Water Treatment in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.
You expect cold, clear water to flow out when you turn on the tap. While you can trust your municipal water supplier to provide the community with safe water (or alert you of hazards as they arise), not all tap water is created equal.
Everything from lead contamination to high mineral content to bad-tasting water may have you considering a household water treatment system. United Air Temp can help you weigh your options and install the best one for your needs.
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Water Purifiers vs. Water Softeners
Water treatment comes in many different forms. The system you choose for your home depends on what contaminants you want to remove. For instance, if safer, better-tasting water is your goal, consider a reverse osmosis water purifier. This process removes impurities and minerals to make your tap water taste more like store-bought bottled water.
On the other hand, a water softener may be best if you’re concerned about hard water buildup on your plumbing fixtures, appliances, dishware, clothes, skin, and hair. Water softeners remove excess calcium and magnesium, “softening” the water and making unsightly hard water stains a thing of the past.
A knowledgeable plumber at United Air Temp is the best resource for helping you find the right system—or combination of systems—to meet your needs.
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Benefits of Water Treatment & Purification
More homeowners in the DC metro area are choosing to install water treatment systems these days. Here are the benefits you can expect from this investment:
- Safer water with fewer particles and contaminants
- Better-tasting water
- Better protection against health complications caused by drinking contaminated water
- Fewer hard water spots and limescale buildup
- More efficient, longer-lasting plumbing appliances and pipes
- Monetary savings and reduced waste compared to buying bottled water
Choose United Air Temp for Household Water Treatment Services in NOVA, DC & MD
If you’re interested in installing a top-of-the-line water treatment system in your DC metro area home, turn to United Air Temp. We have provided exceptional plumbing services since 1931, with a commitment to creating lifelong relationships with our customers.
When you choose us to install or service your water treatment system, you can rest assured that only a qualified, background-checked technician will knock on your door. Our team goes the extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction, no matter what solution you choose!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Water Treatment
Why does tap water need to be treated?
Community water treatment makes your water safe to drink by meeting the minimum standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But if minimum standards aren’t sufficient for you and your family, you can install a water treatment system to further enhance the quality, safety, and taste of your tap water.
What contaminants are in tap water?
The water that flows through your pipes may contain these contaminants:
- Chemicals (bleach, pesticides, nitrogen, lead, salts, metals, pharmaceuticals)
- Physical pollutants (algae, sediment, other suspended materials)
- Microorganisms (bacteria, protozoan, parasites, viruses)
- Radiological contaminants (plutonium, uranium, cesium)
Is whole-house water filtration worthwhile?
Countertop pitchers and faucet filtration systems may clean your tap water for drinking and cooking, but a whole-house system also improves the water quality for showering, laundering clothes, and washing dishes. A whole-house system is the only way to clean your household water at the source.