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Water Filtration Installation

Water Filtration is the process which removes pollutants from water. It is the process of getting rid of all sediments and undesirable substances like harmful contaminants and chemical compounds from our drinking water. A filter can improve the flavor and smell of the water, and reduces the amount of chemical contaminants present in water. However, it is important to keep in mind that no combination of filters will get close to eliminating all known toxic substances that are present in our water today. I highly recomend having some form of water filter in your home. Also, remember your skin is your largest organ and showering with harmful chemicals in your water can make a difference especially if you have allergies.

The water filtering system can ensure that your water is free of harmful contaminants like heavy metals and bacteria. Water filtration systems are an effective method to improve your water’s quality without the use of energy or water. Water filtration systems are specifically designed to target a specific water problem, such as the presence of fluoride, high levels of sediment or chlorine taste. This will result in improved health.

Also, don’t confuse a “water filter” & “water softener“, but today some models have both in one, but a “softener” will only remove hard water. Water with a lot of minerals that can clog pipes.

You can install water purification systems yourself but if something does go wrong it can be a serious matter. Secondly, without the proper tools it will be a monumental task for a simple do it yourselfer. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call a profession Peoria Plumber. We would rather help you not prevent a catastrophe than to overlook something.

inside whirlpool softener and purifier combo
water softener filtration syster
water softener filtration syster

Eric Salzer, was very knowledgable and helpful. He explained to me my options and was very quick. My softener was in a crazy location but he made it work and pointed out mistakes in my current plumbing from the ex owner.

Drew Spinoso

Water Softener Installation

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Many water filtration systems utilize activated carbon, which blocks the entry of any harmful, microscopic contaminants that could enter the water you drink. Since the majority of the dangerous water contaminants originate from carbon water filters are highly efficient in keeping drinking water healthy and safe.

What is the function of water filters?

An is typically based on the process of reverse osmosis. This is a procedure where is used to force water that has been contaminated to pass through a fine filter. The filter allows the water to pass through, while ensuring that no contaminants remain.

The majority of people utilize water filters for different reasons There are plenty of benefits to making your drinking water more filtered. There are other advantages of water that is filtered

  1. Water systems that are filtered can remove all heavy metals, pesticides mercury, lead and arsenic, which are present in the water.
  2. Water filtration systems can reduce levels of chloramine and chemicals that are present in tap water that is merely filtered.
  3. Water filtration systems create more pleasant flavor and aroma drinking water since the process of filtration can remove the impurities and harmful bacteria.
  4. Water filtration system provides pure water, without having to pay huge bills due to plastic bottles.

Drinking water that is filtered helps safeguard your body from illnesses and improves your overall health. Filtration of water does not just benefit drinking water. Filtered water can be used to cook drinking, brushing your teeth, drinking as well as bathing. The use of filtered water indicates that you will have mineral deposits that are healthy as well as a healthy pH level within the drinking water that you consume!

How often should I change my filter?

Water filters remove any harmful contaminants that are present in the tap water. If your water has not been well filtered, you could be drinking harmful chemical and bacteria.

The filters are able to collect all the gunk and particles that aren’t intended to be present. It removes contaminants and leaves behind clean, pure water. It is important to replace frequently because it could become blocked in the filter, which makes it less effective every time.

The filter needs to be replaced each 3 to 24 months (check the specific filter’s manual for service). Other indicators that suggest that the filter might need to be replaced is when you notice that the flow of water slows down or the color gets darker. Most filters use multiple filters with each filter having their own time table.
One thing is for sure, when you change them they will weigh sometimes 10 times more than a clean filter. That is all contaminants that you are not drinking personally.

Different types of water filters

Ion Exchanger

Ion Exchange filter is remarkably one of the top filters to soften water. They can remove tough water and transform it into digestible by removing limescale. It is designed by scientists to break into atoms of the contaminants in order to generate ions. It captures the ions and produces lower quality Ions.

The filters used in these types use ziolite beads which are made up of sodium Ions. They act as filters and sift out any contaminants that enter the water in exchange for sodium ions, which makes your water taste more soft and enjoyable.

Carbon Activated

Carbon filters that are activated have been among of the most commonly used water purifiers used in the home. It makes use of activated carbon granules to draw and hold chemicals that cause a problem by absorption.

These carbon granules, also known as activated carbon, are made from charcoal and are extremely porous versions of carbon produced through the burning of wood using the oxygen content being reduced.

Remember that carbon filters are different in their efficiency. Some remove chlorine, while others enhance flavor and smell. Certain remove harmful substances like mercury, asbestos, lead as well as volatile organic compounds also known as VOCs. However, activated carbon does not completely eliminate the typical inorganic pollutants, such as arsenic, fluoride and the hexavalent chromium, nitrate and perchlorate.

Additionally, this kind of filter isn’t ideal for dealing with the hardness of limestone scale heavy metals, nitrogen nitrates microbes, fluorine and sodium.

Reverse Osmosis

The process of reverse osmosis is forcing contaminated water through the membrane at a specific pressure. The membrane allows the water to pass through but the contaminants that are in the water remain.

In essence, you’re creating the water to go against its natural tendency in order to push the harmful substances from the water supply. The water that has not been filtered is then pumped through a membrane made of plastic, and clean water is pumped through the membrane at a high pressure and the semipermeable membrane or filter will filter out contaminants from the water.

Additionally, people should be aware the fact that reverse-osmosis units use up lots of water, as they typically use between three and 20 times the amount of water they generate. This is the reason EWG recommends they should be intended for cooking and drinking water only.


This is among the easiest methods of purifying water. Distillation involves boiling the water and then going one step further to ensure the purity. In the beginning, you boil the water to create steam. Then, you collect the steam produced by boiling water and place it in a separate container. This technique should not only eliminate bacteria, but since the water is boiling at lower temperature than harmful substances , such as heavy metals with toxic properties, these remain behind while the steam separates. Then, the steam is able to evaporate leaving pure water.

Are you looking to improve your water quality to cook, clean drinking, and so on? Contact Salzer Plumbing. Call us at (309) 657-3069 to schedule the appointment of our experts. We will provide you with a high-quality water filtration installations that integrate seamlessly with your current water lines.

Type of Installation

Whole House

Whole House inline water filtration will clean all the water in your house. Even your showers and washing machine. Everything! There are a million benefits but good systems range from $1000 to $10,000.
What’s great is that you really get out a lot more of the soap from wash (those with allergies). Also, you won’t have that sticky feel after getting out of the shower. We all need to understand that because we can see down into a bucket of water it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy.

Under the Sink

These Reverse Osmosis water devices range from $200 to $1000. Installation can be $100 to a couple hundred depending on the difficulty. These devices will surprise you with how bad your drinking water tastes after drinking the cleaner water.
Good Story: I filled my dog’s bowl up with normal water and took another bowl and filled it with reverse osmosis water. My dog smelled both bowls and drank the new bowl with filtered water. That was good enough for me. If my dog won’t drink it why should I?