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Common Types of Water Filtration Systems


When it comes to minimizing the adverse effects of hard water, there are plenty of steps you can take. However, dealing with daily damage control can be tiring and is probably not how you’d like to be spending your time. Instead, consider installing a water filtration system—it’s easy, low maintenance, and long-lasting. 

Many Filter Types Are Available

Water filtration systems come in a variety of forms and feature a variety of different filter types. Possible filter types include:

  • Activated carbon or charcoal
  • Granulated carbon or charcoal
  • Solid block carbon or charcoal
  • Biosand
  • Distillation
  • Ceramic
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Fiber
  • Ultraviolet (UV)
  • Solar water distiller

However, apart from filters, there are four primary types of water filtration systems for you to choose from:

1. Pitcher Systems

This is possibly the simplest form of water filtration and is accessible to most people for little cost. Just fill one of these special pitchers up with tap water, and the built-in filtration system will do its work. This way, you’ll be able to pour out clearer, better-tasting water. Just make sure you’re following the filter change schedule to ensure that your water is adequately filtered. Otherwise, pitcher systems are practically free of maintenance. 

2. Stand-Alone Reverse Osmosis Units

In most cases, this isn’t the best option for convenient water filtration systems. Using a stand-alone reverse osmosis system, you’ll be able to remove a wide array of bacteria and contaminants. Unfortunately, however, you’ll also be removing essential trace minerals, which are necessary for optimal health. Plus, these systems tend to wastewater, as well as hog a decent amount of counter space. 

Under-the-Counter Systems

Under-the-counter systems are great water filtration options for many people. The unit has a convenient location within your home, and the filtration is superior to some other options. Still, installation is likely not a do-it-yourself job.

Whole-House Water Filtration Systems

This is the best in the game when it comes to water filtration. These systems can lessen hard water damage, preserve appliances, keep clothes cleaner with less detergent, and provide you with cleaner bath and shower water. When it comes to overall return on investment, whole-house water filtration systems are the way to go.

Interested in having a whole-house water filtration system installed in your home? The water filtration experts at Clearwater Plumbers are here to get the job done. Contact us today to dramatically improve your home’s water quality.

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