Before consumption, well water requires treatment to make sure that any harmful chemicals or bacteria are removed. Most private wells do not have safety mechanisms in place to test and maintain the drinkability of the water.
Substances and chemicals commonly found in well water include arsenic, sediment, fluoride, manganese, nitrates, and a host of other potentially harmful agents—and many can be harmful to human health.A new well water filtration system—and safe, clean drinking water—is just a phone call away. Contact your local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing at (855) 982-2028.
Benefits of Well Water Treatment Systems
The first step to improving your well water is to have it tested. Once you understand your well water quality problems, you can choose the appropriate filtration system for your needs. The right well water treatment system will:
- Enhance Safety
Well water treatment systems remove harmful chemicals from the water, simultaneously improving the taste, smell, and appearance of the water.
- Reduce Minerals
A good filtration system reduces high mineral levels in the well water. This makes the water safer to use and helps to prevent mineral build-up in pipes and appliances.
- Provide Peace of Mind
Knowing that the water entering your home is clean and safe to drink gives you peace of mind that your water is safe to drink and bathe in.
Mr. Rooter’s Top 3 Well Water Treatment System Picks
When it comes to improving well water, you have a few options to choose from. Each system resolves different well water issues. There is no single filtration system that eliminates all possible contaminants. That’s why it’s important to start your system selection process by getting your well water tested for pH, minerals, microorganisms, metals, and chemical contaminants. That way, you know what water problems you need a filtration system to resolve.
These are our top three well water treatment system options, and how they can improve your well water quality:
- Activated Carbon Filtration System
Activated carbon is the most common filtering material for residential water filters. This type of filtration system eliminates lead, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorine, and many other substances from the water supply. However, they do not remove bacteria, dissolved minerals, or nitrates.
- Reverse Osmosis
Reverse osmosis systems force water through a semipermeable membrane that separates impurities from the purified water. Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective treatments for hard water (high in minerals) and can also remove nitrates and some petrochemicals from the water. However, this type of system cannot remove some pesticides, chlorine, or radon from the water.
- Water Softener
Hard water is high in minerals that can cause damage to appliances and drainpipes. A water softening system will remove calcium and magnesium from your water and replace it with sodium. However, water softeners do not remove microorganisms, pesticides, or hard metals from the water.
Make Sure Your Well Water Is Safe
By using the right kind of well water treatment system, you can ensure your well water is safe to drink. Mr. Rooter is ready to help you make sure your well water is safe. If you need to get a water filter system for your well water installed, request an estimate online with Mr. Rooter today. Or, you can call us at (855) 982-2028 to get connected with your local Mr. Rooter.
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