A water softener uses the process of ion exchange to remove minerals (i.e.: calcium, magnesium, iron, etc.) that are in solution contained in the water. Water filters range from simple cartridge filters that have to be periodically changed, to self-backwashing filters with different medias that can filter a multitude of solid particles. The Reverse Osmosis Filtration process, closely mimicking natural ground water filtering, removes 99.99% of dissolved solids and is the classic point of use drinking water filter to replace bottled water. Whole-house UV filters use ultra-violet light to kill microscopic bacteria in the water in without chemical contaminants (i.e.: chlorination).
Each system is customized for your specific water supply needs. For instance, a municipal softeners include a carbon media to remove the chlorine, and a Reverse Osmosis filter is added to remove harmful dissolved solids from your drinking water. Well systems with heavy Iron or Sulphur problems can be specifically designed to remove those elements.
Call Dallas Haynes, 540-382-8251, for a free on-site water analysis and recommendation. Every home and most businesses need some type of water treatment and filtration system.