Water Filtration System Water Filtration System Are you concerned about the quality of water you’re receiving in your home? Would you like better tasting water quickly and seamlessly in your home without thinking about it? Water filtration is an important step to take if you want the water supply in your home to be cleaner, healthier, and better tasting. Here at Polestar Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning can provide professional expertise in the area of water filtration and cleanliness, as well as instillation of a water filtration system should you decide you want to go that route. What does a water filtration system do? A water filtration system removes impurities from water by means of a fine physical barrier, a chemical process or a biological process. Home water filtration systems remove contaminants from your water through a filter connected to either your faucet or your home water line, depending on the type of filtration system you buy. Why would you need a water filtration system? To be clear, more than 90 percent of the water supply in the United States is safe to drink from the tap, according to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). However, some people want to ensure they’re drinking high quality water, which leads to the purchase of a water filtration system. Water purification systems help eliminate containments that could compromise your water supply. These water purification systems could remove: Microbes, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, such as cryptosporidium and giardia An influx of lead in your water Any influx of chlorine or chloramines to tap water A major issue we face in the Kansas City area is the influx of “hard water” we have in our supply. Hard water is basically water that has a high mineral content. The influx of minerals in the hard water prevent soap from sudsing properly, leave a white film or residue behind, and can result in damage to your pipes and water heaters, while also not being the best water for your family to drink. Here in Kansas City our water is unfortunately “harder” that a lot of other places. This doesn’t make it unnecessarily bad to drink, but getting a water filtration system for your home could alleviate your concerns about the quality of water in your home. What is the solution to hard water? Water softeners are an integral part of the water filtration system. They remove things the water picks up when it is in the earth, and when it goes through the process to get to your home. Hard water can prevent things from running at maximum efficiency. This is what leaves the residue on dishes after the dishwasher has run, or leaves the film in the bathtub after the water has drained out of it. The way a water softener works is by flushing the hard water through the tank and the minerals which are in the water are removed by the beads in the tank. As the water moves through the tank the minerals from the water are replaced with sodium from the salt inside the tank. When the water is called for it does not have the minerals from the earth, but it does have some sodium. Here at Polestar Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning our certified technicians can explain the benefits of a home water filtration system in further detail, and well as provide complete instillation for you. Call us at (913) 432-3342 today!