Whole House Filtration
Every room with a faucet can enjoy the benefits of filtration.
Our technology allows us to test your water and provide analysis for the best fit.
We can be in and out of your home in a short time to immediately bring the benefits of a filtrated water system to your household!
Why is a softener different than a filter?
A whole house softener does not work as a filter, but works to soften hard water. A whole house softener is recommended if you require soft water for a scale free environment and spotless glassware. A filter removes or filters out specific contaminants from the water. A softener can be combined with any whole house filtration system and work together to provide clean and soft water throughout every faucet.
Filter These Out
Our systems for whole house filtration can filter out and remove contaminants that are unwanted substances in our water like:
Unwanted Substances in Our Water
If you begin to research what unwanted substances can exist in our tap water, you will find San Antonio and any city has the potential for harmful pathogens, by products, elements and scale.
Here are a few glossary terms of unwanted substances you should know:
Microbial Pathogens – Disease producing micro-organisms, which includes bacteria, viruses, parasites.
Trihalomethanes, byproducts formed when chlorine in treated drinking water combines with naturally occurring organic matter.
Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides
Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), which include solvents, degreasers, gasoline additives, etc.
Inorganics – Toxic metals such as arsenic, barium, chromium, lead, mercury, etc.
Radioactive Elements - Radioactive contaminants that result from the decay of uranium in soils and rocks.
Scale – Hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium cause scale buildup to attach on surfaces like pipes and appliances to cause lime deposits.
Unfortunately, only a few of the contaminants listed above are regulated by drinking water standards. We like to stress the importance of whole house water filtration, to protect you from the wide range of contaminants in your source of water.
Benefits of Whole House Water Filters
Installing a whole house water filter system can solve a wide range of problems affecting your water quality, taste, and appearance of the water. So the benefits are:
Clean, filtered water emerges from every water source in the house
Healthier showers & baths
Extended life of water using appliances and household pipes
Softened water with scale free showers and spotless glasses
Softer, brighter and longer lasting clothing
Healthier skin and hair, free of contaminants
What Filters Do
Whole house filtration systems remove contaminants from your water through a filter connected to your main water line.
All of the water coming into your house will pass through the filter before being routed to faucets, toilets and appliances in the house. The types of contaminants that you need to remove or treat your water with will vary based on whether you receive water from a municipal system, well, or spring.
Generally, those on city water are recommended to use a whole house carbon filtration system for general multi-purpose whole house purification. Carbon filtration is effective in removing chlorine, chloramines, odor and VOCs to provide chemical free water throughout your entire home. A Coin filter is a carbon filter that goes on before the water softener and treats the whole house.
Iron or Other Filtration
If you have specific water contaminant issues such as iron, fluoride, sediment, or bacteria, you will you need a whole house system setup to remove that particular contaminant. For example, if you have orange and brown iron staining around the fixtures in your home, you will need a whole house iron filter to remove the staining throughout the home.
Whole House Systems
There are two main types of whole house systems.
The first type of system is a heavy duty filtration system. This is the highest performing contaminant removal system because of the large amounts of filter medium used. The media is placed in a tank about 50” tall and provides you with specific contaminant protection for 5-10 years.
A second type of system is a standard capacity water cartridge. These water filter cartridges are inside durable filter housings to treat the contaminated water throughout the entire home. The filters are typically 4.5” Diameter by 10” or 20” Height and are replaced annually. These standard capacity systems are more affordable, but do require a bit more maintenance to keep the benefits.
A Bit About Municipal Water
While water from a municipal source is treated, it is still exposing you to a handful of contaminants. A whole house system provides you with extra protection in every outlet of your home. Contaminants can be absorbed through the skin and inhaled from our lungs, so it is extremely important to be protected throughout the entire home. If you have no special water contaminant issues, then a whole house carbon filtration system is recommended for general multi-purpose whole house purification. If you have special water concerns then you would need a whole house system dedicated to treat that problem.
We provide Iron Breakers for Well Water
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TASTE OF YOUR WATER, &
APPEARANCE OF YOUR WATER!
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