What’s REALLY In Your Water?

November 22, 2022 water quality in home tap water

Tap water from your pipes comes from many different sources across the US. It’s important that you have the right filter systems so your water is safe to drink. Although there are systems that filter the water before it runs through your faucets, there are still some minerals in the water that you will want to filter out if you want a drink from your tap. Kinetico San Antonio wants to share the most common water filters that you could install in your home.  

Is Tap Water Safe? Is It Clean Water?

When water is transferred from a lake, pond or river, your local treatment facility will filter and disinfect the water before it reaches your home. Some things that will be removed from the water are the following:

  • Fine particles of dust
  • Parasites
  • Microorganisms
  • Bacteria
  • Chemicals such as chlorine

Your treatment center runs through a process that not only removes these contaminants, but also could add beneficial minerals such as fluoride. While these systems filter out these bigger hazards, there could still be lingering contaminants that remain in the tap water after treatment. Some of these minerals include:

  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Pesticides and Herbicides

Some of these minerals could lead to serious health problems. With your own home filter, you can remove these minerals from your system and have healthier, drinkable water straight from your tap. Discover what kind of water filters would work best for your home life.

What Are Some Common Water Filter Systems?

Activated Carbon Filter

This type of water filter system is beneficial for homeowners because it affects every water faucet in the home. From your kitchen sink to your bathroom shower, activated carbon filters provide clean water through a process called chemical absorption. Pollutant particles from the tap water push through a framework of carbon, and then it gets cleaned by the fluid. 

This clean water is great for homeowners that want the best water quality in all parts of their home. While your water filter absorbs the contaminants, your skin will absorb clean water while you’re showering or bathing. You’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of clean water through an activated carbon filter.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis works for sinks and refrigerator lines. This filter removes certain contaminants and collects the purified drinking water in a retaining tank. It does this by pushing the water through a semipermeable membrane and separates the contaminants from the water. They are flushed down the sink, while the purified drinking water can be enjoyed from your faucet.

Alkaline/Water Ionizers

For those looking for benefits for your hair and skin, alkaline ionizers would work great for your home. While they do not kill bacteria or remove contaminants, this system will provide clean alkaline water. They do this by separating the water into two streams of water when it passes over electrically charged plates. The alkaline stream is pumped back into your faucets while the acidic stream is separated from your pipes. 


An ultraviolet water filtration system is best at eliminating microorganisms in your tap water. They remove 99.99% of hazardous bacteria without any dangerous chemicals. This system, however, does not eliminate contaminants such as chlorine and is best used alongside other systems like reverse osmosis water filters. Ultraviolet systems add benefits to your system that can provide you clean water.

Where Should I Look For A Professional Water Filtration Installation?

If you’re interested in a water filter installation, your local services can provide you with the tools you are looking for. Kinetico San Antonio specialists provide those in the local area with water filter services such as installations for the reverse osmosis system. Contact us for a consultation where we can get you one step closer to clean water.

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We're very glad we got this installed. The technician, Alberto, was very polite and thoroughly explained what he was doing and what we would need to do.

Kyle James

Alberto kept me informed on his arrival time. He was professional and exceeded my expectations concerning the install of the water filtration system. I also need to put a plug in for Tracy for her patience and skills at making things happen behind the scenes...a true unsung hero. They both deserve a raise!


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