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Answers to Your Most Common Water Treatment FAQs

Whatever the source of the water you and your family use or consume daily, a treatment system can help avoid common problems such as hard, soft, or contaminated water unsuitable for drinking. Read on to learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked water treatment questions and how Perry’s Pump Repair can help get your water clean and keep it that way. 

Do I Need Water Treatment if I Have City Water? 

Water from city sources is potable or considered safe for human consumption. But that doesn’t mean that the water cannot become contaminated on its way to you as it travels through pipes, storage tanks, and reservoirs. City water is also only considered free of primary contaminants, such as arsenic, rather than secondary pollutants, such as fluoride or iron. Water treatment helps purify your water from both, making the water you and your family use cleaner. 

Is My Well Water Safe to Drink?

The answer is generally yes. But it’s a good idea to have your water regularly tested, at least once a year, to ensure it doesn’t contain harmful microorganisms, bacteria, or chemicals. Wells located near septic tanks are particularly prone to nitrates due to human waste, so they require extra attention. 

How Do I Know My Water Needs Treatment?

Your water will tell you if it needs treatment. Whether your dishes still appear dirty after a dishwashing cycle, your water has orange or red stains, you notice blue or green growth at the base of your spigot, or your water tastes and smells foul, these are all signs that your water needs attention. In addition, you may notice your skin is itchy and dry, your hair is dull, and your soap does not bubble up as it should. 

What Does a Water Softener Do? 

A water softener is a filtration system used to treat hard water caused by calcium and magnesium buildup through what is known as ion exchange. Hard water buildup causes scaling in your pipes, which in turn slows water flow, decreases water pressure, and contaminates the water moving through the pipes. It can be costly and time-consuming to address hard water on your own, so it’s better to invest in a water softener system. 

How Does Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Work?

Commonly referred to as RO systems, reverse osmosis filtration purifies water by running it through a somewhat porous layer. This process essentially strains contaminants, salt, and other waste materials from the water. 

Where Will Water Treatment Equipment Be Installed?

Factors that affect equipment placement include drainage options, power sources, and the requirement to separate treated water from irrigation water. Some common installation locations are in the garage or near pumping equipment. 

Will My Water Treatment System Ever Need Maintenance?

Yes. While we install quality equipment for your water treatment needs, all water system components need occasional maintenance, such as replacement filters and membranes for your reverse-osmosis (RO) system. Filters usually need replacing once or twice yearly. 

Perry’s Is Your Water Treatment Company 

When considering these frequently asked questions or those not included here, you need a knowledgeable water treatment team with the experience to keep your family’s water safe and clean. When you choose Perry’s Pump Repair, you can rest assured that we understand what you need and how to offer solutions that will decrease water usage, maximize cost savings, and lead to the best possible system performance. We expertly guide you in choosing the correct water treatment system for your whole home. Further, we proudly offer free quotes so you can get ahead of any water issues before they become larger and more expensive to fix. Contact us today to get started on the road to pure water. 

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