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Water Treatment for Water Contamination Prevention

Ensuring your family’s access to clean, safe water is so important. As residents of Port St. Lucie, it’s essential to understand the quality of your water source and properly treat it if needed. Your friends at Eastern Water and Health want to help you do just that by offering water treatment options for your family.

The water provided to homes and businesses in our area comes from both groundwater wells and surface sources. Unfortunately, this makes our water susceptible to certain contaminants like heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and even bacteria or viruses at times.

Regular treatment helps remove these impurities to protect your family’s health. Untreated, they can pose serious risks like increased cancer rates, organ damage, and infections. Moreover, issues like hard water deposits can damage appliances and pipes in your home over time.

In this article, we will explore:

  • Common contaminants in local water and their health effects
  • Signs that indicate your water needs treatment
  • Different treatment options available tailored to your needs
  • Tips for maintaining your system for optimal performance

Our goal is to ensure you have all the knowledge and tools needed to safeguard the well-being of your loved ones. Let us know if you have any other questions!

When is Treatment Needed?

How to know if treatment is a good idea? Let’s explore some common signs that it may be time for an upgrade.

  • Taste or odor issues: Notice a metallic, chemical or musty smell lately? These could indicate contaminants that filtering can address. Discolored water: Tiny particles or rust-coloured water isn’t just unappealing, it means your plumbing is corroding. Ouch for those water bills!
  • Stained fixtures: Rings around the tub or spots on the sink mean minerals like calcium are being left behind as water evaporates. Not a good look!
  • Soap scum: Hard water makes it nearly impossible to get that deep clean without scrubbing. And we all deserve bath time relaxation!
  • Spotty appliances: Coffee makers, ice makers and humidifiers clog up faster with mineral buildup gunking them up.
  • Slimy surfaces: Biofilms of bacteria can form in unfiltered plumbing, leaving a scuzzy film that’s tough to remove. Yuck! Aging infrastructure: Homes over 20 years old often have original pipes that leach more contaminants as they corrode over time.
  • Well, water users: Surface contaminants, saltwater intrusion and naturally occurring elements require specific treatment.
  • Recent plumbing work: New taps, lines or a water heater are a perfect time to install a whole home system for long-term protection.

Remember, prevention is easier than repairing damage down the line. We offer free consultations to evaluate your needs. With the right filtration, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of clean, clear water for decades to come!

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Choosing the Right System

Now that you know treatment is a smart move, the question becomes – which system is best for you? There are a few main options to consider:

  • Under-sink filters – Popular for kitchen sinks, these are installed discreetly and remove more contaminants than pitchers or founts. Great for smaller homes.
  • Whole home systems – The Cadillac of options, filter either the well water entering your home or municipally treated water after the meter.

Within the whole home, the two main types are water softeners and multimedia filters:

  • Softening replaces calcium and magnesium to prevent hard water issues. Great if your water shows high hardness levels.
  • Multimedia filters use different layers of media like carbon to remove a wide range of contaminants through physical and chemical processes. These are versatile all-in-one solutions.

Confused about which is best for you? No problem, that’s what we’re here for. Give us a call and we can recommend the right fit. We’ll even provide no-obligation quotes to fit your budget.

So whether you need a simple under-the-sink filter or a full home system, we’ll help you find an affordable option to enjoy fresh, clean water for years to come. Let’s get you set up for success!

Your health and happiness are our top priorities.

Filtration or Softening?

So you’ve decided a whole home system is right for you. But are you team Filtration or team Softening? Both treat hard water issues, so which is better?

Let’s break it down:

Softening works by exchanging calcium and magnesium minerals for sodium through an ion exchange process. This prevents scale buildup that hard water causes.

Pros are it tackles hardness head-on and extends appliance life. Cons are the salt it uses and higher costs if you have to regenerate often.

Filtration removes a wide range of contaminants like heavy metals, VOCs and sediment through multiple filter layers. It treats more than just hardness.

Pros are it’s an all-around clean water solution without salt or high costs. Cons are it doesn’t fully address hardness so some scale can still form.

Some other factors:

  • Filtration needs cartridge changes every 6-12 months depending on use. Softening lasts 1-2 years before the resin needs replacing.
  • Filtration is a greener option without salt usage or electricity for regeneration.

Give us a call and we’ll be happy to review options tailored exactly to you – whether that’s a combo filter/softener or the right standalone model. 

Clean water is an investment in your home’s health for years to come!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How often should I replace my water filters?

It depends on use but every 6-12 months is typical. I’ll monitor your system and notify you when it’s time. No need to stress – just swap and enjoy fresh water! 

2. What is the difference between the whole-house water filter and the point-of-use filter?

A whole home treats all water entering your pipes while a point of use is under the sink, etc. The whole home is more thorough protection but point of use is convenient if a full system isn’t needed. 

3. Is water softening necessary if I have hard water?

Not always! Mild hardness can be addressed with a good filter. But very hard water over 180mg/L will cause appliance damage without softening.

4. What are some signs that my current water treatment system may be underperforming?

Reduced flow, odd tastes or smells, or appliances scaling up more are signs it’s time for service or replacement. Trust me, catching issues early saves money down the road. Let’s take a look!

Access to clean, safe water is crucial for the health and well-being of your family, especially as residents of Port St. Lucie. Understanding the quality of your water source and properly treating it if needed is essential. Eastern Water and Health is here to support you by providing various water treatment options that can ensure your water remains safe and pristine. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any further assistance or inquiries. Your family’s health is our top priority, and we are dedicated to helping you keep your water safe in Port St. Lucie.

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