There are a number of things that can be present in your home’s water that you really don’t want to be there. If you suspect that there may be contaminants in your water, but aren’t completely sure, there are home testing kits available out there that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on. Making sure your home’s water is as clean as possible is important for a number of reasons and obviously health reasons should certainly be at the top of that list. Nevertheless, you want to consider the overall life of your system because having any particles or debris in your water can and will cause damage to your system over time, shortening its life.
When it comes to cleaning your water, it’s important to understand what may be present that you want to eliminate. Sometimes, you can clearly see that different substances are present in your water. Other times though, it’s difficult to see and that’s why testing the water in your home is very important. The Water Quality Association has compiled a list of the contaminants, including bacteria and viruses, that may be in your water. Over time you may start to notice different health issues show up in yourself or family members if not taken care of. It’s especially important to consider that if you live near a farm or anything involving agriculture, that material from fertilizers and pesticides can end up in your water supply and that is certainly a problem that poses health risks. Installing a whole house water filtration system is the best way to control the quality of the drinking water in your home.
Why would you want to install a whole house water filtration system versus just a single filter? In a lot of cases, the water in someone’s home may have different particles present that can’t be treated by implementing just a single filter. There are different filters out there designed specifically to take care of different problems. Understanding which water filters do what will help you to better take care of the problems that exist in your home’s water most efficiently.
Fresh Water Systems has provided a really good example of one way to set up a whole house water filter system when it comes to dealing with well water. In this specific instance, following a water test, a family discovered a couple of problems with their water that needed taken care of both for health reasons as well as the longevity of their home water system. This led them to install a whole-house system that involved three different filters, including the Rusco spin-down filter.
The nice thing about installing a Rusco filter as a part of your setup is the simplicity of it from both the installation standpoint as well as the way in which it functions. You don’t need to change the filter element frequently because Rusco spin-down filters have an easy-to-use flush valve. With a Rusco filter, water goes in through one side and as it passes through the screened element on the inside, sediment collects within the housing (cover) that helps make up the unit. The clean water then runs out the other side of the filter and back into your water system leaving your water sediment-free and thus eliminating at least one of the issues that were present in your well water.
Aside from simply considering whether or not you need a filter to remove sediment from your system, it’s important to know exactly where to place the filter within the system itself. In a whole-home setup having this at the point of entry into the home yields the most benefit. The further different debris travels into your home’s system, the more potential there is for that debris to do damage to the system over the long run, which can lead to other problems that will need to be addressed down the road.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Rusco can be a help as a part of your whole house water filtration system, give us a call at 1-800-345-1033. Customer service representatives are available to help out Monday through Friday.
Source Notes: All information in this article regarding substances present in water came from the Water Quality Association. Information relating to the specific example of a whole house water filter system came from Fresh Water Systems.