Making sure your home has clean, purified water is very important. In our area of Florida, hard water issues can make taking showers unpleasant and can pose serious health risks to you and your loved ones. Installing a water filtration system for your home is a great way to resolve hard water issues and ensure your home has clean, healthy water.

If you live in Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, and the surrounding areas, here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the best filtration system for your home.

Point of Use Water Filtration System

Point of use filtration systems are great for single sinks like this kitchen sink of a home in Brandon, FL.

Point of use water filtration system is great for homeowners wanting a less expensive and convenient way to filter drinking water from the faucet. This filtration system uses reverse osmosis to deliver superior water filtration from the convenience of your tap. Reverse osmosis filtration systems force water through semi-permeable membranes that filter water at a molecular level, removing harmful minerals such as lead and microscopic waterborne organisms.

A point of use water filtration system is less invasive and expensive than more advanced systems, as the entire unit conveniently fits under the sink of the installed faucet. These systems are installed on only one faucet when whole house water filtration is not required.

Whole House Water Filtration System

For those wanting the satisfaction of knowing the water in their entire home is filtered, a whole house water filtration system is best. Also known as point of entry filtration, a whole house water filtration system treats all the water that enters the property. Point of entry water filters hook into the main water line that comes into a home or building, treating the water at the point of entry. Once the water enters the homeowner’s property line from the municipal feed, it’s filtered and results in treated water that flows throughout the entire home rather than a single sink or faucet.

Point of entry water filters use a carbon filtration system, where the water runs through a series of carbon filters that remove both unwelcome minerals and waterborne organisms. Because the system affects the entire water line, all water inside your home is treated, resulting in noticeably softer hair and skin and more pleasant showers. This filtration system greatly reduces the amount of chlorine, harmful chemicals, and pesticides in your drinking water, and the best filters also remove lead, mercury, and asbestos.

Determining Which System is Best for Your Home

The first step in determining which water filtration system is best for your home is to analyze the contaminants that are present in your water. You can ask for a water quality report from your provider, or pick up an at-home water test from your nearest store. These tests will identify the contaminants that are present in your unfiltered water as well as how much of each contaminant is present. Once you know what contaminants are in your water, you can effectively narrow your choices down to the system that is most effective for your water filtration needs.

The best water filtration system for your home will vary depending on your specific water filtration needs.

Are you in need of a water filtration system for your home or business?

A coffee pot suffering from hard water stains in a home in Valrico, FL.

If you’re considering adding a water filter to your home or business in Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, or the surrounding area, call us today at (813) 672-4111 to have a qualified plumber go over the options with you. We install and maintain water filtration systems that are in accordance with Hillsborough County code and our skilled plumbers are happy to assist you with all your filtration needs.