Asheville's Water Filtration and Purification Specialist
Water Filtration, Water Purification, and Water Softeners
- What's the Difference?
Water is essential to life. If you have unhealthy water, chances are you will soon have an unhealthy body. That is why water filtration systems are so important. If you’d like to learn a little more about this subject, read on. There is also a very helpful chart near the bottom of the page that explains some of the different contaminants or elements that occur in water and some of their effects.
Generally water filtration or water purification are terms for what is needed to remove undesirable chemicals, metals, bacteria and dissolved solids from water. Water softeners specifically address the hardness and minerals in water, although sometimes they are incorrectly used for iron filtration. (More on the subject of iron filtration here.) The goal of water filtration or purification is to produce uncontaminated water fit for drinking, living, and maintaining the longevity of your household plumbing systems.
Whether you have well water or city water, there are troubles with contaminants either way. If you need to clean up your water, fix a problem, maintenance your current filtration system, or just find out what the issue is, we’d love to help.
We are Water Treatment Providers with the National Water Quality Association, and are a Preferred Contractor with CSI Water Treatment Systems. We are fully trained and certified to offer a full range of water testing to determine the health and quality of the water that you drink, cook with, and bathe in everyday.
We install, repair, and maintain Water Softeners, Water Filtration Systems, Water Purifiers, Iron Filters, pH Neutralizers, Sediment Filters, Chemical Filters, UV Purifiers, Reverse Osmosis, and Chemical Water Treatment systems—everything you need to purify your water! Give us a call to discuss the Asheville area water filtration options that are available to you.
Do You Need Water Filtration?
Whether you have a private well or are using municipal water from Asheville or Hendersonville, there are dangers of contaminants or problems with your drinking water. You might not know if any of the contaminants listed below are in your water, but you need to know! That’s why we offer and recommend running our comprehensive water analysis. The tests we offer are collected in the field but analyzed in a laboratory, and test for over 100 different contaminants and elements, including bacteria, water quality ions, nutrients, minerals, metals and heavy metals. You will receive a detailed report of your water, and a quote for water filtration or purification, if needed. Once you know if any contaminants are there, we want to help you be rid of them for good! If your water is in good condition and no water filtration is needed, your test results will show that and you can set your mind at ease.
Even though we have all this information, we are plumbers, not doctors. The information provided here is to help educate you about water contamination and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical problems you may have. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about that, but…
Consult Goodman Plumbing if you have any questions about water filtration, water treatment or water purification! We have had specialized training in water filtration and can design custom filtration systems to meet your specific needs.
We’d love the opportunity to talk with you about your water.
Understanding Common Water Contaminants
Water Filtration Info Chart
(Scroll horizontally to see full chart if necessary)
|Name of Contaminant/Issue||Description||Negative Effects|
|Hard Water||85% calcium and magnesium mineralsfrom limestone, chalk and marble dissolved in water|
|pH||The acidity or alkalinity of water. Typically problems are caused by acidic water.|
|Iron & Manganese||Comes from bacterial decomposition of natural organic matter. Ferrous Iron is a dissolved solid (clear) + oxidation. Ferric Iron is a suspended solid particle. Manganous is a dissolved solid (clear) + oxidation. Manganic is an insoluble suspended solid (dark brown/black particle). Iron Bacteria and Manganese Bacteria are living, non-pathogenic organisms (such as Gallionella, Crenothrix, Leptothrix).|
|Hydrogen Sulfide Gas||Comes from bacterial decomposition of natural organic matter (vegetation). When exposed to oxygen, it changes chemically into elemental sulfur.|
|Tannins||Comes from decomposing natural organic matter (vegetation).|
|Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)||The total combined sum of all dissolved cations and anions.|
|Microbiological Contaminants||Pathogenic (disease causing) organisms.|
|Nitrates||Contaminants caused by fertilizers, animal manure, human waste, compost, or sewage sludge.|
|Chloride and Sulfates||Chemicals limited by the Safe Drinking Water Act limit to 250 mg/l or less. Sulfates are usually present in water as sodium sulfate, calcium sulfate, or magnesium sulfate.|
|Flouride||A mineral commonly added to city water everywhere, and occurs naturally in groundwater in some locations.|
|Radium / Radon||Radon is a gas that has no color, odor, or taste and comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in the ground. Radon is a concern if your drinking water comes from underground, such as a well. Radium levels in drinking water may be high when it is extracted from deep wells that are located near radioactive waste disposal sites.|
|Arsenic||a natural element that can be found in rocks and soil, water, air, and in plants and animals. It can also be released into the environment from some agricultural pesticides and industrial sources.|
|Chlorine||A chemical element. Chloramine, chlorine, and chlorine dioxide are common water additives used to control microbes in municipal water systems.|
For water softeners, reverse osmosis and water filter systems in Buncombe county, Henderson county, or Madison county, please call us today! We service and install water purifiers and filtration systems in Asheville, Weaverville, Hendersonville, Marshall, Woodfin, Leicester, Alexander, Candler, Fletcher, Fairview, Mills River, Arden NC and more!