Exploring the Benefits of Using Home Water Purification Systems

When it comes to staying hydrated, many people are not drinking enough water, despite the fact that studies show even mild dehydration (1-3% of body weight) can impair many aspects of brain function. The fact is, many people aren’t drinking enough water because they have doubts about the quality of their tap water. However, these doubts can be completely eliminated by installing home water purification systems. There are countless benefits of home water treatment systems — here are just a few.

First, home water purification systems provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by reducing the amount of contaminants. While many people assume that H20 is the same everywhere, the quality of your water can vary widely depending on where you live and the age of your pipes. However, water filters allow you to enjoy water in its purest form.

Another major benefit of using home water purification systems is the cost. While buying case after case of bottled water is definitely expensive, home water purification systems are a one-time investment that will save you money, time, and convenience.

In addition to saving money, home water purification systems are also beneficial for the environment. Plastic water bottles are everywhere these days, and most of them just get thrown out and end up in landfills instead of being used for recycling purposes. Cut down on plastic waste and contribute to a safer, cleaner environment by investing in a home water purification system.

Finally, drinking water filtered by a water distiller or UV filtration system is better for your overall health, especially when it comes to children. According to the EPA, lead in drinking water contributes to approximately 480,000 cases of learning disorders each year in the United States. Since their immune systems are still developing, drinking water that has been filtered by home water purification systems is cleaner, safer, and healthier. This is also true for pregnant women, since lead in drinking water can also cause severe birth defects.

Overall, staying hydrated and drinking enough water is an absolutely essential for living a healthy lifestyle. While tap water is contaminated with countless bacteria and toxins, using a home water filtration system will assure that the quality of your water will never be compromised, and you will always have an endless supply of fresh, clean drinking water. For more information on the best whole home water filtration systems, visit Fresh Water Systems.

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Could Your Tap Water Be Unsafe?

Could Your Tap Water Be Unsafe?

Fox News recently posted an article asking the question, “How safe is your tap water?” And while the EPA’s Safe Water Drinking act does regulate close to 90 water contaminants, the U.S. uses 60,000 chemicals that could get in our water supply. So how can we be certain that our water is safe to drink?

“My biggest concerns are pharmaceuticals and fluoride,” water expert Michael Cervin told FoxNews.com. “Sure, arsenic, lead, uranium and mercury all sound bad, but they are far less worrisome than man-made toxins.”

While this may seem scary, Cervin tells us not to be afraid, saying: “Fear does no good, education does.” And “There are hundreds of different water filter systems available for consumers to choose from – everything from pitchers and dispensers to mounted filter faucets and reverse osmosis systems.”

What are those systems? It depends on what contaminants you are worried about, but FreshWaterSystems.com has a range of filters and disinfecting systems that can help any water problem. Click here to figure out what will work best for you.

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Water Disinfection: UV Or Chlorine? Which Is Better?

Water Disinfection: UV Or Chlorine? Which Is Better?

Because you can’t see, smell or taste harmful microbes in your water, it is important to properly disinfect your water supply. So which is better? UV light or chlorine?

Both constant chlorination and UV disinfection are recognized by authorities like the EPA and Health Canada as effective means of disinfection. UV adoption, though, is on the rise because it is effective against a broader range of microorganisms, including protozoa, like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It is also a chemical-free, environmentally-friendly solution.

While Chlorine has been used since the early 1900s, UV disinfection (in more primitive terms) has been used for centuries. Once it was discovered that UV wavelengths had germicidal characteristics, that technology was harnessed and turned into the UV water disinfection that we have today.

Ultraviolet light is a sophisticated disinfection solution, but it doesn’t require an overly technical explanation. Light of a specific wavelength is passed through the water, inactivating any pathogens that are present. Because they are inactivated, microbes can no longer multiply, which means they can’t cause infection.

