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Water Filtration

Does Your Home Need Water Filtration Or A Water Softener?

More and more homeowners in Boulder are becoming concerned about their water quality and the impact that it could be having on their loved one’s health. But unfortunately, many consumers are not taking action to determine if anything is wrong with their home’s water quality. And those interested in improving their home’s water are not sure what device they need to purchase, a water softener or a water filtration system.

Water Softeners

If your home has hard water, that means the water contains an excessive amount of minerals. But the high mineral content is not a health risk for you and your loved ones. However, it is somewhat hazardous to the water lines, fixtures, and appliances in your home. The minerals in the water promote rust and corrosion that will lead to the demise of your plumbing system.

From your perspective, hard water dries your skin and hair but is still safe to drink. The problem is that hard water typically has a bad taste, so you are likely to buy bottled water for drinking and cooking. The more cost-effective solution is a water softener for your home. This device uses salt and a chemical process to remove the excess minerals from the water. As a result, that soft water will taste better, not be as damaging to your skin and hair, and will not corrode your water lines and plumbing fixtures.

Water Filtration Systems

A water filtration system removes contaminants from your water supply. There are many different types of water filters and several materials used to remove unwanted materials from the water. The water flows through the various layers of the filter, which remove foreign particles. Some of the most common contaminants that water filters remove include;

  • Chlorine
  • Arsenic
  • Sulfur
  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Bacteria
  • Organic Matter

All of these contaminants decrease the quality and taste of your water and pose health risks.

How To Know What You Need

The only way to be sure what system you need to increase the quality of your drinking water is a professional water test. Call (720) 650-2455 to request a visit from the water experts at Flatirons Plumbing. Our water quality pros will test your home’s water and then explain the results to you. Then they will recommend the equipment that will best meet your needs.

If the only issue is hard water, a water softener will meet your needs and provide you with cost-effective water that tastes great. If contaminants are in your water, our team will evaluate the substances and let you know which filtration system will remove the problematic contaminants to provide you and your loved ones with safe and healthy drinking water.

In some cases, you could have both hard and contaminated water, which would require a combination system to remove the minerals in a water softening process and filtration to remove foreign materials. Our pros understand your concerns and will help you select the unit that will best meet your needs and budget for healthy drinking water in your home.