If your water looks funky, feels gunky, or smells skunky, it’s time to call the best plumbers in Orcutt. Our experienced water treatment specialists can figure out the cause, determine if your current plumbing is putting you at risk, and find the right solution for your home or commercial business.
If basic water quality is an issue, there are several types of water treatment systems available. Understanding your needs, existing plumbing, and budget will help Griffin Plumbing recommend the right option for you.
Whole house filtration systems treat all water before it enters a building’s main fresh water delivery system. These are considered Point of Entry systems. Point of Use filtration systems are also available, filtering only the water in use at one area, usually a sink.
Water softeners use an ion exchange process to replace things like iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese with sodium ions. This can be especially helpful in places where high mineral content leaves deposits or stains.
While whole house filtration systems and water softeners are popular, we also get a lot of questions about reverse osmosis, aka “RO.” These systems are used to treat water used for drinking and cooking. They are Point of Use systems, usually housed under the sink where the system’s dispenser will be installed.
Reverse osmosis systems combine filtration with a process that forces water through a semipermeable membrane. This removes organic and inorganic dissolved solids, fluoride, chlorine, and other substances, leaving only great-tasting, crystal clear H2O for drinking and cooking. Many people with RO systems find they drink more water when it is so easy to access and inexpensive, and they appreciate not having to haul heavy, bulky bottles of commercially treated water.
One drawback to RO is that it uses much more water than it delivers to the dispenser. For each gallon of fresh, delicious water delivered, several gallons of water are sent down the drain. This is something to consider in areas observing strict water conservation guidelines. Also, proper installation is a must, since an improperly installed unit can lead to costly, home-damaging leaks.
If you’ve been looking for a way to make your drinking and cooking water more palatable, reverse osmosis may be the right choice!
Let Griffin Help
Griffin Plumbing’s team can help you determine what type and size system will work best. After installation, a Griffin tech can also perform the regular maintenance your system will need for peak performance.
There’s no reason to live with water that doesn’t look, feel, or taste right. Whether your water is affecting your cleaning and bathing, leaving unsightly deposits, or making your tastebuds recoil, our water treatment pros have a solution that will help you be happy, healthy and hydrated. Contact us online or give us a call at (805) 934-1949