Water Treatment For Your Poughkeepsie Home
The quality of your drinking water can change from day-to-day, season to season. Even if your tap water is safe today, contaminants can infiltrate wells and aquifers, and aging infrastructure can lead to an increased risk of contamination. In fact, boil water advisories are becoming more and more common, even in large cities.
Not all water disinfection technologies are created equal. For example, chemicals can be both dangerous to handle and potentially hazardous to the environment – and some waterborne illness-causing microbes are chlorine-resistant. Reverse osmosis wastes on average three gallons of water for every one gallon it purifies, and is no longer recognized as a barrier to microbiological contamination. Filters can improve taste, but they generally don’t treat microbiological contaminants.
Water contamination (or microbes) can be found in many water sources. Many of these microbes are harmless and are no threat to our health. Some of these microbes, however, can be very dangerous, especially in the very young, very old, or those who have compromised immune systems.
When we talk about safe water, we mean that the water contains no contaminants that may damage our short- or long-term health.
Tipes of Water Contaminants
Water contaminants can generally be grouped into three groups: suspended solids, dissolved solids and microbiological concerns. These may not be the only classifications, but cover the vast majority of problems encountered in water supplies worldwide.
Call OTL for Home Water Softener needs
Installing a water softener in your home can save your family a lot of money. Soft water has greater washing power, meaning to use fewer cleaning products like laundry detergent and dish washing soap. More importantly soft water can extend the life of your expensive household appliances by up to 30%. Hard water can also cause significant damage to your home’s plumbing system which can be difficult to repair.image2
Many people don’t like the way hard water feels on their skin and hair. Hard water can cause water stains and mineral build up that can clog pipes and shorten the lifespan of appliances like dish washers, water heaters, and washing machines.
Soft water leaves your body feeling cleaning and not as dry. Soft water also allows your dishes to clean more easily and makes your softer and cleaner in your washing machine.
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