There are many types of contaminants that can find their way into your home water supply. Some of these contaminants are more harmful than others, but the bottom line is that you want the water you use to cook, bathe with and drink to be as pure, safe and healthy as possible. To combat home water contaminants, there are also quite a few types of water filtration and purification systems. And because many of these systems are so specialized, you really need to know what types of contaminants you’re targeting before you can pick out the right system.
For instance, UV water disinfecting systems are necessary if bacterial contamination is the main concern. Other types of water purifiers remove things like excess minerals and nitrates or help to balance the pH of your water. But only UV disinfecting lights can effectively eliminate the living contaminants that find their way into your water supply.
If you live in the greater Wilmington & Dover, DE area and you’re concerned about the quality of your home’s water supply, call Boulden Brothers today. We’ll provide you information on labs that will find out exactly what contaminants, if any, are there. Then, if needed, we’ll install just the right system to keep your family safe and healthy.
How UV Water Disinfecting Systems Work
The principle behind UV disinfecting lights is relatively simple. The UV-C light rays are absorbed by the biological contaminants as they pass by, and the radiation effectively sterilizes the organisms by scrambling their DNA. Since without their DNA they can no longer reproduce, they are no longer capable of making you sick or spreading throughout your water supply.
In order to do their job properly, UV disinfecting lights need to be installed in a place where all of your water passes through on the way to the tap. And because the effectiveness of the system requires that the light rays actually come in contact with the microorganisms in the water, it’s a good idea to place one of these systems after some type of pre-filtration device.
This will ensure that other inorganic particles have already been removed from the water so that the bacteria cannot hide behind them. In all likelihood, bacterial contaminants won’t be your only concern, so putting in UV disinfecting lights as part of a comprehensive water treatment and purification system is the best way to make sure that all types of contaminants are removed from your home water supply.
UV Purification Experts
While a UV water purification system isn’t a complicated piece of equipment, it is important that it be installed and maintained by a professional. When you call Boulden for your water treatment needs, you can be sure you’re getting the best water purification service available in the Wilmington & Dover metropolitan area. Our plumbers work extensively with these systems on a regularly basis, and we’ll be glad to put one in place for you. So give us a call today to learn more about how we can make your home water supply safer.