One of the simplest forms of water quality treatment you can install for your home or business is one of the many water purifiers available on the market today. Water purifiers are advanced water filters, essentially. Water purifiers go further than standard water filters as both use microbiological technology to remove bacteria and protozoan cysts from the water. Water purifiers go a step beyond that in also removing viruses from water.
There are two main kinds of water purifiers. The first and more common water purifier is gravity activated. You see these on your local supermarket and home goods store shelves. The pitchers with built in water purifiers can usually run between $20 and $100. Some even add flavoring to water, too. The downside with these gravity driven water purifiers is that they take a long time to purify water. A single pitcher of purified water using this method can take hours.
The other kind of water purifiers commonly available out there are the activated charcoal models. These are a bit more costly, but they utilize a enhanced filter, which must be replaced regularly. This is where the primary increase in cost comes in for these water purifiers—the expendable filters.
Most larger water purifiers use both technologies. This allows for better water quality and for more readily available stocks of purified water. The harder water areas usually wreck a bit of havoc on water purifiers on their own though. You will need better quality water purifiers in area with harder water, or you will need to combine water purifiers with another form of water quality system.
The licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing contractors at Crystal Lake Plumber can help you determine the best kind of water purifiers or other water treatment systems for your home and business.We service areas including Crystal Lake, Algonquin, McHenry, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, and Northern Cook County. We’ll help you choose, install, maintain, repair, and replace water purifiers for residential, industrial, and commercial purposes.
The main key in preventative maintenance for water purifiers is that the filters will need changed from time to time. The actual amount of time will vary based on how often the water is used and how much is used, the location of the water purifier, the contamination and hardness of the water being pumped in, and so on.
If you fail to change your filters for water purifiers when necessary, they will stop working as well, becoming less efficient, possibly allowing contaminants through to the rest of the house, possibly clogging right in the purification system.Other than that, you will need to check the plumbing and area around the water purifier on a somewhat regular basis. You will be looking for leaks, dripping water, sagging pipes, and cracks at the seals. It is much better to notice these problems sooner rather than later.
For help with water purifiers throughout northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area, be sure to contact us here at Crystal Lake Plumber.