Water Filters, Purifiers, and Softeners?
Throughout any given day, household water is used for a multitude of tasks, from washing, laundry, cooking, and, of course, drinking. Our different products all work to improve the quality of your water in their own unique way, but what is the difference between them, and how do you know if you need a water filter, purifier, or softener?
Filters – These products remove or reduce impurities through systems of physical filters to remove sediments, chlorine, foreign taste & odour, particles, and more. Filters can eliminate chlorine, lead, mercury, magnesium, chromium, copper, nickel, iron, hydrogen sulfide and more. This process helps reduce the development of bacteria, algae and fungi. However, filters cannot fully prevent the presence of bacteria and viruses in the water.
Purifiers – These products disinfect the water to prevent illness by removing bacterial contaminants and viruses completely. Through the introduction of harmless chemicals or UV light water is purified to a safe, drinkable point. Purification unfortunately does not remove impurities and sediment like a water filter does, which is why the two products are often used in conjunction.
Softeners – Unlike filters and purifiers, water softeners are designed to prevent what is commonly called “hard water”. The products remove scale, minerals, and soap scum from building up in your pipes and appliances. You can notice the difference in cleaner dishes, scale-free shower heads and faucets, and more effective bathing and laundry products.