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Will a Water Filtration System Reduce Water Flow and Pressure in My Home?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Even with the best water treatment plants removing pollutants from the municipal water supply, the fresh water in your residential plumbing may still contain a variety of contaminants, minerals, and chemicals that it picks up from ground seepage on its way to your home. To protect the health of your household as well as its plumbing, you may need to have a water filter system installed. Call The Sunny Plumber and speak to our professionals experienced with water filtration in Benson, AZ today, and they will help you find the right type of water treatment system to provide your home with clean, healthy water.

A common question that people ask about adding water filters to their plumbing is if it will cause a drop in the water flow from the faucets and other fixtures, or a decrease in water pressure. The answer to this question is in two parts: a) yes, it can; and b) no, it shouldn’t.

This is one of the reasons that it is very important to call on professional plumbers with knowledge installing a variety of water treatment systems for homes. Water filters and reverse osmosis systems must be properly matched to the plumbing so they are not too powerful and end up obstructing water. If you have skilled professionals take care of selecting the unit for your house, you should not experience any noticeable drop in water pressure, and you can enjoy clean water with any interruptions.

We need to point out that water filtration systems that malfunction or are left without routine maintenance will lead to a drop in water flow. Repair troubles in a reverse osmosis system that lead to a depressurized tank will cause water flow to drop to almost nothing; this problem requires professional repairs. Standard filters that trap contamination must have routine maintenance to clean and change the filters, or else the excess particles trapped in the filters will obstruct water flow.

The Sunny Plumber specializes in services for a wide variety of water treatment systems: reverse osmosis, specialty cartridges, water softeners, and water filters. If you are looking for quality water filtration in Benson, AZ that won’t negatively affect your water flow, give us a call to set up an appointment. We also provide water testing services to make sure that we target the specific problems in your water supply.

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Contaminants That Water Filtration Will Remove

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Everyone knows that tap water tastes a bit…different…from the water they buy in supermarkets or get from a filter. There are chemicals and minerals present in tap water that are mostly filtered out from other sources. What’s the harm, though? Surely, the government wouldn’t allow anything into the tap water that wasn’t safe, right? Well…not exactly. Read on to read about some of the contaminants commonly present in tap water, and how a water filtration system can remove them.

Water Contaminants

In 2009, a three year study found that tap water in 45 states contained over 200 chemicals that were unregulated by the federal government. That means that at the time of the study there were no federal safety standards governing any of those chemicals. Any of those chemicals could be present in your tap water, in virtually any amount, and it would be legal for you to be exposed to it. Some of these chemicals include pesticides, disinfection byproducts, and even components found in rocket fuel.

While the EPA is still considering drafting new rules to cut down on some of these chemicals, you probably don’t want to wait for them to enact new rules before taking steps yourself. That’s where water filtration comes in.

Water Filtration

A water filtration system is essentially a canister filter that is spliced into the home’s main water supply. As water flows into the home, it must first pass through this filter before going on to the rest of the house. A whole-house filtration system allows you to drink out of your tap without having to worry about all the horrible things that might be lurking in unfiltered tap water.

Some of the contaminants that a whole-house water filtration system can remove include: E.coli, arsenic, chlorine, calcium, magnesium, copper, lead, mercury, and many more. Whether living, metallic, or mineral, a whole-house water filtration system is the best solution for a homeowner concerned about the state of his or her tap water.

If you think your tap water tastes strange, call The Sunny Plumber. We professionally install water filtration systems throughout the Benson area.

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3 Reasons to Install a Whole House Filtration System

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Your plumbing system is arguably the most important component in your home, providing safe, clean water for drinking and bathing. Here in Benson, AZ, water filtration is provided by the city and it usually does a good job. It’s not perfect, however, which is why you might want to consider a whole-house filtration system for your home. It will reduce hard water (mineral deposits such as calcium and magnesium) to a minimum as well as keeping more harmful components out of your water completely. That can provide innumerable benefits to your family and household. Here are 3 reasons to install a whole house filtration system.

  • Cleaner water. You can see how much of a difference a filter makes with a simple test. Fill an ice cube tray with your faucet and then a second tray with filtered water bought from the store. The filtered ice will look clearer and taste crisper than the unfiltered tray. Apply that to any piece of cooking that uses water – to say nothing of ice and drinking water – and you can see the impact a filtration system will have on the quality of your food.
  • Cleaner clothes. Hard water can do a number of clothes over time. The more washes your clothes endure, the more their colors will fade and the harsher their fabric will feel. A water filtration system keeps your clothes feeling soft and their colors bright, as well as extending their lifespan over the course of many washes.
  • More pleasant bathing. Hard water can leave your skin feeling raw after a shower, and might even leave a film on your skin when you’re done. Filtered water is much softer on your skin resulting in a cleaner and more satisfying shower overall.

