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Do You Need a Water Filtration System for Your Home?

If you live in Florida, odds are good that you probably don’t have the highest quality drinking water in your home. In fact According to EWG, 23 different toxic chemicals were found in Jacksonville’s water supply. Over the five-year testing period, unsafe levels of trihalomethanes, a disinfectant by-product, were detected during each of the 32 months of testing, and levels deemed illegal by the EPA were detected in 12 of those months. During at least one testing period, trihalomethane levels were measured at nearly twice the EPA legal limit. Jacksonville drinking water ranks as the 10th worst municipal water for drinking in the USA.

What a Water Filtration System Will Do For You

If you choose to consider one of the Florida water filtration systems that are available, you may be wondering what they can do for you, your family and your home. At a basic level, your water filtration system will remove most, if not all of the contaminants that are present in water. For example, water can contain arsenic, nitrates, pesticides and unsafe metals but your filtration system will take care of them. Another thing that you will get from your system is that it will remove chlorine and chlorine by products such as trihalomethanes from your water. Some of these chemicals can actually cause health problems and have been linked to conditions like kidney problems, high blood pressure and they can even increase your risk of cancer.

Types of Water Filtration Systems

There are several different types of water filtration systems on the market and available in Florida. One of them is known as a reverse osmosis filter. Reverse osmosis is the most efficient process to produce high purity drinking water. In fact many bottled water companies such as Dasani and Aquafina use reverse osmosis to bottle their product. The water is pushed by high pressure through a very fine filter (a semi permeable membrane) which takes out many contaminants like minerals, salts and even fluoride.

Another type of system that is used is an activated carbon filter. These filters will take the water and allow it to flow through a bed of carbon in order to remove the contaminants and can be applied to the entire homes water supply. The outcome here is dependent on the density of the carbon, however.

Finally, you may find a ceramic filter. These filters are generally only good for getting larger particles like sediments and bacteria, viruses and the like. They typically will not filter out any chemical compounds. Depending on the company you work with, you may have your choice of any, or all of these options.

If looking for Florida water filtration systems, contact Florida Water Technologies, Inc. Reach them at http://www.floridawatertechnologies.com or by phone, (904) 887-0361.