Most homes and businesses use a water treatment system to treat problems like hard water, iron and sulphur. The most important thing is that your water is safe for you and your family. Did you know…your water should be tested for bacteria, hardness, iron and sulphur at least once a year? Your local health unit can test your water for bacteria and Hunter Plumbing can test your water for hardness, iron and sulphur content. Contact us today or stop by our office to drop off your water sample!
Water softeners are designed to soften water and remove hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium. By removing the mineral concentration, soaps dissolve better, food prepared with water tastes better and there is a drastic reduction of calcium buildup on taps, pipes and appliances that use water. If you notice white deposits on your plumbing fixtures and taps, it is a good indication that you have hard water.
If your water test comes back positive for E.coli and/or coliform bacteria, it is best to eliminate the bacteria before using your water for drinking, cleaning or cooking purposes. If bacteria is present in your water it can cause serious health problems for you and your family. An ultraviolet purification system removes 99.999% of all bacteria including E.coli, coliform, virus and protozoan cysts. It is also environmentally friendly and low maintenance as it uses no chemicals to purify your water.
Iron, sulphur, manganese and other elements can be present in your water, especially when your water comes from a well. Iron and manganese are not considered a health hazard, but are the cause of orange/rust coloured staining, bad taste and odours. Sulphur is known to cause the “rotten egg” smell in water. If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is best to get your water tested and install an iron filter. Hunter Plumbing sells a variety of iron filters from air injection to chlorine and peroxide injection systems.
Most commonly used by bottled water companies, the RO filter forces water through a semi-permeable membrane which filters out water contaminants. Reverse osmosis systems are designed to remove contaminants such as nitrates, sodium, fluoride, copper, lead and other organic chemicals. They also improve the taste and clarity of your water for drinking and cooking purposes.