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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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3 Water Filter System Installation Methods For Your Home

by Madison Dean

If you're worried about the quality of your water, whether you have a well or use municipal water, consider having a water filter installed. A filter gives you peace of mind that your water is as clean and pure as possible. 

There are a couple of ways to install a water filter system in your home permanently. You can attach filters to the ends of your faucets, but you'll probably prefer a more effective option that's hidden from sight. Here are three water filter system installation methods, and how to choose the right one for your home.

1. Install A Whole-House Filter On The Water Main

A plumber can install a water filter on your incoming water line before it branches off to feed the various water outlets in your home. You might want this method of installation if you want every faucet to have filtered water. This could be important if you want the water you brush your teeth with to be as pure as possible, and if you want your shower to have clean water so you don't have to breathe contaminated water vapor as you shower.

Whole-house filters vary in what they do. You might only want a filter that removes silt and iron from well water. You can also install a reverse-osmosis system for your whole house, but that may not be practical since there may be no need to wash laundry with water filtered through osmosis. Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective ways to filter water, but it wastes a lot of water, so that's an important consideration if it drives up your water bill. Instead, you might opt for a filter that removes particulates and that uses a carbon filter to remove a variety of other contaminants.

If you know what you want to remove, such as pesticides or chlorine, be sure to study the labels on the filters before you buy them to learn what the filter can remove and how effective it is.

2. Install A Water Filter Under The Kitchen Sink

Installing a water filter under the sink ensures the water you consume is clean and filtered. You may want this option if you want to drink water filtered by reverse osmosis in a more economical way. The water used for laundry and bathing won't be filtered, but you'll be able to use filtered water for drinking and cooking.

This water filter system installation usually involves putting a second smaller faucet on your sink for when you want filtered water. This allows you to use regular tap water for washing dishes and hands.

3. Install Both Types Of Filters

You might even want a combination of a whole-house filter and a kitchen filter for the best protection at the best cost. A whole-house filter can remove sediment and particulates that would affect your water heater and plumbing, while the kitchen filter would remove contaminants that affect the quality, taste, and odor of your drinking water.

Contact a local water filtration system installation service to learn more.