How can you find out about the type of contaminants in your well water?
An easy way to find out is to have your well water tested and get a detailed report of the type of contaminants in your well water. This report will help you go for the best water purification system.
Another approach is to buy a water testing kit online to test your water source. These kits can help you test your water for different types of contaminants, such as chlorine, lead, manganese, iron, bacteria, and protozoa. But these kits can’t give you a detailed report and they can only be used for a specific group of water contaminants.
Can you use a filter to remove bacteria from well water?
The short answer is, no. Most of well water filters can filter only iron, manganese, and sulfur. In addition, they can filter different types of pesticides and herbicides. If you want to eliminate bacteria in your well water, you can install a UV lamp. The role of UV light is to modify the bacteria DNA so it doesn’t cause harm or multiply fast inside your body.
You can install a whole house UV filtration system to eliminate bacteria, such as E.Coli as they can multiply fast and produce toxins in your body. As a result, you may fall sick.
Should you go for a system that uses injection technology or filters?
Your choice depends upon what you are looking for. If you invest in a whole house water filtration system, you can filter a wide range of contaminants. But if you go for a system based on the injection technology, it will help remove other contaminants, such as iron, manganese, and sulfur. Plus, these systems don’t require any maintenance, unlike other problems that require regular filter replacement.
Can you install a water filtration system outside?
Although some filters may work outside, most of them won’t work well when exposed to extremely low temperatures in the cold season. Most of whole house water filters are installed at the point of entry of water into a home. So, make sure you keep this in mind when looking for a system that can be installed outside.
Should you install a softener system for your well water?
If you have hard water issues like scale formation and slow water flow, you should have our water tested for hardness. Typically, a high level of water hardness can’t be treated even if you install a high-end well water filtration system. For this purpose, you should install a separate whole house water softener.
Can you install a reverse osmosis system to treat your well water?
The short answer is, yes. In fact, a reverse osmosis system is the most effective whole house water filtration system. Generally, this system contains a sediment pre-filter, a reverse osmosis membrane, an activated carbon filter, and a post-filter.
So, this system can filter your well water most effectively. Also, RO systems can’t treat water that’s too hard as magnesium and calcium may cause the RO membrane to deteriorate much faster.
The good news is that RO systems can be a good choice if you want to treat water with low level of hardness as these systems are quite efficient.