Selecting Household Water Treatment in Dillsburg PA

by | Oct 31, 2012 | Plumbing

The EPA sets standards that regulate public drinking water but even at that many households go one step further and install home water treatment in Dillsburg PA. A home treatment system will remove specific contaminates and often improve the taste of your drinking water.

Home water treatment in Dillsburg PA are going to be either what is called a�?point of entrya�? or a�?point of usea�? systems. A point of entry system is one which is installed right after the water meter and treat all the water used in the residence. A point of use system are installed at a tap and treat just the water coming from that particular faucet or from an auxiliary faucet which is mounted next to the main tap.

Before selecting the type of water treatment in Dillsburg PA it is suggested that your current water be tested. If your water supply is the public system a report on the water can be had from the municipality but even that may not be a true indication of the water quality in the home. Additional contaminates can be in your water due to materials being leached from your plumbing system, these could include copper or lead. If your water supply comes from a well you will need to get the water analyzed for bacteria, nitrates, herbicides and pesticides which can often get into the ground water.

The primary methods employed for water treatment in Dillsburg PA are filtration, reverse osmosis, distillation and ultra violet treatment.

Filtration is water treatment in Dillsburg PA whereby the water passes through and absorbent medium where dissolved or suspended contaminates can cling to the mediuma��s surface or adhere to the pores of the filter medium. Depending on the amount of a particular contaminate or its size, filtration systems can be micro, ultra or nano. Microfiltration uses a filter with a pore size of 0.1 micron, ultrafiltration uses a filter with a pore size of 0.01 micron and a nanofiltration filter has a pore size of 0.001 micron. Filtration systems are very effective in removing bacteria and viruses but not chemicals.

To remove common chemicals such as iron, salts, chloride, chromium and lead as well as bacteria and viruses a reverse osmosis system is recommended. Reverse osmosis is a process of water treatment in Dillsburg PA where the water is purified by forcing it through a semi permeable membrane that lets the water pass but not the contaminates.

A distillation system of water treatment in Dillsburg PA is a process whereby the water is brought to the boiling point and then the vapor is condensed and collected, leaving many of the contaminates behind. Distillation removes most common chemicals including arsenic, chromium, lead, nitrate, sodium etc and many chemicals.

A water softening system does not protect against bacteria and viruses but does remove the calcium and magnesium from the water which are the chemicals that make the water hard.

Water treatment in Dillsburg PA is a specialty of A.C. Rimmer, Inc. The company provides heating, cooling, plumbing services, solar heating and water treatment equipment, installation and servicing. To know more log on to

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