Water Filtration and Softeners

Almost all water flowing into homes contains more than just H2O. Most city and well water contains minerals, impurities, containments and microorganisms. Typically these trace amounts are acceptable and don't pose health problems.

reverse osmosis water treatmentIf your drinking water turns colors, smells or has visible impurities, you need to search for answers. Here are some common signs of water problems.

For those on municipal water, about 80% of Americans, the water is treated in most instances with a variety of chemicals such as disinfectants like chlorine, chloramines, as well as acid neutralizers and more. These chemical disinfectants also cause the creation of disinfection byproducts known as trihalomethanes (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAA). In addition, most of the country (210 million Americans), now have their municipal water fluoridated without the consent of the homeowner.

Some Options Include:

Sediment Filters

A budget friendly unit that most homes would benefit from as it physically removes particulates from the water before entering your home’s plumbing.

Reverse Osmosis System

RO Systems purify water through multiple stages usually including sediment filtration, ultraviolet light, deionization and the use of pre- and post-carbon filters in conjunction with the use of a reverse osmosis membrane.


For those homes with hard water, a salt-based softener can mitigate the effects. However, these systems are limited in that they do not provide any removal or filtration of chemical contaminants. Many people find a water conditioner to be superior to a softener because a conditioner requires no salt, no backwashing, no electricity and no maintenance.

Mixed Media Filtration System

A mixed media whole house system utilizes a blend of highly effective and well tested types of water filtration media typically formulated within a single cylindrical tank. It connects directly to the incoming plumbing to affect the entirety of your home’s water. This whole house system is most certainly my favorite! For those also looking for the optimal in kitchen water purification, you would pair the whole house water filter with this biocompatible purification system.

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