the condition of your pipes. Point of Use systems, which go in your faucets, focus on reducing chlorine, lead, and other organic compounds that change the water’s taste. While some homeowners choose between the two, others prefer to have both installed to ensure the quality of their drinking water and plumbing.

If I have a water softener, do I need a water filtration system?

Yes. While water softeners change the texture of hard water by replacing the calcium and magnesium with sodium, they don’t filter minerals or improve its taste in any way. Water filters, on the other hand, are made to remove minerals and bacteria that may be affecting the water’s perceived quality.

 

To improve the look and taste of your drinking water, reach out to The Water Source in the Hudson Valley, NY. With over 30 years of experience, they offer the most efficient water filtration systems in the market and have a NYS Certified Water Operator and licensed plumber on staff. Visit their website for more information on their products, or call (845) 297-1600 to schedule a free water analysis.

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