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

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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