Understanding the differences between water softeners and filtration systems can be a lot easier said than done, so we’re here to help!
Many home and business owners throughout Northern Utah have come to terms with the reality that we simply don’t always have the best quality tap water in this area of the state. This is exactly why countless properties have installed water filtering systems, but there are always a few routes for property owners to take when making these types of home improvement investments.
The two main options you’ll have is installing a whole-house filtration system or a water softener. Below we’ll be going over some of the main differences between whole-house filtration systems and water softeners to help you better understand which option would be best for your property in Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities.
How Whole-House Filtration Systems Function
Water filters are devices that remove all the impurities found within municipal water supplies in order to purify it for human consumption, and the following are the most common filtering techniques found within whole-house filtration systems:
- Ion exchange
- Reverse osmosis
- Catalytic conversion
Each of the above filtration systems will do a great job at removing things like chlorine, heavy metals, VOCs and other harmful substances from your home or business’ tap water. Just about any water filter will do a good job at removing harmful water elements and make your water supply much safer to drink and cook with.
What’s great about whole-house filtration systems is that you’ll seamlessly obtain filtered water throughout your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and the entirety of your property just by turning on any faucet. There are many options when it comes to whole-house water filters, and the Beehive Plumbing specialists are here to help you better determine what type of system would work best for your unique property and needs.
Water Softeners Eliminate Hard Water Issues For Your Fixtures And Appliances
Water filters utilize a whole array of purification strategies to ensure the quality of your drinking water, but water softeners will always have a specific strategy in mind in terms of effectively eliminating hard water throughout your property. So in some ways, water softeners provide a form of water filtration that just so happens to be extremely necessary in Northern Utah.
Hard water is high in minerals like magnesium and calcium, and these minerals commonly leave behind deposits within your pipes and cause serious damages to your household appliances. So when you install a water softener at your home, you’ll be ensuring the overall longevity of your most valuable plumbing appliances.
Hard water can also affect your skin, hair and clothes, and it also makes dishwashing very difficult due to stains remaining on glasses.
Water Softeners vs. Water Filters
Water softeners are essentially a type of water filter, but water softeners are oriented around eliminating excess minerals from your property’s water supply whereas water filters will remove other types of impurities.
It’s always up to you and your family when it comes to how you’d like to filter your home’s water supply, and the Beehive Plumbing team will help you better understand your unique needs and which options are best to address what your property requires.
If You Have Issues With Your Property’s Water Supply, Our Plumbing Specialists Can Help You!
Beehive Plumbing has supported many properties throughout the region when it comes to water purification and softening needs, so you can count on our experts to know which type of system is best for your home or business.
Contact our plumbers online or call us at 801-661-8155 to speak with our team about your water supply issues today!