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Signs Your Home is Begging for a Water Filtration System

Posted On 11/30/2023 By iSpring Water Systems
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While most could benefit from having a water filtration system in their home, there are definite indicators that a water filtration system maybe more necessary for some. Ensuring the purity and quality of your home's water supply is crucial for both health and the longevity of your appliances. Recognizing the signs that indicate a need for a water filtration system is the first step towards a solution. From unpleasant odors and tastes to visible residues, understanding your water's unique composition is key in selecting the appropriate filtration system.

Unpleasant Taste or Odor

The presence of an unpleasant taste or odor in your water signals the need for a closer examination of its composition. If your water leans towards a metallic or bitter taste, high mineral content—common in areas with elevated levels of magnesium and calcium—could be the culprit. Also, chlorine, a common water treatment agent, can impart a noticeable chemical taste and odor. 

Visual Clues in Water

Cloudy water flowing from your taps is more than just an aesthetic concern—it's a visible indicator of potential impurities that merit attention. The cloudiness often results from suspended particles, sediment, or dissolved minerals in the water, and understanding the root causes can guide you in selecting the right water filtration solution for a crystal-clear result.

Pre-1986 Homes

Also, if your house was built before 1986, it may require a water filtration system to keep your family safe. Since many homes built before 1986 were constructed with lead pipes or lead solder, which can cause a variety of medical issues when they start deteriorating if not addressed by either replacement or by water filtration, it is always a good idea to get your water tested and ensure you do not have lead in your water.

Residues and Scales:

Also, water could be contain contaminants that are causing damage to your appliances and could be leaving behind aesthetically unpleasant spots and dull clothing. Your water may also benefit from a filtration system if you notice you are regularly seeing soap scum and build-up.

Each of these scenarios indicate different impurities in your water which is why iSpring offers a range of water filtration systems. Understanding your house’s unique water composition is imperative when selecting the water filtration that will best address your water’s needs.

For instance, if your water tastes bad to you, it likely has a high mineral content or has been treated with chlorine. Or if your clothes are not their brightest, it may be because your water is high in iron, which can leave behind a rusty hue on light-colored clothing or it may be that you have hard water, which can make clothes look dull and gray. Likewise, if you notice constant build-up and that your cleaning efforts are unsuccessful, it might also indicate that your water is too hard.

Each of these issues can be addressed using one or a combination of our filters. After determining your water’s issues, then you can select which water filtration system will best suit your needs and address your concerns.

In many cases, it is advised to attack the problem at the point of entry. In this case, you would need to employ a whole-house system. This will purify water that comes out of each of the faucets in your home.

Our WCFM500K system filters out iron, which can cause a rusty look on clothing, filters out manganese, which causes water scale, and filters out hydrogen sulfide, which causes the bad smell in water. This filter

  1. reduces iron (up to 12 ppm), manganese & hydrogen sulfide (up to 20 ppm), solids, and turbidity with 3-micron sediment filtration
  2. has an automatic media regeneration feature, enabling it to last for up to 10 years without the hassle of filter replacement
  3. allows you to set personalized auto-flush intervals depending on your incoming water quality and usage
  4. uses only air for media regeneration; unlike similar systems from other manufacturers that use oxidizers or chemicals

Frequently paired with our WCFM500K is our WSPARJ-BP which is a whole house prefilter that removes large particles and sediments. As the first line of defense, this filter helps protect your appliances and pipes as well as terminal equipment. This filter is ideal for those on a well. Additionally, this filter

  1. removes up to 99% of large particulates such as sediments, dirt, rust, sand, floating objects, and other water pollutants
  2. comes equipped with a built-in auto flushing module featuring dual power supply options simplifying routine maintenance
  3. provides 4 different operation modes, including filtration mode, shut-off mode, bypass mode, and backwash mode

Unlike our other two systems discussed, our RO500AK-BN is a reverse osmosis filtration system that provides pure drinking water to one faucet. This can function effectively on its own or enhance a whole house system. This next-generation, tankless filtration system

  1. functions four times more efficiently than traditional RO systems providing a faster water flow and a higher pure-to-waste ratio saving water waste by up to 400% compared to traditional RO systems
  2. contributes to reduced water bills and less water going down the drain because of its industry-leading pure-to-waste ratio of up to 2.5:1
  3. employees a 1st-stage 2-in-1 composite Sediment and Carbon Block filter, a 2nd-stage advanced RO Membrane, and 3rd-stage Carbon Alkaline Filter 
  4. restores the natural alkalinity and mineral balance of water
  5. produces up to 500 gallons of filtered water per day

No matter your concerns, iSpring has a system that can help put your mind at ease and help you to begin enjoying the benefits of filtered water. We also offer customer support when selecting your system as well as following your purchase. We are committed to ensuring everyone has affordable access to clean water and one of our various systems is guaranteed to make this a reality for you.

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