Choosing A Residential Water Treatment System
Having a steady source of filtered water in your home has recently become a necessity. With news about old infrastructure and the risk of groundwater contamination, more and more homes are turning to residential water treatment systems. The most common solution for filtered water that you will encounter are filter pitchers. While these clunky plastic pitchers offer some filtration, the need for constant maintenance and the amount of space they take up in your refrigerator makes them more of an inconvenience than a solution. If you want clean water accessible 24/7, you need a dedicated filtration system in your home.
Here at efilters, we offer a wide range of filtration options. Instead of dealing with pitchers that need regular filter changes and hand filling, we recommend installing a filter system directly to your water line in your home kitchen. When it comes to residential water treatment systems, we offer several high quality systems from Everpure. We offer these house water filters because they are both extremely effective and easy to install.
The two most common home water filtration systems are standard filter systems and reverse osmosis systems. Either of these water treatment solutions will give you access to clean water with months between filter changes. The main difference is that RO filter systems employ a second layer of filtration that involves a specialized membrane. No matter what kind of system you use, the first stage of filtration will be a particulate filter.
The most common residential filter systems employ a single filter cartridge. These cartridges feature Everpure’s MicroPure filter media and unique pleated particulate filtering membrane. As water enters the cartridge, it encounters a bacteriostatic barrier to prevent any bacteria from reproducing within the cartridge. As the water passes through the MicroPure filter media, chemical contaminants are removed by the extremely high surface area of the media. Finally, the pleated filter media removes particulate up to ½ of a micron in size. Once water passes through the entire cartridge, it is fed directly to the faucet.
The second most common residential water treatment system is a reverse osmosis system. Reverse osmosis (RO) is a multistage filtration process. Before water can undergo RO filtration, it has to have all the chlorine and bulky particulates removed. Chlorine can break down the RO membrane and particulates will clog it quickly. After these are filtered from the water, the second filter cartridge in the system passes water through the RO membrane. This membrane is designed to imitate a cell wall membrane and can filter particles as small as 0.00001 microns. This water can then be consumed or systems like the ROM III will use one final cartridge to remove any volatile organic compounds that made it through the RO membrane.
No matter what residential water treatment system you choose for your home, installing Everpure systems is remarkably simple. Each system is unique, but a screwdriver, tape measure, wrench, knife, and pencil are typically all that is required. These systems mount under the sink and the filter head is screwed in place ensuring that there is enough room to change cartridges. Once this is complete, you attach your supply fitting to your existing cold water line and use the provided tubing to attach it to your filter head. Finally, you attach the output from your filter head to your new dedicated filtered water faucet.
Most residential water filtration systems will require adding a filtered water faucet to your countertop. This small faucet will provide you with filtered water on demand and allow you to continue to use your sink for washing and other actions that do not require filtration. If you do not want to add a second faucet to your countertop, we offer the Everpure PBS400 system. Instead of needing a dedicated faucet, this system’s water output hooks directly into your existing faucet’s cold water line. This allows you to enjoy the same constant flow of filtered water without having to drill into your counter.
Once you have installed your new filter system, the maintenance is simple. Everpure’s water filters can handle hundreds and even thousands of gallons depending on the model. Once a filter has reached its capacity, the rate of flow from your faucet will begin to slow down. When this occurs, it is time to switch your cartridge. Removing and replacing the cartridges is as simple as replacing a lightbulb. Simple turn the shutoff valve and the pressure release valve, then you turn the old filter, remove it, replace it, and open the valves again. Once this is complete, you run your filter for a few minutes and you can enjoy filtered water until the flow flows down again in a few months to a year.
If you are ready to add a quality Everpure residential water treatment system to your home, hop on Live Chat or give us a call at 1-866-283-9919. Our filtration experts are here to help you find the perfect system for your home today.