The vast majority of cities in the country put their water supplies through an extensive treatment process before distributing it to their residents. Though this water treatment process is quite extensive, it is not 100% effective. There are always small amounts of harmful materials, like lead and arsenic, that can make it into your home’s plumbing system. In order to more fully protect against these materials, you’re going to want to install a water treatment system. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular water treatment system types.

Reverse Osmosis

A reverse osmosis system forces all water that enters the home through an ultrathin membrane. The membrane is thin enough that water molecules can freely flow through it, but thick enough that anything larger will be blocked. The blocked materials are shunted into a waste receptacle, which is then replaced every few months. These systems are great for filtering out bacteria, lead, and other contaminants.

Water Softeners

Hard water is water with a high level of calcium and magnesium content. Over time, it deposits small amounts of these minerals on the surfaces it flows over until lime scale starts to form. Lime scale often restricts the flow of water through the plumbing pipes in a home, requiring that they be replaced. A water softener replaces the molecules of calcium and magnesium in the water supply, softening your water and protecting your home from lime scale. If you know that your home has a hard water problem, it’s a very good idea to have this system installed.

The Trusted Plumber provides a full range of water treatment systems throughout the Scottsdale, AZ area. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, call today and we’ll find you the perfect water treatment system.

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