A filter is a filter, right?
Nope, there are various types of water filters, sizes, and micron ratings for each filter. The quality of water and your water system will determine which filter is best for you and your family.
Sediment filters remove dirt, debris, and even microscopic particles from your water. The pore size of filter cartridge is measured in microns, i.e. 5, 10, 20, etc. The smaller the micron rating, the finer the particulate removed. Sizing of micron filters depends upon the smallest particle that needs filtering from your water. Smaller micron may not always be the better option because the smaller rating may immensely impact the water flow (pressure), need to be changed more often, and cost more in the long run.
Along with micron rating is the special importance of the type of filters. Some of the most common ones are: melt blown, string, and carbon.
Melt blown filters contain a fixed pore structure - the polypropylene fibers do not separate and ensure trapped contaminant particles do not come into your house water.
String filters capture large particles and can separate which allows smaller particles to come into your house water.
Carbon cartridge filters are effective toward keeping out chemicals and odors from coming into your house water but cost more, often times aren't necessary, or there is a better long-run alternative.
At Water Pro, we have varied micron filter ratings, types, and sizes and can assist you with choosing the best filter(s) for your water system. Call or contact us today whether you would like to pick up your filter(s), have your filter(s) delivered (no additional charge with a minimum purchase), or like many of our customers that care about their water, we'll bring the correct filter(s) and change them for you.
Want to love your water? We can also set you up on a filter change schedule so that you don't have to worry about those filters or changing them yourself anymore!
Contact us today to inquire about filters or to schedule your next filter change appointment!
Reach out to us at 804.693.7294 or send an email below for more information.
Water Pro Inc. is veteran owned and locally operated in Gloucester, Virginia. We specialize in water treatment, well repairs, and plumbing for residential and commercial properties. Water Pro is proud to serve all of the Middle Peninsula, Hampton Roads, Northern Neck, and Richmond areas of Virginia. Since 2001, Water Pro has continued to build a solid reputation for integrity and good business practice within the community. We install and maintain water purification and filtration systems that are superior in quality and efficiency.