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The Difference Between Water Filtration and Water Purification

February 5, 2014

Water FiltrationIn order to make sure that the water in your home is as clean as possible, you’ll either need a water filtration system or a water purification system. While the two might sound like they are the same, there are differences between them. Tap-Roots is here to help you make sure that your home’s water is as pure as can be for you and your family.

Purification

While purification might make you think that the water you’re drinking is pure, the truth is that water purification is a process that removes specific unwanted materials from your water, like organic pollutants and chemicals. However, that doesn’t mean that your home’s water is free of impurities. A water purification system will simply remove all of the harmful material from your water.

Filtration

A water filtration system can either filter out sediment or carbon. Most filtration systems are a combination of the two. Sediment filters usually filter out particulates of a certain size, such as microscopic contaminants. One thing to keep in mind with filtration is that some things, such as dissolved pharmaceuticals and viruses, might be too small to filter out.

A majority of water filters have activated carbon that filters out unwanted contaminants. Carbon-based particles are the most harmful and the most abundant fragments found in your water supply. Essentially, purification keeps your water safe while filtration keeps unwanted materials from your water.

If you’re in need of a water filtration system, or if you need to improve your Vancouver, BC water quality, get in touch with Tap-Roots today by contacting us at 604-222-1282.


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