Staten Island, NY Water Filtration Specialist
While water treatment facilities in the U.S. treat water for microorganisms, the chemicals used are not without risks to your health. The solution for receiving pure, clean, great tasting water is a water filtration system in Staten Island, NY. A Platinum Plumbing water filtration specialist offers the water filtration systems Staten Island homeowner’s need to ensure safe water for your home.
The first step homeowner’s should take before shopping among the variety of available water filtration systems is to obtain a water quality report. The report will reveal any contaminants in your water, and allow you to select the water filtration systems in Staten Island that will provide clean, safe water for your home. When planning to purchase the system retail, read the fine print to ensure the appliance will remove the water contaminants listed on your water quality report.
There are a variety of filtration systems available, and the degree of filtration varies from one filter to another. This enables homeowner’s to select the filtration required for their unique needs.
In addition, water filtration systems in Staten Island require proper sizing to ensure that your household’s water quantity needs is met. A Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island can assist you in the selection of the appropriate size and type of the system you require.
The most popular and frequently purchased systems are carbon filtration and reverse osmosis.
A carbon filtration system is the most commonly purchased type water filtration systems in Staten Island. That is due to its ability to remove a large number of contaminates, odor and unpleasant taste. Carbon filtration is extremely effective in providing clean, great tasting water for most households.
Carbon filtration is available in two types, granular activated carbon filters, and block filters. Granular activated charcoal has received an electro-positive charge, enabling it to adsorb (as opposed to absorb) contaminates by attracting them and holding them to its surface.
Carbon block filters with its larger surface area, is more effective than activated carbon filtration. Carbon filters of both types provide great tasting, crystal clear, and clean water. While both types of carbon filter are extremely effective in removing chemicals such as chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, and many others, neither are capable of removing heavy metals nor dissolved solids. The removal of heavy metals requires a reverse osmosis system, while removal of dissolved solids requires a water softening system.
Reverse osmosis is an exceedingly effective type of water filtration systems in Staten Island. It uses pressure and a semi-permeable membrane to filter out contaminates from the water. It effectively removes these contaminates:
- Chemical contaminants such as fluoride, nitrates, and pesticides
- Heavy metal contamination such as arsenic, copper, and lead
- Biological contaminates such as bacteria and viruses
- Toxins radium and asbestos
Reverse osmosis is so effective that it removes almost all contaminates, leaving water that is 99% contaminate free. The only exception is dissolved solids, which pass through the membrane and into the water. Only a water softener can extract dissolved minerals from your home’s water. The term hard water indicates minerals are present in the water, and can damage water heaters, water-using appliances, cause spots your dishes, and can damage plumbing.
The reverse osmosis system should not be used by itself in water treated with chlorine and/or chloramine. When using a reverse osmosis system, pretreatment of the water by a carbon filtration system is required to prevent the water treatment chemicals from damaging the reverse osmosis membrane. Many systems today utilize both, for the cleanest, safest water possible, without damage to the membrane.
Contact a Platinum Plumbing water filtration specialist for additional information, and assistance in selecting water filtration systems in Staten Island. Our dedicated plumbers offer expertise for your plumbing needs, and adhere or exceed the industry standards. You can rely upon a Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island for first quality plumbing services