Water Filtration Systems

Gainesville Water Filtration Repair and Installation Services

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Water Filtration Repair and Installation Services in Gainesville, FL

Having safe, drinkable water is essential is every home. All water will need to be filtered and sterilized multiple times before it enters a home or business, even if the water is not going to be consumed or used in cooking. While most municipalities do provide minor treatments for any water that will be used by the public, it is typically not effective enough to remove every contaminant.

At Scarborough Plumbing, LLC., we understand just how important pure water is for you and your family, and this is why we believe everyone should take a close look at their own options for a new filtration system and which will work best for their own needs. We can assist you in choosing the right filtration system that best meets you and your family’s needs. Rely on us to perform your Gainesville water filtration system services today. Read what our satisfied customers are saying about us in our reviews!

What are the different kinds of water filtration systems and their benefits?

Solid Block, Compressed Block, and Granulated Carbon: Carbon filters are often seen as the most effective way to purify and filter water, but there are a number of different styles that utilize carbon. All forms utilize ‘activated’ carbon which will help to pull away pesticides and other contaminates, typically with gravity pulling the water through. The effectiveness of a carbon filter is determined by the amount of time the water moves through the filter and the overall percentage of activated carbon in the filter. Solid block carbon filters are the most effective, but also the most expensive to develop and sell, while granulated carbon filters are cheaper but slightly less effective.

Distillation: Distillation is one of the oldest forms of water purification and remains a popular option today for quite a few reasons. Distillation means nothing more than heating the water past its boiling point in order to remove or kill off any contaminants. Modern distillation techniques involve purifying the water at a molecular level by boiling it, condensing the steam, and leaving behind any unwanted byproducts. This method is good for whole-home purposes and is one of the most effective options for removing heavy metals and potentially toxic levels of metals. Unlike carbon filters, distillation does not remove volatile organic chemicals or chlorine.

Reverse Osmosis: Reverse osmosis utilizes a number of unique technologies to place water under a tremendous amount of pressure and then force it through a membrane. This membrane only allows molecules that match the size of water to move through the membrane and leaves the other molecules behind. While the system is relatively effective, it can also be wasteful due to the fact it uses 5 to 20 times more unfiltered water than it produces in filtered water. This inefficiency is why it is typically reserved for cooking or drinking water.

If you have recently begun designing a home or are interested in improving the quality of water in your current home, the team here at Scarborough Plumbing, LLC. can help you find which of these technologies will suit your own needs. Call us at (352) 472-7385.