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Home Water Softeners & Water Treatment Systems MN

Water Treatment Services MN

Looking for a water treatment device, but confused about how to ensure you are selecting the right one? The way you choose to improve your water quality will depend upon which contaminants, if any, are found during testing and whether or not the source of these contaminants can be identified and eliminated. There are many water quality improvement methods. They include removing the source of contaminants, repairing or drilling a new well, connecting to a municipal or rural water supply, using bottled water, or installing a water treatment system. Here are some tips to help make the process of selecting a home water treatment system easier.

Determine Your Water Treatment Needs

Identify your main water quality concerns. Does the water taste funny or have an unusual odor? Is the water discolored or leaving scale deposits? Or, did a water test or community water quality report indicate the water contained high amounts of any contaminants?

Determine Which Products Can Treat Your Concerns

Listed here are five common technologies and their potential uses: Filter medias - May reduce chemicals, some metals, parasites and, sediment. Cation exchange softener - Help reduce hard water; some also reduce barium and radium. Distillers - Help reduce heavy metals, minerals, and non-volatile chemicals. Reverse osmosis - May reduce some metals, minerals, and parasites; post-filter may also reduce some chemicals. Ultraviolet disinfection - Help protect against bacteria and viruses.

Select the Product Style That Best Suits Your Needs

Pour through - Water drips via gravity through a filter. Pros: no installation required. Cons: frequent filter changes. Faucet mount - Mounts on kitchen faucet. Uses diverter to direct water through filter. Pros: easy to install. Cons: frequent filter changes. Counter-top connected to sink faucet - Filter connects to existing sink faucet via a hose/tubing. Pros: easy to install and longer filter life. Cons: uses up counter space. Plumbed-in to separate tap - Installs under a sink; filtered water is usually dispensed through an auxiliary faucet. Pros: longer filter life. Cons: may require professional installation. Point of entry - Installs where the water line enters home. Pros: treats all water entering the home. Cons: may require professional installation. How you choose to improve your water quality depends upon your specific water conditions, health-related and nonhealth-related, and your household needs. Contact a Minnesota plumber to test your water to make certain it is not only safe for you and your family to drink. Having your water tested is inexpensive and will not only provide you with peace of mind concerning your familys drinking water, but it could very well offer you a higher quality of life in regard to your water use.