For more reasons to install a whole house filtration system, talk to the experts at The Sunny Plumber. Water filtration and other plumbing services in Benson, AZ shouldn’t be left to a less-than-qualified company. We have the skills and experience to handles the job properly, and we won’ rest until you are completely satisfied with your work. Pick up the phone and give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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3 Benefits of Water Filtration Services in Catalina

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Here in Catalina, water filtration services are in very high demand. The frequent dust and dirt of Arizona means that we can get a lot of contaminants in our water, particularly mineral build-up that leads to hard water. (If you’ve ever noticed a crusty white deposit on your faucets or shower heads, you can see what hard water does.)  Civic filtration systems do a very good job of keeping the water clean, but you can help them further along by installing a water filtration system in your home. Here are 3 benefits of water filtration services in Catalina.

  • Cleaner drinking water. Filtered water is not only safer for drinking and cooking, but tastes better too.  You can perform an easy experiment to confirm this. Freeze a tray of ice cubes with water from the tap, then freeze a second tray with bottled water from a store. The bottled water produces cleaner ice cubes, which the tap water cubes are likely cloudier and less transparent.
  • Softer bathing water. Hard water has a way of taking it out on your skin when you shower or bathe. You may notice a certain redness or irritation after you’ve bathed and your water may even leave a slight film on your skin. A filtration system can fix that, leading to cleaner, softer water to help you bathe.
  • Longer lasting clothes. Hard water can age your clothes artificially, as well as reducing their softness. With a filter, your clothes will look brighter, feel softer and last longer than they would without such measures in place.

The benefits of water filtration services in Catalina are doubly important because of our environment. In another part of the country, it may be a little easier, but with our hot and dusty Arizona climate, you really can improve your water with the addition of a filtration system. For more advice, or to set up a consultation, give the experts at The Sunny Plumber a call. Water filtration systems and other plumbing services in Catalina, AZ are some of our plumbing specialties, and we won’t rest until you are completely satisfied with our work. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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3 Advantages to Having a Whole House Water Filtration System

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Here in Benson, water filtration systems make a great extra line of defense towards keeping your water safe and clean. Our civic system does a good job of filtering out impurities in the water, but it’s a constant struggle in a desert environment like ours. It can be impossible to filter out hard water and similar contaminants without a little help, help that a whole-house water filtration system can provide. Here are 3 advantages to installing a whole house water treatment system.

  • Cleaner drinking water
    You can perform an experiment by freezing ice cubes from tap water and then freezing another batch from filtered water. You’ll notice that the filtered cubes look clearer and taste crisper than the tap cubes. A whole house water filtration system can do the same thing on a wide scale, resulting not only in cleaner and tastier drinking water, but tastier dishes of any sort that need water.
  • More pleasant showers
    Showering with filtered water reduces irritation on your skin and leaves you more free of filmy scummy after feelings. You can feel the difference when you step out of a filtered shower, and over time, it will result in softer, healthier skin.
  • Softer clothes
    Clothes washed in filtered water feel softer and more comfortable than those washed in untapped water. Filtered water also helps the colors stay brighter and can extend the overall life of your clothes as well.

All of that comes on top of the improved resale value of your house with a water filtration system. You don’t have to live with hard water, or run the risks of a civic system that can’t always provide ideal protection. If you’d like to capitalize on the advantages to having a whole house water filtration system, then the experts at the Sunny Plumber are ready to help. We professionally handle water filtration installation, and pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time every time. Give us a call today to set up an appointment for all of your water treatment and plumbing service needs in Benson. We’ll go through your options with you, then install the system that works best for your and your family.

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Which Type of Water Filtration System is Best for My Home?

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

In towns like Green Valley, water filtration can make a big difference in your quality of life. While tap water is moderately clean, it can’t always clear the myriad minerals, chemicals and other detritus that slips in. A water filtration system not only provides you with cleaner water for drinking and cooking, but also makes bathing and showering a more pleasant experience, as well as softening laundered clothes. They make a lot of sense out here in the desert, where dust and minerals can creep into even the most well maintained public water system. “But which type of water filtration is best for my home?”, you ask? It depends on your individual circumstances, but a list of the more common options are detailed below.

  • Under-sink filters. These are designed to be fitted onto a single faucet, placed in the plumbing beneath the sink and filtering the water form that unit alone. They’re very cost effective and because their bulk is hidden under the sink, they don’t take up any counter room. This is a good option if you have a small house or apartment with only a few faucets to take care of.
  • Reverse osmosis filters. Reverse osmosis is a process by which water passes through a permeable filter at high pressure. They’re very effective at removing contaminants, though you must periodically sterilize the filter and they tend to create a lot of waste water.
  • Whole house filters. These are attached to the main water line and cover water for the entire house. Their comprehensive nature means you don’t have to do anything piecemeal, and there will be no changes to your sink or other faucet. The down side is that they can’t always catch certain types of contaminants, though they’re quite good and removing sediment and chlorine.

If you’re asking “which type of water filtration system is best for my home,” the experts at The Sunny Plumber can help. We offer plumbing service to Tucson area towns like Green Valley, water filtration systems are a standard part of our service plan, and our staff conducts themselves with courtesy and professionalism at all times. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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