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Is The Water In My Home Clean?

There is nothing more upsetting than seeing flecks and particles floating in a glass of water that just came out of your home’s faucet. You instantly worry about the potential health issues related to the contamination and wonder what action you should take to ensure that your home’s water is safe for you and your loved ones. Fortunately, the solution is as simple as a call to 612-340-1444 to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber from Paul Bunyan.

What Is In My Water?

Several things might be floating in your water; the most noticeable are the tiny dark flecks that could be metal from your home or the municipality’s water pipes or bits of rubber from washers or O-rings that have deteriorated. The lighter colored flecks are likely to be bits of mineral deposits, but rest assured your Paul Bunyan plumber will be able to provide you with a single solution to rid your water of any imperfections while increasing the water quality.

Step One- Water Filtration

The best way to remove harmful contaminants from your water is a quality carbon block filter. For centuries, charcoal filtration has provided the purest and most refreshing drinking water. Because of that proven history, carbon filters were designed to function in the same manner. Think of the carbon block filter as a very efficient sponge that is soaking up all contaminants like asbestos, cysts, lead, trihalomethanes, and other volatile organic compounds.

When you install a carbon filter, you will know that the water in your home is now clean and safe. And unlike some over-complicated water filtration systems, carbon filters are easy to install and require no regular maintenance. They are simple and very affordable to replace in 6-7 years when it is time for a new filter.

Step Two-  Water Softening

Installing a water softener from Paul Bunyan Plumbing is the way to protect your hair and skin from the damage caused by hard water. The minerals in hard water are what leaves your skin and hair feeling dried out, and they are also what cause the annoying spots on your dishes and prevent your detergents from doing their best job. Finally, these are the compounds that build up in your water lines and begin to damage them.

Water softeners use salt to remove the hard minerals from your water that damage your hair, skin, and plumbing lines and fixtures, but to do this the water softener must replace the mineral ions with salt ions. So if you had very hard water, you could find that there is still some water spotting and salt build-up on fixtures, but this salt is not enough to taste or cause any damage to your skin, hair, or the plumbing system in your home.

If you are concerned about odd flecks in your home’s water, call in the Paul Bunyan professionals to show you the benefits of a combination carbon filtration and water softener installation.

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