Choosing a water filter isn’t simply a point and buy process. There are certain factors that must be taken into consideration before you invest the money into a water filter system. The first thing you need to consider is what type of water you have and what contaminants you are dealing with. Let’s go over a few water types and what filtration systems would work best.
Many parts of California are plagued with nitrate contaminated water. The California Department of Public Health recently released a report on the nitrate levels found in several communities and the dangers of drinking nitrate-contaminated water. California isn’t the only area with nitrate problems however, the National Water Quality Assessment Program has recently released an updated map of areas with the highest levels of nitrate contamination and it spans across the entire US. If you live in one of those areas, it is important to choose a water filtration system that will effectively remove nitrates from your water. The best water filtration system for that would be an ion-exchange system such as the LINX Drinking Water System. It is the only system that has the capability to bring nitrates and nitrites down to non-detect levels.
For many, commonly found water contaminates such as aluminum, ammonia, lead, fluoride, iron and other metals, a reverse osmosis system should be able to do the trick. However, if you have arsenic, chloramine (found in many municipally supplied tap waters), bacteria, or even iodine, a reverse osmosis system may be unable to filter those contaminates out and you will need an ion exchange filtration system. For a more comprehensive list of contaminates and how well they are filtered, check out our list of contaminates found on our website.
In order to choose the right water filtration system for your home or business, have your water tested by a professional. They will be able to give you a complete overview of your water, the good, the bad and the ugly and then be able to recommend the proper water filtration system to remediate any problems.
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