Ensure the purity of your home's drinking water with an effective drinking water system. Whether from your home's private well or from your tap where the water has been treated by the municipality to meet federal guidelines, the water could still contain contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and others. We at AGE Mechanical Plumbing can assist you in resolving all of your water treatment needs.
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Our Frequently Asked Questions on Water Treatment Systems
Q: What's the purpose of a reverse osmosis system?
A: Reverse osmosis (RO) systems work to improve the smell and taste of your drinking water, which is what gives your water a crisp, clean taste. RO is a treatment process that pushes water through a semi-permeable membrane. Only the water filters through, leaving behind any impurities which are then flushed away. The result is water that is 98% pure.
Q: How does a water softener work?
A: There are two common types of water softeners. Most water softeners used today are called ion exchange systems. However, the one sold most uses the demand initiated regeneration (DIR) water softener. DIR softeners monitor your usage over a period of time and regenerate only when needed. With the ion exchange technique, hard ions like calcium and magnesium are replaced with salt ions, like sodium and potassium. This is called recharging, which is what softens your water.
Q:What's the purpose of a UV Water Dis infection System and how do they work?
A:Anyone who receives their water from a private well or surface water should disinfect. A UV light works by the disease causing micro organisms being exposed to the UV light, in turn their DNA is disrupted, disabling the microorganism's ability to replicate and cause illness.
Q:What are the operating costs of a UV disinfection system?
A:The UV system uses about as much electrical energy as a 40 watt light bulb.
Q:Does the unit need to be on continuously?
A:Yes. the UV lamp needs to operate for several minutes to reach the full UV output. Excessive on/off cycling of the UV lamp will greatly reduce it's life expectancy. Also by having the UV light operating continuously you minimize the chance of consuming un treated water.
Q:Where do I install the UV disinfection light?
A:UV disinfection should always be the last step of completing your water treatment system. The UV system should be installed so that both hot and cold water distribution receive dis infected water.
Q:How long does the UV lamp last?
A:Over time the UV output of the UV lamp decreases slowly, and has a useful life expectancy of approximately 9000 hours. After 9000 hours the water quality output decreases and dis infection performance becomes un reliable.