There are several types of contaminants like bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and parasites and heavy toxic metals in water. They are the cause of problems like staining and scaling of bathrooms, household appliances and kitchenware. If drinking water, water used for washing clothes or having a nice refreshing shower contains such contaminants it may be harmful for your skin, hair and your overall health. Installing whole house water purifiers can give you freedom from problems like scaling, staining, odor, bad taste and horrible appearance of water.
Distillation water purifiers were earlier preferred to remove a wide range of contaminants. The cost of operation for these is very high and they needs large amount of energy and water. Other purification methods like Ion exchange, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, carbon absorption offer a better choice. Depending upon the contaminants to be removed and to ensure that you get clean and purified water throughout the household you can choose an appropriate whole house water purifier.
In the ion exchange method a bead shaped resin material is used to cleanse ions in water. Two types of ion exchange systems, softening and deionization may be used. Softening reduces hardness of water before the reverse osmosis process. It helps get rid of dissolved inorganic material from water. Carbon absorption system also helps reduce unpleasant taste and odor from water. The two systems that may be used are granular activated carbon and solid block carbon systems. Carbon absorption helps get rid of contaminates like lead, asbestos, coliform and other chemicals harmful to your body. Microporous filtration system is also very useful in removal of all particles and microorganisms. Three different types are available; depth filters, screen filters and surface filters. Depth filters use matte fibers or screen filters work like a sieve or surface filters made from multiple layers of filtering material may be used to remove all particles and microorganisms.
Whole house UV treatment is also very effective. There is a UV lamp that is enclosed in a quartz sleeve. It produces ultraviolet light which penetrates cell walls of waterborne pathogens and deactivates the DNA. Deactivation of DNA ensures pathogens do not reproduce. The UV method is effective and can kill bacteria, cryptosporidium, giardia, mold spores, viruses, fungi, and other microbiological contaminants. Ultrafiltration method concept is use of molecular sieves with an ability to separate dissolved molecules. Such systems are effective against microorganisms and colloids and give high quality water. Such systems are preferred as they have least power consumption rate. Another effective technology is Reverse osmosis with a 90% to 99% success rate against different contaminants.
Manufacturers like Aquasana, GE, Whirlpool and Wellness offer different whole house water purifiers to suit your requirements. Aquasana Rhino Whole house water filter is popular for its ability to remove most contaminants. Moreover, it is highly effective yet virtually maintenance free with very high capacity filtration. Another popular system is Wellness MG3 system which can eliminate trihalomethanes, pesticides, chloramines and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
Whole house water purifiers enable purified water at each faucet and water source in your homes. You can enjoy the benefits of clean, pure and healthy water by choosing the right purifier that can give you freedom from most harmful contaminants.