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What Kind of Water Filtration Systems Can You Have in Your Home?

What Kind of Water Filtration Systems Can You Have in Your Home?

A plumber works on water filtration systems over a sink.

Depending on where someone lives, the water coming out of their tap may not be the best for drinking. Fortunately, water filtration has come a long way and there are multiple types of water filtration systems that can be used within a home. 

While unclean drinking water is a great reason to get a water filtration system, it can be a good idea to install one even where the water is drinkable. This is because while the water may appear clean, there can be all kinds of microorganisms and particles that are still in it. 

Continue reading below to learn about the water filtration systems that can be used in a home. 

Sediment Water Filtration System for Home

Sediment water filtration systems are probably the most commonly used forms of home water filtration. It is great for removing larger scale contaminants, like rust, dust, sand, metals, and more. 

The filters installed in these systems vary in their effectiveness. They are given a micron rating between 1 to 100 microns, with the lower end meaning more filtration, but slower water flow. 

Sediment water filtration systems are often used as a pre-filter for other systems to help prevent further filters from getting clogged up. 

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

Reverse osmosis is one of the more commonly used types of home water filtration systems. 

This process uses water pressure to force water through a membrane to purify it. When the water is forced through this membrane, it pushes the water through a molecule at a time, while solids and contaminants are left behind, as they cannot fit through the membrane. 

Reverse osmosis can also greatly improve the taste of drinking water. There are both small scale countertop filtration systems and more complex systems that can be installed in the main lines. 

Distillation Water Filtration Systems

Another type of commonly used home water filtration system is called distillation. This is where water is heated with electricity to the point of evaporating. The steam is collected to be cooled and condensed back into a liquid state. 

Essentially, instead of removing the contaminants from the water, the water is removed from the contaminants by evaporating and recollecting it. 

Activated Carbon Water Filtration

Activated Carbon water filtration systems are one of the best types of filtration for handling small contaminants. These filters are made up of carbon powder that is held together with a binding agent into a solid mass. They are porous, but offer more surface area, which helps to catch more contaminants. 

These filters are great for removing fine contaminants, removing chlorine odors and tastes, and they are bacterial growth resistant as a result of the tiny pores. 

Other Home Water Filtration System Options

The above is certainly not a complete list, but they are some of the most commonly used types. When looking for a water filtration system for home, it is important to review the options and find one that accommodates the primary concerns of those living in the home. 

Looking to Have a Home Water Filtration System Installed?

If you would like to install a home water filtration system, then like Pilgrim Plumbing and Heating help. We have helped install water filtration systems in the homes of numerous happy customers, and we would like to do the same for you. 

If you have any questions regarding our water filtration options and services, please give us a call at (781) 253-2055 or fill out the form on our website. We look forward to speaking with you and helping make your water cleaner than ever. 

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