Do You Need a Water Filtration System in San Antonio?

Technician installing a water filter. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio.
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In San Antonio, Texas, many homeowners make the decision to have water filtration systems put into their homes. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio, we fully support this decision! If you’re considering installing a water filtration system in your home, step one is to have your water supply professionally tested to determine its contaminants. Then, based on the findings, you can make the decision to move forward with the water filtration system that best fits your needs. Here are some additional things to take into account when selecting a water filtration system.

Filter Maintenance

If you choose to implement a filtration system in your home, keep in mind that they’ll likely require more attention than you may have initially expected. But, this maintenance is typically easy and can be done yourself. Though infrequent, these measures are important for the overall health and effectiveness of the machine. One task is to change your machine’s filter. Depending on the kind of filter used, you may need to change it every few months. Depending on the type of system you have, it may tell you when it’s time to change the filter. New filters ensure the system can continue to adequately and efficiently remove contaminants from your water supply.

Things to Keep in Mind When Selecting Your System

When selecting your water filtration system, your number one priority is to find the system that best fits your needs based on the contaminants in your water supply. According to Quartz, to tackle some of the more common contaminants found in water, there are certain systems that work better than others. If your water contains perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the best filters to combat it are reverse osmosis filters or attached filters in the sink and refrigerator. According to the American Cancer Society, PFOA is a man-made chemical that can stay in the human body for ages, posing major health risk down the line. For lead and other potentially dangerous elements, a standard filtration or reverse osmosis filter is what you need. For bacteria, the only way to go is ultraviolet or microbiological filtration.

Every brand and type of filter will vary in cost, but an important thing to note in your research is the filter’s capability to successfully purify a higher volume of water at any given time. If you live in a home with five or more people, you must account for the time required to supply an adequate amount of purified water.

This Is Not a Hard Water Solution

While it’s no secret that San Antonio has hard water, a water filtration system is not the solution. A filtration system removes impurities from water and is necessary to avoid regularly consuming toxic minerals or elements. But, if you are looking for a solution to your hard water problem, we can help you by installing a water softener. Water softeners break down the elements that make your water hard, but cannot be relied upon to remove contaminants as well as a filter.

bluefrog Has All of Your Plumbing Needs

Whether you’re looking to properly clean or soften your home’s water supply, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio has you covered. To schedule professional water filtration installation services, call us at 210-876-1629!

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