We love to make sure we have the latest information and technology to support healthy living in the 21st century. Our sleep, diet, and lifestyle habits are all supported by modern advances, so why shouldn’t your water supply be?
The answer is that many people don’t realize the stark difference between a privately treated quality water supply and a standard (or even below average) community one. When a household is suffering the ill effects of polluted or hard water, the problems are often blamed on incorrect sources. In reality, if more people knew about how influential modern water treatment technology was at home, it would be more prevalent.
What are Water Treatment Systems?
When we refer to private luxury water treatment, the most common implementations are going to be reverse osmosis systems or water softening treatment. This is due to the inefficiencies in certain community water systems to rid your drinking and other tap water of harmful bacteria, minerals, and other pollutants. If you are consistently drinking untreated drinking water, you can suffer from gastrointestinal disorders or other health issues.
Similarly, if you have ever noticed rust or lime buildup on showers, sinks, or toilets and wondered what it was from, the answer is often your water supply. Most people assume it to be a lack of hygiene or improper cleaning, but in reality, it is from the minerals in hard water. Using reverse osmosis and/or water softening, you can make sure that the quality of your showers is better, you don’t see soap scum residue, and even your clothes and sheets will feel better when you pull them out of the washer.
When it comes down to it, there is a myriad of benefits to an enhanced home water filtration system, yet most people are settling for a mediocre experience without knowing it. Once you’ve consulted with a water treatment professional about the specific water supply to your home, you should be able to pinpoint the changes that a treatment installation will provide.
Signs of Poor Water Quality
All the benefits of a modern water treatment system are designed to get you the highest quality water. But as we said, it can be difficult to tell whether or not you are in need of these treatments if you’re not looking carefully. Here are some signs you might have poor water quality that could use a supply update:
- Stained fixtures or clothing: Red, brown, green, or blue- these colors all can indicate different minerals such as iron, manganese, or copper in your water. It will affect the way you clean dishes, take showers, and how your water impacts your health.
- Off-Color Appearance: If you have cloudy or yellowish-brown water, this can be from chemical contaminants such as hydrogen sulfide, manganese, or improper pH levels in your water supply. These will specifically cause gastrointestinal issues, or even bacterial infections. You might notice muscle cramps regularly as a non-water-laden symptom, as well.
- Foul Taste or Odor: If your water smells like rotten eggs or is musty in any capacity, it can be indicative of mineral or pH imbalances. Additionally, if there are oily, soapy, or septic tastes and qualities about your water, it can indicate hard water, dissolved salts, or even methane and coliform bacteria in the supply.
- Pipe Corrosion: This is another indicator of pH imbalance, or the presence of iron and lead among other minerals in your water. Hopefully your water supply issues do not come to this symptom, as it can be costly to fix. This is why we recommend being proactive about monitoring the water quality in your home.
If you notice any of these issues with your water supply, don’t hesitate to call a water treatment specialist. A consultation can let you know what kind of solutions will work best for your home in order to vastly improve your quality of life.
Latest Water Purification Technology Methods
Once you’ve determined that you need to improve your water quality, it’s time to audit which of the most modern treatment processes is necessary. Typically, if your water is suffering from chemical contaminants or bacteria, you’re going to want to opt for a reverse osmosis system. Conversely, if you are having issues with hard water, a simple water softening treatment will suffice.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
RO can actually take care of hard water issues as well, as it is a very comprehensive treatment. RO is the process of moving water across a semipermeable membrane that will lower the incidence of lead, chemicals, and damaging particulates, among other things. People often wonder if reverse osmosis can remove bacteria – it certainly can. It is especially proficient at removing proteins produced by bacteria, which are often what cause stomach issues in home water supplies.
What is Water Softening?
This is the process of removing dissolved calcium and magnesium salts that cause hardness in your water. Hard water is what causes the build-up of soap scum or other precipitates on the surfaces of your appliances. Basically, life is harder when your water is. Once your water supply is softened, you will notice a better experience for drinking, bathing, and taking care of your residence.
These two in-home methods are typically used in conjunction with the already very high-tech water treatment that most communities or cities provide. In the event your home does not have this baseline, you might need to look more into PAC (polyaluminum chloride) dosing, along with coagulation and flocculation treatments that cities use. Make sure to ask your water treatment specialist to give you a breakdown of how your water is being treated and what the next steps to modern purity are.
With Deer Valley Plumbing, the water treatment process is as simple as a consultation, visit, and one-day installation. We have decades of experience in creating a better quality of life for you and your family while raising the value of your home.
Ultimately, we use water for everything in our home, so why settle for less than the purest? If you believe you could benefit from a modern water treatment technology, reach out today – we’d be happy to streamline the process.Back to Top