There are few things more important than making sure your family has reliable access to safe, uncontaminated drinking water. While the drinking water coming into your home is probably treated by your municipality or water company, there are plenty of opportunities for contaminants to find their way in.
The only way to really protect yourself and your family from this type of contamination is to install a water treatment system for your home. There are quite a few types of systems available, so to choose the one that’s right for you, you should know exactly what types of contaminants you’re dealing with.
You will also need a professional to install your water treatment system, and that’s where we come in. Boulden Brothers installs these types of systems for customers all over the greater Wilmington & Dover, DE area and we’d be glad to count you among them. With so much experience working with this technology, you can be sure that when we do work for you, we get it done right the first time.
Diagnosing Water Quality Problems
When you choose us to put in a water treatment system for your home, the first thing we’ll do is come out to learn exactly what is in your water or recommend lab testing. This is important because not all water treatment systems eliminate all contaminants equally. If you have a problem with bacterial contaminants, for instance, you’ll need a system that includes UV antibacterial lights. But if your main problem is excess minerals, you’ll want the mainstay of your system to be a high quality system.
Types of Water Treatment Systems
Water filtration is probably the most basic type of home water treatment. A water filter can be installed at fixture level or at the point where your water supply enters your home. These filters will remove all types of common contaminants including sediment, chemicals and excess minerals. The most common type of water filter is a carbon filter, as carbon naturally absorbs many chemicals while allowing water to easily pass through.
Another problem you may encounter in your home is hard water. What this actually means is that there is excessive calcium and magnesium in your water supply. These minerals, while not harmful in small amounts, can cause all sorts of problems when their concentration gets too high.
To get rid of these minerals, you need to install some type of water softening system. Most of these replace the calcium and magnesium in the water coming into your home with sodium, which doesn’t cause the same type of damage those other minerals can.
Of course, adding sodium to your water isn’t ideal either, especially if you’re supposed to be on a salt restricted diet. Luckily, you can simply have a reverse osmosis system installed along with your water softener to get the excess sodium out of your water.
Water Treatment Experts
No matter what type of water treatment system you need, professional installation is necessary. Because access to safe drinking water is so important, you need to know that your system was put in properly and that it’s targeting the right contaminants. So if you’re concerned about the quality of the water coming into your home, call the Wilmington & Dover metropolitan area water treatment specialists at Boulden today.