Archive for the ‘Filtration Explained’ Category
What type of Carbon Filter Systems does Clean Water America Have?
We have many different types of systems to fit every need and budget. Call us today to have one of our representatives stop by your home to check out the installation site and test your water or drop by one of our Water Center Stores and bring a sample of your water for testing. We […]....read more
How do I Maintain a Whole House Carbon Filter?
A carbon filter loses its effectiveness as it becomes saturated with contaminants, consequently the carbon needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Before purchasing any unit, determine the approximate period of time the carbon should last, and how much it should cost to replace it. If a filter is used longer than its rated […]....read more
Where is a Whole House Carbon Filter Installed?
Clean Water America’s water systems are manufactured in Florida, for Florida weather conditions and can be safely installed outdoors. For a city water, a whole house carbon filter system should be installed outside the home, after the water meter, on the main water pipe coming into the house. For well water it should be installed […]....read more
What Types of Carbon Mineral are Available for the Whole House Carbon Filters and What do they Remove?
There are basically four different types of carbon mineral that provide a specific service and/or filter out specific contaminants. The most common types of carbon mineral are: T&O Carbon which is coarser and can adsorb larger molecules like chlorine and their by products of THM’s, along with man made pollutants such as benzene, PCB’s etc. […]....read more
Are There Different Types of Whole House Carbon Filters?
There are two different types; “Cartridge Filters” and “Tank Filters” The Cartridge Filter is a large filter housing, about 20”, which allows for a very large cartridge to be installed. These cartridges can handle high flow rates and are able to remove a broad range of chemicals. The cartridges should be replaced every 6 months […]....read more
How Do I Select the Proper Whole House Carbon Filtration System for my Home?
Begin by having your household water tested to determine which contaminants may be present. For concerns about health-related contaminants, contact your local Health Department to secure the names of state certified laboratories that can test your water. If you are concerned about aesthetic contaminants that affect the taste, smell or odor of your water, contact […]....read more
Can I Filter the Water Coming into the Whole House?
You absolutely can! Whole House Carbon Filter Systems are among the most common home water treatment systems because of their effectiveness, ease of use and cost efficiency. If you want to filter the water throughout the whole house, this is a convenient and effective means of removing offensive tastes and odors. It also removes a […]....read more
Can I Filter my Refrigerator Water and Ice Cubes Only?
Yes. Clean Water America can install an inexpensive inline filter cartridge behind your refrigerator. This involves pulling out the refrigerator each time you need to change the cartridge, but when taste and odor are a problem, it is well worth the effort. However, if your refrigerator’s ice maker is fed by the water supply line […]....read more
Can I Filter Only the Kitchen Sink Water?
Yes, a point of use (POU) activated carbon filtration system is an effective method of improving water quality in the kitchen for cooking, drinking and ice cubes. It can be installed under the kitchen sink, with a third faucet, to supply the filtered drinking water. The carbon filter cartridges need to be replaced periodically and […]....read more
What Does a POU Carbon Filter Remove?
Besides improving taste, odor and color, activated carbon in the Carbon Filter system effectively removes these wide range of impurities from your household water. The type of carbon material and it’s mesh size are an important factor in this removal. Asbestos Atrazine Benzene Chlorine Cryptosporidium Ethylene dibromide Giardia Herbicides Lead Mercury Pesticides Phenol Radon Trichloroethylene […]....read more