Buying whole-house water treatment systems may be the right choice for your family. Here's how to figure out which home water treatment system will provide the protection that you need at a price you can afford.
If you have a private well, you should have testing conducted on an annual basis, even if the first test is a “thumbs-up". Testing can be expensive, and you have to specify which contaminants that you would like to test for but you need this official record, just in case.
Industry or a “planned community" could move into your area and that could affect the quality of your well-water. With an official record, you can seek restitution for the problems that the newcomers caused for your family.
Testing will also help you find the right whole-house water treatment systems. Each home water treatment system on the market can handle some toxins but not others.
Some are difficult to maintain and have other drawbacks. It's important to consider all of this, before you buy. Otherwise, you could end up dissatisfied as well as unprotected.
Municipally Supplied Homes
If you are serviced by a public treatment facility, you could have testing done, but it's largely unnecessary.
The home water treatment system that you need will remove more than 99% of the chlorine added by treatment facilities. It requires no electricity or back-flushing. It creates no waste water, so installation of additional drains is unnecessary, and it won't raise your water bill.
Reverse osmosis whole-house water treatment systems are unnecessary for those with publicly treated supplies and for most well owners. The technology is old and costly. There are more modern, more effective, less expensive choices today.
In order to find the best home water treatment system and avoid spending more than necessary, you need to compare product performance data. Only consider claims that are certified by Underwriter's Laboratory or the National Sanitation Foundation.
Believe me, when you compare products, you will see a huge difference in price. One of the whole-house water treatment systems on the market has the necessary certifications and performs well, but the cost is nearly $6000. When I can get the same performance for less than one-sixth of the price, there is simply no reason to spend that kind of money, at least in my opinion.
You might not need a home water treatment system for your whole house. If you do install one, you might need additional protection in the kitchen. In a comparison of “Customer Confidence" reports from around the country, all but a handful showed the presence of cryptosporidium cysts.
Cyst consumption is particularly hazardous for children, the elderly and those with dysfunctional immune-systems. Only a kitchen purifier certified to filter down to one micron will remove cysts.
Whole-house water treatment systems typically filter down to five microns, because further reduction would reduce your flow of water. That would cause problems in other areas of your home.
With the right company, you can protect your family. This guide should help you find the right one.
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