Have you ever had a glass of tap water that tastes a little funky? Does it have a fishy aftertaste or smell a bit like rotten eggs?

If the answer is yes, it’s time for a new water filtration system. We need water to survive but when it’s unsafe to drink it can lead to health issues.

However, choosing the best home water treatment system can be confusing. With so many products on the market, it’s important to decide what filter will work best for you and your family.

That’s why we’re here to help. We’re experts in water treatment systems in Upstate South Carolina. Check out this helpful guide to learn more about water treatment and why you should treat your home’s system.

The Water Treatment Process

There are two household water treatment system categories:

  1. Point-of-use
  2. Point-of-entry

Point-of-use filtration systems are easy to use and install, and take up minimal space. They treat water in smaller quantities and send it through to a tap, usually into a kitchen sink.

It’s normal for homeowners to have a point-of-use system installed under the kitchen bench. Although, countertop systems, faucet-mounted filters, and tabletop pitchers are also popular.

Point-of-entry systems also called whole-home water treatment systems, reach the water before it enters the home. It is installed within the main water line and treats your entire household’s water supply, including the shower, washing machine, kitchen sink, and more.

It is normal for this type of system to be installed before moving into your house.

Generally speaking, each water treatment system will include a:

  • Filtration system to remove visible contaminants;
  • Water softener to remove calcium and magnesium;
  • Distillation to boil and separate the contaminant water, and;
  • Disinfection to chemically kill pathogenic microorganisms.

In most cases, municipal water treatment systems are effective. But, factors like unexpected severe weather can impact the quality of the water. This is one of the reasons why homeowners are having water treatment systems installed.

Is Water Treatment Effective?

Short answer, yes. Installation of a water treatment system will give you peace of mind. It can guarantee your drinking water is of the highest quality.

Before you invest in a water treatment system know the current quality of your water. Luckily, it’s easy to detect. Try to look out for:

  • Cloudiness
  • Slimy texture after bathing, or washing hands
  • Discoloration (brown is never a good sign!)
  • Odor (rotten eggs, fish, or a bleach-like smell is not good)
  • Metallic taste

These are the most obvious signs that you have contaminant water. But remember, many other contaminants, including arsenic and nitrate are invisible. In some cases, you could be ingesting water that is unsafe without you realizing it.

That’s why it’s essential to have your home water treated. Don’t wait until your household experiences the nasty health effects. Get a free quote now from one of our friendly plumbing professionals.

Why You Should Treat Your Water System

There are many reasons why you should treat your water system. A good water filter will reduce the nasty contaminants in your drinking water. Plus, it will improve the taste.

Here are our top five reasons why you should filter and treat your water system:

  1. Removes unwanted chemicals
  2. Protects your health
  3. Reduces plastic waste
  4. Improves water taste
  5. Provides peace of mind

Book an appointment online to discuss with a professional your family’s water treatment needs.

Best Water Treatment For Your Home

As the old saying goes, one size shoe does not fit all. Your needs vary from other homeowners’ needs.

First, consider why you need water treatment. Now, let’s take a look at some of the different types of water filtration and treatment systems.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Systems

Reverse Osmosis Systems has a certification by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). It is also the leading water treatment system. And can reduce lead, fluoride, and other chemical contaminants from your water.

The RO system will remove any nasty tastes and odors and improve the quality of your water. This is the most common type of point-of-use filtration system. We can install it via one single connection, usually under your kitchen sink.

Ultra Violet (UV) Water Filtration Systems

The UV Water Filtration System is a popular choice. It has the ability to disinfect bacteria from your water supply. The UV water filtration system is chemical-free and low maintenance. It also does not leave an odor or chemical taste in the water.

You will need to change the UV light. But you can do this about once a year. The UV water filtration system is not the most efficient on its own.

For the best result, try it with the Reverse Osmosis System. Together they will work to provide chemical-free drinking water.

Whole-Home Water Treatment Systems

The whole-home water treatment system will treat the water before it comes into your home. This includes any water you drink, cook, and bathe in. It works to reduce chlorine, chemicals, and bacteria to provide clean water.

A popular and cost-effective solution that a homeowner can service themselves. It’s important to note that this system does not treat lead, fluoride, and other chemicals.

Water Treatment Systems in Upstate South Carolina

Are you ready to treat your home’s water but still don’t know who to call?

Look no further than CrackerJack Plumbing Pros. We’re experts in water treatment systems in Upstate South Carolina, and we’ve got the experience to get the job done right, the first time. We provide the highest quality service because your satisfaction is our priority.

If you have an emergency, we’re here for you. Our office is open 24/7 for any plumbing emergency big or small.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Book now to schedule a water treatment estimate with us, and you’ll be well on your way to protecting your family’s health. You’ll be glad you did.

About The Author

Brandon Stowe is the President of CrackerJack Plumbing Pros
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