UK. Which is the best water filter for my home?

It is true that most people who are looking for a way to clean their water do not know exactly what to look for.
Criteria that prevail are relative advertising, what friends or relatives have said to them and, of course, the price they will pay.
They turn to the Internet and try to find a company to inspire confidence.
They are easy to get rid of the promises, because they do not know what they have to do and who they are talking to.
So it is useful to know a basic rule: There is no filter to do for all the work !!!

We always choose our filter depending on the water we have to clean and the area we are in.
We do not get carried away by those who promise us that … “they have what they do for all Greece and all the waters”.

There are many different technologies, depending on the need of each region.
The best filter is the one that cleans the water we have in our own tap.

For example, in cities that feed from a public grid and water does not have many salts it is enough to have a good activated carbon filter which will clean our water efficiently and is economical.
There are many and economical solutions, but each for your own case.

 

 

For example, where water is sweetened (in the seaside areas), or where it is very hard (where it does not catch soap) it will need reverse osmosis

or softening technology.
If we have a house, it is good to put a system in place to protect our pipelines and facilities (boilers, bathrooms, solar, washing machines, etc.) from soil, dust, stones and dissolved salts.

If we use drilling water, there may be a microbial load that needs to be handled.
These are just a few of the many cases we face every day with success.
Each one is unique and accepts its own unique solution. Contact us.
At ClearWater we study the information you give us and we suggest the solution that suits you.

What filter do you need, how many pieces and accessories you have to make if you get into the kitchen or the mains supply, above or below the sink countertop if you need certified, expensive technology, or a more economical system is enough?

Particle retention filters
These are φιλτρα νερου that retain the suspended particles of water (eg soil, tanks, rust, etc.).
They are marketed in a wide variety and depending on:

(a) the supply of water

(b) the particle size retained (pore diameter)

Typically, an array of filters is used to avoid regular blocking.

Recommended for use on:
(a) blooms with cloudy water (increased suspended particulates) on a permanent or periodic basis

  1. b) areas with obsolete water supply network, where rust and generally particles in water are periodically observed

(c) areas with increased building activity, where water supply interruptions and network losses are regular.

 

The cost of particle retention filters is low, but frequent check of their condition, cleaning or even change is required. All filter changes can be made by the consumer.

Active carbon filters
These are filters that remove from water:

(a) free chlorine

(b) chlorinated derivatives of water

(c) pesticides

(d) organic substances responsible for the unpleasant odor of water

  1. e) toxic organic substances, such as solvents, etc .;

Their use is recommended in chlorinated waters, especially in areas where chlorination is not done on a systematic basis using an automatic doser but is done manually on a random basis and a quantity of unskilled personnel.

They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations from a portable filter in the form of a jug to a complete system with an in-line UV lamp.

They are divided into two main categories, those with a replacement indicator light and simple ones that do not have a filter function indicator. The two categories vary considerably, but the status of the filter is important because the filters do not have a shelf life depending on their time of use (eg 6 months) but depending on the amount of water passing through them ( ie filter change to 6 cubic consumption).

In most cases, no special maintainer is required to replace the filters.

Special Instructions for Use:
Particular care should be taken when an activated carbon filter remains unused for a long time (eg during summer breaks). By removing free

chlorine from the water, it allows the water that remains trapped in the filter to develop microbes.

In this case it is necessary to clean the filter by passing at least 10 times more water than the total capacity of the filter (eg for a common table filter where the volume of water in the filter is about 1-1.5 liters, it is required to 10 liters of water is passed before it is used).

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