Most cities put their water supplies through an extensive treatment process before piping it into homes, in order to remove any harmful materials that may be lurking in it. While this process is often quite effective, it’s not 100% foolproof. There are always going to be small amounts of lead and other harmful elements that can make it into your drinking water. If you really want to protect your home from those kinds of issues, the best thing to do is to install a water treatment system. Let’s take a look at a couple of the most common water treatment system types.
Water filters are designed to catch a wide range of different harmful contaminants in your water. The filter is installed in the water line of your home, so it can treat all water before it enters your plumbing system. Elements like lead and mercury are collected, as well as harmful bacteria and viruses that might infect you. The collected contaminants are stored in a disposal canister until they can be removed from the home entirely.
One of the most common plumbing problems in a home is hard water, which is water with a high level of calcium and magnesium in it. Hard water causes lime scale to form in your pipes, which restricts the flow of water over time. In order to protect your plumbing from lime scale, a water softener replaces the molecules of calcium and magnesium in your water, typically with sodium. This “softens” the water, so that you don’t have to worry about costly plumbing repairs later on.
Bell Plumbing and Heating Inc. offers comprehensive water treatment installation and maintenance services throughout Denver, CO. If you need help protecting your home from harmful water contaminants, contact us today and schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers.