How safe is your drinking water? It may not be as safe as you think. While water provided by municipalities is safe to drink, it is often not the safest option for your family. If it’s time to find the best water purifier for your home, consider the steps below.
Consider Your Needs
Your needs may be as simple as having safe, tasty drinking water. Often the removal of calcium carbonate improves the flavor while removing chlorine makes it safer. Phoenix residents have hard water that contains a variety of minerals that cause build-up on fixtures, appliances and dishes. Softening hard water or removing calcium carbonate or chlorine greatly improves the water quality.
Set a Budget
Water purifiers are available for every price range and typically range from a few dollars to a few thousand. An investment in a water purification system is an investment in the health of your family. Choose a system within your budget that clears the contaminants you’re most concerned about or that are frequently found in your water.
Select a Water Purifier
Reverse Osmosis (RO) or Ultra Violet (UV) water purifiers are the most requested types among Phoenix residents. Both options have low maintenance requirements. RO water purifiers use a membrane to remove contaminants from the water. The benefits to this type of purifier are that it filters harmful arsenic, heavy metals and asbestos. Unfortunately, it also filters fluoride, which helps reduce cavities. It also removes naturally occurring minerals like calcium and magnesium. If you choose this type of water purifier, be sure to talk to your doctor or dentist about adding a supplement to your daily routine.
The filtration process of the RO water purifier is slow. However, many RO systems are equipped with a storage tank to hold the filtered water. UV water purifiers use the power of sunlight to kill micro-organisms. The system uses UV light energy to kill bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi. Water is disinfected and purified as it passes the light chamber, making the rate of water flow faster than an RO system. Maintenance is low, requiring a lightbulb change approximately once a year.
Install the Water Purifier
Choosing to hire a qualified plumber or install a water purifier yourself depends on your level of experience and budget. At first glance it might seem that installing a water purification system yourself will save you money. However, improper installation could cause problems later down the line. The best option is to hire a qualified plumber like Scottsdale Plumbing who understands purification systems, plumbing and electrical requirements.
When it comes to finding a water purifier for your home, consider your needs, type of system, installation and system maintenance. Find a purifier that meets your needs and does the job that you need it to. Take the time to find the best option for your home, family and budget or hire someone to do the legwork for you.
Call Scottsdale Plumbing at 480-945-9583 to install the best water purifier for your needs and budget.