Before water is piped into your home from the municipal supply, it goes through extensive testing and treatment. While this treatment removes a lot of the more harmful materials commonly present in water, it doesn’t remove it all. There will always be trace amounts of contaminants that make it into your home’s water supply, some of which can be quite harmful. If you want to actually protect your water supply as much as possible, it’s advisable to install a water treatment system of your own in your water line.
Reverse Osmosis Systems
A reverse osmosis water softener forces all water in your water line through an ultrathin membrane. This membrane allows water molecules to pass through it and into the home, but larger particles are stopped. These particles are shunted off into a collection receptacle for later disposal. Reverse osmosis systems are quite popular for their ability to remove many harmful contaminants from the water supply.
Hard water is water with a higher than normal amount of magnesium and calcium particles. These particles cause the formation of lime scale in the pipes over time, which can restrict the flow of water through the system. Water softeners are designed to prevent this from happening by replacing those particles, thus “softening” the water. This protects your home from lime scale formation, potentially saving you quite a bit of money on remediation costs. If you’re not sure whether or not your home has a hard water problem, have a professional examine your system to determine if you need water softening services.
Lutz Plumbing, Inc. offers water treatment installation services of all kinds throughout Olathe, MO. If you need water treatment services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure that your water is of the highest possible quality.