Water is absolutely critical for our survival as a species. We can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. Water is essential for proper circulation and leads us to overall better health by flushing out wastes that can cause disease.
Since access to clean water is so important to us, implementing water purification methods is very important. After all, there are more than 2,100 water contaminants that may be present in our tap and well water.
One way to remove contaminants in our water supply is to use one of several types of water filters. Water filters are able to remove more impurities than any other purification method, while still retaining healthy trace minerals in the water.
There are two types of carbon filters available to purify well water: carbon block filters and granulated activated carbon filters.
Carbon block filters contain pulverized carbon that is shaped into blocks. They remove several contaminants such as lead, mercury and asbestos. The effectiveness partly relies on how fast water runs through them.
Granulated activated carbon filters contain fine grains of activated carbon that also remove pollutants like mercury and lead.
Another type of water filter is a ceramic filter. They contain very small holes throughout the material which stop solid contaminants, such as sediments and cysts, but do not remove chemical contaminants. When choosing the best water filter to fit your needs, evaluate the different types of filters that will best suit your situation.
Water filtration systems are another option in removing harsh chemicals from well water. They are efficient in ridding water of viruses, bacteria and mineral contaminants, including calcium, lead, iron and manganese. There are a couple types of water filtration systems including the process of distillation and the process of reverse osmosis.
After you have decided on receiving assistance with filtering your home’s water supply, please don’t hesitate to call us at Perry’s Pump Repair LLC. We are a Gainesville, FL water treatment company with more than 30 years of experience in the well water treatment, well pump repair and well drilling business. Our experienced technicians will help you choose an affordable well system that suits your needs or help diagnose any trouble with your existing well, and are available 24 hours a day!