Installing A Main Filtration Unit
Every now and again you might have to install a filtration unit at one of your sinks. It’s normal because not all water systems properly filtrate the water and sometimes there can still be filtration problems regardless of the standard that they are following.
However, what if you live in an area where tap water is not safe to drink at all?
What if you are in an area where you will have to get a main filtration unit for your entire house?
Then you will have to make a decision. Either, go ahead and buy a main filtration unit for the entire household, or invest the necessary amount of money in order for the entire household to survive on bottled water.
The second one might seen cheaper however over time costs tend to add up and within a year you will change your mind if you are keeping track of the costs and living expenses.
Buying The Unit
When buying the right filtration unit for your household, make sure that you come prepared, preferably with an actual number representing the quantity of water that your household consumes per day on average.
This will help with picking out the right one as well as what and how many spare filters you will need.
As a rule of thumb, make sure that you have enough to cover the next year or year and a half in filters and various maintenance bits. You don;t know how fast and when they will clog up and the last thing you want is prowling the hardware stores when all you want is to get a glass of clean water.
One last thing to note here is that you will want to buy some extra pipes and connectors.
You will be doing some alterations to the pipe layout in the basement of your house and you will need to have everything at the ready. Make sure you measure the pipes first so that you know what pipes you will be buying.
Let’s start with the basics, you will obviously want the main filtration unit to only cover the sink taps across the house, so what you will want to do first is to connect (if possible) all the pipes that lead to sinks across the house into one big single pipe, or at least keep them separate from things like the tub and the shower.
This will make it so that only the water coming out of the sink taps will be filtered and not the one at the shower or tub, thus making the filters and the unit itself last a lot longer.
After that is over and done with, you will have to install the actual unit in place.
It really is as simple as it sounds, simply put the unit in place where you want it to stand and connect it to the existing pipes via cuts, bypasses of metal hoses.
Make sure that you constantly check for leaks and that you use both hemp fibers as well as sealing tape in order to seal the joints and connections with a waterproof seal.
The unit as well as the seals will have to tolerate a very high amount of pressure, so if you are having doubts then do not hesitate to call your local neighborhood San Jose plumber.
If everything goes smoothly, you should have filtered tap water that you can drink without having to worry about health problems as well as a reliable unit that can provide it for you.
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