For the best results and minimal maintenance, UV systems do require some pre-treatment. At the least, this includes a sediment filter, which is often included with the newer, high quality systems. But for the most part, UV systems require less maintenance than a chlorinator, so you won’t be making countless nuisance service calls that take you away from the business of selling. However, depending on the quality of the water, the quartz sleeve will require periodic cleaning.
This can often be coincided with the annual lamp change. With a managed service schedule, it’s possible to balance service satisfaction and customer loyalty.

For more information on Fresh Water Systems’ UV products, and for an informative video on UV disinfection, click here.

 

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Where Can UV Water Be Used?

Where Can UV Water Be Used?

UV disinfection of drinking water can be used everywhere!

 

Schools, daycare, eldercare and healthcare facilities are perfect locations to use a UV system.

Children, older adults, and those with compromised immune systems are among those most susceptible to infection for contaminated water. Many jurisdictions’ water quality is subject to regulation, and there really is no way to be 100% certain that the water did not get contaminated after it was treated at the water plant. 

 

Dental Practices

Dental offices are a prime location for a UV system because they need to ensure the quality of water in order to minimize the possibility of infection during dental procedures. UV systems enhance the efficiency and quality of infection-control practices by delaying the formation of bio-films with the plastic tubing that transports water to the dental equipment.

 

Cottages, Camps, RVs, and Boats

Whether the water source is a lake, a well or an on-board supply, poor water quality can ruin your recreation experience. UV is a chemical-free solution to protect all outdoor enthusiasts.

 

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Got Water Scale? The Fix Salt Free Water Conditioners

Water scale is not only is an unpleasant sight but it can cause costly repairs to your homes plumbing and appliances that use water. A Salt free water conditioner system can not only stop water scale, it can rid your pipes of years of buildup. Learn about how salt free water conditioners work, and it benefits for people who live in areas with hard water.

One of the most popular home water treatment system types are salt free water conditioners. Although sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “salt free water softener” the Watts ScaleNet and E-Treat systems help to reduce the effects of water hardness and help prevent scale buildup.

Hard-water-mapWhere in the United States is Water Scale a Prominent Issue? Water scale really is a larger issue for people and companies that are in the South West and Central parts of the country. Mind you there are other small geographic locations where there are high levels of calcium carbonate such as sections along Florida’s coast line, upstate New York, and regions of the Mid west around Milwaukee, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

Pipes-with-scale-buildupWhat is Water Scale and Why Is It A Problem? Scale is the result of water supplies that have high concentration of calcium ions (Ca2+), magnesium ions (Mg2+), and bicarbonate ions (HCO3-) that crystallize as off-white solids in pipes, appliances, and other plumbing surfaces. Not only is this an unpleasant sight to see around household areas such as faucets, it leads to higher heating and energy costs and expensive repairs to appliances, such as ice machines, coffee makers, dishwashers and cooling towers in commercial buildings.

How does a salt free water conditioner work? The Watts ScaleNet™ system uses a template assisted crystallization, or TAC process which transforms these dissolved ions into non-charged, neutral chemical bonds of calcium and magnesium crystals. These microscopic crystals of scale quickly form in treated water and cannot attach to pipes or any surface, and are rinsed away downstream in a colloidal suspension by the water flow.

1. The T.A.C Media releases a “template” into the water

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2. The “template” attracts and captures the scale contaminants (Ca, Mg & MCO3) by turning them into crystals that stick to the TEMPLATE'S surface.

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3. The TEMPLATE carries the scale harmlessly through the piping

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A Salt Free Water Conditioner is not a water softener. It does not remove the hardness minerals from the water. As a result you may still see some white film build up on glasses, shower doors, etc, however this should wipe away easily. The ScaleNet media can also have a descaling effect on pipes and fixtures that already have existing scale buildup. Existing scale can be heavily reduced in as little as one or two months.

Do you need assistance to determine if a salt free water conditioner is right for your home or business? Need assistance in sizing the right salt-fee water conditioning system? FreshWaterSystems.com can help, simply send us an email or give one of our 8 Certified Water Quality Specialist a call and we can help you navigate your way to scale free water.

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