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A water filtration system uses reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, UV light, ionization, or activated carbon filters to remove contaminants from water.
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Why filter water?
70% of your body is water, and it’s important to make sure that water is high-quality. A water filtration system not only gives water a fresh taste, but it also removes contaminants that are unsafe to drink or hard and unusable and clears your water of sediment and debris that leave a nasty taste or odor.
Our purpose is to provide you with fresh, usable water, and water filtration helps us accomplish this goal. Our blog offers a fresh perspective on all things related to water filtration. Read about why fresh water is a critical resource.
Types of Water Filtration Systems
Reverse Osmosis Systems
A commercial or residential reverse osmosis system filters water through a semipermeable membrane that removes 98% of total dissolved solids (TDS) and washes the contaminants down the drain. An RO system comes in3, 4, or 5 stages. These stages include sediment filters, carbon filters, and the semipermeable membrane. A reverse osmosis system requires a storage tank to hold the clean water until you need it.
Like an RO system, an ultrafiltration system pushes water through a semipermeable hollow-fiber membrane, but it does not remove dissolved solids. Ultrafiltration leaves minerals in the water while filtering down to .25 micron. This system does not produce any wastewater.
UV Water PurifiersUltraviolet disinfection uses a UV lamp to alter the DNA of bacteria and prevent them from reproducing. UV water treatment provides safe drinking water without adding chemicals but does not remove sediment or dissolved solids.
From our blog: What is a UV Water Purifier and How Does it Work?
A water softener removes the minerals that make water hard and damage appliances like your dishwasher or water heater and create soap scum. Softened water makes your skin softer and laundry brighter.
Browse water softeners by brand: Neo-Pure
A water distiller boils water, which then turns to steam. As the water vaporizes, the contaminants are left behind and the fresh water recondenses. Distillers remove the widest variety of contaminants out of all filtration options.
Drinking Water Filtration Systems
Point-of-Use (POU) Drinking water systems include under-sink, countertop, and portable filtration options. They provide clean drinking water from your tap using a variety of filtration methods.
Whole House Water Filtration Systems
A whole house water filtration system is a point-of-entry (POE) system that treats the water before it enters your house. It provides filtered or softened water at every point in your home, from showers and sinks to dishwashers and washing machines.
From our blog: How to Find a Home Water Filtration System in 4 Steps
Water Heater Filter Systems
A water heater filter system inhibit limescale build-up from damaging the heater.
Browse water heater filter systems by brand: Southeastern Filtration & Equipment
Ceramic Water Filtration Systems
A ceramic water filtration system filter out bacteria and cysts from water and come in a variety of carbon blends for additional contaminant reduction. These systems are economical and fit under your sink or on your kitchen counter.
Food and Beverage Filtration SystemsCoffee, Tea, and Espresso Filtration
Commercial filtration systems high-quality water to enhance hot or cold caffeinated beverages, making them rich with flavor and free of impurities.Steam Filtration
Steam is all water, so it makes sense to filter that water before cooking. Removing any impurities from water ensures that no minerals damage your commercial steamer.
Browse steam filtration systems by brand: Selecto ScientificIce Filtration
Ice is also 100% water like steam. Ice machines work best and ice tastes better when chlorine taste and odor are reduced and when scale is inhibited.Food and Fountain Beverages
Fountain beverages have more flavor and fizz when chlorine and chloramines and other contaminants are reduced.
You have many options when choosing a filter system. These questions will help you decide which water filtration system is best for you.
What’s your water source?
City water supply?
Water treatment plants must meet EPA standards to maintain water quality and maintain maximum contaminant levels for safe drinking water. These plants use chemical disinfectants like chlorine that and chloramine could be harmful and make your water taste and smell bad. Even though major contaminants are removed at water treatment facilities, lead, pharmaceuticals, sediment, and other particulates can still enter your water supply through the pipes on the way to your home.
Water from a well collects mineral deposits, like iron, calcium, or magnesium, aquifers underground. These minerals are not a health hazard, but they do cause water hardness. Hard water creates scale that damages appliances and filmy residue that makes it difficult to clean and shower with. It’s the private well owner’s responsibility to ensure that the drinking water from a well is safe. Well water could also contain natural but dangerous contaminants like arsenic, nitrates, or bacteria. A UV system will protect your drinking water from harmful bacteria and viruses.
What’s wrong with your water?
What contaminants are in your water?
Conducting a water test will help you discover what harmful substances are lurking in your water. You can test your water at home or send your test to a lab for analysis. Learn how contaminants enter the water supply and what contaminants are most common in water.
Contaminants like cysts, asbestos, and pesticides that are too small to see or even taste, can be removed using different filtration methods. Distillers and reverse osmosis (RO) systems have the greatest particle reduction and both remove total dissolved solids (TDS). RO filters water through a membrane, while distillation turns water into steam and leaves behind the contaminants. Ultrafiltration (UF) also removes microscopic contaminants, but not dissolved solids. If you prefer to leave beneficial minerals in your water, then an ultrafiltration system is the best option. A ceramic filter system reduces many of the same particles as a UF system.
Bacteria and Viruses?
A UV system disinfects water, and many waste treatment plants now use UV purification instead of chemical disinfection. A UV purifier uses ultraviolet light to deactivate small living organisms from water, but it does not remove sediment or improve tastes and odors.
Many filtration systems remove sediment, but if you are dealing with a lot of sediment in the water, a Rusco sediment filter is designed to accumulate and remove heavy dirt and debris from water.
Do you have hard water?
Hard water is caused by calcium and magnesium ions in the water. The scum and film it creates makes shampooing and cleaning difficult. Hard water also causes scale that can build up and damage your appliances. A water softener or salt-free conditioner removes water hardness minerals and prevents them from building up. Espresso filtration systems also require a softening element to provide smooth, rich espresso.
Does your water have a bad taste or odor?
Chlorine makes your drinking water taste like pool water, and sediment could leave your water tasting earthy. A fountain beverages, ice machines, and steam cookers, all provided water with a fresh taste.
What do you need a filtration system for?
Do you need a commercial or residential water filtration system?
Some filtration systems are designed specifically for either a point-of-use (POU) or point-of-entry (POE) in a home. POU drinking water systems install on your counter or under your sink to filter the water from your tap and feed your drinking faucet and refrigerator. POE systems are installed at the main water line and filter water for your whole house. If you need filtered water to protect your water heater, then you need a water heater filtration system. Other systems are made for restaurants, coffee shops, and other commercial locations. We provide commercial RO systems, UV systems, and food and beverage filtration systems for delicious flavor from cappuccinos, soups, and sodas.