5 Common Water Treatment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

According to studies, more than 50% of Americans are worried about the quality of their water.

You’re not getting the most out of your water treatment system because you’re making some common mistakes.

Without the right knowledge, it’s easy to make mistakes that can cost you time and money.

But don’t worry. Keep reading as we’ve outlined the 5 most common water treatment mistakes and how to avoid them.

1. A Blockage

Most home water treatments require a filter that sits in your faucet or attaches to your showerhead with a flexible hose. If those filters become clogged, then the amount of treated water entering your house decreases.

This means bacteria may enter untreated water and spread throughout your home.

For example, if you sleep until noon each day and forget to turn off your shower at night, then mold can begin growing in the filter of your showerhead.

If you have a regular schedule for turning off your shower and using your dishwasher, then use that same schedule for turning off your water from the main supply valve.

Otherwise, you may forget to shut it off or turn it back on after work or before going to bed. Also, remember to change filters every few months instead of when they become clogged (or at least clean them periodically).

2. Excessive Use

No matter what type of a industrial water treatment system you choose in order to make water safer. Whether it is through purification, filtration, or distillation, there’s always the chance of it failing due to high-volume usage.

If you use a lot of water from your system throughout the day, then contaminants may pass through it and enter your home’s plumbing without being treated.

For distillation systems, make sure you don’t turn on or off hot water tanks too frequently or do so for longer than necessary.

3. System Malfunction

One problem that occurs with all types of water treatment is failure due to broken parts in the system. For instance, a filter in your showerhead may malfunction and you won’t even be aware of it until they can smell it.

Before using any system for treating water, examine it carefully for parts that are loose, broken, or corroded before turning it on. Then read the directions so you know how often to replace filters, purifiers, and ions.

4. Poor Quality Tap Water

Poor quality tap water can still affect the safety of your drinking water. Asbestos could pass through your filtration system while high levels of lead may not be removed by your ion exchanger.

To start improving water treatment, place a carbon filter on the faucet or sink where you get your drinking water from. You can also consider changing water sources.

5. Maintenance Neglect

If you aren’t careful about replacing water treatment system components as needed, then you could end up with a buildup of bacteria. This can cause your water treatment units to fail.

This failure can result in leakage and possible contamination of other parts or equipment as well as increased mold growth.

In addition to replacing filters and purifiers as they become clogged, also make sure you wipe down all surfaces regularly. Replace ion exchangers once a year or even more frequently.

Avoid These Water Treatment Mistakes

We hope this article was helpful in outlining some of the most common water treatment mistakes and how to avoid them. Water treatment is easy when you have the right steps in place.

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