If you live in Valdosta, let Metro Water Filter of the South help you with all your water filtration needs. We service and treat any water problem for businesses, municipalities, and residences, whether you have city water or water from a well. Contact us today so we can treat your water right.
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What is Acid Water?
Acid Water Filtration system – Homeowners who notice that their tubs and fixtures have picked up a strange blue or green hue may be dealing with what is known as “acid water.” As the name suggests, this occurs when water is acidic, meaning the water has a pH of less than 7.
Typically, water should have a pH balance of 7, which means it’s neither basic nor acidic. This water is safe to drink, cook with and bathe in, among other activities. Acid water may refer to water that is naturally unbalanced toward the lower side of the pH scale. While acid water is not necessarily unsafe, it may not be suitable for all uses.
Due to the large number of possible contaminants that may be present in the municipal water supply, many homes and businesses are turning to carbon filters to remove harmful chemicals, sediment and unwanted mineral content from the water. These unwanted and potentially dangerous elements are trapped and neutralized by activated carbon granules in the filter, which also helps to remove unpleasant odor and taste.
Often, despite our best efforts to prevent it, harmful bacteria can be present in our drinking water. Bacteria in ground water is becoming more and more of a problem, and some types of bacteria like E. Coli can even be fatal, particularly to younger members of the family. Additionally, sulfur commonly seeps into the water supply, causing it to have a pungent, distinct odor—and while this is not as dangerous, it is certainly unpleasant. When non-intrusive treatments such as ultraviolet light do not work to remove bacteria and/or sulfur, or when state law requires it, we recommend a chlorinator.
While Metro Water Filter offers many high-quality filtration units suitable for home use, commercial filtration solutions are usually a bit more involved. Medical facilities, for example, require the highest possible levels of water purity for laboratory work, while farms may need extra protection against runoff contamination. This is why we specialize in designing, installing and maintaining top-quality custom water treatment solutions for commercial, industrial, and even government entities.
What is Hard Water?
Conditioning Filter – Does it take a fistful of shampoo to lather your hair? Do you squeeze and squeeze the dish soap to get enough suds to do the dishes? Do you see telltale brown stains on your sinks and toilet bowls? That’s hard water.
At its most basic description, hard water is the propensity for solutions – again, in the shower, in the sink and in the washing machine are the places you’re most likely to notice – to form a scum instead of producing the reassuring bubbles we expect, and which greatly increase the cleaning capacity of soaps and detergents.
Hard water is formed by dissolved minerals in the water, most commonly calcium and magnesium, neither of which pose a risk to human health.
But while hard water is not a health risk, it is a nuisance and most definitely has an economic and aesthetic impact in terms of stained clothes, fixtures, sinks and appliances.
Hard water is known to clog plumbing pipes, to gunk up water-using appliances like humidifiers, washing machines and coffee makers, and to form annoying and potentially-clogging buildup on fixtures and faucets.
Water is a natural solvent solution, and hard water is formed as water moves through soil and rock formations, picking up trace elements of minerals in its path.
Besides its clogging and anti-cleaning capacities, hard water is often detected in taste, which can manifest itself in many variations but generally has a mineral taste unlike pure or filtered water without mineral additives.
Filox water filters are a filter medium specifically created for lowering the levels of manganese, iron and hydrogen sulfide from well water. Filox filters are superior performers to other filter media due to the product’s notably high manganese dioxide percentage.
An iron filter is installed in homes, businesses, and commercial locations where there is too much iron in the water. Excess iron in the water supply can damage fixtures and can be bad for your healthy. If you notice brown, red, or orange stains in your sinks and tubs or find there is a metallic taste to your water, you need to ask yourself: What is an iron filter, and do I need one?
Whether you’re using water from a well or a public water supply, in many cases the water contains “hardness” minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Over time, these can cause scale buildup in water heaters and pipes, also causing spotting on dishes, drinking glasses and silverware. No-salt hardness filters provide a great way to neutralize and remove most of these hardness minerals at the entry point of your home or business.
Through this unique filtration system, the dissolved calcium and magnesium ions are turned into microscopic crystals that are unable to attach to surfaces, transforming the hard water into crystal-clear, great-tasting drinking water that won’t cause buildup on your pipes or dishes.
Signs of Sediment in Your Water
Sediment Water Filter – Sediment is a natural thing, but it is not normal or desirable to have it in your water supply. How do you know if sediment is present in your water? One of the easiest ways to spot it is visually. The turbidity, or cloudiness, level of your water indicates how much sediment is present. Not only can sediment cloud your water, it can also affect the taste of your water.
This contaminant comes from soil runoff. Its presence in drinking water is undesirable. However, it is not merely a matter of looks and flavor. The presence of sediment in drinking water can prove to be quite unhealthy. High turbidity levels can mean high levels of disease-causing microorganisms (i.e., viruses), certain types of bacteria and parasites. The presence of these things can lead to ill health effects such as cramps, nausea, diarrhea and headaches.
Taking steps to filter out sediment from drinking water helps to avoid this situation. For clean and clear water, proper filtration will help to remove sediment from water. That means improving the look and flavor of the water. It also means decreasing or eliminating the potential health risks that the presence of sentiment can carry with it.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
You may remember from science class that molecules often want to move from an area where there are a lot of them to an area where there are not many of them. This is called diffusion. One particular type of diffusion is called osmosis. This is when molecules of water move from one place to another through a membrane.
In osmosis the membrane is semi-permeable, meaning that it only lets the water molecules pass through it. It doesn’t let through any larger molecules of things that may be in the water, such as bacteria. You can see that this might be a good way to make water more clean and pure.
If left to itself, osmosis will continue until the water molecules are equal on both sides of the membrane, since water finds its own level. But the osmosis can be controlled by putting pressure on one side of the membrane, to make the water go to the other side. In this way, you can filter the dirtier water through the membrane to make it cleaner.
This is how reverse osmosis works. Dirtier water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane, and comes out as cleaner water on the other side. It’s called reverse osmosis, because the water would naturally want to equalize itself to have the same amount on either side of the membrane. But in reverse osmosis, the water is continually forced from a lower concentration on one side to a higher concentration on the other.
A French scientist discovered the process of osmosis in 1748, when he watched water diffuse through a pig bladder. Nowadays, reverse osmosis is used to create pure water for all kinds of applications where it’s needed. It’s used for drinking water, desalinization, water reclamation, and medical applications such as kidney dialysis.
Metro’s Biolyte UV purifier utilizes high doses of ultraviolet light to sterilize water in a stainless steel disinfecting chamber. As a result of this process, harmful microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses are destroyed. This process of purification works without chemicals and leaves no residual in the water supply. It is also more cost efficient than traditional methods of water sterilization, i.e. distilling or boiling. Ultraviolet irradiation is now accepted by both the EPA and the FDA as a safe, effective method of bacteria control.
Metro’s Biolyte UV system represents the newest in UV technology. Installation and service are now easier and more convenient than ever. Our Biolyte UV purifier insures a cost effective solution to any whole house UV application. This whole house water treatment system is an affordable water treatment system to treat all of the home’s drinking, cooking and bath water.