People are always looking for ways to help improve their health. Some people diet while others exercise while still others increase their water consumption. Whatever they do, it requires dedication. Diet and exercise are personal, of course, but water is everybody’s concern. A water filter in Austin is, in its simplest form, a device that helps to decontaminate water. The decontamination process can use a physical barrier, a chemical process, or a biological process. There are many good reasons to filter water; all of them are of benefit. Water filters are used to remove chlorine from the water supply. Water filters are used to eliminate bacterial contaminates. A water filter ensures better tasting and odor-free water.
Drinking clean, filtered water helps protect from disease and leads to better overall health. Studies carried out by Affordable Water Systems, Inc., and others, have shown that drinking filtered water can reduce the risk of gastrointestinal issues by up to one-third. Filtered water removes chlorine, resulting in a reduced incidence of rectal, colon, and bladder cancer. There are several types of water filters; each has different mechanics and different functions. However, regardless of type, they all serve the same purpose…to clean your water, making it healthier and safer. One of the more common types of water filters uses activated charcoal as the medium. The granules attract and trap impurities.
As well as filtering drinking water, many homeowners in Austin employ a water softener system. The system is located in the basement, the garage, or a utility closet. A water softener system consists of two tanks. One tank is filled with resin beads. The other tank is filled with salt or potassium chloride pellets. The water entering the house first enters the water softener tank. The water percolates through the resin beads. Through ion exchange, any mineral deposits in the water cling to the beads. The softened water then flows through the piping system. The brine tank comes into play when the beads in the softener tank need to be flushed clean. This process usually takes place after about 12,000 gallons of water have passed through resin beads, which completes the process.