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Getting a Home Water Filtration System

Getting a Water Filtration System for Your Home

Experts believe that the tap water we get in most American homes do not meet health and safety guidelines. The New York Times recently reported that since 2004, around 62 million people in the country have gotten exposed to contaminated drinking water. This brings to light the importance of getting a water filtration system to provide you with clean and safe drinking water. Since we do not have the ability to protect the water source, having a water filtration install can ensure the safety of your family.

 

Tips on buying a water filtration system for your Columbia home

The first step to getting the right water filtration system for your Columbia home or anywhere else is to determine the type of contaminants present in your tap water. This will help you find out what exactly you need to remove from the water. If you are getting water from a private well, it is recommended that you first get the water in your well tested before you decide to invest on a water filtration install. Most water filtration systems available in the market today are designed to filter these common contaminants.

You can make a selection based on your requirement by checking the flow rate, filter life, port size, and filter size of a water filtration system. If you are planning to get a filter system that can provide water to the entire house, you should be looking at one that has a flow rate of more than 10 gallons per minute. In terms of filter size, the dimensions should be 4.5″ x 20″ which is the ideal size for most homes but larger homes may require bigger filters. It is recommended that you get help from experts in determining the right water filtration system for your home.