Depending on local conditions in your area of Orange, or even just within your neighborhood, you may have a range of unpleasant or unhealthy substances entering your household water supply. These substances can do such things as give your water an off taste or smell, make your water cloudy or discolored, damage the function or appearance of your costly household appliances or even endanger your health. Whatever the type of issue you face, trust the experts at Biard & Crockett to install and service water filtration devices that effectively remove contaminants and maintain or restore the integrity of your water supply.
Understanding Water Filtration
Water filtration devices perform a crucial function by screening out harmful or unpleasant substances and stopping them from circulating in your plumbing or coming out of your taps. Some filtration devices cover your whole house, while others only cover certain taps or appliances. In addition, any device may contain different types of filters. Some filters only target and eliminate one or two specific substances in your water, while others have the ability to screen out a broader range of contaminants. Biard & Crockett’s professional staff completely understand the ins and outs of water filtration and efficiently apply their expertise to all types of devices in use in Orange County. Let us help you choose the right type of filtration solution for your needs.
Water Filtration Benefits
No matter where you live in Orange, the water coming from your household taps may not fully meet community or personal standards for quality or safety. Depending on your situation, potential benefits of a well-designed filtration system include improving the taste of your water supply, improving the smell of your water supply and keeping your water free from substances known to cause harm to human beings or pets. You can also use a water filtration device to avoid unsightly mineral buildup in your appliances, thus extending their working life, and to lengthen the amount of time between expensive appliance repairs or replacement.
Whole-House Water Filtration
A whole-house water filtration device sits on your main water line and filters substances from your entire household’s water supply in Orange. Essentially all whole-house devices improve the quality of your drinking water, preserve the reliability of your appliances and help keep your fixtures clean by removing rust, sediment, sand and “hard” minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In addition, some devices do such things as remove chlorine and help you avoid appliance, fixture and plumbing line damage caused by water with an unusually low pH level.
An advanced whole-house filtration system may include a sophisticated control network that tracks your daily water usage, monitors its own function and provides a remote display that lets you check and interact with the system from any location in your home. Other systems have more modest monitoring and control options. At Biard & Crockett in Orange, we recommend Aqua Pure whole-house water filtration systems and filters. However, we will expertly install your preferred brand, and service, repair or replace your home’s existing system.
Point-of-Use Water Filtration
A point-of-use water filtration device, also known as an under-the-sink device, only filters the water at a single tap in your home. You may think about installing this type of device if you only want to ensure that you have a reliable supply of clean drinking water. Point-of-use filters can reduce the haziness in your water and target any one of a large number of contaminants, including chlorine, lead, sediment, mercury, arsenic, hard minerals and a parasite called Cryptosporidium, as well as volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), two substances that can appear in polluted groundwater or well water.
Some point-of-use devices have control systems that allow for active monitoring of their health and function, while other simpler devices require a manual inspection. Depending on the type of device you have installed, you will need to replace your filters once every six to twelve months.
Biard & Crockett recommends the installation of Aqua Pure point-of use filtration systems and filter cartridges, which have a well-deserved reputation for durability and quality. However, our experts will install your preferred brand, and service, repair or replace any device currently in your home.
Filtration for Tankless Water Heaters
Some households contain tankless water heaters, which provide a continuous supply of hot water and can potentially produce significant savings in utility costs. Unfortunately, if your home has hard water, your tankless heater can develop a mineral buildup problem that substantially reduces its reliability and longevity. A water filtration device installed in front of your tankless heater removes the mineral content of hard water and helps keep the heater in good working condition. The professionals at Biard & Crockett can install a filtration device for your tankless heater, service an existing device, perform any needed repairs, or install a new unit. Even with the installation of a filtration device tankless water heaters require periodic de-scaling, but with less frequency.
In-Line Water Filtration
An in-line water filtration device sits in the direct path of the water flowing to your refrigerator, dishwasher or washing machine and helps screen out contaminants and impurities that can make the drinking water from your fridge taste or smell bad, make the ice cubes from your ice maker taste bad or reduce the efficiency of dishwashing and clothes washing. At Biard & Crockett, we carry filters specifically designed for use in a wide range of in-line devices and can help you maintain a regular filter replacement schedule.
Count on Biard & Crockett in Orange
Water filtration devices often work in tandem with other water systems in your home, including water softener systems and reverse osmosis filtration systems. With a 50-plus year history of operation in Orange County, Biard & Crockett’s plumbing experts in Orange have extensive experience installing, maintaining, repairing and replacing all of these integrated systems. That means that, regardless of the setup in your home, we can provide you with a comprehensive solution that addresses all of your water-related needs. Whatever the scope of your water filtration requirements, Biard & Crockett will walk you through the available options, help you choose the best options for your unique situation and help you keep your home’s water supply safe and clean. As always, you can count on us for cost-effective solutions, exemplary customer service, a commitment to professional integrity and a deep understanding of the technological developments that increase the standards of plumbing reliability.