Water Filtration and Purification

The Experts in Port Huron Making Water Healthier and Safer

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cool shower or glass of ice water. But that enjoyment is short-lived if your water doesn’t look or taste right. Maybe it smells like sulphur or leaves rust rings around your fixtures. Either way, there’s no reason to plug your nose and suffer through it.

As a resident of Fort Gratiot or Port Huron, you have access to a team of plumbers who specialize in water filtration and purification. In addition to installing new devices, we’re also able to service, maintain, and repair any brand of purifier or reverse osmosis systems. To take advantage of our expertise, reach out to us at (810) 985-7103 and put the refreshment back in your water.

Contaminants Frequently Found in Drinking Water

You’ve doubtlessly seen the news stories about contaminants in drinking water. The lead levels in Flint, Michigan for instance. But you might not realize that these impurities can strike anytime, anywhere—even in Port Huron. While the health risks involved with heavy metals and bacteria only present themselves in cases of long exposure, it’s safe to say you don’t want to be drinking heavy metals or E. coli.

Below are a few things that a water filtration or purification system can keep at bay:

  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Bacteria
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Lead
  • Lithium
  • Viruses
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Manganese
  • Thalium
  • Zinc
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Radon

The symptoms of exposure to some of these contaminants vary and include damage to the brain, liver, circulatory system, and kidney damage.

Signs You Need a Water Filtration or Purification System

Not all water problems are as easy to spot as iron or acidity issues. They can often be subtle and insidious, something you get used to after long-term exposure. For these issues, water testing is often the only way to spot a problem. To help determine if you have a need for our water filtration and purification for our water filtration services, keep an eye out for:

  • Bathtub and sink staining
  • Sediment buildup on faucets and pipes
  • Dingy whites
  • Spots on glassware
  • The smell of chlorine
  • Tangled, coarse hair
  • Dry skin
  • Cloudy tap water
  • Discolored or brown water
  • A noticeable smell or taste difference

Solution 1 - Whole-House Water Filtration

Though some companies might recommend a drinking water filtration system, we don’t think that’s enough. You don’t just drink water. You also bathe and cook with it. That’s why we recommend installing a whole-house water filtration system in the Port Huron and Fort Gratiot area.

The benefits of whole house water filters include:

  • A longer life for your faucets, pipes, and fixtures
  • Healthier and less-wrinkled skin
  • Purified water when and where you want it
  • Improved food and beverage flavor
  • Eliminates parasites like giardia
  • Less money wasted on bottled water
  • Reduction in chlorine and carbon-based compounds

It should be noted, however, that whole-home filters don’t eliminate scale buildup or rust issues. For those, you’ll need a water softener. Water filtration mediums vary and include coconut shells, carbon, and sand.

Solution 2 - Water Purification (Reverse Osmosis)

A bit more complicated than a water filter, reverse osmosis systems are a multi-process device intended for water purification. These systems direct water through an initial filter to remove chlorine and particulate matter. Then, it flows through a semi-permeable membrane to remove any solid particulates. These waste products are then flushed down a drain while the clean water continues into a filter tank. Lastly, an activated carbon filter takes care of any odor or smell issues.

The advantages of water purification systems include:

  • Gives you constant access to purified water
  • Eliminates a wider variety of solids than simple filters
  • Improves the flavor of beverages and food
  • Great for aquariums and those with allergies
  • Provides almost total chlorine elimination
  • Helps your pipes, faucets, and fixtures last longer

The main drawback of reverse osmosis units is their price. But they can also be easily ported from one home to another. This ensures you get the most out of your plumbing investment.

When You Need Filtered or Purified Water in Port Huron Call VHP

When it comes to water treatment services, it’s best to leave things up to a local plumbing expert. And, at Vincent's Heating & Plumbing, that’s exactly what we are. We have 63 years of experience helping people in Port Huron enjoy the benefits of cleaner, healthier water. To make an appointment for water testing or a quote on a water filtration system, reach out to us at (810) 985-7103. We always put your satisfaction first and have the reviews on Google to show for it.

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