Water Purification in Gilbert, AZ
Is boiling tap water the same as filtered water?
The short answer is, no. Boiling your tap water might kill some things, but ultimately, it does not remove bacteria or chemicals that are present in tap water. In most states, tap water is perfectly safe to drink, but you’ll need to keep in mind that the water has traveled from its treatment plant down miles of pipes to your home. It might be pretty clean, but it’s not as clean as a water purification process is going to make it. There are a bunch of options that Ground Zero can help you with, should you find the need to purify the water in your home of business.
What is reverse osmosis, and how does it work?
Reverse osmosis, or “RO” for short, is the process in which water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane that filters all bacteria and contaminants, leaving truly fresh water. This process even removes the naturally occurring minerals from the water, which leaves it in an acidic state. Many RO systems add minerals back in after the process is complete, so you have nothing short of fully filtered and healthy drinking water. Reverse osmosis is one of the more common systems for people who want spotless drinking water in their homes. Most systems produce between 3 and 5 gallons per day and can be installed under your kitchen sink with a convenient spout on the countertop.
Salt-Free Water Softening
What is reverse osmosis, and how does it work?
Salt-free water softening’s main focus is altering the minerals in your water rather than removing them, like traditional salt water softening systems do. This transforms the magnesium and calcium chemically, which keeps those particles from clinging to surfaces and precipitating to scale. The process is called Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC), which is a method of breaking down hard minerals, so they don’t cling to surfaces. While the minerals might remain in the water, this process helps prevent their long term scaling affects. These systems can increase the longevity of your plumbing system.
Traditional Water Softening
What is the best way to soften water?
The best way to soften water is to boil it. The heating process causes the hard minerals in the water to precipitate, leaving you with clean, soft water. If you’re looking for another solution that’s a bit more automated, you might find a whole home water softening system to be perfect for your home or business. The process of water softening is a simple replacement of calcium and magnesium molecules with sodium molecules. Since these minerals interfere with household cleaning products, the system will strip the unwanted minerals from the water and replace them with sodium––which has no effect on cleaning supplies. This is where the slippery feeling comes from when using soap with soft water. Here are the stages your water travels through with a softening system.
- Mineral Tank: The chamber where the water supply line feeds hard water, which then goes through the softening process. Calcium and magnesium-containing ions disperse through a bed of resin beads, allowing soft water to flow through to your household.
- Control Valve: Measures the amount of water taken from the mineral tank into your home using a meter to track volume.
- Brine Tank: Aids alongside the mineral tank in the regeneration process that holds a highly concentrated solution of salt to restore a positive charge in the resin beads.
Whole Home Water Filtration
Who can install a whole home filtration system in my home or business?
Ground Zero has been servicing the Gilbert, AZ and surrounding areas for decades. We have the expertise and tenure to take good care of you. Our experts can even suggest if a whole home filter is the right choice for your home or business. There are a myriad of benefits, but here are a few.
- Reduce lingering contaminants in your water
- Provide healthier skin and hair after a shower or bath
- Improve the flavor and quality of drinking water
- Provide healthier tap water for pets and plants
- Improve indoor air quality from reduced contaminants in the water
- Reduce hard water spots on glass showers and stainless fixtures
Installing a whole home filtration system means drinking water from any tap in your home and ultimate convenience. No matter what your needs might be, our professionals offer high-quality and exceptional customer service, making sure you receive exactly what you’re looking for.
Water Filtration Pricing
What is this going to cost me?
Generally speaking, depending on what type of filtration you require, the costs range from $500 to $6,000, and in some cases, even higher. Our experts are able to determine what the most cost-efficient filtration method would be for your needs and also finding the most quality system, so you’ll never lose the quality your home and business deserves.