4 Ways To Filter Your Drinking Water

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At Aquafeel Solutions, we are passionate about the thing that up to 60% of our bodies are made up of…water! Water is the very essence of life on our planet. Our oceans are teeming with life and were the place where single celled organisms first evolved and emerged onto land. A human being can last only a few days without water before succumbing to the fatal effects of dehydration. Compare this to the several weeks a person can survive without food (depending on body mass and activity).

Water is that important, and so place our emphasis on water filtration systems in MD that can purify your water so that you are ingesting the most vital substance to our wellbeing without pollutants or contaminants in it.

Many people understand the importance of clean water, but are unsure of what the right method of purifying it is for them. Let’s take a look at 4 ways to purify your water.

#1 – Using A Simple Jug Filter Or Faucet Attachment

Products such as jugs that have swappable filters or attachments that go on faucets are simple and cost-efficient, but are they effective? Pitcher and faucet filters can be effective at reducing things such as

  • Chlorine
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury.

However, considering that many of these use activated carbon filters to work, they don’t remove things such as dissolved minerals, bacteria, viruses, or nitrates. Of that list, of course dissolved minerals aren’t hazardous, but they do contribute to that tap water taste that many are not fond of.

In terms of protection, they offer minimal protection but they are a good start. The proliferation of home water filters in pitchers and faucet attachments did wonders for getting people to start thinking about their water supply and purifying it.

#2 – Ion Exchange Units

These units are effective at removing

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Sometimes radium
  • Sometimes barium
  • Fluoride

In other words, they’re good at reducing things in the water supply that make up “hard water”. They aren’t very good at removing things such as viruses or bacteria. You could say that this water treatment method is more useful for creating “soft” water, as hard water (which is not necessarily bad for you) is undesirable in certain circumstances.

#3 – Electric Water Purifiers

These typically come in the form of standalone water units, but are not limited to such. Electric water purifiers utilize UV and UF filtration methods to cleanse water. Typically, these devices create an increase in water pressure which in turn gets pushed through a semi-permeable membrane.

Passing through this membrane is what “filters” the water. The electric component of them utilize UV radiation to kill contaminants and microorganisms. UV is unfortunately not very good at removing chemicals, though it is great at removing bacteria and viruses.

That’s why our water system uses a combination of The Aquafeel System and then an ultraviolet KD filter and RO point of use filter for added protection.

#4 – Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis is one of the best ways to filter water. Not only does is it very effective at removing viruses and bacteria, but it can also filter out common chemical pollutants in your water. Things such as

  • Sodium
  • Chloride
  • Chromium
  • Lead

It may also help reduce concentrations of arsenic, fluoride, radium, phosphorus, etc. Want to know more about Reverse Osmosis? Check out our page on it!

Reverse osmosis is the perfect investment into your household or organization’s health. The importance of clean drinking water cannot be understated. Our reverse osmosis solution provides highly filtered water out of a single faucet in your home, perfect for those who want to create an oasis in their kitchen where everyone can have clean drinking water.

If you’d like a more comprehensive solution, The Aquafeel System uses a 4 stage filtration system to create a whole-house filtered water solution.

For more information on our water filtration systems in MD, contact us today!

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