Water Purification Category
If you get your water from a municipal water treatment facility, is a home water purification system really necessary? Most water from municipal utilities meets minimum local and federal purity standards. When it comes to safeguarding their family, however, many consumers wish to go beyond the minimum. If you want water that exceeds the baseline standards of your local utility, you’ll have to take the initiative yourself and ask a qualified professional plumber about installing a home water purification system.
Here are three ways a whole-house purification system takes your home water supply to a higher level:
- One system serves all fixtures. A whole-house water purification system filters water at the point of entry, where the main water supply line enters your house. This means all water at every plumbing fixture in the home is cleansed by a single, central filtration array—thus eliminating the expense and inconvenience of changing multiple point-of-use filters installed at individual sinks and fixtures throughout the house.
- Better taste and appearance. Sediments, rust and iron are frequently present in municipal water. Though harmless, these substances may impart unpleasant tastes or odors to your water or cause a cloudy appearance that’s less than sparkling clear. The sediment pre-filter typically included in a whole-house system removes these substances and restores pleasant taste and aesthetic appearance to household water.
- Chlorine reduction. While chlorine is necessary to disinfect your water at the municipal treatment facility, by the time that water reaches your home, chlorine has served its purpose and may actually be a negative. Many people experience skin reactions to chlorine in bathing water, and to the taste and smell of chlorine in drinking water. In a hot shower or over a sink, chlorine evaporates out of water and its fumes may produce an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals. Some individuals simply wish to avoid ingesting chlorine in drinking water for personal health reasons. The carbon filter in a whole-house water purification system removes up to 95 percent of chlorine.
For more information about a water purification system for your home in greater Cincinnati, contact Apollo Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.
Water is a necessity of life, but it can also be a destructive force. A blown pipe. A leaking washing machine hose. An overflowing drain. All of these can cause extensive property damage. If you are worried about any of these scenarios, you need to look into water leak prevention services in Cincinnati.
The worst thing about water leaks is that they often happen silently. There is no loud explosion or dramatic occurrence. The water starts leaking and it won’t stop. The family comes home and finds water flooding the basement. Or they wake up in the morning to find the first floor flooded. The damage is done by that point, and the only thing to do is stop the leaking and call the insurance company.
Introducing the WaterSafe
The good news is that are ways to detect water leaks and put a stop to them immediately. The WaterSafe is a perfect example of this kind of system.
This system involves installing water detection sensors at key locations throughout your home. Many homeowners choose to place them near the washing machine, dishwasher, water heater, and in the basement. If these sensors detect any increase in moisture levels that would indicate a leak, they signal a central control unit that is hung on a wall someplace in the home.
That signal sends an alert to an automatic water shut-off valve installed on the house’s water main. The shut-off valve cuts water to the entire home immediately. This helps prevent more water from leaking out and causing more damage. When the leak is fixed, there is a “over-ride” option on the central controller that will turn the water back on. The WaterSafe can also update special monitoring software that will send alerts to the homeowner immediately after the system is activated.
An automated water shut-off system like the WaterSafe not only protect your home from water damage. It may also qualify you for a discount on your homeowner’s policy.
If you are interested in water leak prevention services in Cincinnati, contact Apollo Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for more information on WaterSafe.