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Whole House Water Filtration Systems and Water Filter Systems

Updated on March 14, 2011
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Whole House Water Filtration Systems

Whole House Water Filtration systems and Whole House Water Filter systems are used to minimize the amount of sediment that can flow through the plumbing lines of the water that is supplied to a home or building.

With a whole house water filter system installed at the point of entry of the main water supply system hard minerals like iron and dirt are trapped a water filter cartridge before entering the plumbing pipes releasing cleaner better smelling and tasting water.

These water filtration systems work especially well when installed in the house where the main water supply enters the home. An example is water with high concentrations of iron can ruin plumbing fixtures causing yellow stains in bathtubs and sinks.

Shower heads and sink faucet screens also can quickly become clogged with sediments from a well that pumps the water supply to the house or other buildings.

Toilet bowls and toilet tanks can become dirty and filthy with high sediment intake causing working parts to run improperly due to residue build up.

Sulfur smell or egg like smell is another form of displeasure that is common with well water systems and at different times of the year the smell can become unbearable. Installing a whole house water filtration system can help eliminate those nasty odors in the water.

Personally I have installed one of these whole house filters and it worked exactly the way in which it was intended. As the family grew however I was forced to replace the filter with a larger unit only due to the amount of water that was being used on a monthly basis had increased.

More showers were being taken,trips to the bathroom increased and larger laundry loads were being done. So the point I am trying to make is be sure to install the correct size of the filter that will handle the amount of gallons of water that is used each month to help cut the cost of replacing water filters.


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      Dare Adelugba 7 years ago from NY

      Good information here about whole house filter systems. In addition, it's a good idea to first test the water to know exactly what the contaminant problems are. This will give an idea of the type of whole house system to buy. If it's a hard water problem, you will know whether to buy a whole house softener.